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Responsible AI


In AI promise tremendous benefits to society but also pose significant challenges. Google is at the forefront of AI research, applications and operationalizing principles for Responsible AI. As the field continues to advance, responsibility is becoming increasingly important to meet expectations of all stakeholders. In this talk, we look at challenges and responses to Google’s experience in the areas of privacy, bias, model interpretability, long-term user impact and social impact. 
We look at examples from Google experience and learnings in areas such as:
Unintended consequences
Secondary metrics
Model understanding


Ron is Technical Director for Applied Artificial Intelligence team in Google’s Cloud CTO office. Ron leads AI experiments and collaborates with Google Product and Engineering for AI products and engages deeply with Global F500 enterprises to unlock strategic value with AI. Previously, Ron was the founding CEO of Think Big Analytics. Think Big provides end to end support for enterprise Big Data including data science, data engineering, advisory and managed services and frameworks such as Kylo for enterprise data lakes. Think Big was acquired by Teradata in 2014 and was the leading pure play big data services firm. At Teradata, Ron led Think Big to grow globally, to develop the Kylo open source data lake framework, and to expand to architecture consulting. In 2017 Ron led the creation of an Artificial Intelligence incubator at Teradata. Previously, Ron was VP Engineering at Quantcast where he led the data science and engineer teams that pioneered the use of Hadoop and NoSQL for batch and real-time decision making including lookalike models. Prior to that, Ron was Founder of New Aspects, which provided enterprise consulting for Aspect-Oriented Programming. Ron was also Co-Founder and CTO of B2B applications provider C-Bridge, which he led to team of 900 people and a successful IPO. Ron graduated with honors from McGill University with a B.S. in Math and Computer Science. Ron also has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from MIT, leaving the PhD program after presenting the idea for C-bridge and placing in the finals of the $100k Entrepreneurship Contest.