Applied AI Lunch Talk - Tess Skadegård Thorsen

torsdag den 15. august 2024 12:10 Europe/Copenhagen

About the Talk:

AI and tech ethics - Why you should build socially sustainable products and services.

In this talk, Tess will introduce some of the most foundational frameworks for considering Ethics, Representation, and Social Sustainability as they relate to technology and ML/AI. The talk will leverage her substantial experience from a career that has taken her from Social Sustainability work, through academia, to leading the development of Product Ethics for a Fortune 50 Conglomerate.

About the Speaker:

Tess Skadegård Thorsen, PhD (she/her), is a researcher, educator, and consultant, specialized in representation in tech and media. With a background in ESG/CSR consulting, Tess has shaped her career around building socially sustainable products. She is particularly concerned with representativeness and bias in the development of technology. Tess was awarded the 2022 Kraka Award for Danish gender research. Her research has been published internationally and she has lectured across the world (Columbia University, Pennsylvania State University, Roskilde University, Aalborg University, Lund University, Copenhagen University, etc.). Tess was a summer fellow at the NYU Institute for Public Interest Technology, and she formerly worked as the Director of Product Ethics at Comcast NBCUniversal. She serves as advisory board member to the Danish Pioneer Centre for AI and as a board member to multiple other organizations.


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