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More women are needed in AI

Their perspectives are an important part of the puzzle

Our first event of the series was in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University’s Integrated Innovation Institute.

Leading Conversations in AI: March 8th

On March 8, 2021, the Deloitte AI Institute launched a monthly series, called “Leading Conversations in AI,” to discuss top-of-mind AI topics with leading experts from startups, enterprises, academia, and research groups. This is a virtual event and open to everyone interested to learn more about AI. The most interesting aspect of this series is that all our speakers will always be women and our humble attempt to highlight women in AI role models.

Throughout the series, our speakers will dive deep into a multitude of dimensions of AI in each session - conversational AI, robotics, ethics, scaling AI, Future of Work, diversity in AI, synthetic data, MLOps, neuromorphic computing, computer vision, data and AI governance, speech recognition and many more.

Our first event in the series was in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University’s Integrated Innovation Institute and dove deep into the need for more women in AI.

Speakers included Manuela Veloso, head of AI research at JPMorgan Chase; Molly Steenson, author and senior associate dean for research at the Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts; Min Chen, CEO and co-founder of Wisy, a company that uses AI to assist in retail supply chain management; and Shantha Mohan, executive-in-residence and mentor at Carnegie Mellon’s Integrated Innovation Institute iLab, and Tami Frankenfield, managing director of Data, Analytics and Cognitive at Deloitte moderated the discussion.


1 World Economic Forum, Global Gender Gap Report 2020

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