Navigating the GENAI Frontier: Empowering Data Scientists as Ethical Innovators


Join Data Scientist and Responsible AI advocate, Alison Cossette as she illustrates how the GenAI boom is affecting the role of Data Scientist across the globe and discover how your expertise holds the key to shaping GENAI's ethical landscape. This talk goes beyond algorithms, immersing participants in thought-provoking discussions on algorithmic literacy, transparency, and bias mitigation, providing the tools to wield influence like never before. The talk will provide action steps to consider as each of us move toward becoming ethical innovators, catalysts for positive change, and guardians of GENAI's future. Attendees are invited to harness GENAI's power for the greater good, realizing their potential as architects of an ethical tomorrow.


Alison Cossette is a dynamic Data Science Strategist, Educator, and Podcast Host. As a Developer Advocate at Neo4j specializing in Graph Data Science, she brings a wealth of expertise to the field. With her strong technical background and exceptional communication skills, Alison bridges the gap between complex data science concepts and practical applications.

Alison’s passion for responsible AI shines through in her work. She actively promotes ethical and transparent AI practices and believes in the transformative potential of responsible AI for industries and society. Through her engagements with industry professionals, policymakers, and the public, she advocates for the responsible development and deployment of AI technologies. She is currently a Volunteer Member of the US Department of Commerce - National Institute of Standards and Technology's Generative AI Public Working Group

Alison’s academic journey includes Masters of Science in Data Science studies, specializing in Artificial Intelligence, at Northwestern University and research with Stanford University Human-Computer Interaction Crowd Research Collective. Alison combines academic knowledge with real-world experience. She leverages this expertise to educate and empower individuals and organizations in the field of data science.

Overall, Alison Cossette’s multifaceted background, commitment to responsible AI, and expertise in data science make her a respected figure in the field. Through her role as a Developer Advocate at Neo4j and her podcast, she continues to drive innovation, education, and responsible practices in the exciting realm of data science and AI.

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