Session: Breaking through Bias in Tech
Unconscious Bias exists everywhere. In this talk, I would cover how technology often reflects the unconscious biases and prejudices we hold. What can we do when we are building the technology and how to de-bias our code and actions.
- Different types of Bias.
- Data and Algorithm Bias.
- Actionable checklist of items to consider in order to reduce bias when building tech teams, products and processes.
Muazma Zahid is a Principal Engineering Manager at Microsoft Azure, where she enables customers to deploy the most demanding Data workloads on Azure. She has been a Data Engineer/Architect and Speaker for over thirteen years working on several Big Data, Cloud Computing, and AI Technologies. She is an active researcher in biomedical engineering and her research software is used in EKG machines all around the world.
Muazma is an advocate of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is President of the non-profit organization Pakistani Women in Computing which is on a mission to connect, learn and grow together. She has led several programs for AnitaB.org and currently leads the AnitaB.org Seattle community. She is also a leader at Women Who Code and Women at Microsoft. She was recently awarded Mentor of the year 2020 by Women Tech Network.
Connect with Muazma at: https://linktr.ee/muazma