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September 14, 2023

Language, Humanity, and AI

About This Video

In this thought-provoking discussion, our distinguished panelists delve into the intricate relationship between language, humanity, and artificial intelligence. They explore the impact of AI on our communication, cognition, and culture, and how it’s shaping the way we interact with technology and each other.

In This Video
Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Chelsea Finn is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, and the William George and Ida Mary Hoover Faculty Fellow. Her research interests lie in the capability of robots and other agents to develop broadly intelligent behavior through learning and interaction.

Kiswahili Machine Learning Fellow, Mozilla

Kathleen Siminyu is an AI Researcher focused on Natural Language Processing(NLP) for African Languages. She works at Mozilla Foundation as a Machine Learning Fellow to support the development of a Kiswahili Speech Recognition dataset and to build transcription models for end-use cases in the agricultural and financial domains. In this role, Kathleen is keen to ensure the diversity of Kiswahili speakers, in terms of age, gender, accent, and language variant/dialect, for the dataset and models created.

Contributing Writer for The Atlantic

Karen Hao is an award-winning journalist covering the impacts of artificial intelligence on society. She was formerly a foreign correspondent covering China tech for the Wall Street Journal and a senior editor for AI at MIT Technology Review. Her work is regularly taught in universities and cited by governments. She has received numerous accolades for her coverage, including an ASME Next Award for Journalists Under 30. She received her B.S. from MIT.