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SWE Diverse Podcast Ep 258: Exploring Bias in AI With Mrinal Karvir of Intel

Mrinal Karvir discusses the different types of bias that exist in AI, as well as how engineers can help reduce bias in this technology, in this episode of Diverse: a SWE podcast.

Mrinal Karvir, senior software AI engineering manager at Intel, joins us on this episode of Diverse to shed light on the different types of biases that exist in AI systems and the impacts of each one.

Hear how Karvir became passionate about the field of responsible AI and her reflections on what is being done across the industry to reduce bias in this technology.

You can learn more about bias and other ethical challenges within AI in the Spring 2024 issue of SWE Magazine.

Listen to the episode on SWE’s websiteSpotifyApple Podcasts, or on your favorite podcast platform.

Speaker: Mrinal Karvir, Senior Software AI Engineering Manager, Intel

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Mrinal Karvir is a senior AI software engineering manager at Intel Corporation. She leads teams that develop innovative solutions in AI, and she often serves on judging panels and chairs sessions for AI conferences.

As an ethical AI champion at Intel, she provides leadership and clarity on responsible AI practices and is an industry speaker on this topic. She has helped shape the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (AIS) ethics standards as an expert reviewer.

Mrinal is an IEEE senior member and serves as the secretary on the Board of Governors for the IEEE Computer Society. She is also the vice chair for the IEEE Santa Clara Valley Women in Engineering chapter, focusing on building a strong community of technical women.

Furthermore, Mrinal volunteers as an ABET program evaluator for computer science, software engineering, and data science programs, aiming to enhance the quality of education.

Host: Sam East, Media Personality and Host of Diverse: a SWE Podcast

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Sam East is a media personality based in Toronto, Canada.

You can hear her on “Sam & Dames” in the afternoon from 3-7PM on Toronto’s #1 Hit Music Station, 99.9 Virgin Radio, and with the iHeartRadio Canada app.

When she’s not in studio, she might be hosting live events, hosting and producing the podcast “Lessons to My Younger Self,” or sharing a video that leads to a personal invite from Oprah Winfrey.

Sam is also a certified mindfulness meditation teacher and is thrilled to be able to share tools to help cultivate presence, peace, and self-awareness.

Diverse: a SWE podcast has been recognized as a top women in STEM podcast and a top engineering podcast!


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