Cutting-edge approaches to the use of AI, machine learning and
(more) personalized technologies in education:
A talk with Dr. Vivienne Ming of Socos Labs
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 | 10:00am-11:15am
room I7-022 | World Bank I ('eye') building, 1850 I St, NW, Washington, DC
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Vivienne Ming, the co-founder of Socos Labs, a small start-up and independent think tank with big plans for how new technologies can help us explore the future of human potential to guide private and public policy toward a more effective, human-centered world. Using diverse practices -- machine learning, naturalistic data, augmented intelligence, behavioral economics, "neuroprosthetics", neuroscience and the learning sciences -- Socos researches how innovation can produce sustained good when informed by a deep understanding of people, rather than technology alone. One such innovation from Socos is MuseBot, an AI-powered 'parenting co-pilot' which asks caregivers a single question each day and then designs a unique, daily activity for them and their children. Socos recently launched a partnership with the UN, collaborating on possible applications of AI research for humanitarian affairs.
about the speaker
Dr. Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and author. She co-founded Socos Labs, her fifth company, an independent think tank exploring the future of human potential. Dr. Ming launched Socos Labs to combine her varied work with that of other creative experts and expand their impact on global policy issues, both inside companies and throughout our communities. Previously, Vivienne was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, pursuing her research in cognitive neuroprosthetics. In her free time, Vivienne has invented AI systems to help treat her diabetic son, predict manic episodes in bipolar sufferers weeks in advance, and reunited orphan refugees with extended family members. She sits on boards of numerous companies and nonprofits including StartOut, The Palm Center, Cornerstone Capital, Platypus Institute, Shiftgig, Zoic Capital, and SmartStones. Dr. Ming also speaks frequently on her AI-driven research into inclusion and gender in business.
- Socos Labs
- Muse and MuseBot
- Can an AI-powered bot help parents raise better humans? (in Quartz)
- Apps That Aim To Give Parents 'Superpowers' (on NPR)
- The professional class is about to be blindsided by AI (in the Financial Times)
- 'AI is a human right' (in The Guardian)
- Dr. Vivienne Ming speaking with Prof. Brian Cox at The Royal Society’s “You and AI” Event (December 2018)