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Carol Reiley      

Serial Entrepreneur, Investor & Active Advocate for Diversity and Bias in AI

Carol Reiley is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and an active advocate for diversity/bias in AI. Her purpose in life is to save the world, one robot at a time. She's been named the Mother of Robots and over the past 20 years has worked in a breadth of robotics applications ranging from healthcare (Intuitive Surgical) to space (Lockheed Martin) to underwater to self-driving cars. She is currently CEO of a healthcare startup, a creative advisor of the San Francisco Symphony, a World Economics Forum Young Global Leader, and a brand ambassador for Guerlain Cosmetics.

She previously cofounded and was President of where she led partnerships with Lyft and Grab, helped build team of 8 to 150+ employees, and raised over $77M. She also founded Tinkerbelle Labs for low cost healthcare as well as Squishybotz for educational robotics. She is a published children's book author on the 1st growth mindset which has sold over 20K copies, was on the 1st female engineer on the MAKE magazine cover, and the youngest member on the IEEE Robotics and Engineering Board.

She previously was an instructor at Johns Hopkins and led a robot outreach event for over 1000+ low-income students in the Baltimore/DC area. She did her undergraduate in computer engineering from Santa Clara University and graduate work in CS at Johns Hopkins University and has published dozens of papers and holds eight patents.She is an advocate for underrepresented groups in technology as well as speaking out about Bias in AI. She's been profiled in WSJ, NY Times, MIT Tech Review, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Wired and is recognized by Forbes, Inc Magazine, and Quartz as one of the top founders in Artificial Intelligence. She and her husband were named by MIT tech review as the AI power couple. They live in Los Altos and have one daughter.

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