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0-4.jpgEmily Maxie, Marketing Director at Very will speak at the Women of Silicon Valley event at 11:30 am on March 21, 2018 in San Francisco. The event aims to help the tech community connect, learn, and take action on gender diversity and inclusion.

Emily will join Senior Solution Development Consultant for Chick-fil-A Kesha Williams on stage to discuss biases in machine learning and how to combat them in a session titled, “What Humans Can Learn From Machines.”

While machines themselves aren’t inherently biased, that is not true for the data they are trained on. So, when a machine learns based on biased data, they can take on those biases. What’s more, these learned biases are often invisible to end users, making them hard to combat.

Emily will explain why these biases are so dangerous and how trained data scientists are combating these biases. She will also talk about the societal responsibility of the people who develop software to make sure that their machines are as impartial as possible.

Click here to get tickets for the Women of Silicon Valley event. Or if you can’t make it to the event, check out Emily’s article, “Man is to Boss as Woman is to Receptionist: Bias in Machine Learning.”