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Ya Xu

VP of Engineering; Head of Data & A.I.


AI & You: Navigating Tomorrow's AI-Led World

October 2, 2023 at 8:01:00 PM
Eagle Theater
Ya Xu

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

In an era where artificial intelligence is no longer just a buzzword, but a rapidly evolving reality, understanding its implications is crucial for the next generation. We will dive into the essentials of AI: what it is, why it matters, and how it's reshaping industries and society at large. More importantly, we'll discuss the skills, mindsets, and preparations needed to thrive in an AI-powered future. Attendees will leave not just with a deeper appreciation for AI, but with actionable insights on how to be proactive participants in this new tech-led epoch. The future is not just about AI; it's about the dynamic interplay between humanity and machines. By understanding and harnessing this, we can ensure a brighter, more inclusive future for all.

Meet the Speaker:

Ya joined LinkedIn in 2013 and has since been a driving force in transforming LinkedIn into a Data First company. As Head of Data and AI, Ya leads a global team of ~1,000 data scientists and AI engineers whose work is at the core of delivering economic opportunities to LinkedIn’s members and customers. Her emphasis on Responsible AI and Data Science ensures that LinkedIn’s AI systems put people first, enable us to empower our members, better serve our customers, and benefit society.

In addition to her work at LinkedIn, Ya has co-authored a book, entitled “Trustworthy Online Controlled Experiments”, was named to Fortune's 40 under 40 in tech, and was nominated for VentureBeat’s Women in AI Awards. She has delivered countless speeches, including a commencement speech to Stanford’s Class of 2019 in Mathematics, Statistics, and Mathematical & Computational Science. Prior to LinkedIn, she worked at Microsoft and received a PhD in Statistics from Stanford University.

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