Launched in January 2018, three Latinx individuals from organizations including the Accel AI Institute, Latino Startup Alliance and Bay Angels banded together to create a group that would be focused on “Creating Harmony & Opportunity for LatinX in AI.”
Artificial Intelligence has the potential to displace workers of marginalized populations including those of Latinx origin. AI is already perpetuating social bias and prejudice because it lacks representation of LatinX professionals in the AI industry.
Out of a population of 3.5 million truck drivers in the U.S. – 3.1 million of whom are commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders – some 38.75% are minorities according to data compiled by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
Hispanic men make up the 2nd largest demographic of the truck driver population at 14.6%, based on 2014 data.
Motor carriers are embracing and increasing the diverse ethnicity of the current workforce to fill their gaps in employment.
It's imperative to ensure our community has a voice in the oncoming Autonomous Trucking revolution.