A fellow with the London-based Royal Society of Arts, Boinodiris has focused on inclusion in technology since 1999. She is currently the business transformation leader for IBM’s Responsible AI consulting group and serves on the leadership team of IBM’s Academy of Technology. Boinodiris is the author of the book ‘AI for the Rest of Us, and is a co-founder of the Future World Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to curating K-12 education in AI ethics. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in AI and Ethics at University College Dublin’s Smart Lab.
In 2019, she won the United Nations Woman of Influence in STEM and Inclusivity Award and was recognized by Women in Games International as one of the Top 100 Women in the Games Industry as she began one of the first scholarship programs in the United States for women to pursue degrees in game design and development.
AI is a way for us to understand and grasp knowledge, information and put data into context. It is being used globally to make all kinds of decisions that directly impact our lives and yet most understand very little about it. We start with the definition that data is an artifact of human experience. We need the widest variance of humans, irrespective of your role and skillset, developing AI so that everyone’s story is a part of the models we are building. Ergo, this talk is for you!
Technology, globalization, and our economy are changing so fast offering enormous opportunity while also being very disruptive and unsettling. Big data, AI, and other technologies allow us to tackle big problems in new ways, engaging students, enabling teachers and harnessing a new culture of empowerment within schools. Join Phaedra Boinodiris, fellow of the RSA and Co-founder of Future World Alliance, as she relays lessons learned of how we can harness play, tech, social impact and entrepreneurship to out-think old school.
To practice trustworthy or responsible AI (AI that is truly fair, explainable, accountable, and robust), a number of organizations are creating in-house centers of excellence. These are groups of trustworthy AI stewards from across the business that can understand, anticipate, and mitigate any potential problems. The intent is not to necessarily create subject matter experts but rather a pool of ambassadors who act as point people. In this talk, we will walk you through a set f best practices for establishing an effective center of excellence in your own organization.
What we know of human history is either gleaned from the written word, spoken word, or the evidence that is left behind for us to find. What we think of as history is oftentimes informed by the bias of the observers themselves this deeply influencing what we think of as ground truth. Join Beth Rudden and Phaedra Boinodiris as they take you on a journey from the ancient Minoan palaces of Knossos to the desks of today’s data scientists as they explain how Human factors are everything when studying the complete experience and context of both history and artificial intelligence. Leave this talk learning what you can do in your organizations to foster a culture that prioritizes data lineage and provenance, human factors, and more in order to be truly responsible curators of AI.
An introductory lecture on the origins of Blockchain as well as several examples of how this technology is being used to address the United nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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