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June 3 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

Inclusive Artificial Intelligence to Shape our Future


Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm PDT



Explore the value of diverse perspectives in shaping Artificial Intelligence and help lead the change that AI brings to Industry

Artificial intelligence has the potential to reshape virtually every industry, the workforce and, ultimately, the entire economy. The rapid evolution of AI brings new buzzwords – automation, machine learning and deep learning – and many questions about how best to understand and implement these new technologies.

This half-day workshop is designed to build your understanding of AI – its terms, tools and solutions – to put you at the forefront of helping lead this change.

Dr. Bethany Edmunds, Director of Computer Science at Northeastern University’s Vancouver Campus, will help you understand the unique potential AI offers, while examining why it creates significant fear of change for many in our workforce. You will experience the importance of having members of diverse backgrounds to shape AI strategies and solutions that lead to more inclusive futures for all of us.

Prior knowledge and experience in AI or Computer Science are not required to be successful in this workshop.


About the Speaker

Bethany Edmunds, Ph.D., Director of Computer Science

Dr. Bethany Edmunds is recognized leader in Computer Science and STEM education within North America. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence, and is currently Director of Computer Science and Associate Dean at Northeastern University’s newly opened Vancouver campus.

Bethany is passionate about breaking down barriers to create greater diversity, access and inclusivity within the technology community.  She brings together expertise in software development, machine learning, and educational innovation to create STEM opportunities for people of all backgrounds and abilities.

Dr. Edmunds has been named one of BC Business’s Most Influential Women in STEM, Business in Vancouver’s Forty under 40, and YWCA’s Women of Distinction. She is a broadly published researcher, and sought after media expert on the subject of improving diversity in STEM education.

Attendees of this event will receive a verified  ‘Inclusive Artificial Intelligence – Level 1’ badge, confirming their attendance and learnings in Strategic Thinking, Inclusivity/Inclusive Action, Information Literacy, Computational Thinking and Artificial Intelligence.


This event is officially Sponsored by Athena Pathways.


June 3
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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