Rumman Chowdhury – Keynote Speaker

Former Director of AI Ethics, X (formerly Twitter), United States Science Envoy for AI, Responsible AI Fellow, Harvard University

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Specialist Subjects

  • AI governance
  • Data privacy and security
  • Future Society
  • Data Science
  • Women in STEM
  • AI and Future of Work
  • Future of Education
  • Investing in sustainable and ethical technology
  • Building and supporting diverse teams
  • Leadership and management in crisis
  • Building successful teams in a globalized hybrid work environment
  • Social media’s impact on democracy and society
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Why does technology needs ethics? Ethical and Responsible AI
  • Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency in AI
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence



  • English


Dr. Rumman Chowdhury is a data scientist and social scientist. She is the CEO of the tech nonprofit Humane Intelligence, which builds a community of practice around evaluations of AI models, as well as the United States Science Envoy for Artificial Intelligence.

Dr. Chowdhury is also Responsible AI Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.

Previously, Dr. Chowdhury was the Director of the ML Ethics, Transparency, and Accountability (META) team at Twitter, as well as the as Global Lead for Responsible AI at Accenture Applied Intelligence.

She was named one of Time’s 100 most Influential People in AI, BBC’s 100 Women, Worthy Magazine’s Top 100, recognized as one of the Bay Area’s top 40 under 40 and named by Forbes as one of Five Who are Shaping AI.

Chowdhury 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.

Dr. Rumman Chowdhury’s passion lies at the intersection of artificial intelligence and humanity. She is a pioneer in the field of applied algorithmic ethics, creating cutting-edge socio-technical solutions for ethical, explainable and transparent AI.

She is dedicated to cultivating and growing the next wave of technology-forward companies enabling the responsible use of emerging technologies.

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