Huma Abidi

Huma is the engineering director of the Artificial Intelligence Software Product group at Intel, where she is responsible for deep learning framework software optimization for Intel Xeon processors. Huma joined Intel as software engineer and has since worked in a variety of engineering, validation, and management roles in the area of compilers, binary translation, and machine learning and deep learning. She received the Intel Achievement Award for her work in the Software and Services Group and was twice recognized with the Intel Software Quality award. She is passionate about women’s education and serves on the board of directors at ROSHNI, a philanthropic organization that educates and supports underprivileged girls in India. Huma holds a BS in pre-med and chemistry and an MS in computer science from the University of Massachusetts.



From Culture to Products: Why Diversity in Technology Matters

Caroline Chan (VP, Network & Edge Group at Intel), Huma Abidi (Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence Software Products at Intel) and Hema Chamraj (Director, Technology Advocacy, Ai4Good at Intel) discuss the value of diversity in tech. These Intel executives underline how diversity helps ensure more bias-free AI, impacts consumer and business product design and services that consider the broadest possible set of perspectives.