Kriti Sharma


Wednesday 3rd July, 9.50

Can AI create a fairer world?

Artificial Intelligence (AI)  algorithms make important decisions about you all the time – like how much you should pay for car insurance or whether or not you get that job interview. But what happens when these machines are built with human bias coded into their systems? In this keynote, technologist Kriti Sharma will explore how the lack of diversity in tech is creeping into AI, and will offer three ways we can start making more ethical algorithms. She will share a vision for how AI technologies can create a better, fairer society if applied to solving the right problems. This Keynote will also explore the skills needed in the future to bring the best of humans and machines together.

Kriti Sharma, Artificial Intelligence technologist, business executive and humanitarian

Kriti is an Artificial Intelligence technologist and a leading global voice on AI ethics and its impact on society. In addition to advising global businesses on AI, she focuses on AI for Social Good. She built her first robot at the age of 15 in India and has been building AI technologies to solve global issues ever since, from productivity to education to domestic violence. Kriti was recently named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for advancements in AI and was included in the Recode 100 list of key influencers in technology in 2017 alongside Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. She was invited as a Civic Leader by the Obama Foundation Summit for her work in ethical technology. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Google Grace Hopper Scholar and recently gave expert testimony on AI Policy to the UK Parliament in the House of Lords. Kriti is frequently featured in global media such as Fortune, BBC, Harvard Business Review, The Times, Financial Times and TechCrunch. Earlier this year, Kriti spearheaded the launch of the Sage Future Makers Lab, a forum that will equip young people around the world with hands-on learning for entering a career in Artificial Intelligence.

Kriti was appointed a United Nations Young Leader at the General Assembly in 2018.