Rumman Chowdhury | CEO and Founder of Parity
Rumman Chowdhury’s passion lies at the intersection of artificial intelligence and humanity. She is a pioneer in the field of applied algorithmic ethics, working with C-suite clients to create cutting-edge technical solutions for ethical, explainable and transparent AI since 2017. Formerly Global Lead for Responsible AI at Accenture Applied Intelligence, she is currently the CEO and founder of Parity, an enterprise algorithmic audit platform company.
Chowdhury holds two undergraduate degrees from MIT, a master’s degree in Quantitative Methods of the Social Sciences from Columbia University, and a doctorate in political science from the University of California, San Diego. She has been featured in international media and is a member of BrainTrust, a community of experts for Protocol, a tech magazine by Politico. She is a multiple TedX speaker, a Forbes Tech contributing author and has been named by InformationWeek as one of 10 influential AI and machine learning experts to follow on Twitter. She was also named one of BBC’s 100 Women, recognized as one of the Bay Area’s top 40 under 40, and honored to be inducted to the British Royal Society of the Arts (RSA). She has also been named by Forbes as one of Five Who are Shaping AI.
As service to the field and the larger community, she serves on the board of Oxford University’s Commission on AI and Governance, AI4All, a group dedicated to drawing underrepresented groups into STEM, AIGA, the University of Virginia’s Data Science Program, and Patterns, a data science journal by the publishers of Cell.
Chowdhury serves as co-chair of the RSA’s Citizen AI Jury and leads the IEEE group AISRI (AI Systems Risk and Impact), and is a founding member of the Algorithmic Advisory Alliance. She has shaped policy – as advisor to the UK House of Lords Parliamentary group on AI, in her testimony to the FTC, New York City Algorithmic Commission, the UN, OECD, Partnership on AI, and other global AI and ethics organizations.
In her work as Accenture’s Responsible AI lead, she led the design of the Fairness Tool, a first-in-industry algorithmic tool to identify and mitigate bias in AI systems. Dr. Chowdhury co-authored a Harvard Business Review piece on its influences and impact.