You're invited to join UVA Darden for a virtual Leadership Unscripted Speaker Series session, Why Diversity in Tech Matters and Why Diversity Matters in Tech, on Thursday, 3 December, at 1:00 p.m. EST. Hosted by UVA Darden Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne, this discussion features Rana el Kaliouby, co-founder and CEO of Affectiva.
This online event is free and open to the public. Please register by December 2 to receive the webinar details. The first 100 registrants will receive a free copy of el Kaliouby’s book, Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology.
About the session:
Artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science are becoming an intrinsic part of our personal and professional lives, helping many lead healthier, happier and more productive lives. For AI to fully fulfill its promise, however, it must help all humans, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion or economic background. For this vision to materialize, diversity in the field is more crucial than ever, and must be prioritized. While we have made some strides, there is still a lot of work to be done — we need to ensure that the teams creating, deploying and improving these AI systems are diverse from the very beginning. This session will dig deep into the question of why diversity and inclusion are so critical to the tech industry specifically, and to society in general.