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The Future of Smart Cities and Smart Nations

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Release Date: 05/20/2021

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Andrea Macdonald, founder of ideaXme interviews Dr. Ayesha Khanna CEO and founder ADDO AI.

In this interview Dr Ayesha Khanna talks of: - Smart Cities and smart nations - opportunities and threats - Singapore, voted as lead smart city - ADDO AI https://www.addo.ai - Ethics and security related to the advancement of exponential technology - Her charity 21st Century Girls 21C Girls http://www.21cgirls.com - Rich Connectedness™ - the impact it has had on her career and especially to the motivation for founding her charity - AI for good - Her new book U and AI to be published in 2022 https://www.ayeshakhanna.com/books

Official Bio:

Dr. Ayesha Khanna is Co-Founder and CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence (AI) solutions firm and incubator. She has been a strategic advisor on artificial intelligence, smart cities and fintech to leading corporations and governments. Ayesha serves on the Board of Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the Singapore government's agency that develops and regulates its world-class technology sector to drive the country's digital economy and power its Smart Nation vision. Ayesha is also a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Councils, a community of international experts who provide thought leadership on the impact and governance of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence. In 2017, ADDO AI was featured in Forbes magazine as one of four leading artificial intelligence companies in Asia and Ayesha was named one of South East Asia's groundbreaking female entrepreneurs by Forbes magazine in 2018. Her clients have included SMRT, Singapore's largest public transport company; Mercy, one of the largest hospital networks in the United States; Singtel, Singapore's largest telco; SOMPO, Japan's largest insurance firm; Habib Bank, Pakistan's largest bank; and Smart Dubai, the government agency tasked to transform Dubai into a leading smart city. Ayesha serves on the Board of Sport Singapore, the lead government agency tasked with developing a holistic sports culture for the nation. Ayesha was also on the Ministry of Education, Singapore, steering committee that led to the development of SkillsFuture, the country's innovative program for preparing citizens for jobs in the fourth industrial revolution. She serves on the Board of Ngee Ann Polytechnic, a leading polytechnic in Singapore with 44 full-time programs through 9 academic schools and a student population of almost 15,000. Ayesha is the Founder of 21C GIRLS, a charity that delivers free coding and artificial intelligence classes to girls in Singapore. Programs include Code in the Community, a program sponsored by Google and that has taught thousands of children coding, and Empower, which has partnered with Ngee Ann Polytechnic to teach girls the basics of artificial intelligence. She has been published and quoted on technology, innovation and smart cities in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, TIME, Newsweek, Forbes,​ ​and​ ​Harvard Business Review. Ayesha has a BA in Economics from Harvard University, an MS in Operations Research from Columbia University and a PhD in Information Systems from the London School of Economics.

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