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Women leading the future of Mobile AI

Oct 28, 2020

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The future of mobile AI is being led by talented women across the board — whether it’s the creation of new software or hardware, or getting deep in the weeds of research. Here at Qualcomm Technologies we depend on our female engineers to fuel many of the most cutting-edge solutions we offer.

Earlier this month, we sat down with MIT Tech Review to discuss the importance of women driving AI innovation and explored in depth some of the latest advancements made possible by their work. The breakthroughs ranged from our AI Model Efficiency Toolkit (AIMET) to Duolingo’s birdbrain model. If you're curious about a career AI, I encourage to enjoy our two-part video series, in which female leaders from Qualcomm Technologies, MIT, and Duolingo discuss the ins and outs of the latest in AI expansion.

Part 1: Advancing Women in AI from Research to Market

Why is the role of women in the continued evolution of AI technologies critical to its successful adoption? Qualcomm’s Susie Armstrong and MIT’s Daniela Rus join Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau of MIT Technology Review to discuss ways to increase the role of women in the advancement of fundamental and applied research in AI and introduce best practices to help women gain an expanded foothold in the field of AI across industries.

Clockwise from top left: CEO and Publisher of MIT Technology Review, Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau; Qualcomm Senior Vice President of Engineering, Susie Armstrong; and Professor, Director of the Computer Science and AI Laboratory, Deputy Dean of Research at MIT, Daniela Rus.

Part 2: Enabling On-device AI for Everyone Everyday

Software and hardware come together to create incredible applications for users. In our second session, Bramson-Boudreau leads a conversation with Qualcomm Technologies’ Megha Daga and Zahra Koochak, and Duolingo’s Erin Gustafsson. Together, they discuss how the latest software and hardware solutions can help make apps like Duolingo run smoothly at all times.

Want to learn more?

If you found these two videos insightful, visit the MIT Tech Review content hub to find out more details about Women Leading the Future of Mobile AI.


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