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This event is presented by our friends from Meetup AI Berlin. Check out their Meetup page for more info: https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/meetupai-Berlin/?_locale=de-DE ThoughtWorks will be the technical host for the talk. ----------------------- Meetup.ai is back! I’m sure you all missed us as much as we’ve missed you. Rest assured, it will take more than just great weather and the return of social life to holds us back. We keep the ball running with a talk on Enabling Trust & Transparency in AI using Blockchain Technology by Sukesh Tedla. The event will take place on Thursday, August 6th at 17:00 CET. Join us for a deep dive in Transparency in AI! About the talk: Often times AI is referred to as a black-boxed solution and it is true in many scenarios but with the increasing concerns in regards to auditability & fairness, one has to start wondering how these black-boxed solutions can be more trustworthy and transparent. The other important thing in the AI industry is the growing importance of data, whether it is the mobility or banking or finance or customer-service sector. Data is essential to make algorithms more efficient and intelligent. There are new methodologies surfacing in the market but the data still remains the essential part when building a consumer-ready algorithm. The quality of an algorithm depends on the data it is trained upon. If your data is biased towards a certain entity, groups, religions, races, and other such socio-economic factors, then the algorithm comes with inherent bias. During this talk, Sukesh will present why and how blockchain technology can enable trust and transparency in AI development life-cycle while contributing towards fairness and customer confidence. We hope to see you all then! Meetup.ai Berlin Team ----- About our speaker for tonight: Sukesh Kumar Tedla is the CEO and Founder of Unbiased. He is a young entrepreneur challenging the implications of technology on societies at large. In his current role as CEO, he is driving the innovation of building ethical & transparent AI solutions that help fight complex technical & societal challenges like Bias in AI, ML & Big Data. About Unbiased: Unbiased is a Swedish company focused on fighting biased AI, fake news and misinformation using Blockchain and AI. Their mission is to build technology which connects people and makes their voices heard without compromising privacy and consent. Unbiased believes in challenging the status quo of how we use technology. They do so by making their applications transparent, simple to use and innovative. Unbiased aims to build a complete user privacy focused social platform that enables users to monetize their data and gain incentives. -------------- How to Join the Event with Zoom: You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend the event with Zoom. You will be prompted to download the software once you have clicked on the link that will be provided approximately 1 hour before the event begins. Check System Requirements at the following URL to ensure that you are ready to go: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux You will need a computer or device with a webcam and microphone to participate in a Zoom session. If you do not wish to have an account, all you'll need to do to participate is click on the link with which you will be provided approximately 1 hour before the official start time of the event. Once you receive the link to join the event, go through the following steps: Step 1: Click on the link provided. Step 2: Download the Zoom Desktop Client. Simply follow the prompts to download the correct Zoom desktop client for your computer and operating system. Step 3: Once you have downloaded the desktop client, you can now join the meeting. You may have to click on the link to connect to the meeting, once you have installed the client.
***Please register on our website: https://thght.works/3g49HcC*** Join Dr. Rebecca Parsons and Chad Wathington for a ThoughtWorks webinar to explore the processes and frameworks that can be used to foster an ethical technology practice and create successful outcomes for customers, employees and businesses alike. The COVID-19 pandemic, rising demands for social justice, and the decline of consumer trust have put ethical considerations on the agenda of businesses globally like never before. Despite technology becoming more and more central to what enterprises do, it’s not always clear how to approach and apply technology in an ethical way. About the speakers: Dr. Rebecca Parsons, Chief Technology Officer at ThoughtWorks For decades, Rebecca has used her knowledge and technical experience in applications development across a range of industries and systems. She has led the creation of large-scale distributed object applications and the integration of disparate systems. Separate from her passion for deep technology, Rebecca is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in the technology industry. Committed to increasing the number of women in coding and STEM fields, she has served on the board of CodeChix, acted as an advisor to Women Who Code, was chairwomen on the Agile Alliance Board of Directors, and recently joined the Board of Trustees for AnitaB.org. Rebecca has co-authored Domain-Specific Languages, The ThoughtWorks Anthology, and Building Evolutionary Architectures. In 2018 she received the prestigious Technical Leadership Abie Award presented by AnitaB.org, which celebrates a woman who developed a product, process or innovation that made a notable impact on business or society. Chad Wathington, Chief Strategy Officer at ThoughtWorks Chad ensures ThoughtWorks has the capability to execute its strategy, deliver value to clients, and scale its service offerings. He is responsible for organizational, foundational, and business capability. Chad joined ThoughtWorks in 2004 and in 2006 he co-founded the ThoughtWorks Products division, where he served as VP of Product and eventually Managing Director. A product manager by trade, Chad has frequently spoken on the future of product management and innovation. Chad helped drive ThoughtWorks’ early adoption of Ruby on Rails. He also sponsored its early push into Continuous Delivery and DevOps. In 2016, Chad was asked to bring product thinking to ThoughtWorks’ services offerings, becoming Chief Capabilities Officer. Chad received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University, with honors and a foreign language citation in Japanese. ***Please register on our website: https://thght.works/3g49HcC***