Speaker: Molly Wright Steenson

AI, Ethics & Design: Author, Designer, Professor, Research Leader

Molly is Senior Associate Dean for Research in the College of Fine Arts and the K&L Gates Associate Professor in Ethics and Computational Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University and the School of Design—a designer, author, and international keynote speaker whose work focuses on the intersection of design, architecture, and artificial intelligence. She is the author of Architectural Intelligence: How Designers and Architects Designed the Digital Landscape (MIT Press, 2017), which traces architecture’s collaborations with AI over 50 years and how they poured the foundation for digital design, information architecture, and UX, and the editor of Bauhaus Futures (with Laura Forlano & Mike Ananny, MIT Press, 2019), which asks: if the Bauhaus were around today, what would keep it up at night? Molly is also a web and UX pioneer who has worked with the web since 1994 at Fortune 500 companies, consulting firms and innovative startups. She holds a PhD in architecture from Princeton University and a master's in architectural studies from Yale.

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