Inspirational Women in AI

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Women have broken barriers to make many groundbreaking advances in artificial intelligence (AI). These women's stories can serve as inspiration at a company's or university's Women's History Month event. Explore women's contributions in this technological field with a speech from one of the top-rated speakers in AI.

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Exploring Women's Contributions to AI

While the number of women obtaining AI degrees and careers has begun to increase, males still hold predominant roles in the field. Despite women's struggle to establish themselves in this male-dominated industry, many have accomplished extraordinary work. Hear how they have advanced this technology with a speech from one of these leading women. 

AI women speakers can serve as the perfect addition to your Women's History Month event. These women also speak at technology conferences, corporate events, and diversity and inclusion events. Colleges or universities can use the stories of these women to inspire their students in their educational pursuits.

Top-Rated Female AI Speakers 

As artificial intelligence continues to change the world, there are countless remarkable women behind the scenes who are among the leaders and innovators reshaping the landscape of technology and innovation. As LAI exclusive keynote speakers, these visionary women bring a fresh perspective to what’s happening now in AI and what’s coming down the pike. They challenge the audience to think about how they can leverage AI and other emerging technologies to innovate their businesses and elevate the world around them. 

If you’re looking for expert AI speakers who can cover topics ranging from how to use AI to evolve your business to navigating the ethical considerations it presents, consider any of these women in AI.


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Amy Webb, World-Renowned Futurist; Founder & CEO of the Future Today Institute


Named one of Forbes’Five Women Changing the World”, she leads a fascinating exploration into emerging trends and tech, such as AI, and shares customized insights for how organizations can implement these technologies to become disruptors in their industries.

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Kate Darling, Leading Expert in Social Robotics and MIT Media Lab Research Scientist


Kate Darling shares incredible insights on the evolving relationship between humans and robots and leads a deep dive into where the true potential of AI and robotics lies.


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Suhair Khan, Founder of "Open-Ended Design" Technology & Design Lab, Google Arts & Culture Founding Team Member, Technologist, Thought Leader, Design Leader

Suhair pulls from her decades of experience leading technology teams at places like Google to show audiences how AI and future of technology can be harnessed for creativity, managing change, arts, and culture

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Noelle Russell, Global AI Solutions Lead at Accenture, Founder & Chief AI Officer at AI Leadership Institute


An award-winning technologist who has led innovative tech teams at NPR, Microsoft, IBM, AWS, and Amazon Alexa, and draws from her groundbreaking work in AI to open audiences’ eyes to how they can tap into AI as a competitive advantage and vehicle for growth.


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Nichol Bradford, Futurist and Transformative Tech Pioneer, Founder, & Executive


Nichol Bradford is on a mission to show the world how emerging technologies, such as AI, can enhance health, happiness, and human capabilities at work and in everyday endeavors. She points to her research to show how AI, sensors, and biotech can be leveraged to optimize and co-exist with humanity, as well as navigate the future.


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Sheryl Connelly, Leading Futurist & Global Consumer Trends Expert, Legendary Chief Futurist at Ford Motor Company


Sheryl Connelly examines social, technological, economic, environmental, and political trends to offer groups a big-picture overview of how key trends and emerging technologies will reshape their organizations, industries, and society as a whole.


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Poppy Crum, Expert in Technology-Driven Innovation & Human Evolution 


One of the brilliant minds behind many of the empathetic technologies that leverage human physiology and transform the ways we interact with the world, Poppy Crum offers audiences a compelling look at how new technologies will rapidly change the ways we live, work, and do business. 


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Cecilia Mosze Tham, Co-Founder of FutureFunded, Entrepreneur, Activist, Singularity University Fellow and Ambassador


Cecilia covers humanity in the age of radical converging technology, focusing on how AI and new technology advancements affect the future of work, learning, manufacturing, and more.


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Samantha Jordan, Futurist; Consultant, the Future Today Institute


As Sam Jordan delves into AI and the other technologies that are reshaping the human experience, she gives audiences cause for “plausible optimism” by helping them identify and understand which technologies they can integrate to expedite their organizations’ next big breakthrough.


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Sydney Savion, Former Global Learning Futurist at Google, Transformational Leadership Expert


A purpose-driven leader who foresees shifts in the human and digital elements of work, she offers practical approaches for how leaders across industries should be thinking about AI and how it can be combined with the human elements of performance in order to support organizations and the people that power them.


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Melanie Subin, Futurist; Trends, Scenarios, & Strategic Foresight Leader; Managing Director, Future Today Institute


Melanie Subin is passionate about using research to tackle the weirdest, most complex problems we face in business and society. She offers a gripping overview of the tech and trends that are disrupting the world in real time.


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Christy Tanner, Digital & Culture Transformation Thought Leader, Former C-Level Executive at CBS Interactive & TV Guide Digital


Christy Tanner is an innovation expert who demystifies digital transformation for audiences and is expertly positioned to explain the capabilities of powerful AI tools, including ChatGPT and Midjourney, and how they can be utilized to support business objectives and unlock growth.

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Sasha Luccioni, Research in Artificial Intelligence, Climate Lead at Hugging Face

Explore the ethical and sustainable concerns related to AI technologies with Sasha Luccioni, a leading researcher in the societal and environmental impacts of AI technologies. She has been called upon by leading organizations like the United Nations to develop norms and best practices for ethical and sustainable AI. She explains the usefulness and limitations of AI and its planetary impacts.

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Keren Elazari, Former Hacker, Cybersecurity Expert & Author

Keren Elazari uses her former experience as a hacker to discuss the realities and challenges of cybersecurity in an increasingly complex world. She uses her cybersecurity expertise to discuss developing security challenges relating to emerging AI technology. She discusses how AI can be a shield and a weapon, indicating both the risks and opportunities ahead.

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Sara M. Watson, Independent Industry Analyst and Technology Critic

With experience as a Principal Analyst at Forrester, Gartner, and Insider Intelligence, Sara M. Watson specializes in emerging technology, especially AI. She explores the possibilities of AI, including how it could change life and work. She primarily focuses on preserving human agency while delegating some agency to AI. 

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