AI Panel Discussion - Moderator and Panelists

June 27 AI Panel Discussion - Panelist Bios 


Chris Martin, Director of Research and Development, Bosch Research and Technology Center Moderator 
Chris serves a dual role as Bosch’s Director of Research + Development and President of Carnegie Bosch Institute (CBI). Chris manages the Bosch Research and Technology Center, partnering with universities and national agencies, as well as others in the business sector, to guide Bosch strategy through early identification and shaping of technology and market forces for the Internet-of-Things (IoT), with a special focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity. As President of CBI, a collaborative center at the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Chris directs the operations of the institute including the prestigious Carnegie Bosch Fellowship.


Edwin Bodge – Principal Product Manager, Duolingo
Edwin has been a Product Manager at Duolingo for 5 years, and is the product lead for Duolingo's newest subscription: Duolingo Max. He and the team partnered closely with OpenAI as an early launch partner for their newest and most powerful model, GPT-4. Edwin has always been interested in the intersection between education and technology and has been at Duolingo to serve the mission of the product: to develop the best education in the world and make it universally available.

Rachel Dzombak – Consultant, Partnership to Advance Responsible Technology (PART) 
Dr. Rachel Dzombak is a strategist, researcher, and educator who focuses on the intersections between innovation, emerging technology, and organizational behavior. Her work with the Partnership to Advance Responsible Technology (PART) helps public sector organizations adopt AI and engage in digital transformation.

She is on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, where she teaches innovation across engineering, computer science, and public policy. She is also the founder of The Hearth, a consultancy that supports people and organizations to solve problems that matter. 
Her work is grounded by a human-centered design process and a systems-oriented mindset. Rachel holds her PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley. Prior to Berkeley, she co-founded a preventative medicine company which operates in Nyeri, Kenya. Rachel also holds a BS from Penn State University in Bioengineering. 

Anupam Singh – co-Founder and President, 113 Industries, Inc.
Anupam Singh is an entrepreneur with over 33 years of experience in designing, building and delivering innovative solutions and services. Anupam co-founded 113 Industries in 2010 to help Fortune 500 companies develop and market breakthrough products and solutions. Anupam envisioned and developed JacquardAI – a platform designed from the ground up to use natural language data for consumer research. The platform combines Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing technologies to provide Data Driven Insights on consumers at a scale of millions of consumers. Many of the leading companies including Hershey, Clorox, Diageo, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, AstraZeneca, Genentech, Philips Respironics have used this platform. 
Anupam's career spans working at large, mature organizations including IBM, Lockheed, and HP, as well as startups including FORE Systems, FreeMarkets and Landslide. 
Anupam also guest lectures on NLP, Text Analytics at Carnegie Mellon University. In his spare time, Anupam enjoys sports (especially cricket and tennis), travel, sketching and music.

Jessica Taylor – Product Manager, Google Panelists 
Jessica has more than 14 years of experience working with teams to apply language technologies to real world problems:  measuring text quality and difficulty, helping young readers, and assisting people by making complex reading and learning tasks easier.

Now a Product Manager in Google Shopping (and a 10 year Googler), her focus is on helping shoppers find the products they’re looking for through the scaled understanding, structuring, and summarizing of information drawn from the vast world of merchandise.  Prior to that, Jessica worked in the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University applying ML to personalize reading instruction, and she partnered with Student Achievement Partners to create and evaluate tools for reading educators.
Her career at the intersection of language, science, and technology began with a B.A. in Cognitive Sciences from Rice University, and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in Cognitive Psychology, studying the neural basis of reading. 

Karen Trader – Strategy and Analytics Consultant, SimWell