At this year’s Comm Lead Connects event we brought together industry experts, students, alums and community members for a candid conversation about artificial intelligence and other emergent technology.
What we learned is that AI and other “futuristic” tech is already here, and has great potential to improve lives. But if deployed carelessly, it will instead amplify historic biases and inequity.
At the end of the day, our call to action was strong:
We need a new breed of communication leaders to guide our companies and institutions through this critical transition, and to ensure these tools empower rather than harm.
Video recorded at Comm Lead Connects, January 25, 2019
Sponsored by UW Communication Leadership, WE Communications, and Varvid
Comm Lead Connects Event Producer: Molly Schachter
Video Produced & Edited by Alex Stonehill
Camera by Shantelle Liu, Aaron Good & Alex Stonehill
A/V Production & Livestream Mix by Richard McLean for Varvid
Production Support by Megan Jeffrey, Graphics by Tommy Ferguson
Additional Editing by Daley Wilhelm
Student & Alumni Interviewees: Skip Moody, Jeannette Magsino, Will Oberst, Olivia Hall, Juancho Misa, Victoria Pinheiro, Rhonda Aronwald & Alex Montalvo.
Presenters: Noelle LaCharite, Vinay Narayan, Shankar Narayan, Matt Ashworth, Angela Pham, Jasmine Ty, Claudia Chang, Kerry Schimmelbusch, Carolyn Adolph & Joshua McNichols
Executive Producer: Hanson Hosein