17nov12:45 PM1:30 PMAI Ethics & Inclusive Tech DesignElizabeth Adams - Chief AI Ethics & Culture Advisor/Affiliate Fellow, Phil Gagnon-Joseph - Associate & Korri Antonio Jones - Senior Lead Machine Learning Engineer12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Abstract:We explore topics related to tech and AI from a Black perspective. What You’ll Learn:Viewers will learn from experts in their field about the topics they think
We explore topics related to tech and AI from a Black perspective.
What You’ll Learn:
Viewers will learn from experts in their field about the topics they think are most important when viewing tech and AI through a Black focused lens.
As one of Forbes “15 AI Ethics Leaders Showing The World The Way Of The Future”, Elizabeth M. Adams is a highly-sought-after resource in business and professional circles for executives, small business owners, non-profits, institutions of higher learning and community leaders from all sectors of society, looking to expand their knowledge of AI Ethics and Leadership of Responsible AI™.
For over two decades, she has studied the science of business and technology influences on society while leading large scale technology initiatives for Fortune 500 companies and various government organizations. As a scholar-practitioner, Elizabeth has developed her expertise by interviewing, observing, advising, and working alongside successful technical and non-technical leaders, creating alliances with community that translate theory into results.
Elizabeth is pursuing a doctoral degree at Pepperdine University with a research focus on Leadership of Responsible AI™. Elizabeth serves as the Global Chief AI Culture & Ethics Officer for Women in AI where she volunteers her time building a world class team and program to support the needs of 8,000 women around the world.
After spending years intrigued by the technology he was using to train and rehabilitate athletes, Phil decided to transition from keeping athletes on the field, to keeping tech entrepreneurs in the game. In 2020, he partnered with Real Ventures to create Rep Matters, an interview series that highlights Black entrepreneurs and investors, and joined Real Ventures as an associate in 2021. In this role, he supports all of the firm’s investment activities, and is always looking to connect with amazing founders. Outside of work, Phil spends his time coaching and mentoring youth, playing basketball, or finding his next outdoor adventure.
Korri Jones is a Sr Lead Machine Learning Engineer and Innovation Coach at Chick-fil-A, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia where he is focused on how to operationalize advanced statistical and machine learning models at scale (MLOps). Prior to his work at Chick-fil-A, he worked as a Business Analyst and product trainer for NavMD, Inc., was an adjunct professor at Roane State Community College, and instructor for the Project GRAD summer program at Pellissippi State Community College and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His accolades are just as diverse, and he was in the inaugural 40 under 40 for the University of Tennessee in 2021, Volunteer of the year with the Urban League of Greater Atlanta with over 700 hours in a single calendar year and has received the “Looking to the Future” award within his department at Chick-fil-A among many others, including best speaker awards in business case competitions. However, the best award he has received so far, is being a loving husband to his wife Lydia.
Korri is an alumnus of UT’s Haslam College of Business’ full-time MBA program where he concentrated in Business Analytics. While at UT, he was chosen two years in a row to compete in the National Black MBA Marketing case competition sponsored by Fiat Chrysler. As a part of the competition, he won the best presenter award. During his time at UT, Korri also served as an MBA coach for the Tennessee Organization of MBA’s Ernst & Young Case Competition. Before earning his MBA from UT, Korri earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Alcorn State University, where he served in leadership roles for several organizations and was recognized for outstanding scholarship and community service.
Korri has a passion for giving back and sharing his love of learning with others. He has dedicated himself to making a difference in his community through service. He has been a member of the National Urban League for nearly 10 years and served as the inaugural chairman of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals’ Innovation and Technology Committee for two years.
During his free time, Korri and his wife enjoy traveling, eating exotic foods, and occasionally playing monopoly. Community-wise, Korri teaches coding classes, serves on the board of the UT Haslam College of Business MBA Advisory Council, and is the President of the Board of Directors for Out of Hand Theater. Korri also finds time to continue his love of teaching by visiting and speaking with students in classrooms across Atlanta.
(Wednesday) 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM