While many people fear the rise of artificial intelligence, some in Wisconsin’s tech industry see it as an opportunity to bring more people from marginalized communities into the field.

Nadiyah Johnson, founder and CEO of the Milky Way Tech Hub — a group that primarily focuses on supporting women of color in tech in Milwaukee — said AI is not going away anytime soon. She described it as a possible “door-opener.”

“With AI, specifically, these robust language models, they can be leveraged to really open door career paths, not just in the field of technology, but in different spaces that typically marginalized communities did not necessarily have access to,” she said.

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