Who We Are

Humans for AI

Who We Are

At Humans For AI, we believe that artificial intelligence is going to change life as we know it today!

AI will be as pervasive as the Internet and Mobile Technologies. AI’s influence is not going to be restricted to tech roles – it is going to change how nurses, pilots, physical therapists, small business owners, investment bankers and farmers all do their jobs.

85 % By 2020 Customer Interactions Managed Without a Human
4.5 X Growth in Jobs Requiring AI Skills
80 % Executives Believe AI Boosts Productivity
14% American Jobs will be Automated

We Simplify AI

Mission & Vision

No matter what your job is today, it is going to look significantly different in the future – thanks to underlying AI technologies. The workforce of the future needs to be AI-savvy and that we have a unique opportunity to make this future workforce as diverse as the real world.

Humans For AI aims to build the diverse workforce of the future leveraging the existing AI technologies.

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We are B.O.L.D.


1. BROADEN the pipeline of minorities currently in tech careers, seeking to move to careers in AI by being the go to destination for all things AI because we believe that diversity of thought and opinion ultimately builds better products.

2. OPEN and inclusive community of people interested in AI by facilitating interactions with experts, practitioners and thought leaders in the field.

3. LEVERAGE AI to release a set of free products built by this community to further our mission of bringing diversity to AI.

4. DEMISTIFY AI by providing a basic understanding of the concepts, thinking and events in AI for novices and non-technical people interested in how AI will impact their lives and their jobs.


Product Manager

Madhav Srinath


Madhav is the Product Manager spearheading initiatives including a customized AI chatbot and an HFAI mobile application suite. He is currently on the AI advisory board at Microsoft and is the Analytics Manager at Agillitics.



Founding Member and AI Evangelist

Deepa Naik


As an AI Evangelist, Deepa works in accelerating industry adoption of Artificial Intelligence Technologies enabling individuals and organizations to enter the machine age. She is the co-founder at Cogitari

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Payel Chowdhury


Payel is COO of Humans For AI. She is an experienced data science leader and has a strong educational background in economics and statistics. Payel is passionate about data, technology and its potential to have immense positive impact on people's lives if its inclusive of everyone.

Data Science

VP of Operations

Christina Carlisle


As the HFAI Dallas rep, Christina is an operations specialist with a passion for customer success and has a diverse business background ranging from project management to startup advising.

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