Ep 30 Steve Nouri
In this episode of ACM ByteCast, Rashmi Mohan hosts Steve Nouri, Founder of AI4Diversity, Founding Member of Hackmakers, and Chief AI Evangelist at Wand. He’s an award-winning technical leader, data scientist, academic, entrepreneur, and global leader on artificial intelligence. Nouri sits on the Forbes Technology Council, is a committee member at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and was named ICT Professional of the Year Gold Disruptor in 2019 by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). With more than 1 million followers on LinkedIn, he is one of the most influential voices in AI and Data Science.
Steve describes his journey to computing, which started in his teens with computer games, and past work experiences including leading data projects at Data61, Australia’s leading digital research network. He speaks about the importance of building your brand online and how it can create more opportunities for computing professionals. Steve and Rashmi also discuss his Hackmakers hackathons, created during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, he shares his big hopes for AI4Diversity, the growing non-profit organization he founded, with more than 10,000 volunteers from various backgrounds that engage and educate diverse communities about AI to benefit global society.