Nell Watson, Founder, Faculty at Singularity University, Judge at Xprize Competition (Organized by Peter Diamandis), Speaker, Futurist.
Podcast Guest : Nell Watson is our Prestigious Guest in the Podcast Serie “The AI Deal of Trust” by AI Exponential Thinker in the Unique AI Chanel of Trust “Exponential Trust Times”. Great insights from her work in the space of AI Ethics, Machine intelligence, exponential Technology and more.
Professional Journey : Eleanor ‘Nell’ Watson is a Machine Intelligence researcher who helped to pioneer Deep Machine Vision through her company QuantaCorp, which enables fast and accurate body measurement from just two photos.
In sharing her knowledge as AI Faculty at Singularity University and author of Machine Intelligence courseware for O’Reilly Media, she realised the importance of protecting human rights and putting ethics, safety, and the values of human spirit into A.I.
Nell serves as Chair & Vice-Chair respectively of the IEEE’s ECPAIS Transparency Experts Focus Group, and P7001 Transparency of Autonomous Systems committee on AI Ethics & Safety, engineering credit score-like mechanisms to safeguard algorithmic trust.
She also chairs EthicsNet.org, a community teaching pro-social behaviours to machines, CulturalPeace.org, crafting Geneva Conventions-style rules for cultural conflict, EDCsymbol.org, informing consumers of endocrine disruptors, and Pacha.org, connecting a network of service providers to help enable the automated accounting of externalities (shifted costs) such as pollution.
Nell serves as Senior Scientific Advisor to The Future Society at Harvard, and holds Fellowships from the British Computing Society, and Royal Statistical Society, among others. Her public speaking has inspired audiences to work towards a brighter future at venues such as The World Bank, The United Nations General Assembly, and The Royal Society.
Nell Watson was the judge of the $10 Million ANA Avatar XPRIZE competition, and a designer of the competition guidelines and criteria.
Her work is regularly covered by Wired, BBC, The Guardian, Forbes, Vice, and others.
As a Futurist, she is a speaker about many topics : EXPONENTIAL ETHOS, HUMANIZING MACHINES; MACHINE ETHICS, MAGNANIMOUS MACHINES, MAKING THE MOST OF MACHINE INTELLIGENCE …