Info-Tech Research Group Reveals Dr. Timnit Gebru and Meredith Whittaker to Be Keynote Speakers at LIVE 2024 IT Conference

TORONTO, May 22, 2024 ~ Info-Tech Research Group, a global leader in IT research and advisory, has announced the first two highly anticipated keynote speakers for their annual conference, Info-Tech LIVE 2024. The prestigious three-day event, which brings together global CIOs and IT professionals from diverse industries, will take place from September 17 to 19, 2024 at the iconic Bellagio in Las Vegas.

The first two keynote speakers announced are Dr. Timnit Gebru and Meredith Whittaker. Dr. Gebru is a pioneering computer scientist and advocate for ethical AI. She is the founder and executive director of the Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR), which focuses on the impact of AI on marginalized communities. Dr. Gebru is known for her groundbreaking work on the ethical implications of AI and her advocacy for greater diversity in the tech industry.

Meredith Whittaker, president of the Signal Foundation, is a leading voice in AI policy. She has been instrumental in advancing secure communication technologies and data transparency. As the co-founder of the AI Now Institute, Whittaker's efforts have significantly influenced responsible AI practices and major policy reforms.

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"We are excited to welcome Dr. Timnit Gebru and Meredith Whittaker as keynote speakers at Info-Tech LIVE 2024," says Gord Harrison, senior vice president of research and advisory at Info-Tech Research Group. "Their contributions and work in AI and technology ethics will offer our attendees unique perspectives and invaluable insights."

Harrison adds that by engaging with these influential leaders, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the profound impact of AI and Exponential IT on the future of technology and how to harness these innovations to drive their organizations forward.

Dr. Gebru's departure from Google after authoring a pivotal research paper on the risks of large language models (LLMs) ignited a labor movement that resulted in the formation of the first tech workers' union at Google. Her trail-blazing efforts to reduce the potential negative impacts of AI have earned her global recognition.

Whittaker's work at New York University's AI Now Institute has helped shape global AI policy. During her time at Google, she founded its Open Research Group and co-founded M-Lab, the world's largest open data source on internet performance. Whittaker gained notable recognition as a key organizer of the Google walkouts and for her role in a protest against Google's involvement in a military drone AI surveillance program.

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"Through cutting-edge insights and research, this year's gathering of global experts will address the most pressing opportunities and challenges in today's tech landscape," adds Harrison. "We are looking forward to welcoming distinguished CIOs, speakers, and partners to Las Vegas this September."

Registration is now open for Info-Tech Research Group's annual IT conference, Info-Tech LIVE 2024. Updates and new details about speakers, agendas, and exclusive event experiences can be found via LinkedIn and Twitter over the coming months.

Media passes are also available for journalists, podcasters, and media influencers who wish to cover the insights presented at Info-Tech LIVE or gain access to research and expert insights on trending topics. Interested individuals can contact [insert contact information] for more information.

With Dr. Timnit Gebru and Meredith Whittaker as keynote speakers, Info-Tech LIVE 2024 promises to be an informative and thought-provoking event for leaders and industry professionals seeking unparalleled insights into the latest advancements in AI and Exponential IT. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this premier IT conference in Las Vegas this September.
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