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Latoya Peterson lives at the intersection of emerging technology and culture. Named one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 rising stars in media, she is best known for the award winning blog – the intersection of race and pop culture.

Currently, she is working on projects involving virtual/augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. In 2018, she soft launched AI in the Trap, collaborative art project that explores the future of artificial intelligence and predictive policing through a hip-hop lens.  The project was presented as part of the Blacks in AI Workshop at the conference for Neural Information Processing Systems. 

She is currently on the advisory board of the Data & Society Institute and the board of visitors for The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships. She is a US-Japan Leadership Foundation Delegate for 2018 (Seattle) and 2019 (Tokyo). She was a John S. Knight Journalism 2012-2013 Fellow at Stanford University focusing on mobile technology and digital access. She served as a Harvard Berkman Center Affiliate, a Poynter Institute Sensemaking Fellow, and one of the inaugural Public Media Corps fellows.

She is also part of the selection committee for the Museum of Play’s World Video Game Hall of Fame.

AI in the Trap

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Girl Gamers Documentary

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All 22 VR

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Mobile Beyond Devices

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Accessible VR/AR

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Creative nonfiction, op-eds, criticism, and occasionally journalism. 


Short form and documentary producer for both daily shows and specialized content.


Specializing in virtual/augmented reality, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.