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Vivienne Ming

Vivienne Ming

Keynote Speaker: Theoretical Neuroscientist, Technologist, Entrepreneur & Co-Founder of Socos Labs

Vivienne Ming Biography

Dr. Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist and artificial intelligence expert. She is known for her efforts to maximize human capacity as a serial entrepreneur, author, and mother of two. She co-founded Socos Labs, her fifth company, and her second co-founded with her wife, Dr. Norma Ming. This lab serves as a think tank, conducting research and providing consultation on artificial intelligence, neuroscience, and education reform. The primary focus of Socos Labs is to tackle seemingly intractable problems, ranging from individual disabilities to global economic inclusion, free of charge.

She began her professional journey as a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience. Later, she expanded her expertise and began to apply machine learning to bias in hiring and education at home and in school. Dr. Ming has also led significant research showing how metacognition, socio-emotional competence, creativity, and curiosity significantly affect long-term life outcomes. In her personal time, she develops AI systems to help treat her son’s diabetes, predict manic episodes in bipolar sufferers, and reunite orphan refugees with extended family members.

Dr. Ming frequently communicates her knowledge in public, having appeared on platforms such as the PC Magazine podcast Fast Forward, Singularity University in Brazil, as well as on BBC Radio 4 and NPR. She contributes to the field of artificial intelligence through her research, including the creation of "Muse," a machine-learning tool for parents. She also sits on the boards of many companies and nonprofits, including UC Berkeley's Neurotech Collider Hub and RFK Human Rights.

Her accomplishments have led her to be recognized as one of the BBC 100 Women in 2017 and one of the Financial Times' "LGBT leaders and allies today." To unwind, Ming writes science fiction and enjoys hiking with her wife and children. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in cognitive neuroscience from the University of California at San Diego and a Master of Science degree and PhD in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Vivienne Ming Speaking Topics

The Opportunities and Limitations of Artificial Intelligence

AI is a powerful tool with seemingly unlimited potential, but it must be better understood to be effective for most organizations. With exclusive research and case studies for each audience’s industry or sector, Dr. Ming shares some of her foundational stories of AI’s breakthroughs, where the technology is being applied, where it could be better utilized, and where it’s headed.

The Tax on Being Different: Data on Diversity

Dr. Vivienne Ming provocatively addresses this tax by making it tangible. Leveraging massive amounts of HR data, she rewrites issues of bias and discrimination in order to understand and quantify what your differences are costing you. Simultaneously didactic and richly autobiographical, The Tax on Being Different combines vibrant life stories with profound insights about people and, more importantly, how we can change them for the better.

Vivienne Ming Videos

Keynote Vivienne Ming, Socos Labs | AI LA Life Summit 2020
GHC 19 Closing Keynote - Dr. Vivienne Ming
Dr. Vivienne Ming: Share Your Vision With the World

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What topics does Vivienne Ming speak about?

Vivienne Ming is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as TED, Technology, Women in Business, Innovation, Neuroscience, Diabetes, Health, Virtual, STEM, Influential Women, LGBTQ, Women, Science, Female Leadership, Diversity, Women in Tech and Women's Health.

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Vivienne Ming is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including TED, Technology and Women in Business. The estimated speaking fee range to book Vivienne Ming for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Vivienne Ming generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sylvia Acevedo, Joanna Peña-Bickley and Ayanna Howard. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Vivienne Ming for an upcoming event.

Vivienne Ming Speaking Topics

  • The Opportunities and Limitations of Artificial Intelligence

    AI is a powerful tool with seemingly unlimited potential, but it must be better understood to be effective for most organizations. With exclusive research and case studies for each audience’s industry or sector, Dr. Ming shares some of her foundational stories of AI’s breakthroughs, where the technology is being applied, where it could be better utilized, and where it’s headed.

  • The Tax on Being Different: Data on Diversity

    Dr. Vivienne Ming provocatively addresses this tax by making it tangible. Leveraging massive amounts of HR data, she rewrites issues of bias and discrimination in order to understand and quantify what your differences are costing you. Simultaneously didactic and richly autobiographical, The Tax on Being Different combines vibrant life stories with profound insights about people and, more importantly, how we can change them for the better.

Vivienne Ming Videos

Keynote Vivienne Ming, Socos Labs | AI LA Life Summit 2020
GHC 19 Closing Keynote - Dr. Vivienne Ming
Dr. Vivienne Ming: Share Your Vision With the World
Making a better person | Vivienne Ming | TEDxBerkeley
Keynote address: Vivienne Ming
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