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Human-Centered AI with Di Dang: Mark Mirchandani and Michelle Casbon take over the show this week to discuss AI and the advances Google is making with it.

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Mark Mirchandani and Michelle Casbon take over the show this week to discuss AI and the PAIR Guidebook to Human-Centered AI. Mark Mandel pops in on the interview, and Di Dang, Design Advocate at Google, talks about her role in designing and building the guidebook with the intent of helping others create quality AI projects.

Di describes human-centered AI as a practice of not only being conscious of the project being built, but also considering how this AI project will impact us as humans at the end of the day. We influence machine learning so much, both intentionally and unintentionally, and it’s our job to look at the project and results as a whole.

In the guidebook, topics like data bias in machine learning, what design patterns work, how to establish trust with the user, and more are addressed. Di explains that the guidebook is a work in progress that will develop with input from users and advances in technology.

Di Dang

Di Dang recently joined Google’s Design Relations team as a Design Advocate supporting emerging technologies such as augmented reality and machine learning. Previously, she worked as a Senior UX Designer and led the Emerging Tech group at Seattle-based digital agency POP, advising clients on how VR/AR, web/mobile, conversational UI, and machine learning could benefit their end users. With a degree in Philosophy and Religion, she considers herself an optimistic realist who is passionate about ethical design. You can find Di onstage doing improv or on Twitter @dqpdang.

Cool things of the week

Bringing the best of open source to Google Cloud customers blog
James Ward’s Cloud Run button site
Michelle’s favorite codelabs from I/O

TPU-speed data pipelines site
Your first Keras model site
Convolutional neural networks site
Modern convnets, squeezenet, with Keras with TPUs site


People + AI Guidebook site
PAIR site
GCP Podcast Episode 114: Machine Learning Bias and Fairness with Timnit Gebru and Margaret Mitchell podcast
Machine Learning Crash Course site
Google Clips site
Google Brain Team site

Question of the week

How do I get started with practical AI?
Build an Appointment Scheduler Chatbot with Dialogflow

Where can you find us next?

Michelle will be at Google I/O and Kubecon Europe.

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