Seminar | Evening Seminar and Reception | Monday, April 9, 2018 | 6:00 – 8:00pm

Confronting Bias in Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is poised to be a major disruptor across a range of industries in the coming years. AI algorithms can now power autonomous cars, speed cancer diagnoses, identify suspicious financial transactions, help you hire your next teammate, and even create art. Yet, research shows that algorithmic bias, if not addressed at the outset, can amplify errors in the underlying data and perpetuate inequalities. What can companies do to address potential blindspots and mitigate these risks?
The panel will address the specific ways in which bias can enter machine learning systems, the importance of addressing diversity with your teams from the start and the role of the lawyer in helping clients navigate these legal and ethical issues.
The event will feature a panel discussion followed by a networking reception.
This panel is co-sponsored by the Debevoise Women’s Resource Group, the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance of New York and the Harvard Business School Women’s Association of Greater New York.


6:00 – 6:30pm        


6:30 – 7:30pm


7:30 – 8:00pm        




Andrée Gagnon (HLS '92)
Microsoft Canada


Wynne Leung Kim


Sandra Philips Rogers
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.


Harumi Urata-Thompson
HUT Consulting

Wanji Walcott
PayPal Holdings, Inc.



Anna Gressel (HLS '14)
Debevoise & Plimpton


Please click here to read more about our panelists

Event Details:


Monday, 04/9/18 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm | iCal


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New York, NY 10022 USA

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