With over 18 years experience spanning across Advertising, Retail, Not-For Profit and Tech, Toju is a popular speaker, author, thought leader and advisor on Responsible AI. Toju worked at Google for 10 years where she spent the last couple of years as a Programme Manager on Responsible AI leading various Responsible AI programmes across Google’s product and research teams with a primary focus on large-scale models and Responsible AI processes. Prior to her time on Google’s research organisation, Toju was the EMEA product lead for Google Travel and worked as a specialist across Google Travel and Shopping.
Toju is also the founder of Diverse AI, a community interest organisation with a mission to support and champion underrepresented groups to build a diverse and inclusive AI future. Her passion to improve Artificial Intelligence and representation in the field, led to the birth of Diverse AI which is focused on 3 main activities: Education, Research and Events targeted at people who identify with underrepresented groups and either want to up skill, join the field or have a sense of belonging and community with like-minded people. Toju was previously the UK lead for “Women in AI”, a non-profit global organisation with a mission to drive gender diversity in AI.
Toju’s dedication and commitment to the development and deployment of Responsible AI practices led to the writing of her book “Building Responsible AI Algorithms”. The book introduces a Responsible AI framework and guides readers through processes to apply at each stage of the machine learning (ML) life cycle, from problem definition to deployment, in order to reduce and mitigate the risks and harms found in AI technologies. The book provides practical tips and guidance on how to develop models that are fair, transparent, safe, secure, robust, and ethical. “Building Responsible AI Algorithms” is available for order across bookstores worldwide.
“I just want to say a big thank you to Scottish AI Alliance for an informative and inspiring couple of days at the #scotaisummit 2023. Toju Duke’s keynote on building responsibility in an AI-driven world was one of the highlights of the event. She spoke passionately about the Fourth Industrial Revolution that we are currently observing with the rise of AI, and how we must manage this rise to ensure corporate accountability.”
“Your insights and expertise added tremendous value to the discussions, and your keynote session and panel participation were truly enlightening. We received excellent feedback from our attendees who were captivated by your thought-provoking ideas and deep industry knowledge.”
Lucas Gomez Rios - Infobip
“Your presentation was one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing your expertise in such a tangible and practical way.”
“We're sending our heartfelt thank you for your insightful chat at our impact investing conference this week. Your discussion was both inspiring and a bit terrifying, and attendees often mentioned it as one of the plenary (main auditorium) discussions they liked the most.”
Lynda Radosevich - GIIN
“I had an amazing experience attending Peak's AltitudeX event in Manchester. One of my favourites was "The science behind Responsible AI frameworks" by Toju Duke.”
“Had a brilliant time attending the second annual AltitudeX summit in Manchester yesterday! Some really inspiring and insightful talks covering all aspects of Data Science, ML and AI. A personal fave of mine had to be hearing more on Ethics in AI and Responsible AI Frameworks from Toju Duke.”
“Toju Duke, thank you for intentionally shedding light on what would otherwise be a scaring evolution in technology. AI is here to stay, those who learn to understand it can steer in the right direction that’s beneficial for all.”
“I had a fantastic time at BrightonSEO last week. Toju Duke from Google summed things up perfectly for me in her keynote on Friday afternoon - "AI is here to stay and it's important we master the art of leveraging its benefits.”
“Toju Duke just wrapped up an insightful presentation at BrightonSEO on "The New Era: Embracing AI Technologies in Marketing." Toju provided an overview of the current market picture of Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) and the Global AI Adoption Rate Year Over Year...”
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