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5:30PM - 8:30PM
Seattle Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium
1000 4th Ave, Seattle WA 98104
This event is free

Presented by:

  • Microsoft

  • RSVP here. Please note: each FREE panel is ticketed individually; if you would like to attend both panels, please be sure to select both tickets during registration. This event is currently SOLD OUT – RSVP & tickets will be required day of. 

    Part 1: Humanity-Centered Design: How Ethics Will Change AI, 5:30PM – 6:30PM
    Please note: guests registered for Part 1 must arrive by 5:30pm; no seating after 5:45pm
    Thought leaders from Seattle’s global design industry will share their perspectives on the challenges and possible solutions to designing ethical Artificial Intelligence (AI) that empowers humans, helps us achieve more and improves our world. Today, we talk about AI only from a technological perspective: What’s powering its functionality? Instead, let’s shift the conversation to how AI changes lives. Viewing AI through a lens that focuses on its impact on humans can highlight what using AI really means to us. This discussion will look at how to keep humans in the loop and in control, the role of design in systems that build themselves and what it takes to build inclusive technology that embraces users of all abilities and access levels.

    Humanity-Centered Design Panelists:
    Mira Lane | Microsoft
    Rob Girling | Artefact
    Warren Schramm | Teague
    Scott Nazarian | McKinsey & Company
    Ramez Naam | Award Winning Author
    Moderator:  Ruth Kikin-Gil | Microsoft

    Part 2: Inclusion by Design, 7:15PM-8:15PM
    Human diversity: Can it be leveraged to create meaningful experiences for billions of people? When designing experiences, businesses constantly face this question. Human beings have been at the center of design practices for a long time, yet we have done a poor job of adapting our experiences to their unique needs. How can we move from one size fits all, to one size fits one? By sharing the experience of experts across a wide variety of domains this panel will explore how empathy and diversity can fuel innovation.

    Inclusion by Design Panelists:
    Jyoti Shukla | Nordstrom
    Oscar Murillo | Microsoft
    Jessica Eggert | IncludeGlobal
    Surya Vanka | AUTHENTIC
    Anne Diaz | Airbnb
    Moderator: Steve Clayton | Microsoft

    PARKING: Guests parking in the library lot (located off Spring St between 4th & 5th Ave) are encouraged to prepay to avoid long lines at the end of the evening.