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Dr. Vivienne Ming Speaker

Vivienne Ming

Berkeley, CA

Theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur

Founder & Executive Chair, Socos Labs

Named one of "10 Women to Watch in Tech," Inc. Magazine

Dr. Vivienne Ming Speaker Profile:

Named one of “10 Women to Watch in Tech” by Inc. Magazine, Dr. Vivienne Ming wants to create better people—through technology. Whether she’s creating expression recognition AI or using cutting edge neuro-prosthetics, Vivienne’s goal is the same: to augment human potential.

Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and author. She cofounded Socos Labs, her fifth company, an independent think tank exploring the future of human potential. She launched Socos Labs to combine her varied work with that of other creative experts and expand their impact on global policy issues, both inside companies and throughout our communities.  Previously, Ming was chief scientist at Gild, an innovative startup that applies machine learning to predict optimal candidates for technology jobs and to bring meritocracy to job markets. She was also a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, pursuing her research in cognitive neuroprosthetics.  Ming sits on the boards of StartOut, The Palm Center, Emozia, and the Bay Area Rainbow Daycamp, and is an advisor to Credit Suisse, Cornerstone Capital, and BayesImpact. In her free time, she has invented AI systems to help treat her diabetic son, predict manic episodes in bipolar sufferers weeks in advance, and reunite orphan refugees with extended family members.

Ming is also transgender and speaks frequently on her AI-driven research into inclusion and gender in business. Though she told O Magazine in 2013 that it’s important that “talking about my experience not undermine those who choose differently [regarding surgery],” she described her transition as profound. “My body became aligned with my identity,” she said.

Sample Speaking titles include, but are not limited to:

  • A Post-Gender Business World: Is it Possible? (Diversity/Inclusion, Neuroscience)
  • Engineering Environments for Success (Neuroscience, Cultural Genome, Diversity/Inclusion)
  • The Tax on Being Different (Diversity/Inclusion)
  • How to Robot Proof Your Kids (AI, Education, Neuroscience)

 

For availability and speaker fees, please contact Dr. Vivienne Ming’s speaking agent at Chartwell here, or call +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.

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