Women Scientists Shaping the Future of AI

Get inspired and learn from women scientists who do ground-breaking work in the AI field, brought to you by Invest Ottawa and Wai Canada.

About this Event

Though only 18% of C-level positions in the artificial intelligence/machine learning space are filled by women, that does not take into account all the influential women building products/companies centered around AI. According to some studies, only 13.5% of the machine learning field and fewer than 10% in AI are women, and while it’s important to acknowledge the gender gap, one must also acknowledge the many chief scientists and researchers making great strides in machine learning and AI.

Acknowledgement and exposure of women who do ground-breaking work in AI across industry and academia increase the chance of building a more diverse and inclusive AI workforce and therefore a better future for humankind.

At this panel, by celebrating women working within the AI industry with detailing how their work is fueling growth and innovation, we hope to inspire more women to join the field.

This panel will provide inspiration and actionable insight with a focus on opportunities for women scientists to become part of the flourishing AI field by addressing key topics such as:

  • Application of AI in different industries and how women scientists with STEM background play a role as innovation catalysts in AI technologies,
  • Building AI products that shape our future without baked-in bias,
  • Empowering current and future generations of women to entre AI field to drive gender equality and economic impact,
  • Women entrepreneurs and AI
  • Community support for women in AI

Our panellists will offer inspiration and insight on opportunities, challenges, actions, strategies, lessons learned, and recommendations for the audience:

Dr. Nasrin Sadeghianpour, Senior AI Scientist, BluWave-ai

Dr. Lindsay Brin, Applied Research Scientist, Element AI

Dr. Sepideh Karimi, Lead Research Scientist at Nanometrics

Rima Al Shikh, Founder, GENBU AI

Moderated by: Dr. Ellie Ardakani, CEO and Cofounder, Meta Innovation Technologies; “Women in AI Canada” Ottawa City Lead

2021-03-09 11:00:00 2021-03-09 12:00:00 America/Toronto Women Scientists Shaping the Future of AI Get inspired and learn from women scientists who do ground-breaking work in the AI field, brought to you by Invest Ottawa and Wai Canada. About this Event Though only 18% of C-level positions in the artificial intelligence/machine learning space are filled by women, that does not take into account all the influential women building products/companies […]
Details Posted in: Community Events, Women in Leadership Initiative Date: Tuesday Mar 09, 2021 Time: 11:00am-12:00pm Cost: Free Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/women-scientists-shaping-the-future-of-ai-tickets-142252682603