Meet Amelia Winger-Bearskin, USDAC’s new #HonorNativeLand Innovator, working alongside Jaclyn Roessel and the many partners and co-creators that make this work powerful.
Amelia Winger-Bearskin is an Indigenous artist (Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation of Oklahoma, Deer Clan) who innovates with artificial intelligence in ways that honor native land. She is a Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence and the Arts, at the Digital Worlds Institute at the University of Florida. She founded Wampum.Codes which is both an award-winning podcast and an ethical framework for software development based on Indigenous values of co-creation.
She has received a Mozilla Fellowship embedded at the MIT Co-Creation Studio, and was featured in the 2021 ImagineNative festival. She has presented to His Holiness, The 14th Dalai Lama, at his World Headquarters in Dharamsala, her nonprofit IDEA New Rochelle received the 2018 $1 Million Dollar Bloomberg Mayor’s Challenge for their VR/AR Citizen toolkit, and her work has received several other fellowships, prizes and awards.
Amelia is also the founder of the stupidhackathon.com
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