Alka Roy is the founder of 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. She is preoccupied with the questions: How are we designing our future? And how will that design, design us?

Alka is a product and technology leader who has been part of several industry firsts for AT&T and Cingular Wireless. 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 holds patents for policy and security frameworks, mentors extensively and has served on advisory boards for startups, industry groups and several non-profits. In addition to a Computer Science & Electrical Engineering degree, Alka also holds an MFA in creative writing & literature. She speaks, writes, mentors, and hosts multidisciplinary and deep tech sessions on innovating with values and serves on several open source and industry ML/AI, Data Science and Trusted AI committees.

Talks

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

2018 & 2019: Speaker at various Workshops, Industry Forums and Panels on 5G, Smart Transportation, AI & Ethics, Technology & Bias.

Press

Forbes Interview On Responsible Innovation Framework for the Age of AI

Protego Press

Towards Data Science

The Startup

NYU Student Interview with Alka Roy

If you would like me to speak at your event or conference please connect with me.

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.