Meredith Whittaker – AI, Power and Accountability

Thursday, Sep 5
Venue
Meatpacking District, Copenhagen
Access with wristband

Meredith Whittaker – AI, Power and Accountability

AI, Artificial Intelligence, Data,

Meredith Whittaker is a Distinguished Research Scientist at New York University, Co-founder and Co-director of the AI Now Institute, a leading campus institute dedicated to researching the social implications of artificial intelligence and related technologies, and the founder of Google’s Open Research group. She has over a decade of experience working in the tech industry and leading product and engineering teams. She co-founded M-Lab, a globally distributed network measurement system that provides the world’s largest source of open data on internet performance. She has also worked extensively on issues of data validation and privacy.

This September, Meredith is joining Techfestival to drive the conversation on problems and potential solutions within AI, focusing on accountability and application. Looking at how data is created, Meredith will reveal who holds the power and who is left out. Taking from tangible examples, Meredith is taking to the stage to help us understand what needs to change within the industry, and within the technology itself.

Meredith has advised the White House, the FCC, the City of New York, the European Parliament, and many other governments and civil society organisations on artificial intelligence, internet policy, measurement, privacy, and security. In 2018, she took part in organising a walkout of 20,000 Google employees.

Check out Meredith’s talk on the guiding principles behind artificial intelligence – What shapes the AI that is shaping our world?.

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