Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be the touchstone that transforms many industries. This brings doubts regarding the role of women in AI. Its predecessor, Information Technology, suffered from the lesser participation of women in leadership positions. This is poised to change with women’s role as frontrunners in AI.
Let’s look at the top seven women leading the AI world.
Joy Buolamwini, an MIT graduate, is lauded for her groundbreaking research on algorithm bias. She single-handedly exposed the race and gender biases implicit in facial recognition algorithms.
In addition, this acknowledged the concession that facial recognition technology was not ready for public consumption yet. This did not stop the other commercial applications of artificial intelligence. Also, Buolamwini founded an organization called ‘Algorithmic Justice League.’
Rana el Kaliouby
Rana el Kaliouby has made it her life’s work to improve the emotional intelligence of AI. She has transformed the field of expression recognition research. Hence, the technology development is a subdivision of facial recognition, focused on emotion recognition. Kaliouby is ascribed to the pioneering field of Emotion AI.
Moreover, she is co-founder and CEO of Affectiva, an MIT spinout company that created machine learning algorithms that interpret human expressions and emotions. MIT recently published a study on a new machine learning model that understands object relationships.
Koller has been a professor at Stanford since 1995, specializing in Machine Learning. She and her colleague, Andrew Ng, were the founders of the edu-tech business behemoth ‘Coursera.’ Most recently, Koller is the Founder-CEO of Insitro. It’s a firm that uses machine learning to revolutionize pharmacological medication research.
Anna Patterson is the founder and Managing Partner of Gradient Ventures. Her remarkable career delved into designing and delivering artificial intelligence to startups and major tech companies. Also, she started her career with Google and was promoted to the company’s VP of Engineering for many years.
She is the first female head of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). This is one of the most prestigious and prominent labs in the world. Her breakthrough research shows its impact on networked collaborative robots, self-configurable robots, and soft robots. In addition, she believes that a robot is a tool and can be extremely beneficial. Moreover, her efforts have led to artificial intelligence used everywhere.
Claire Delaunay has held leadership roles in many of Silicon Valley’s renowned firms. Her resume spans work with SRI, Google, Uber, and NVIDIA. Also, she is the co-founder of Otto. In addition, she is currently working on a platform that allows autonomous machines to be deployed at scale.
Fei Fei Li
She founded and managed the ImageNet initiative. It’s a repository of millions of tagged photos that have altered the course of AI. in addition, it formed the basis of deep learning. Moreover, reports say that Geoff Hinton and his colleagues used their neural network-based model AI trained on ImageNet.
Finally, artificial intelligence is changing the way you work. Moreover, the potential for what is possible. Also, it’s an avenue for women-led growth and development. These extraordinary women are trailblazing the way to the future.