Women at the Table

Keynote: Collective Action with Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, CEO/Founder, Women at the Table

The virtual webinar attracts  attendees registered for the Equitable AI Community of Practice which includes a core working group of practitioners, academics, students, officials, and entrepreneurs working within the equitable AI space. 

Grantees of the program include recipients of USAID’s Equitable AI Challenge including the PIT Policy Lab, working to identify gender bias in tools to identify at-risk students within the Mexican state of Guanajuato, and the University of Lagos/Nivi working to create gender accessibility in health chatbots used in Nigeria. In total, the Equitable AI Community engages a network of about 300 AI-focused government officials, academics, and industry practitioners from around the world in a curriculum designed to promote equity in the responsible development, design, and use of artificial intelligence technologies. Participants hear from globally renowned experts, examine case studies and best practices, connect with other participants, and analyze the most pressing issues in equitable AI development and implementation.

The USAID Equitable AI Community of Practice operates in tandem with the Atlantic Council through the Department of State, AI Connect. Previous AI Connect speakers/panelists include U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs Ramin Toloui, former White House Assistant Director for Data and Democracy Dr. Sorelle Friedler, and former White House OSTP Director of the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office Dr. Lynne Parker. The Atlantic Council frequently provides space and programming for advancing equity, including a recent discussion with USAID Administrator Samantha Power on “Advancing LGBTQI+ Inclusive Development.”

Last modified: August 24, 2023