Rumman Chowdhury

Rumman Chowdhury
Data Scientist Parity Consulting
Dr. Rumman Chowdhury is a pioneer in applied algorithmic ethics and responsible AI. She currently runs Parity Consulting and the Parity Responsible Innovation Fund, and is a Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center. She was previously Director of ML Ethics at Twitter, leading efforts to mitigate algorithmic harms. She founded Parity, an enterprise algorithmic audit platform, and was Global Lead for Responsible AI at Accenture, where she led development of their Fairness Tool to identify and mitigate bias in AI.

Dr. Chowdhury actively contributes to global discourse and policy on responsible technology, advising organizations like the UN, OECD, and UK Parliament. She serves on multiple boards and commissions focused on AI ethics and governance.

She is dedicated to growing responsible tech companies, as a venture capitalist and mentor. Dr. Chowdhury has been featured extensively in international media, named one of BBC's 100 Women, and recognized as a leader shaping the future of AI. She holds multiple degrees including a PhD in political science from UC San Diego.
Fun Facts
She worked for Twitter until Elon Musk let her go.
Memorable Quotations2
We have not even figured out what consciousness comes from in humans.
Summary of recent tweets

Rumman Chowdhury has been tweeting about a variety of topics lately. They have expressed disappointment in the unwillingness of the Labour Party to condemn the actions of the Israeli government in Gaza, highlighting the casualties that are not affiliated with Hamas and questioning whether such actions should be condoned. They have also shared an article discussing computational biology and principal components analysis (PCA), pondering if PCA has an internal world model.

Another tweet discusses the Existential Fatalistic Risk from AI Delusion disease (EFRAID) and hopes that the UK Prime Minister does not spread it to other heads of state before they receive a vaccine. Rumman mentions an upcoming AI safety summit at Bletchley Park focused on existential risks and their mitigation.

Focusing on bias within technology is another topic highlighted by Rumman. They argue that by solely addressing bias, we risk accepting tools of oppression as long as they are accurate, instead asking whether we want these tools in the first place. Rumman had a great discussion on this subject with others in NYC.

Rumman also shares personal experiences, such as spending time in New York filming a documentary and engaging in conversations about responsible AI at Betaworks. They celebrate two UC San Diego alumni who made TIME's 100 Most Influential People in AI list and highlight an online workshop on responsible development of open foundation models organized by themselves and others.

In terms of new trends in AI, Rumman references various topics. These include discussions around governance bodies being independent from companies to ensure ideal regulation, crash-testing AI systems to understand their failures better, awareness-raising efforts regarding real risks associated with large language models (LLMs), underpaid data cleaning behind GenAI models, challenges related to using the term "emergent property" when referring to LLMs, alternative AI models implemented by a nonprofit in India, and the impact of AI on gig workers' working conditions.

Based on the sentiment analysis of their recent tweets, Rumman Chowdhury's overall sentiment towards AI appears to be neither overtly positive nor negative. They express disappointment with specific situations and highlight risks and concerns related to AI, but also engage in discussions about responsible development and alternative models. This suggests a balanced perspective that acknowledges both the potential benefits and challenges associated with AI.


Rumman Chowdhury hasn't written a book yet or we didn't find any ISBN number for their book(s). However, here are some popular books in AI:

Twitter Timeline of Data Scientist Rumman Chowdhury