When women enter the world of data science, we not only create cool products but we also innovate on decision intelligence, provide platforms for high quality, free, and accessible education and work towards making technological democratization.
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Cassie Kosyrkov is Google’s Chief Decision Scientist at Google where in her own words “serve as a thought leader in this new discipline, guiding Google and the world in making safe, effective use of AI and data”.
Her growth from a high school teacher in South Africa to creating Google’s Decision Intelligence Engineering division has been remarkable. Cassie acquired a wealth of knowledge by getting PhDs in Neuroeconomics and Mathematical Statistics while also working as a lecturer in Decisions and Statistics respectively with near perfect GPA scores.
Cassie Joined Google in 2014 as a Statistician, where she trained 15,000+ employees and advised 200+ teams on data-driven decision making.
Follow Cassie Kozyrkov at @quesita on Twitter to stay updated with her work. Watch her speech on Decision Intelligence at the TNW conference.
Daphne Koller is the co-founder and co-chairman of Coursera, the online learning platform that provides 3000+ free courses from major universities in the world. She founded it with Andrew Ng who is a computer engineer, entrepreneur and an influential leader in machine learning and AI.
Daphne is also the Chief Computing Officer at Calico, a research, and development company which is aimed at understanding lifespan and to prevent aging and associated diseases using technology. A BSc and MSc degree holder from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, she is also a Standford Alumni with a Ph.D. in Computer Science.
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Virginia Eubanks is an author, an Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Albany, SUNY. She is also the co-founder of Our Knowledge, Our Power (OKOP), an anti-poverty welfare association.
Her recent book ‘Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor’ created a lot of buzzes around how technology affects the society with moving stories about the impact of technology on the marginalized communities in the United States. She has worked with community and technology justice movements for twenty years.
Get this book on Amazon here.
Stay updated on the works of Virginia Eubanks by following her on Twitter @PopTechWorks.
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