Renowned AI Ethics Pioneer to Headline Babson Event

Dr. Rumman Chowdhury, named one of five key people shaping AI by Forbes and newly announced U.S. Science Envoy for Artificial Intelligence, will headline a Babson College event April 2 hosted by the Butler Institute for Free Enterprise Through Entrepreneurship

Dr. Rumman Chowdhury poses for a portrait
Dr. Rumman Chowdhury will share her expertise at an event April 2 hosted by the Butler Institute for Free Enterprise Through Entrepreneurship.

The event will include a 45-minute talk, plus a 30-minute Q&A session, in which Chowdhury will share her expertise working at the intersection of AI, ethics, policy, and entrepreneurship. Starting at 6 p.m. in Winn Auditorium, the event is free and open to the public. 

Register today to attend the Dr. Rumman Chowdhury event April 2 at Winn Auditorium.

In an era where technology and entrepreneurship are inseparable, Chowdhury stands as a thought leader, bridging the gap between innovation and ethical considerations. 

“Dr. Chowdhury’s session couldn’t be more timely, given the speed of AI advancement, ethical complexities around AI applications, and the lagging regulatory environment,” said Cindy Klein-Marmer MBA’02, director of the Butler Institute for Free Enterprise Through Entrepreneurship. “As AI permeates every aspect of our lives, Dr. Chowdhury’s expertise provides a critical road map to help us think about balancing technology, ethics, and policy.”

Chowdhury has played pivotal roles in the industry, including former Global Lead for Responsible AI at Accenture, Director of Machine Learning, Ethics, Transparency, and Accountability team at Twitter, and now CEO and co-founder of Humane Intelligence. She also was named one of BBC’s 100 Women, Time’s 100 in AI, Fortune’s 13 building AI, and recognized as one of the Bay Area’s top 40 under 40 for her work at the forefront of guiding organizations on how to navigate the evolving intersection of technology, business, and ethics. 

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