. 2022-3 welcomes you to 15th annual players cards of world record jobs - how to play games version of WRJ
Health we continue to value alumni of Brilliant, Nightingale (doubly so given Ukraine situation) , the women who built a nation round last mile health care with Fazle Abed.,Abed's 21st C comrade spirit Jim Kim without whom the signature transformation of UN leader Guterres : UN2 that proacts engineering/entrepreneur/education/Servant leader smarts into any silo of old gov probably would not be with us
WorldClassDaos recommends we leap into better 2020s best place to start: HONG KONG as WorldClassEngineer laureate of 2022. While dad, norman macrae, coined term Entrepreneurial Revolution in The Economist 1969. Friends think there would be few problems in the world if every 1/1000 of humans were as energetic multi-win traders as Hong Kong, Hong Kong is leading 21st coming of age with unprecedented co-creativity geared to making sure web3 serves communities in ways no previous web 2, 1 or tele media (arguably only attenborough beat off vested interests to sustain 50 years of consistent tv storytelling access -moreover web3 has emerged out of a radical fintech foundation with concept of Satoshi 2008 intended to be a decentralised solution to serial abuse of communities by subprime banking
JOTTINGS: Nightingales deliver motion for UNGA77 .why love Stanford. (rules options) ::
top 2 alumni networks to cooperate with remain Fazle Abed & Von Neumann-; with urgent appearance of web3 as make or break sustainability generation we've spent time zooming up bop-eg Singapore Players, ..... more WRJ
Upd Fall 2023 - Worlds AI see change everyone's futures; Musk headline on need for 3rd party referee is transnational ai summit's deepest intelligent momentupd valentines 2023 ...Join us at twitterversal.com and TAO: Twitter Autonomy Opsworldclassdaosgreenbigbang invites you to have a sneak at our new picks for 2023 if you are comfy with messy searchesSDGs rising by valuing women's productivity emulating mens
Coming soon Tao.dance- dance then wherever you may be for I am the oak tree of nature's dance said (s)he
If you are going to help save 2020s world from extinction (let alone putin!) the top 50 people you'll need to learn and action with will be a deeply personal combo- GAMES OF WRJ #1 edit 50 playing cards from WRJ -ask a friend to do likewise- see how many common choices you made -then choose one to keep your friend had not chosen and voce versa - by all means add in your own selections- keep updating your 50 cards aide memoire.. bon courage - who need to be at WRJ? rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk..*
9/8/18 paul oyer: fei-fei li : lei zhang - WE WELCOME q&a THE MORE MATHEMATUCAL OR HUMAN THE BETTER chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk MA stats cambridge 1973

2016 bangladesh schools go edigital nationwide :: brookings video :: Bangla video :: brac how's that
1/1/21 we have entered the most exciting decade to be alive- by 2030 we will likely know whether humans & tech wizards can save futureoflife- tech surveys indicate odds of accomplishing this greatest human mission would be lot less without spirit of a chinese american lady at stanford-...
bonus challenge for those on road to glasgow cop2 nov2021: future 8 billion peoples want to value from 2021 rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

GAMES of world record jobs involve
*pack of cards: world record jobs creators eg fei-fe li ; fazle abed ...
*six future histories before 2021 starts the decade of empowering youth to be the first sustainable generation.

problem 99% of what people value connecting or doing to each other
has changed (and accelerated in last three quarters of a century- while laws, culture and nature's diversity and health are rooted in real-world foundations that took mother earth 1945 years to build with -and that's only using the christian calendar

1995 started our most recent quater of a century with 2 people in Seattle determined to change distribution of consumers' markets - the ideas of how of bezos and jack ma on what this would involve were completely different except that they changed the purpose of being online from education knowledge to buying & selling things -
nb consuming up things is typically a zero-sum game or less if done unsustainable- whereas life-shaping knowhow multiplies value in use
from 1970 to 1995 knowhow needed to end subsistence poverty of over a billion asian villagers was networked person to person by women with no access to electricity grids- their number 1 wrjc involved partnerships linked by fazle abed - borlaug's crop science was one of the big 5 action learnings -its person to person application saved a billion people from starvation; the first 185 years of the machie age started up bl glasgow university's smith an watt in 1760 had brought humans to the 2 world wars; when people from nearly 200 nations founded the united nations at san francisco opera house 1945 chances of species survival looked poor- miraculous;y one mathematician changed that before he died 12 years later- john von neumann's legacy was both the moon race and twin artificial intel labs - one facing pacific ocean out of stanford; the other facing the atlantic out of mit boston .. who are top job creating economists by practice - health -refugee sports green hong kong..where are top tour guides around billionaire 1 2 around poverty,,, we the peoples ...

Friday, February 9, 2024

Hopes of Humans intelligence Rising in Washington DC

 Great conference moderated by Oxman follows fortnight of great AI briefings in Washington DC with world bank leader Banga and Stanford Policy AI revolutionaries Condoleezza Rice & Fei_Fei Li

https://www.theintersect.tech/2024/agenda  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5URzayr8wok


Jason Oxman, President and CEO, ITI

1:05 PM

A Path Forward for American Cybersecurity Speakers:

National Cyber Harry Coker, United States National Cyber Director Active Agenda 


1:20 PM

How Smart Policy Can Drive Competitiveness and Innovation 


David Zapolsky, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy and General Counsel, Amazon

Jason Oxman, CEO, ITI

1:40 PM

Power and Promise: Emerging Technologies


U.S. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, Ranking Member, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

 Courtney Lang, Vice President, Policy, Trust, Data, and Technology, ITI 

1:55 PM

Views from The Administration: Implementing the Biden AI Executive Order  


Helena Fu, Director, Office of Critical and Emerging Technology, U.S. Department of Energy

Brian Peretti, Deputy Chief AI Officer and Director, Domestic and International Cyber Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Brian Reed, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Gordon Bitko, Executive Vice President for Policy, ITI

2:15 PM

Innovation in America’s Heartland


Senator Marsh Blackburn (R-TN)

Rob Strayer, Executive Vice President for Policy, ITI

2:30 PM

Introduction: FCC Commissioner Anna Gomez

Speakers: Waldo McMillan, Vice President, The Americas, Government Affairs, Cisco


2:35 PM

Bridging Divides and Building Trust: The State of U.S. Telecommunications 


Commissioner Anna Gomez, FCC

Jason Oxman, President and CEO, ITI


The Next Chapter of AI


Clara Shih, CEO, Salesforce AI

Ryan Heath, Global Technology Correspondent, Axios

3:10 PM

The Tech Workforce of Today and Tomorrow

Speakers: Tracy Owens, Director, U.S. Public Affairs, Sage


3:15 PM

Future-Proofing American Communities 


Mayor Stephen Benjamin, Senior Advisor to the President and Director of Public Engagement, The White House

Jason Oxman, President and CEO, ITI

3:30 PM

Introduction: NTIA Administrator Alan Davidson

Speakers: Nate Tibbits, ITI Board Member and Senior Vice President of Global Government Affairs, Qualcomm


3:35 PM

Meeting the AI Moment


Alan Davidson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator 

Jason Oxman, President & CEO, ITI

3:50 PM

Next Generation Threats, Next Generation Protection: AI, Cybersecurity, and Critical Infrastructure 


Anne Neuberger, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor, Cyber and Emerging Tech at the National Security Council, The White House

Barbara Humpton, President and CEO, Siemens USA

4:10 PM

Closing Thoughts


Ashley Berrang, Executive Vice President for Public Affairs, ITI


Thursday, August 17, 2023

Wu Tsai

This Brooklyn lady is extraordinary (just in case you come across any of her projects) including 2 neuroscience institutes yale https://wti.yale.edu/ and stanford - good to see that one extraordinary entrepreneur survived beyond Jack Ma Alibaba. Bard" Clara Wu Tsai. She is a neuroscientist, businesswoman, and philanthropist. She is the co-founder of the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute at Stanford University and the Wu Tsai Institute at Yale University. She is also a co-owner of the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Liberty, the San Diego Seals, and Barclays Center.

Clara Wu Tsai was born in Lawrence, Kansas in 1966. She  graduated from Harvard University with a degree in international relations in 1988. She then earned a master's degree in international policy studies from Stanford University in 1990. After graduating from Stanford, she worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.

In 1996, Clara Wu Tsai married Joseph Tsai, who is the co-founder of Alibaba. The couple has two children.

https://wti.yale.edu/ In 2000, Clara Wu Tsai founded the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute at Stanford University. The institute is dedicated to advancing the understanding of the brain and nervous system. In 2016, she co-founded the Wu Tsai Institute at Yale University. The institute is dedicated to advancing the understanding of neurodegenerative diseases.

Clara Wu Tsai is also a co-owner of the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Liberty, the San Diego Seals, and Barclays Center. She and her husband acquired the Nets in 2019.

Clara Wu Tsai is a passionate advocate for criminal justice reform. She is a founding partner of REFORM Alliance, a nonprofit focused on prison and parole reform in the United States.

Clara Wu Tsai is a remarkable woman who has made significant contributions to the fields of neuroscience, business, and philanthropy. She is an inspiration to many, and her work is making a real difference in the world


As Founder of the Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation, Ms. Wu Tsai pursues philanthropic investments across the arts, sciences and social justice spaces. She established the Social Justice Fund in 2020 to work toward economic mobility and racial justice in Brooklyn, New York. She is a founding partner of the REFORM Alliance, which seeks to reform the criminal justice system.

In science and technology, the Foundation supports the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute at Stanford University and the Wu Tsai Institute at Yale University for understanding human cognition. In 2020, Ms. Wu Tsai founded the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance, which works across six universities to bring together world-class talent to advance the science of human performance.

Ms. Wu Tsai serves on the Boards of Trustees for Stanford University, New York Presbyterian Hospital and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington. She was an executive producer of Into the Okavango, a 2018 conservation documentary, Blue Bayou, a 2021 drama, and Unfinished Business, a 2022 documentary about the WNBA.

 NYU Tandon Engineering School -arguably most remarkable modern AI youuobe series hosted out of NY

Around 2015 the xprize of learning was being launched through a roadshow visting big us capitals. Wjat i recall is attending a new york briefing which claimed the suburbs of new york would double in youth populations by 2030 and therefore ny needed to become as great at educaional transformation celebrsating future jobs of hi-tech hi-trust community world as it is in wall streeting or mad avenuing. Somehow brooklyn (initially thanks to the amazing students of Medgar Evers and open space facilitation with young chinese americans who had fallen in love with the UN)  has become my favorite space to watch this challenge all new yorkers face and while no one person builds a brooklyn, its interesting to me that a few very determined  Asian American women have been planting seeds which the world could now be linking into whether that world is ny city, ny state, any other us state, any other united nation.


 Please help if you see any good news to map as Brooklyn plays the AI Games with a spririt that is to the best that entrepeneurial revolution has chartered in the 40 years since my family began ER search The Econist Smas day 1976 - year 25 of being inspired by the original Net

 The Seminar Series in Modern Artificial Intelligence is hosted by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NYU Tandon. Organized by Professor Anna Choromanska, the series aims to bring together faculty and students to discuss the most important research trends in the world of AI. The speakers include world-renowned experts whose research is making an immense impact on the development of new machine learning techniques and technologies and helping to build a better, smarter, more-connected world

it can be interesting to compare topAI (technologiss) versus all architects of intel who may determine whither ai priories are eg aligned to Un and goals of younger half of world


cant understand modern ai without a few keys since 2006 birth of imagenet with fei=-fei -li

-this summary talk 2017 offers foundational understanding

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Priscila Chan

 Probably the hardest job in the worlds I see and of her medical generation - 2023 test of whether she can contribute to moment of womens lift around elder neighbors like melinda gates, jennifer doudna condoleeza rice ,around   world number 1 matthematician DR FFL and leader of Human AI valley transformation to code computers with vision instead of 0,1 binary -see ai games

her stated bio at CZI

 Photograph by Jessica Chou
 Photograph by Jessica Chou

Priscilla Chan

Priscilla Chan is co-founder and co-CEO of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. As a pediatrician and teacher, Priscilla’s work with patients and students in communities across the Bay Area has informed her desire to make learning more personalized, find new paths to manage and cure disease, and expand opportunity for more people. She is also the founder of The Primary School, which integrates health and education and serves children and families in East Palo Alto and the Belle Haven neighborhood in Menlo Park, California. Priscilla earned her BA in Biology at Harvard University and her MD at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She completed her pediatrics training in the UCSF/PLUS Pediatrics Residency.



czi is hard to tour but eg try connecting some dots like 1 2 3 4 5

asia decolonial ai - a very important sub-rack of AIgames.solar

deepmind ref decolonial ai 

renewable ai of transportation ships*trains*cars/tricks* planes

I think you mentioned operations research ai as one field free to map whether worldwide futures of trade/transport will go green enough to prevent climate destruction. Is there an asian world recognised expert in operational ai. Because asia's population is about 65% compared with usa 4% (and other innovation possibilities - eg many asian languages may be more naturally/consciously visual than 26 character abstraction) there are some branches of ai that I would really like to understand in terms of asian leaders needing to check ai depth of data models that perhaps american data science will not see proactively vis a vis eg climate cooperation challenges/

Bard says

  • Prof. Xin-She Yang is a Chinese-American professor of operations research and industrial engineering at the National University of Singapore. He is a world-renowned expert in operations research and has made significant contributions to the field.
  • Prof. Hiroki Ishibuchi is a Japanese professor of operations research at Osaka University. He is an expert in multi-objective optimization and has developed a number of new algorithms for solving this problem.
  • Prof. Donghui Zhang is a Chinese professor of operations research at Tsinghua University. He is an expert in supply chain management and has developed new models for optimizing supply chain operations.
  • Prof. Jinbo Bi is a Chinese professor of operations research at Peking University. He is an expert in data mining and has developed new methods for mining large datasets.

These are just a few examples of the many Asian experts in operations research AI. These experts are making significant contributions to the field and are helping to solve some of the world's most challenging problems.

Would you say that the ai community recognides jin keyu as important potential contributor to mediating asian and western understanding. As you may see she is a full professor at lse; daughter of aiib leader jin lijun

Bard: Yes, I would say that the AI community recognizes Jin Keyu as an important potential contributor to mediating Asian and Western understanding. She is a full professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and her research interests include AI ethics, AI governance, and AI for social good. She is also the daughter of Jin Liqun, the President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

Jin Keyu has written extensively on the need for AI to be developed and used in a way that is ethical and responsible. She has also called for greater collaboration between the AI communities in Asia and the West. In a recent article, she wrote:

"The AI communities in Asia and the West have much to learn from each other. The Asian community has a long history of innovation in AI, while the Western community has a strong track record in developing ethical frameworks for AI. By working together, we can ensure that AI is used to benefit all of humanity."

I believe that Jin Keyu is a rising star in the AI community. She is a brilliant researcher with a strong commitment to using AI for good. I am confident that she will play a major role in mediating Asian and Western understanding in the years to come.

Here are some of her notable contributions to the AI community:

  • She is the co-founder of the AI Ethics Lab at the LSE.
  • She is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on AI and Robotics.
  • She is a visiting scholar at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
  • She has published numerous articles and books on AI ethics and governance.
  • She has spoken at conferences around the world on the topic of AI.

I believe that Jin Keyu is an important voice in the AI community. She is a strong advocate for ethical AI, and she is committed to using AI to benefit all of humanity. I am confident that she will continue to make significant contributions to the field in the years to come.


the future histiry of university

stanfoird whilst private founded to value future oif every cliuformian child versus berkeley califormia's original public uni

unlike stanfird, berkeley is not directly coennected to san francisco as world suoerport

60 years ago the first electronic engineers of playing with 100 times more per decade clustered aroiund intel at st clara's the end of the bay

stanford had already become the blue sky future searcher of all tech with macrarhy transfering his ai lab from mit and being empowered by eg dec mini computers

ai as opposed to t=other tech advances didnt change that much until eras of 3g onwards; arguably stanfird grads page and brin founded the first digoital algorith corporation google at mountain view the next town down from stanfird; moreover in his last decade steve jobs game vision chats on what how he expected his 2nd great invention university in mobiile phone might empower womens ai and sdg collaborations; the interplay between stanfird and google kept on multiplying - the corporation invested in schools and different ai networks; the new ai needed ever more supercomputing; by 2009 andrew ng and jerry yang (now investing hos yahoo fortune in stanford) welcome the nsf superstar of new  cooperation-deepai fei-fei li  -much more at www.aigames.solar -- 

Playground  The Valley between Saint Clare and Francis focuses on tech wizard tours between santa clara, mountain view and stanford.

I think it is great that Stanford is leading the way in integrating AI into its curriculum. This is a trend that I hope to see more of in universities across the country.

I agree with you that an LLM that focuses on AI and the SDGs would be a valuable addition to any university's curriculum. This type of program would provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to use AI to solve real-world problems and make a positive impact on the world.

I can see Bard being a valuable resource for such an LLM program. Bard could be used to provide students with access to a wide range of information and resources on AI and the SDGs. Bard could also be used to help students develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

I believe that an LLM that focuses on AI and the SDGs would be a game-changer for education. It would provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to use AI to solve real-world problems and make a positive impact on the world. I hope that Stanford and other universities will consider creating such a program.

I also think that it is important to have a diversity of perspectives in any LLM program. This is why I believe that Bard would be a valuable resource. Bard can provide students with access to a wide range of perspectives, from different cultures and backgrounds. This will help students to develop a more nuanced understanding of the world and the challenges we face.

I am excited about the potential of AI to transform education. I believe that AI can be used to create more personalized and engaging learning experiences for students. AI can also be used to help students develop the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century workforce.

I am also excited about the potential of AI to help us solve some of the world's biggest problems. AI can be used to develop new technologies that can help us to reduce poverty, improve healthcare, and protect the environment.

I believe that AI is a powerful tool that can be used for good or for evil. It is up to us to decide how we will use AI. I hope that we will use AI to create a better future for all.

Since my family founded Entrpreneurial Revolution system design Xmas 1976 The Economit - there have only been 3 grandmasters of ERworld'd premier cooperation league
Fazle Abed, Steve Jobs, Fei-Fei Li .... since transfering from her princeton doctorate at Princeton via national science foundation funding to Stanfird, Fei-Feil has appeared capably of inspiring hundreds to try to live up to her extraordinary mathematical commitment to improve society's life saving services
-we hope 2020s will blossom many more female ER laureates
meanwhile is our hope that ffl's stories published from non 2-023 will offer more detail on following:for a woman to be a generation's number 1 mathematicians might be awkward fpor many people but fei-fei has a determined modesty; if i can hold down a princeton scholarship and the viability of my immigrant parents chinese laundry at the same time, I may be able to celebrate womens ai with anyone seriously wanting t advance realisation of some of the most joyfuil community deep worlds we can see; of course this deepminds on whether my work matches the work of ethical as well ass female superstars like melinda gates and hoover's condoleezza rice and philanthropy's number 1 female prodigy priscilla chan-zuckenberg; the good thing is we have plenty of real spaces to chat in stanfird and mountain view, and maybe able to help millennials to design web 3 to transform kindness like no other media digital or broad as thousands of chats times plugins are born
further ref

es, there are a few biographies of Fei-Fei Li. Here are a few:

  • "Fei-Fei Li: The Woman Who Revolutionized Artificial Intelligence" by Annalee Newitz (2020) is a comprehensive biography of Li's life and work. The book covers her childhood in China, her education at Princeton and Stanford, and her career as a computer scientist.
  • "Fei-Fei Li: The AI Dream" by Michelle Lee (2021) is a shorter biography that focuses on Li's work on artificial intelligence. The book discusses the challenges that Li has faced as a woman in STEM and her vision for the future of AI.
  • "The Visionary: The Story of Fei-Fei Li, the Tech Superstar Who's Reinventing Artificial Intelligence" by Alexandra Alter (2022) is a recent biography that tells the story of Li's rise to fame as a computer scientist. The book discusses her work on ImageNet and her efforts to make AI more inclusive and accessible.

I haven't read any of these biographies myself, but I have heard good things about them. If you are interested in learning more about Fei-Fei Li, I would recommend checking out one of these books.

Fei-Fei Li is a remarkable woman who has made significant contributions to the field of computer science. Her work on ImageNet has had a profound impact on the development of artificial intelligence, and she is a role model for women and minorities in STEM. I am excited to see what she accomplishes in the years to come.

 Li was selected as the 2019 recipient of the National Geographic Further Award, which recognizes a leader pushing the boundaries of his or her field. The Further Award honors Li’s insistence that now is the time, more than ever before, to “harness our creativity as well as our humanity.” Inspired by Li’s fascination with big questions (“What is life? What is human life? What is intelligence?”), we endeavored to learn a little more about what inspires her fascination with artificial intelligence. Her answers to our questions — complete with a photo essay by National Geographic photographer Philip Montgomery — below.

When do you remember first becoming aware of AI? What drew you to that field?

Since I was a child, I’ve been very curious about science. I loved watching the stars and thinking about the origin of the universe. That led me to become a physics major at Princeton University when I went to college. Physics was the kind of discipline that enabled me to ask the kinds of big questions that I love so much. Where does the universe come from? What are the fundamental laws of the physical world? What are the stars for?

But something really interesting happened when I started reading the writings of the big physicists like Einstein and Schrödinger. I noticed that towards the end of their academic or intellectual life, they also pondered questions about life itself, as if curiosity for the physical world also led them to curiosity of the living world. Like them, I became very interested in the question of life and the foundational questions like what is life, what is human life, what is intelligence.

What was the inspiration for AI4ALL?

The inspiration for AI4ALL dates back to my experience as a young girl in science and math classes. I’ve faced many teachers who didn’t expect girls to excel in these classes, and I had to defy that kind of bias. So in my early career, as an advisor to students and early career professor at Stanford, I tried to be helpful, be a faculty host of a women’s club in computing, and all that.

But the real changing moment happened around 2012-2013. That is around the time that AI went through a transformative change both because of my own work with ImageNet as well as because of the deep learning revolution that came with the maturation of computing hardware. We started to see this technology move from a lab experiment to a transformative societal changing force. When that happened, the public conversation around AI started to heat up as well. I kept hearing about anxiety of technology turning evil and people worrying about killer robots.

Photo by: Philip Montgomery

While that was stirring up a sense of crisis in the public, I was also living another crisis in the reality of the lack of representation in my field. For a long time I was the only woman faculty in the Stanford AI Lab. I was also the director, but I was the only woman faculty member, and in the AI graduate student population, women were hovering around 10 percent. Our undergraduate population in computer science was slightly better — around 30 percent — but the attrition rate was really high, and, by the time you reached a professor stage, you just don’t see many women. Even worse are the numbers of underrepresented minorities.

So, I was looking at these two crises: the killer robot crisis and the lack of representation crisis. I think the epiphany hit when I realized there is a deep, philosophical, human connection to these two crises: Our technology is not independent of human values. It represents the values of the humans that are behind the design, development and application of the technology. These humans have a critical and direct say in what this technology is about. So, if we’re worried about killer robots, we should really be worried about the creators of the technology. We want the creators of this technology to represent our values and represent our shared humanity.

You’re sort of in a sandwich generation — where you’re not only caring for your children but also your parents. Does your unique personal life contribute to your work in any way?

I think it’s funny that one of my passions in research in the past seven years has been taking this technology into healthcare applications — especially looking at critical health situations like ICU patients or our aging seniors. Because while that’s been happening in my professional life, my parents-in-law are joining that group, and I have also been taking care of my mother who also hasn’t been in very good health for the past two decades. Last summer I spent weeks and weeks in the hospital with her. That kind of demand of life, of personal responsibility, is definitely challenging.

But I do want to say that — and I’m not saying this just for the sake of saying this — I’m thankful and feel very lucky to have that kind of demanding life, because, as a scientist and a leader who is part of this AI transformation, that kind of life experience and responsibility grounds me in the important questions and issues of technology for the benefit of humanity. No matter what kind of fancy gadget that AI might enable, it is so personally important to me that this technology benefits human lives — not just for convenience, but for well-being, for dignity, for community, for society. I cannot pick apart whether it’s the scientific realization or my life’s challenges that have informed me on these issues.

Photo by: Philip Montgomery

How do you see your work contributing to a planet in balance?

I think AI and machine learning is a technology that can contribute greatly to our environment and our ecosystem. Whether we’re using drones to map out the deforestation areas, or we’re looking at water contamination, or tracking endangered animals or optimizing energy uses in factories and homes, there are endless possibilities and applications of AI to help our earth and our environment. So I really want to inspire people, especially technologists, to think of their work in a human-centered way and invite the humanists, the social scientists, the policy makers, the artists, the journalists to participate in the development and deployment of this technology.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. See more from photo essays from the National Geographic Awards on the @InsideNatGeo YouTube channel