This research paper draws its observations from in-depth interviews with more than 40 managers, people working in DEI, and folks who identified as belonging to historically excluded identities working on AI teams. We thank them for their time and insight. Without them, this paper would not be possible.
We would also like to thank the many people who participated in initial conversations to help scope the project, Alix Dunn who helped to organize the workshop, and workshop participants whose contributions helped to frame the results of the study.
We would also like to thank the many current and former PAI staff members who contributed directly and indirectly to this work. This includes Alice Xiang and Dr. Christine Custis, who oversaw this research as leaders of PAI’s Fairness, Transparency, and Accountability Program. It also includes McKane Andrus, Jiyoo Chang, Hudson Hongo, Dr. Tina Park, Madhulika Srikumar, and Jingying Yang, who provided valuable input and assistance throughout the research study and paper-writing process.
Finally, we would like to thank DeepMind, which financially supported this work by providing funding for PAI’s Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship.