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Ethics and Bias in AI at ACT-IAC Emerging Technology COI Meeting

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 10AM-11:30AM EDT
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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 10AM-11:30AM EDT
2020-10-20 10:00:00 2020-10-20 11:30:00 America/New_York Ethics and Bias in AI at ACT-IAC Emerging Technology COI Meeting See more details at: https://www.actiac.org/events/act-iac-emerging-technology-coi-october-2020 VIRTUAL MEETING, , ,
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Featured Topic: Implications of Ethics and Bias In Artificial Intelligence

Every day, new technologies are being developed with the intent of making us smarter, faster, and more autonomous. As these technologies are being developed, the question of ethics and bias in artificial intelligence must be addressed. Join the ACT-IAC Emerging Technology COI for a panel presentation and discussion of discuss the ethics and bias inherent in artificial intelligence, the methods to mitigate, and the responsibility for human factor to ensure output are fair, transparent,  responsible, and interpretable.  The panel is jointly organized with the ACT-IAC Associates Class,

The COI will also discuss their new paper, Ethical Application of Artificial Intelligence Framework. The paper addresses the overall ethical framework through an index that evaluates five core parameters underpinning the impact of AI. By addressing and incorporating these five components, the framework can be used to understand the ethical automation of solutions to meet desired mission outcomes. READ NOW.

As organizations become more dependent upon artificial intelligence technologies, there is a need to determine how much confidence and trust to place in them. This paper is a valuable tool to help guide government and industry on Bias, Fairness, Transparency, Responsibility, and Interpretability of AI,” according to Dr. Gil Alterovitz, who leads the National Artificial Intelligence Institute at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Invited Panelists
Omar E. Bouaichi, Data Technology Director, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Christos Makridis, Head of Research, National Artificial Intelligence Institute, Department of Veterans Affairs
Swathi Young, Founder & Chief Digital Strategist, TechNotchSolutions

About the Speakers
Omar E. Bouaichi, Data Technology Director, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Omar has over 25 years of experience in the US, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Middle East in the areas of Information Technology Management Data Management, Data Governance, Big Data deployments, Program Management, process improvement, operational planning, systems delivery, system integration, and project and operations management.

Omar is currently Leading Emerging Technologies and Innovation at Ginnie Mae. In his role in assisting the agency foster a culture of innovation and enhancing their virtual collaboration he is also engaged in the assessment of emerging technologies such as Blockchain, DevSecOps. IBM Watson, Machine Learning and Cloud Computing. He is also active in Management processes, service delivery models, IT Operations, IT governance, enterprise architecture - covering applications, software platforms, IT infrastructure and cyber security. Omar is leading and devising solutions based on industry best practices and framework such as ITIL, COBIT, and Togaf. With more than 25 years of experience with global brands such as Fannie Mae, IBM,Price Waterhouse Coopers, CACI, and US Government, Omar brings with him field-tested skills and knowledge of Program Management, Enterprise Systems implementations, and robust security implementation.

Christos Makridis, Head of Research, National Artificial Intelligence Institute, Department of Veterans Affairs
Christos serves as the Head of Research in the National Artificial Intelligence Institute at the Department of Veterans Affairs, a Research Professor at the W. P. Carey School of Business in Arizona State University, a Digital Fellow at the Initiative at the Digital Economy in the MIT Sloan School of Management, a Digital Fellow at the Digital Economy Lab in Stanford University, a Non-resident Fellow at the Institute for Religious Studies at Baylor University, a Senior Adviser at Gallup, a Non-resident Research Scientist at Datacamp, and a Visiting Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Christos previously served on the White House Council of Economic Advisers managing the cybersecurity, technology, and space activities, as a Non-resident Fellow at the Cyber Security Project in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and as an entrepreneur and adviser.

Christos’ primary academic research focuses on labor economics, the digital economy, and personal finance and well-being. He also writes frequently for syndicated outlets in the press and serves as a contributor on Forbes focusing on behavioral economics.

Christos earned a Bachelor’s in Economics and Minor in Mathematics at Arizona State University, as well a dual Masters and PhDs in Economics and Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University.

Swathi Young, Founder & Chief Digital Strategist, TechNotchSolutions
Swathi Young is a formidable force in the technology industry. An award-winning leader with over 20 years of technology experience across organizations such as Amtrak, SunGard, GE, and Oracle. She is a practicing data scientist who helps transform businesses through innovative emerging technology products and solutions that help optimize and grow enterprises to new and more profitable levels. Her career highlights include successfully steering a product rollout for Amtrak reservation systems handling 30+ million users and $2 billion in revenue; designing product architecture and roadmaps for new SunGard products with target revenues of $32 million per year; and launching the business model for a SaaS-based solution with a target revenue of $80 million.

In 2020, Swathi was selected to be a member of the Forbes Technology Council, where she shares her expert insights in original business articles on Forbes.com. Swathi is the brand ambassador for Women in AI, an international non-profit organization whose goal is to increase diversity in AI.

Swathi also founded and runs DC Emerging Technologies, an active, industry-oriented group that now boasts over 2,000 technocrats. The group focuses on harnessing emerging and disruptive technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D Printing, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, AI, Machine learning, etc. to help the business community with the knowledge and resources needed to develop solutions.
She mentors at 1776, a premium startup accelerator, where she advises entrepreneurs on strategies and best practices for identifying product-market fit, go-to-market strategies, design thinking, and agile engineering processes.
She recently co-authored the AI Playbook, a framework to help federal agencies implement AI products and solutions. She is also one of the leading members of the Ethical Application of AI solutions framework to help organizations measure and monitor the ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence Applications.