Changing the face of tech one girl at a time

Changing the face of tech one girl at a time

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….

Digital Economy : Asia's digital rise

Digital Economy : Asia's digital rise

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.

Technology can level playing field for women, says panel

Technology can level playing field for women, says panel

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….

AI expert and shooting star Ayesha Khanna

AI expert and shooting star Ayesha Khanna

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.