Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in AI with Tess Posner

Tess Posner shares her mission to make technology and education accessible to all, demonstrates why diversity and inclusion drive innovation, and assures us that it is not too late to ensure AI is both created by and beneficial for everyone.
Tess Posner is an educator, social entrepreneur, CEO of AI-4-All and an avid advocate for diversity, inclusion and equity in the tech economy. 
In this inspiring and insightful discussion, Tess shares her mission to make technology and education accessible to all, inspiring work being done by rising student leaders in the AI-4-All Changemaker community, some eye-opening statistics on the state of diversity in AI, research on bias in today’s AI systems, and the importance of not letting cynicism rule the day.

Tess’s passion is infectious as she explains why AI literacy and education cultivates future leaders, not just future data scientists. Kimberly and Tess talk about the hard but necessary work of creating diverse, inclusive cultures and why the benefits go far beyond positive optics. As well as why viewing technology as a silver bullet is fraught and the importance of unlocking human potential. Finally, Tess identifies tangible actions individuals, organizations, and communities can take today to ensure everyone benefits from AI tomorrow.

A full transcript of this episode can be found here.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in AI with Tess Posner
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