General Sessions

Keynote: Responsible Tech in the Era of AI


11:00am - 12:00pm

Level: Everyone

Tim O’Brien

General Manager, AI Programs


Advances in artificial intelligence promise to reimagine everything from healthcare to transportation to retail. But like any transformative technology, the risks aren’t always obvious at the outset. For developers, AI is tremendous opportunity, and to help you get the most from it, this session will give you a greater understanding of how to approach these technologies with a clear view of the ethical considerations. The session will describe the ethical design, development, and usage implications of technologies central to AI, such as facial recognition, chatbots, and predictive analytics. You’ll learn about approaches to mitigating bias in machine learning, making neural nets more explainable, and more.