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  • April AI Ethics Book Chat – Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need

    For our April 2020 AI Ethics Twitter Chat we invited Sasha Costanza-Chock  discuss their powerful book on a very timely topic “Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need”. Buy the book => https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/design-justice Mia Dand: Hello Sasha and welcome! What inspired you…

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  • AI Ethics Twitter Chat – April 2020: Spotlight on China

    For our April AI Ethics Twitter Chat we invited Alice Xiang, Head of Fairness, Transparency, and Accountability (FTA) Research @PartnershipAI and Visiting Scholar, Yau Mathematical Sciences Center at Tsinghua University, Beijing (2019) Mia Dand: Welcome Alice! Glad you could join us. Every region has its…

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  • AI Ethics Mentoring

    Lighthouse3 launches AI Ethics Mentoring and Externships to Support Women and Non-Binary Community during COVID-19 pandemic

    Women in AI Ethics™ founder launches AI Ethics Mentoring and Externship programs for COVID-19 pandemic. Oakland, Calif: According to the ILO report 2018, women do the bulk of unpaid care work in homes across the world, a workload that has intensified during this pandemic. This…

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  • AI Ethics Twitter Chat – March 2020: Fact vs. Fiction

    For our March AI Ethics Twitter chat, we took a brief break from the pandemic for an insightful discussion on the reality vs. myths in AI with our expert guest, Dr. Dagmar Monett, professor of  Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence at the Berlin School of Economics and…

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  • AI Ethics Twitter Chat – Feb 2020: Deconstructing Deepfakes

    For our February AI Ethics Twitter Chat, we invited expert guest, Dr. Brandie Nonnecke, Founding Director, Citris Policy Lab at UC Berkeley to discuss “Deconstructing Deepfakes”. Mia Dand: Dr. Nonnecke, Let’s start off with the basics, what are deepfakes? Dr. Brandie Nonnecke: “Deepfakes” are deceptive…

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  • 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics Expands Globally with Regional Chapters

    Ethics is not glamorous work. It is painstakingly hard to define what ethical or responsible technologies look like, let alone build the necessary frameworks to nudge biased and self-serving organizations to follow the ethical yellow brick road. It’s an open dirty secret that no one…

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  • AI Ethics Twitter Chat – Jan 2020: Moving from Talk to Action

    In our monthly AI Ethics Twitter Chat for January, we invited Dr. Caitlin McDonald, award-winning scholar and Digital Anthropologist at Leading Edge Forum to discuss how organizations can take AI Ethics from Talk to Action. Here are key highlights from our very insightful chat. Mia…

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  • 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics for 2020

    The mission of Women in AI Ethics (WAIE) initiative is to recognize and empower brilliant women working on the ethics of AI. It was heartening to see many leaders from the 2019 Women in AI Ethics list like Joy Buolamwini, Kathy Baxter, Safiya Noble, Meeri…

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  • How do we use AI for Good?

    For our August Twitter Chat on AI Ethics, we invited Maria Luciana Axente(@Maria Luciana Axente), program driver for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and AI for Good lead at PwC UK to discuss how we can use Artificial Intelligence for Good. Mia Dand: Thank you so much for joining…

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  • Join us for an Inspiring Evening with Women in AI Ethics in San Francisco

    No discussion about Artificial Intelligence (AI) is complete without a diverse set of voices. Join us for an inspiring evening where we will hear from talented women in the field of AI ethics share their experience, and network with others working hard to prevent unintended…

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  • AI, Robots, & Deception

    New developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are pushing the ethical boundaries of what is or isn’t acceptable use of AI and raises many questions about its potential to do significant damage. To stay on top of the ethical issues in AI, Mia Dand – CEO…

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  • “100 Women in AI Ethics” Comes to Life at Oxford in Fall 2019

    In October 2018, Mia Dand, CEO of Lighthouse3 published a list of “100 Women in AI Ethics”  to raise awareness and highlight the brilliant women working hard to save humanity from the negative consequences of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Inspired by Mia’s work, on  September 16th, 2019, ORBIT…

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  • Global Companies Need a Center of Excellence for Ethical AI

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” No matter how you choose to describe our current age, there’s little doubt we are living in very consequential times and nowhere is…

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  • It’s not your imagination. Amazon employees are listening to your private conversations.

    Today in Ethics of AI/ML – 4/10/19 What’s the story? Technology reporters uncovered that Amazon Inc. employees and workers listen to voice recordings of users, captured by its Echo speaker devices. These recordings are used to train and improve the machine learning/AI software’s accuracy in…

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  • 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics You Should Follow in 2019 and beyond

    As we edge closer to the end of a very eventful year, it seemed like a good time for a follow up to the 12 Amazing Women in AI Ethics to Follow in 2018 post, which (as some pointed out) left out many deserving voices…

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  • 6 Reasons AI Ethics in Corporations is All Talk and No Action

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) has permeated every industry ranging from finance to automotive and even fashion. The fear of terrifying human-like sentient machines perpetuated by Hollywood combined with dire warnings from experts has led to a flurry of well-deserved buzz around the ethics of AI. The…

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  • 12 Organizations Saving Humanity from the Dark Side of AI

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help do many incredible things, from detecting cancer to driving our cars but it also raises many questions and poses new challenges. Stephen Hawking, the renowned physicist once told the BBC, “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end…

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  • 10 Questions You Need to Answer Before Building Your First Chatbot

    Do you want to learn a new language? Need help fighting that parking ticket? Now there’s a bot for that! Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, human beings and businesses can now automate and outsource their most tedious tasks to a bot. The most obvious…

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  • 12 Amazing Women in AI and Ethics to Follow in 2018

    The possibility of creating sentient machines that can think and act like humans raises many ethical issues. We’re already encountering reinforced human bias in AI algorithms  and with autonomous “killer” robots looming on the horizon,  an open discussion on the perils of unchecked AI is…

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  • Next Era of Transportation: Autonomous Vehicles and Drones

    Image Credit: Paul Noth http://www.paulnoth.com Here are the key takeaways from our January Meetup on “Next Era of Transportation: Autonomous Vehicles and Drones“. Despite claims of full autonomy and advances made so far, it seems like we are still some ways away from having fully…

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  • How to Design Exceptional UX and CX

    Yesterday I gave a presentation on “How to design exceptional UX and CX” at the Product Management & Innovation summit here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I talked about the changing design norms, the dramatic shift in customer expectations and the key trends like…

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Influencer Technology and Trends for 2017

    We are thrilled to announce our annual CMO’s Guide to Influencer Technology & Trends for 2017 with key highlights from 2016 and must-know trends for 2017. This is yet another milestone in our relentless quest to add clarity and structure to this very muddled space.

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  • Top 10 Influencer Tech Trends for 2017

    It is hard to believe that we are less than 6 weeks away from 2017. So we reached out to experts to hear where they think Influencer Tech market is headed in the new year and here are their Top 10 Trends for 2017.

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  • Is your business ready for Gen Z?

    Photo source: Kids React  This past weekend, I parked myself on the couch next to my (almost) teen daughter, who was on her Mac browsing for a new messenger bag. She had a bunch of tabs open for sites that she had found. This is…

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  • 3 Lessons From the Kardashians on How Not to do Influencer Marketing

    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few years, you’ve seen the Federal Trade Commission take big brands and their agencies to task for not disclosing that influencers who were gushing over the brand’s products were actually paid to do so. The New…

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