Devangana Khokhar

Responsible AI Researcher

Devangana is a senior data scientist and strategist at ThoughtWorks. She brings 6+ years of experience in building intelligent systems and defining data strategy for clients across multiple domains and geographies. Devangana has a research background in theoretical computer science, information retrieval, and social network analysis. She’s written a book on network sciences titled Gephi Cookbook (Packt Publishing London). Her interests include data privacy and security, the role of data in humanitarian sector, ethics and responsibilities around data, reinforcement learning, and data-driven intelligence in low-resource settings. Devangana frequently consults for and guides nonprofit organizations and social enterprises on the value of data literacy and holds workshops and boot camps on various dimensions of data. She earned her master’s degree in theoretical computer science specializing in social network analysis from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India.

 

Talks on Wurreka:

Recent advancements in the area of artificial intelligence and the exponential growth in technologies supporting this area has led to a proliferation in the number of use-cases of artificial intelligence ranging from health, retail, travel to humanitarian assistance, drone for social good and space exploration. It has also resulted in a large discourse around the potential harms, intentional and unintentional, which algorithms and AI can inflict. The public discourse has, however, remained largely policy-oriented. In this talk, Vanya and Devangana will share their experience of building responsible AI systems with evolutionary architecture that have responsibility built in their core.

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