AI is changing the world.
It’s changing the way we work, and the way we live.
AI offers the promise of a better future.
AI is exciting, and it’s attractive to companies around the globe, to technologists and to new talent alike.
But AI has a problem: the opportunities it creates are not evenly distributed.
Only a handful of universities offer AI courses, even in the US.
Information targeted at the general public is critically missing.
Many of the AI products currently on the market are severely biased against women and minorities.
AI has the potential of making work easier and safer for us all, but it is unfortunately putting people who struggle the most out of a job, and society leaves those people behind without retraining them.
And because AI is so incredibly expensive that only a handful of companies can truly participate in the AI race. This means that unless they work for one of those organizations, the most talented ML experts have no hope of building the generation of world-changing AI applications.
At Alectio, we believe a huge part of the problem comes from Big Data, and the misguided belief that without Big Data, one cannot train a high-performance model. Find a way to train those same models with significantly less data, and you give everyone a fair chance to benefit from the promises of AI.
We believe that we can democratize AI and change how it will impact society by changing the relationship the ML community has with Big Data. And we will make AI fairer, one dataset at a time.
– Dr. Jennifer Prendki, Founder and CEO, Alectio