Interview with Top AI Expert, Rumman Chowdhury

One of BBC’s 100 Women, Dr Rumman Chowdhury, is an expert on responsible and ethical AI. The CEO and Founder of Humane Intelligence is fascinated by the intersection of artificial intelligence and humanity.

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During this exclusive interview, Dr. Rumman Chowdhury explores the many risks associated with AI. “AI reflects the societal biases that we see in the institutions all around us… reflecting in scale all the harms we see in the world today.” Chowdhury stresses that as humans, it is our job to make sure these biases are not perpetuated.

She explores how these emerging technologies will impact the future of work stating that, “AI systems will not takeaway all of our jobs”, with 10% of most jobs being automated.

“Moral outsourcing”, a term coined by Chowdhury, refers to “when we humanise AI.” She discusses the dangers associated with this. Another problem caused by the AI revolution are the many myths that accompany it. Chowdhury provides a valuable take on debunking some of them for us.

As a well-respected mind in the AI space, she shares her goals, “to ensure that every AI product is being built with ethics in mind and with humanity first”. Questions that need to be heavily considered are; “how should laws be reshaped in society? How can regular people understand how AI is impacting them?”. In this quickly evolving space, how will companies be held responsible if their AI systems harm people?

Having worked with Fortune 500 leaders and companies on a global scale, her advice was similar to them all, one point being that “AI is just a product that you implement… your goals and values should always be first”.

Forbes named Rumman Chowdhury, “one of five shaping AI.”


Video Timeline

  • 00:16 – Who are you and what do you do?
  • 01:02 – What are the main risks associated with AI?
  • 01:30 – How will the future of work be impacted?
  • 02:33 – What is moral outsourcing, and how can we combat the problems associated with this?
  • 04:08 – What are some myths around this AI revolution that you would like to debunk?
  • 05:28 – Forbes named you as one of Five Who Shaping AI. How do you intend to do so?
  • 06:33 – Why is it so important for governments and corporations to implement responsible AI?
  • 08:01 – What is next for you?

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