Kenza Ait Si Abbou is Senior Manager for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at Deutsche Telekom IT. In August 2020, Kenza
published her first Book “Keine Panik, ist nur Technik“ (Don't panic, it's just technology!) in which she explains artificial intelligence to the public and pleads for more diversity in AI
development. Kenza was awarded with the Digital Female Leader Award 2018 in the category IT/Tech and with the Engineer Power Women Award 2019 from Deutsche Messe for her engagement and commitment
for more Diversity in the IT and AI world.
In her #mthcon2020 opening keynote We are all digital Prosumers, let’s
use our power responsibly! on November 12, Kenza draws attention to how racism and discrimination are reproduced by artificial intelligence - and how users can intervene.
What key message(s) do you want to share with this year’s conference community?
We all shape how technology is built, being aware of it is the first step towards shaping it responsibly.
What does MediaTech mean to you and how is it relevant to your work?
MediaTech is an integral part of our lives. Not only our private life, but also our professional life is not possible anymore without MediaTech.
What are your recent must-reads/must-watches?
Must watch: Netflix Documentary “The social dilemma”
Must read: “Homo Deus” by Yuval Noah Harari