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Ethics4NextGen AI Summit Agenda

10:00 am – 10:10 am PST – Welcome Message

Shilpi Agarwal, Founder, DataEthics4All and Host, Ethics4NextGen AI Summit + Bootcamp + Hackathon

Keynote Fireside Chat.

10:15 am – 10:45 am PST – Keynote Fireside Chat


Data and Inclusion: A Conversation with Sheila Warren of the World Economic Forum

As the head of blockchain and data policy at the World Economic Forum, Sheila Warren focuses in part on how data can lay the foundation for a more equitable society. In this conversation, we will explore tensions in the data ecosystem and how policy and governance can support inclusion and reduce bias.


Marie-Wallace Data Strategist IBM

Marie Wallace, IBM Watson Health

10:50 am – 11:20 am PST – Keynote

Empowering individuals to be active participants in the global data ecosystem

The world is changing and so our perspective on data. People are no longer happy to have themselves and their data exploited. Privacy-preserving is more than just a buzzword, and we have new technologies that allow us to re-imagine the data supply chain. This is exciting, but also scary for the status quo. During this session I will share use cases, technologies, challenges, opportunities, and my hope for a new and more equitable data ecosystem in the future.

Panel Discussion.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm PST – Panel Discussion

The Impact of AI on Society

The impact of AI on society has been discussed by every major news outlet and most leading technologists.
There is general consensus that AI’s impact is mostly positive but we need to keep an eye on it, in case the intended goals of AI is misaligned with our values as human beings.
There is no general consensus on what those values are and how to protect them. This panel of technologists will dive into that question.

Ethics4NextGen Mentoring Program.


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST – Panel Discussion

Bring your Lunch and Questions for the Ethics4NextGen Mentoring Social Impact Entrepreneurship Panel

Join an expert panel of Ashok Ramasswami (Venture Capital Investor & Tech Leader), Ashmeet Sidana (Entrepreneur & Venture Capital Investor), Ankur Jain (Venture Capital Investor & Entrepreneur) and Karthik Rajan (Executive Entrepreneur) and moderator Juliette-Marie Somerset (Global Startup Mentor, Advisor & Early-stage Investor) for an interactive mentoring discussion on the topics for impact-driven startups.


Elizabeth M. Adams

Elizabeth M. Adams,
UN Key Constituent,
Roundtable 3C on Artificial Intelligence
Stanford University Fellow,
Race & Technology

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm PST – Talk

Ethics in AI and Civic Tech: Data Collection & Video Surveillance

Rapidly advancing technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and algorithmic decision-making have proven to be a force for good. These technologies can also amplify forms of inequality, discrimination, and bias. Race and technology together, have been an afterthought, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This talk will focus on Data Collection & Video Surveillance used in AI enabled systems and the potential dangers to communities of color. We will discuss creating a more inclusive narrative that addresses racial and social inequalities in AI.

Panel Discussion.

1:20 pm – 1:50 pm PST – Panel Discussion

AI in Specific Areas pertaining to Criminal Justice and Privacy

In this Panel, we will discuss specific areas in Criminal Justice where AI could conceivably be utilized, including detecting financial crimes, violent crimes, and determining recidivism.
We’ll also discuss privacy implications in collecting accurate data to train the AI model.

DataEthics4All AI Youth Panel Discussion.

1:55 pm – 2: 25 pm PST – Panel Discussion

How Social Stigmas instigate Racial Injustice in the Present World

In this DataEthics4All AI Youth Panel, we will explore questions like:
1. What particular characteristics do we as a community attribute to race (including personal bias and stereotypes)?
2. Does being defensive about oneself keep us from listening to people of other races?
3. Do you think most people have the same social ideals/stigmas about teenagers, and on the other hand, the elderly? Why/why not?
4. Have you ever had anyone make assumptions about you? How does that make you feel?


Tyrone Grandison, DataEthics4All Think Tank

Tyrone Grandison,
Chief Technology Officer,
Pearl Long Term Care Solutions, Inc.
Former Deputy Chief Data Officer,
U.S. Department of Commerce

2:35 pm – 3:05 pm PST – Talk

Impact of COVID-19 on Elderly

One of the most susceptible populations in this era of COVID-19 is the elderly.
The pandemic spread like wildfire through long term care residences. However, as in all crises, minorities sub-communities experience a different reality.

Youth Fireside Chat.

3:10 pm – 3:30 pm PST – Youth Fireside Chat

PulledOver - Combating Police Brutality using Technology

Aaditya Agrawal discusses his journey to develop and launch PulledOver.
Talking about his inspiration for the project, the obstacles he faced in the development, and the feedback he has received.
The future of the project and the implications of the framework in other areas and aspects of society are also discussed.
How was he able to make a small difference to our society and how can you as well.



Jason Corso
Co-Founder & CEO at Voxel51
Professor of Electrical Engineering
& Computer Science,
University of Michigan

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm PST – Talk

Getting Closer To The Data is Everyone's Responsibility in AI

Capabilities of AI systems have increased immensely in recent years, far surpassing the limitations dating back to the first AI winter some decades ago.
However, these advances have not come without ongoing struggle. Specifically, modern AI systems rely on a mix of algorithmic, computational and data-based advances.
Whereas we can use well established theory to understand the algorithmic and the computational aspects of these systems, it remains a challenge to do so for the data-based components.
In this talk, Jason will discuss the critical role data has in modern AI system development, deployment and analysis. He will describe the needs for and the capabilities of existing development tools focused on data, including aspects of data provenance, data annotation, and data analysis.


Joe Toscano

Joe Toscano
Founder, BEACON

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm PST – Talk

Our Role as Responsible Technologists

A summary of Joe‘s journey as a technologist to his experience at Google and why he left to how he got into his role in the ecosystem worldwide, what he’s learned and how it can help set foundations for those just now trying to get into the space.

Panel Discussion.

4:20 pm – 4:50 pm PST – Panel Discussion

Building Ethical Technology


In this Panel Discussion, we’ll talk with the experts on steps to implement a data ethics framework at a Company and building Ethical Technology.

4:50 pm – 5:00 pm PST – Summit Closing Remarks

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