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Amplifying Human Potential

June 8, 2021
Lama Nachman (Intel Corporation) and Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau (MIT Technology Review)
Lama Nachman (Intel Corporation) and Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau (MIT Technology Review)

Presented byIntel

It is time to change the narrative from human / AI competition to human / AI collaboration. AI can be utilized to amplify human potential, to assist people in everyday life, from education to manufacturing to remote work and supporting vulnerable populations. We need to change the focus from working on problems that AI can solve to re-thinking how humans and AI can collaborate to solve the most important problems.


About the speakers

Lama Nachman

Lama Nachman, Intel Fellow, Director of Human & AI Systems Research Lab, Intel Corporation

Lama Nachman is an Intel Fellow and Director of Human & AI Systems Lab in Intel Labs. Her research is focused on creating contextually aware experiences that understand users through sensing and sense-making, anticipate their needs, and act on their behalf. She leads a multi-disciplinary team of researchers that explore new user experiences, sensing systems, algorithms, and applications and transfers these capabilities to biz units to impact future Intel products. Lama has 23 years of experience in the areas of context-aware computing, multi-modal interactions, sensor networks, computer architecture, embedded systems, and wireless technologies. Previous assignments at Intel involved researching and developing the next generation of self-organizing sensor network nodes (Intel Mote Platforms). She deployed these technologies in health applications as well as various commercial and industrial settings. Prior to joining Intel, Lama has held senior positions at Ubicom Inc, Weave Innovations, and Microsoft Corporation. Lama received her MS and BS in computer engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau

Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau, CEO and Publisher, MIT Technology Review

Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau is the CEO and publisher of MIT Technology Review, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s independent media company.

Since Elizabeth took the helm of MIT Technology Review in mid-2017, the business has undergone a massive transformation from its previous position as a respected but niche print magazine to a widely read, multi-platform media brand with a global audience and a sustainable business. Under her leadership, MIT Technology Review has been lauded for its editorial authority, its best-in-class events, and its novel use of independent, original research to support both advertisers and readers.

Elizabeth has a 20-year background in building and running teams at world-leading media companies. She maintains a keen focus on new ways to commercialize media content to appeal to discerning, demanding consumers as well as B2B audiences.

Prior to joining MIT Technology Review, Elizabeth held a senior executive role at The Economist Group, where her leadership stretched across business lines and included mergers and acquisitions; editorial and product creation and modernization; sales; marketing; and events. Earlier in her career, she worked as a consultant advising technology firms on market entry and international expansion.

Elizabeth holds an executive MBA from the London Business School, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College.

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