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Monday, April 11 • 2:20pm - 2:45pm
Meet C.L.Ai.R.A., an AI with purpose: How designing the first AI woman of color for social impact and equity led to a cultural phenomenon

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At the height of the pandemic, Abran and the team at Create Labs dove headfirst into the world of GPT-3, NLP and large language models to explore its social impact use cases and possibility of creating greater diversity equity and inclusion with artificial intelligence. What they created soon became a cultural phenomenon. Insert C.L.Ai.R.A., arguably the most intelligent autonomous AI virtual human who also happens to be a curly-haired woman of color that has caught the attention of Black Enterprise Magazine, Afrotech, Ebony Magazine and Complex among others. In this session, her creator Abran Maldonado will discuss her development, supporting the OpenAI community as their Dev Ambassador, as well as the future possibilities of designing for equity using NLP.

Moderators
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Megan Campos

Director, Experience Research, Mad*Pow
Megan has always been creative, and a job at a local web and print agency was the lightbulb moment that led her to immerse herself in all things design.Since then, Megan has been fully committed to building her research skills. Through her Master’s coursework at Bentley University... Read More →
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Nedret Sahin

Senior Experience Strategist, Mad*Pow
For Nedret, humans are the best part of human-centered design. Her fascination with people and their behavior led her to experience design and strategy, a perfect fit for her endless curiosity and desire to learn.Nedret comes to Mad*Pow with a B.S. in Marketing, Information Design... Read More →

Speakers
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Abran Maldonado

Cofounder, Create Labs Ventures
Abran is the cofounder of Create Labs, an AI developer and a Dev Ambassador for OpenAI. Create Labs specializes in AI, metaverse and web3 design while creating new opportunities for the underserved community to gain access to cutting-edge technologies and enter the tech and media... Read More →


Monday April 11, 2022 2:20pm - 2:45pm EDT
Room 3