Rumman Chowdhury

Data and Social Scientist

Role: Global Lead for Responsible Artificial Intelligence at Accenture

Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Race/Ethnicity: Bangladeshi

Education: Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, M.S. in Quantitative Methods of the Social Sciences from Columbia University, B.S. in Management Science and Political Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fun Facts: Rumman launched the X Institute where refugees learn data science and marketing skills to find freelance jobs.

About Her Work: Rumman has said, “When I think of AI or data science, I literally think of it as information about people meant to understand trends in human behavior.” It can be difficult to understand how AI makes the decisions it does. This is where the Fairness Tool comes in. It can help businesses understand where the data they are collecting may be biased and give suggestions on how to fix that.

Watch & Discuss

Video: What is Responsible AI? (1:00)

  • What is bias in data and what data might be biased?

  • Why is it important to minimize bias in the data that AI systems use?


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