The age of artificial intelligence

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November 19, 2020

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Join Dr. Rumman Chowdhury for a discussion on your rights to health, education and privacy in the age of artificial intelligence.




Online program (Zoom)

How does artificial intelligence (AI) and its widespread applications today impact our lives and our human rights?

Dynamic speaker and top 10 Twitter expert in AI and machine learning Dr. Rumman Chowdhury will share insights from research and practice in the field of responsible artificial intelligence with a focus on its intersections with our rights to health, education and privacy.

The Museum is proud to partner with Zena Simces and Dr. Simon Rabkin for the second annual Simces & Rabkin Family Dialogue on Human Rights.

ASL interpretation will be provided.

About the speaker

Rumman Chowdhury is a practicing data scientist and AI developer with a passion for ethical, explainable and transparent cutting‐edge technical solutions. In her work as the Global Lead for Responsible AI at Accenture Applied Intelligence, she led the design of the Fairness Tool, a first‐in‐industry algorithmic tool to identify and mitigate bias in AI systems.

Dr. Chowdhury is a TedX speaker, a Forbes Tech contributing author and has been named by InformationWeek as one of 10 influential AI and machine learning experts to follow on Twitter. She was also named one of BBC’s 100 Women for 2017, recognized as one of the Bay Area’s top 40 under 40, and honored to be inducted to the British Royal Society of the Arts (RSA). She has also been named by Forbes as one of Five Who are Shaping AI.

About the moderator

Amber Mac is the co‐host of the award‐winning podcast series The AI Effect. Amber started her career during the dot‐com boom in San Francisco and has since been at the forefront of reporting on emerging technologies. She has moderated sessions with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Former FBI Director James Comey, literary icon Margaret Atwood, and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, among others. Amber has written two bestselling books and in 2018 DMZ named her one of 30 women making a difference in tech.

About the partners

Zena Simces has had a keen interest in human rights for many years. She has been involved in organizing a lecture on human rights with the Atlantic Human Rights Centre in Fredericton, New Brunswick for over 30 years. She has also dedicated many years to addressing issues of hatred and prejudice as a leader with Canadian Jewish Congress in British Columbia and with the National Committee. Her professional career as a consultant in the health, social policy and education areas has included advocating and enhancing the rights of minority groups.

Dr. Simon Rabkin devoted some of his early career to providing health care to underserviced areas in Northern Canada and in Kenya. His experiences there and subsequently caring for disadvantaged individuals fostered his commitment to human rights. In various committees, in the private and public sectors, he has advanced the cause of human rights as well as issues of equity and diversity.

Please note that this program is subject to change or cancellation without notice.