Alka Roy is the founder of RI Labs & The Responsible Innovation Project working on building delight, trust, and inclusion into technology and AI and a guest lecturer on Responsible Innovation & AI at UC Berkeley. Alka is a product and technology leader with 100+ successful product launches and has been part of several industry firsts for AT&T and Cingular Wireless and holds patents for policy and security frameworks. She was instrumental in setting up the Bay Area 5G co-create lab for AT&T to spur innovation and lead the Responsible AI initiative for AT&T Innovation Center. She started RI Labs preoccupied with the questions: How are we designing our future? And how will that design, design us?
She speaks, writes, mentors, and advises startups, industry groups, and non-profits. She also hosts multidisciplinary and tech sessions on innovating with values and serves on several open source and industry ML/AI, Data Science, and Trusted AI committees including IEEE and Linux Foundation. In addition to a Computer Science & Electrical Engineering degree, Alka also holds an MFA in creative writing & literature and is trained in Indian classical dance and participatory theater.
Jan 5, 2021 The Responsible Innovation Framework: A New Framework for Integrating Trust and Delight into Technology Innovation, Case Studies of Artificial Intelligence, Business Intelligence, Analytics Technologies for Industry Platforms, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2021
Nov 19, 2020 Children & Media: Why The Stories We Tell and How We Tell Them Matters? Mountain View Center of the Performing Arts
Nov 19, 2020 Why Ethics Doesn’t Mean Anything to Tech: Responsible Innovation Framework, AI Governance International
Nov 18, 2020 Responsible Innovation & AI, Guest Lecture, Engineering Leadership Professional Program, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, UC Berkeley
Nov 12, 2020 Responsible AI: Frameworks & Challenges, Towards Responsible AI In Surveillance, Media, And Security Through Licensing, AAAI 2020 Spring Symposium Series
Nov 10, 2020 Raising the Bar on AI in Customer Service, Capgemini
Oct 28th, 2020 Human & Machine: Deception by Design?, Research Discussion Seminar, Center for Human-Compatible AI, UC Berkeley
Oct 17, 2020 Keynote Address, FEMTech Summit
Oct 13, 2020 Why Does Trust Matter with AI and How Can We Get There? Responsible Innovation & Data Science, Women in Big Data Silicon Valley
September 25, 2020 Finding Your Voice, Mentoring Session for AT&T’s InspirASIAN ERG
September 15, 2020 Responsible Innovation, Diversity Equity & Inclusion & Gaming, In Conversation with Trinidad Hermida, Head of D&I at Niantic, Berkeley’s Newton Lecture Series
August 20, 2020 Responsible AI? Designed and hosted a multi-disciplinary Academic/Industry Roundtable
July 20, 2020 Responsible Innovation, Service Ethics, Trusted AI, and Service Robotics, Technical Session, AHFE
July 7, 2020 5G & AI: Path to Innovation, Global 5G Evolution
NYU Student Interview with Alka Roy
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I’ve also participated in think tanks, interviews, podcasts, and webinars on emerging technologies, wireless evolution, Conversational AI, Responsible Innovation, Tech culture or leadership. Please connect with me to discuss a collaboration or opportunity.