Today, I attended the Intersect Summit at the Capital Turnaround (www.itic.org). This wasn’t just any IT-related conference—it was an opportunity to delve into the intersection of technology and policy, to explore the future of AI, generative AI, and quantum mechanics policy at the national level.
At the heart of my excitement (even on a chilly day) was the chance to meet two remarkable women again- Dr. Talitha Washington and LaTanya Brown-Robertson, Ph.D. As the PI (Clark Atlanta University) and CoPI (Northeast Hub at Howard University) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) -funded $10 million INCLUDES Alliance, first ever on Data Science for all HBCUs, their leadership and expertise are simply exemplary.
Learn about the National Data Science Alliance here: www.ndsalliance.org
The Intersect Summit was a whirlwind of ideas and discussions, each one more captivating than the last. From exploring the ethical dilemmas of AI development to discussing the societal implications of generative AI and the formulation of policies for quantum mechanics, every topic was fascinating. Big names from the industry, government and government agencies were there.
Amidst the bustling atmosphere, I had the privilege of conversing with Drs. Washington and Robertson. In our conversation, we shared insights, aspirations, and a mutual passion for driving positive change through education, training, technology and policy.
Their warmth and wisdom always leaves a lasting impression on me, reaffirming the importance of collaboration and inclusivity in shaping the future for the next generation.
Drs. Talitha Washington and Latanya Brown Robertson are not just leaders in their field; they are educators, mentors, role models, and champions of progress.
I am honored to have met them after a long time and look forward to our continued journey of exploration and innovation ahead through the grant.