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Dinner Meeting - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

  • 26 Mar 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 57


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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly:
A personal tale about artificial intelligence and ethics

with guest speaker Phaedra Boinodiris

T O   B E   H E L D   O N L I N E


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and public health officials' encouragement for social distancing, this event will now be presented online from 7-8 p.m.

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  • Because we will not be able to enjoy dinner together, we are altering our pricing for the event to $10. All registration fees received by BPW/Triangle for this meeting will go entirely to supporting our scholarship fund.
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This talk will introduce the very real dangers of unmitigated bias in Artificial Intelligence (AI), told in a very personal way through storytelling.

We live in amazing times and we need to continuously ask ourselves these four questions:

  • How can humanity benefit from this AI/technology?
  • What products and services can you imagine in this space?
  • How might AI be manipulated, or how might unintended consequences lead to harmful outcomes?
  • What are the suggestions for a responsible future?

From classrooms in deep Texas to Precision Medicine, Phaedra Boinodiris retells her journey campaigning to educate the world about Ethical AI.

ABOUT PHAEDRA Phaedra Boinodiris is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and Sciences and has focused on inclusion in technology since 1999. She holds five patents and has served on the leadership team of IBM’s Academy of Technology focusing on kicking off internal startups that range from IBM’s first Serious Games and Advanced Simulation program to IBM’s first K-12 program.

Phaedra is currently pursuing her PhD in AI and Ethics due to a generous scholarship from the European Union in collaboration with New York University.  She has founded or acted as an advisor for multiple digital inclusion programs. She co-founded where she launched the first national scholarship program for women to pursue degrees in game design and development. 

She won the United Nations Woman of Influence in STEM and inclusivity Award in 2019, received the Social Innovator Award by IBM in 2018, received the 2014 Kenan Flagler Young Alumni Award, became a Fellow of the American Democracy Institute in 2011 and in 2007 was recognized by Women in Games International as being one of the Top 100 Women in the Games industry. 

Phaedra is the author of the book Serious Games for Business and is a regular public speaker and contributor to articles in Forbes, Fast Company, the National Academy of Engineering Journal, NPR and other publications. She is on the editorial board for the Journal of Future Robotic Life and on the board of Marbles Museum. She holds a BA and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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