Volunteering at a kids' hackathon at a community centre here six years ago, Dr Ayesha Khanna was given a visceral reminder of a deep-seated bias when it comes to women and tech.
"I was working with kids on a small electric robot and, at some point, the mother of one girl took her daughter away and replaced her with her son, saying he was better suited to the activity," said the co-founder and chief executive of artificial-intelligence (AI) firm Addo AI….
This year, we celebrate International Women’s day with a series of eight interviews that feature inspiring women who represent the modern empowered woman. In Part Two of the series, we speak to Dr Ayesha Khanna, Carolyn Kan, Jocelyn Chng and Yvon Bock.
This episode of The EIU Digital Economy podcast explores the growing influence of Asian companies in the global digital economy. To discuss why companies in China and beyond have quickly emerged as digital pioneers, and what this means for global businesses, host Pete Swabey is joined from Singapore by Ayesha Khanna, CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence advisory start-up, and Jason Davis, associate professor of entrepreneurship and family enterprise at the business school INSEAD.
When Dr Ayesha Khanna, co-founder and chief executive of artificial intelligence advisory firm Addo AI, meets clients, they often assume that her fellow co-founder - a man - is the "techie" while she handles only the business aspects. "They are often surprised when I start talking about algorithms," said Dr Khanna, a data scientist with a PhD in information systems and innovation.
In the male-dominated technology industry, it takes greater effort to ensure women are heard, she told a panel discussion yesterday….
Ayesha Khanna speaks to The New Stack about the purpose of Artificial Intelligence (AI), harnessing the creativity in the rapidly-expanding middle class in Asia flowing into cities, Mobility-as-a-Service, and what Smart Cities or even Smart Nations are and how they could be made a reality.
How are our cities becoming smart? Focus Magazine, one of Germany’s most widely circulated magazines interviews Ayesha Khanna, one of the world's leading experts in Artificial Intelligence, addresses this question. Her approach is to connect AI with human values. This also leads to Khanna preferring moral values to big money. FOCUS Online presents the woman from Singapore.
Ayesha Khanna is interviewed in Focus Magazin, one of Germany’s most widely circulated magazines, on her work and thoughts on artificial intelligence. “Von Dystopien, die die Zukunft als Tech-Albtraum zeichnen, hält Ayesha Khanna nichts. Die Chefin einer der weltweit bedeutendsten Firmen für künstliche Intelligenz will, dass wir unsere Zukunft selbst gestalten.”
FEAR and distrust are often initial reactions to new technology like artificial intelligence (AI), since the less we know about something, the more mysterious and dangerous it seems.
However, the best way to ensure that society does not lose control of such technology is to learn as much about it as possible, so that we can harness its capabilities for good, says Ayesha Khanna, CEO and co-founder of AI advisory rm ADDO AI.
In the cover story for In the Black, one of Australia’s leading business magazines, Ayesha Khanna discusses her belief that “the purpose of AI is to amplify human potential”. For Ayesha Khanna, artificial intelligence must be an aide to humanity, not a destroyer of it.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is removing industrial and geographical boundaries for financial services organisations, according to AI expert, Dr Ayesha Khanna.
Singapore saw the change coming and early investments in the technology and people to support it mean the country will likely be the global leader when AI is “everywhere” in 10 years, according to Khanna, co-founder and CEO of ADDO AI.
Oman: Dr Ayesha Khanna, Co-Founder and CEO of ADDO AI, discussed the automation and future of work with AI. In her paper, she said, “AI is so critical to the Hybrid Age that it is becoming a strategy at the national level for many countries. Technology is becoming cheaper and can be owned by the majority; therefore, many businesses are now employing it.”
From Pakistan via Harvard to Wall Street: How Ayesha Khanna became co-founder of a leading AI company that advises on transport issues and FinTech Ayesha Khanna is one of the big names in artificial intelligence. Her "ADDO AI" company, which she co-founded with others in 2017, has been ranked by Forbes magazine among the top four in Asia.
When I attended the Fujitsu World Tour in Stockholm earlier this week, my eyes were opened to an array of new and developing innovations as well as their countless applications. I particularly enjoyed Dr Ayesha Khanna’s presentation on the impact of intelligent technology. Dr Khanna who is Co-founder and CEO of ADDO AI, Singapore, focused on smart cities and how human-centricity is key to their success.
Dr. Ayesha Khanna is one of the faculty experts teaching a new online course about Artificial Intelligence in Finance. A joint collaboration between CFTE - Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship and Ngee Ann Polytechnic, the course about the applications of AI in financial services, with more than 20 instructors from the US, Europe and Asia sharing their expertise.
Ayesha Khanna is featured by Corriere della Sera, one of Italy's leading newspapers, on her work in artificial intelligence, and on humanity’s hybrid future. "The era of hybrid reality is upon us: the word of the futurist Ayesha Khanna. The woman, head of one of the most important Asian artificial intelligence companies talked about the trends of the future, the technological dependence and her dual role of mother and entrepreneur."
Artificial intelligence is big no matter where you are in the world, and some of the largest companies in Asia are making significant investments in AI technology. But heavy-hitters like Baidu and Alibaba aren't alone.
Microfinance has been widely recognized as an important strategy for lifting people out of poverty. Rather than throwing money at people’s problems, so to speak, you give them a loan so they can build a business, generate income, create stability for their families. But the solution doesn’t end there.
The lack of women in tech has been a talking point for several years now, but some people are beginning to realize that the long-term solution lies in changing cultural attitudes entirely. And nowhere are these attitudes more prevalent than in Asia – where boys have been traditionally encouraged to pursue STEM subjects by their families, in many cases at the expense of their sisters.
Technology and smart cities expert Ayesha Khanna talks about current tech trends – and where the internet of things, robotics and artificial intelligence and other innovations could take us in the future.
Transportation infrastructures today rely heavily on private car ownership. Policy makers believe radical innovation in this sector is needed to move it to a more sustainable system of mobility. An mobility services infrastructure would be required that would allow smart city residents to move away from private ownership to a combination of car-sharing and public transport.
Interview with FranceTV's Episode "Singapour les secrets de la réussite" on education in Singapore and how to move away from a focus on just grades and teach students the skills they need for emerging industries.
At the Singapore Writers Festival, Mrs Khanna will speak on a panel on "The Future Of Work", together with social entrepreneur and Nominated Member of Parliament Kuik Shiao-Yin as well as Future-Moves Group CEO Devadas Krishnadas. Mrs Khanna describes the future worker as a "tech-literate, creative thinker adept at cross-cultural collaboration".
The industries of the future will require people creative and innovative enough to work with technology, not be replaced by it. And workers will need resilience and grit, because failure, more often than not, is part of the innovation process. Externships lie precisely at the intersection of play and rigor, which is where innovation thrives.
As the Founder of coding school ’21C Girls’ and upskilling hub ‘The Keys Academy’, this education expert is helping spawn the next generation of tech-minded Millennials. "The future belongs to those who embody both the qualities of homo sapiens, man who knows; and homo faber, man who makes. In my mind, that is the definition of a smart citizen in a smart nation.”