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This virtual workshop is a continuation of the NOAA series of workshops on “Leveraging AI in Environmental Sciences.” The third event continues the successes of previous workshops and encourages participation by scientists, program managers, and leaders from the public, academic and private sectors who work in AI and environmental sciences. The theme for this year’s workshop is “Transforming Weather, Climate Services, and Blue Economy with Artificial Intelligence.” This year’s workshop is led by the NOAA Center for Artificial Intelligence (NCAI), a program in the formulation stage.

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Tuesday, September 14 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Plenary Session 3 - Trustworthy AI for Social Good
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"Designing for Effective Human-AI Teaming"

Dr. Emilie Roth is the owner and principal scientist of Roth Cognitive Engineering. She is a cognitive psychologist by training and has over 30 years of experience in cognitive analysis and design in a variety of domains including nuclear power plant operations, railroad operations, military command and control, and healthcare. Most recently she has participated in the design and evaluation of collaborative automated systems for planning and scheduling of air transport missions for the air force, which will form the basis of her talk today.

"Operationalizing AI for Disaster Response" – Pedro Rodriguez

Dr. Pedro Rodriguez is the group supervisor and a senior machine learning researcher of Humanitarian Assistance for Disaster Relief (HADR) program at JHU Applied Physics Laboratory. HADR is a machine learning and artificial intelligence-enabled program to collect and process overhead imagery into categories for analysis. In partnership with the Department of Defense's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, HADR aids FEMA's recovery effort after hazards including Hurricane Florence, Dorian, and Laura. Pedro also leads various DoD projects bringing image processing and target recognition algorithms to the tactical edge.

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Ann Bostrom

University of Washington
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Douglas Rao

Cooperative Institute for Satellite and Earth System Studies, North Carolina State University


Emilie Roth

Roth Cognitive Engineering

Tuesday September 14, 2021 11:00am - 12:15pm MDT
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