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Mar 3

What You Need to Know About AI

Hosted by Women & Hi Tech

Event Details

Friday, March 3, 2023
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Event Description

We may have seen or participated in creating avatars with the Lensa app, used Amazon to protest our holiday gift not arriving or heard about concerns of bias in algorithms or displacement of jobs in call centers and manufacturing plants. Yep, it's the arrival of AI to a phone or job near you.

Please join us for this event to learn more about Artificial Intelligence, the hype, the facts, the fiction and the opportunities. Our panel of amazing speakers is made up of the following women:

Jie Hu
Associate Laureate, Principal Data Science Manager, Industrial Biotechnology Data Science Lead
Corteva Agriscience

Since 2018, Jie initiated and led an award-winning R&D program that builds data analytical capabilities for Corteva’s next-generation natural product discovery platform. She was named Corteva R&D Associate Laureate in 2022 and currently leads an Industrial Biotechnology Data Science group that focuses on delivering AI-guided analytics solutions for biologicals and natural products applications. Jie currently leads an Industrial Biotechnology Data Science group that focuses on delivering AI-guided analytics solutions for biologicals and natural products applications.

Jessica Marty
Research Informatics Project Manager
Eurofins Discovery

Having spent the majority of her career supporting the laboratory, Jessica is a scientist at heart, biologist by education, and microbiologist by training. Currently, she is a global project manager at Eurofins Discovery exploring the strengths of artificial intelligence and other computational sciences to build a state-of-the-art portfolio of drug development artifacts. She provides strategic consultation and manage project life-cycles, in coordination with multiple stakeholders and subject matter experts involved in Research Informatics initiatives across the globe.

Renée Cummings
Data Science Professor of Practice
Data Activist in Residence
University of Virginia

Renée is a criminologist, criminal psychologist, therapeutic jurisprudence specialist and a Community Scholar at Columbia University. Committed to stretching the imagination of data science, reimagining the relationship between data and society, and redefining the data power structure, Renée works at the intersection of technology, power, and society. She is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution and a distinguished member of the World Economic Forum Data Equity Council.

Moderator: Linda Calvin

Chief Impact Officer
Reboot Representation
Executive Women's Forum Director
Women & HI Tech

Linda is currently the Chief Impact Officer for Reboot Representation, an organization dedicated to doubling the number of Black, Latina and Native American (BLNA) women graduating with computing degrees by 2025.In her role, Linda collaborates with Reboot tech coalition partners to help create cultures that attract and retain BLNA women in tech. Linda also facilitates panels on emerging tech and the talent gap, and as a speaker for Transcend Consulting, regularly talks on topics of tech equity, mapping passion to tech, designing diverse tech talent pipelines, and women’s empowerment.

In addition to learning from this incredible group of women, attendees who stay through the end of the event will have a chance to win one of three prizes!
Prize 1: Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism by Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, with a companion notebook featuring artwork of Dr. Noble by Indiana artist Shaunt'e Lewis.
Prize 2: The Age of AI: And Our Human Future by Daniel Huttenlocher, Eric Schmidt, and Henry Kissinger with a companion notebook featuring our artwork for this Executive Women's Forum.
Grand Prize: One attendee will receive a Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals Certification exam voucher ($99 value).


Free for members, $15 for non members