A Fireside Chat with Dr. Timnit Gebru and Dr. Karina Edmonds (PhD '97)
Due to popular demand Dr. Timnit Gebru, Research Scientist at Google, has agreed to participate in an informal fireside chat prior to giving the CMS-EE Partners Tech Talk. She will be joined by alum Dr. Karina Edmonds (PhD '97), University Lead for Cloud AI at Google. The conversation will be moderated by Claire Ralph, Lecturer in Computing and Mathematical Sciences and aimed at a broad Caltech audience. We expect to touch on current research efforts in ethical AI, broader questions at the intersection of technology and society, and Dr. Gebru's advocacy work through Black in AI. This is an H x S event.
Dr. Timnit Gebru is currently a research scientist at Google in the ethical AI team. Prior to that she did a postdoc at Microsoft Research, New York City in the FATE (Fairness Transparency Accountability and Ethics in AI) group, where she studied algorithmic bias and the ethical implications underlying any data mining project (see this New York Times article for an example of my work). She received her PhD from the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, studying computer vision under Fei-Fei Li. Her thesis work pertained to data mining large scale publicly available images to gain sociological insight, and working on computer vision problems that arise as a result. The Economist, The New York Times and others have covered part of this work. Some of the computer vision areas she is interested in include fine-grained image recognition, scalable annotation of images, and domain adaptation. Prior to joining Fei-Fei's lab she worked at Apple designing circuits and signal processing algorithms for various Apple products including the first iPad.