Moral Outsourcing: Humanity in the age of AI | Rumman Chowdhury | TEDxOccidentalCollege

It is common to see headlines about Artificial Intelligence (AI) – good things, like AI that can detect cancer better than doctors, or bad things, like a racist or sexist algorithm. In this talk, Rumman Chowdhury asserts that when considering moral dilemmas around AI, it is important not to detach humans from the machines they program and control. In doing this, she further breaks down how we can all individually shape AI for the better.
Dr. Chowdhury’s passion lies at the intersection of artificial intelligence and humanity. She is an internationally recognized speaker on Artificial Intelligence, the future society, and ethics. She is the Global Lead for Responsible AI at Accenture Applied Intelligence, where she makes practical and ethical AI solutions for her clients. She is a data scientist and social scientist, holding two undergraduate degrees from MIT, a master’s from Columbia University, and a PhD from the University of California, San Diego. She has been recognized as one of Silicon Valley’s 40 under 40, one of the BBC’s 100 women, and is a fellow at the Royal Society of the Arts. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at