A practicing data scientist and a quantitative social scientist, Dr. Rumman Chowdhury is a leading expert in the promise and peril of AI technologies. She’s on a mission to fight bias in algorithms. Algorithms are the logic at the heart of AI software programs—and they can inadvertently reproduce and even magnify the prejudices of the humans who design them.
Rumman is determined to stop “moral outsourcing,” or the convenient practice of shifting the blame for bias from humans to machines. She reminds us that it’s our responsibility to shape a more fair and inclusive future.
Rumman holds two undergraduate degrees from MIT, a master’s degree in Quantitative Methods of the Social Sciences from Columbia University, and a doctorate in political science from the University of California, San Diego.
She has been recognized as one of Silicon Valley’s 40 under 40, one of the BBC’s 100 women, and is a fellow at the Royal Society of the Arts.