Everyday AI
Impacting Science Speaker Series
Past Talk
Cordula Robinson
Senior Research Scientist, Kostas Research Institute
Tuesday
Oct 26, 2021
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11:30 am
177 Huntington Ave
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11th floor
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I help create and develop geospatial knowledge prototypes for the intelligence community and/or military commanders. These ML/AI approaches involve significant volumes of high-dimensional data, all spatially and temporally aligned – or are they? With everyday AI there is everyday angst. AI has a somewhat dystopian image since some systems, created by humans, may be biased and judgmental from the start. I will discuss ways AI development might incorporate scope and bias, transparency and system testing, human readiness as well as technological readiness. The goal: to try to turn the belly of AI inside out and address the critical technology area of trusted AI, thus enabling it to be more easily scrutinized and vetted.

About the speaker
About the speaker
Cordula Robinson is a professional in the geospatial field offering extensive research experience in spatial science with an emphasis on applications pertaining to the human-condition and welfare. She serves as lead-by-example with prowess in machine learning to extract information from remote sensing datasets at scale. Her ability to adapt to newly emerging technologies, necessary to handle ever-increasing amounts of data, greatly contributes to her success. Cordula is armed with competitive edge and qualifications in analyzing not only Earth, also the surfaces of Mars and Venus. Such innovative work experience enabled her to thrive throughout her career.As a visionary and trusted colleague in the geospatial circle, Cordula continues to serve as lead faculty while a full teaching professor at Northeastern University, living by her principles and perspective based on objectivity. In this role, she devises an original curriculum for the geospatial analytics master’s programs while allowing room for creativity, critical thinking, and integrative thought. Valuing what her experiences have taught her, Cordula strives to support and lead students toward academic success. With the years of experience in experiential learning integration, she believes these approaches also challenge and encourage students to move out of their comfort zones. Cordula is dedicated to empowering students to be independent scholars and well-informed citizens all while the world is driven by constant change.
Cordula Robinson is a professional in the geospatial field offering extensive research experience in spatial science with an emphasis on applications pertaining to the human-condition and welfare. She serves as lead-by-example with prowess in machine learning to extract information from remote sensing datasets at scale. Her ability to adapt to newly emerging technologies, necessary to handle ever-increasing amounts of data, greatly contributes to her success. Cordula is armed with competitive edge and qualifications in analyzing not only Earth, also the surfaces of Mars and Venus. Such innovative work experience enabled her to thrive throughout her career.As a visionary and trusted colleague in the geospatial circle, Cordula continues to serve as lead faculty while a full teaching professor at Northeastern University, living by her principles and perspective based on objectivity. In this role, she devises an original curriculum for the geospatial analytics master’s programs while allowing room for creativity, critical thinking, and integrative thought. Valuing what her experiences have taught her, Cordula strives to support and lead students toward academic success. With the years of experience in experiential learning integration, she believes these approaches also challenge and encourage students to move out of their comfort zones. Cordula is dedicated to empowering students to be independent scholars and well-informed citizens all while the world is driven by constant change.