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This 3D animated short film in the Afro-Futurist genre explores topics of AI and bias. In a distant future, an artificial intelligence named Aero is inaugurated as the world’s first AI leader. However, she soon finds that important worldviews are missing from her databank, including the stories of the historically marginalized and oppressed. A slate of well-known Black actors lend their voices to the film, including Robin Quivers, Ava Raiin, and Hoji Fortuna. Learn more at www.afroalgorithms.com.

Anatola is a filmmaker, journalist, AI advocate, visual artist, and speaker from New York City. Her film and multimedia creations have been featured in film festivals, museums, and art galleries across the globe. She's had various artworks exhibited at MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. Her films have been recognized by AT&T’s Film Awards, the American Black Film Festival, Social Impact Media Awards, and more. Anatola has spoken about her work at panels hosted by Unity Technologies, Verizon 5G Labs, and Mozilla, to name a few. She uses her voice to advocate for using creativity to reimagine global futures that lead to better ways of living, especially for the historically marginalized. Her writing has been published in ELLE Magazine and Harper's BAZAAR. As a journalist, she has interviewed artists such as actress Kerry Washington, Storm Reid, The Matrix’s Carrie Anne-Moss, and the cast of HBO’s Insecure. Anatola graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she majored in Film and Television Production with minors in Social Entrepreneurship and Interactive Media Arts. With the mantra that “creativity is the greatest tool of humanity,” Anatola’s passion is to innovate, inspire, and reimagine the world as it could be. more...

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