Rumman Chowdhury


Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

Chief Scientist, Parity Consulting; Visiting AI Fellow

Rumman Chowdhury’s passion lies at the intersection of artificial intelligence and humanity. She holds degrees in quantitative social science and has been a practicing data scientist and AI developer since 2013.

Chowdhury is currently the Global Lead for Responsible AI at Accenture Applied Intelligence, where she works with C-suite clients to create cutting-edge technical solutions for ethical, explainable and transparent AI.

Rumman Chowdhury has been featured in international media, including the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, MIT Technology Review, BBC, Axios, Fast Company, Quartz, Corrierre Della Serra, Optio, Australian Broadcasting Channel and Nikkei Business Times.

She was named one of BBC’s 100 Women for 2017, recognised as one of the Bay Area’s top 40 under 40, and honoured to be inducted to the British Royal Society of the Arts (RSA).

Chowdhury serves as co-chair of the RSA’s Citizen AI Jury and actively participates in IEEE standards committees, the Partnership on AI, as an advisor to the UK House of Lords Parliamentary group on AI, and other global AI and ethics organisations.

Rumman Chowdhury also serves on the Board and as advisor for multiple AI startups and funds and an AI mentor for Katapult Accelerator, an impact tech accelerator in Oslo, Norway. Education is a passion of hers, so she is creating a refugee train-to-work programme in coordination with the UN World Food Programme's Tech for Food initiative.

She is also the founder of Allai, a language analysis tool that helps analyse the outcomes of team meetings. Allai has been used at the Wharton MBA Case Study competition.


Contributions by Rumman Chowdhury

  • Closing General Session
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019