27 min

Demystifying AI: ethics, accessibility & our feelings about AI feat. Sameer Maskey & Charlie Oliver IBM thinkLeaders

    • Technology

How can we demystify AI? Why is the general public often both awed and afraid of artificial intelligence? Why is there a gulf between the excitement from enterprise to utilize AI and trepidation from the public? In this episode of thinkPod, we are joined by Sameer Maskey (Founder & CEO of Fusemachines) and Charlie Oliver (Founder & CEO of Tech2025). We talk to Sameer and Charlie about increasing the accessibility of AI, the importance of ethics and how that can be determined, and how talent is evenly distributed by opportunity is not. We explore algorithmic bias, our complicated feelings towards AI, the importance of gathering insight into how the general public is feeling about emerging technology, and why you may want to take a MOOC right now.

“Within AI, there's such a variety of work that needs to be done. There is obviously the building of AI Systems and that's where a lot of conversation gets focused on. What we lose sight of [is] all the different parts of AI from ethics to...all the questions around culture, and there's so many other things that could make AI much more accessible to other human beings and make it more conducive to people.” -Sameer Maskey

“[D]on't believe what they tell you about what you know and don't know. Because we've been talked down to about technologies for so long, especially women, especially people of color...You know more than you think you know in your ideas are really necessary right now.”-Charlie Oliver

Connect with thinkLeaders and our panelists:
@IBMthinkLeaders
@sameermaskey
@itscomplicated

BIOS

CHARLIE OLIVER

In the Fall of 2016, Charlie Oliver launched Tech2025 to educate entrepreneurs and consumers on the next wave of disruptive, emerging technologies that are expected to drastically change our world in the next decade (AI, machine learning, driverless vehicles, IoT, blockchain, VR, etc.), through live-events and interactive workshops with industry experts. The mission of Tech2025 is to help entrepreneurs and the general public to understand and embrace emerging technologies.

SAMEER MASKEY

Sameer Maskey is the founder and CEO of Fusemachines Inc., a company that makes Artificial Intelligence accessible to everyone through education, software, and services. Dr. Maskey has more than 18 years of experience in artificial intelligence, natural language processing, machine learning, and data science. After completing his PhD in Computer Science, he joined IBM Watson Research Center where he invented various statistical algorithms to improve speech-to-speech translation and question answering systems.

How can we demystify AI? Why is the general public often both awed and afraid of artificial intelligence? Why is there a gulf between the excitement from enterprise to utilize AI and trepidation from the public? In this episode of thinkPod, we are joined by Sameer Maskey (Founder & CEO of Fusemachines) and Charlie Oliver (Founder & CEO of Tech2025). We talk to Sameer and Charlie about increasing the accessibility of AI, the importance of ethics and how that can be determined, and how talent is evenly distributed by opportunity is not. We explore algorithmic bias, our complicated feelings towards AI, the importance of gathering insight into how the general public is feeling about emerging technology, and why you may want to take a MOOC right now.

“Within AI, there's such a variety of work that needs to be done. There is obviously the building of AI Systems and that's where a lot of conversation gets focused on. What we lose sight of [is] all the different parts of AI from ethics to...all the questions around culture, and there's so many other things that could make AI much more accessible to other human beings and make it more conducive to people.” -Sameer Maskey

“[D]on't believe what they tell you about what you know and don't know. Because we've been talked down to about technologies for so long, especially women, especially people of color...You know more than you think you know in your ideas are really necessary right now.”-Charlie Oliver

Connect with thinkLeaders and our panelists:
@IBMthinkLeaders
@sameermaskey
@itscomplicated

BIOS

CHARLIE OLIVER

In the Fall of 2016, Charlie Oliver launched Tech2025 to educate entrepreneurs and consumers on the next wave of disruptive, emerging technologies that are expected to drastically change our world in the next decade (AI, machine learning, driverless vehicles, IoT, blockchain, VR, etc.), through live-events and interactive workshops with industry experts. The mission of Tech2025 is to help entrepreneurs and the general public to understand and embrace emerging technologies.

SAMEER MASKEY

Sameer Maskey is the founder and CEO of Fusemachines Inc., a company that makes Artificial Intelligence accessible to everyone through education, software, and services. Dr. Maskey has more than 18 years of experience in artificial intelligence, natural language processing, machine learning, and data science. After completing his PhD in Computer Science, he joined IBM Watson Research Center where he invented various statistical algorithms to improve speech-to-speech translation and question answering systems.

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