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Finding the Humanity in AI with Rumman Chowdhury

January 29 @ 6:30 pm

| $10 – $45
Finding the Humanity in AI with Rumman Chowdhury

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As technology becomes more embedded in our lives, the fear of a big data takeover is becoming even more tangible. Recent headlines, including those reporting on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in racially biased algorithms, “deepfakes” that are indistinguishable from reality and fatal accidents involving self-driving cars, have only contributed to these fears. Many of these stories, however, do not include ways non-tech people can gain agency over their data.

As a practicing data scientist and AI developer since 2013, Rumman Chowdhury is no stranger to the problems with tech. However, her optimism about the good it can do—in identifying cancer cells, for example, or helping you clean your apartment—has led her to focus her career on bringing humanity to data and including everyone in the process. Instead of sitting on the sidelines as bystanders to the techpocalypse, Chowdhury encourages both companies and consumers to take an active role in recognizing the real-world problems that perpetuate bad algorithms, instilling a moral compass in our tech.

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Date:
January 29, 2020
Time:
6:30 pm
Cost:
$10 – $45
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Website:
http://bit.ly/2Go2owg

Venue

Commonwealth Club
Phone:
415-597-6705
110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
Website:
http://bit.ly/2yieimi

Organizer

Commonwealth Club
Phone:
(415) 597-6700
Email:
Website:
http://bit.ly/2yieimi

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