You are invited to join us for a virtual Leadership Unscripted Speaker Series session, Why Diversity in Tech Matters and Why Diversity Matters in Tech, on Thursday, 3 December, at 1:00 p.m. EST. Hosted by UVA Darden Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne, this discussion features Rana el Kaliouby, co-founder and CEO of Affectiva.
Artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science are becoming an intrinsic part of our personal and professional lives, helping many lead healthier, happier and more productive lives. For AI to fully fulfill its promise, however, it must help all humans, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion or economic background. For this vision to materialize, diversity in the field is more crucial than ever, and must be prioritized. While we have made some strides, there is still a lot of work to be done — we need to ensure that the teams creating, deploying and improving these AI systems are diverse from the very beginning. This session will dig deep into the question of why diversity and inclusion are so critical to the tech industry specifically, and to society in general.
Please register by 2 December to receive the webinar details. The first 100 registrants will receive a free copy of el Kaliouby’s book, Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology.
About Rana el Kaliouby
Co-Founder and CEO, Affectiva
A pioneer in Emotion AI, Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., is co-founder and CEO of Affectiva, and author of the newly released book, Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology. A passionate advocate for humanizing technology, ethics in AI and diversity, el Kaliouby has been recognized on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list and as one of Forbes' Top 50 Women in Tech. el Kaliouby is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a Young Presidents' Organization member, and co-hosted a PBS NOVA series on AI. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and a Post Doctorate from MIT.