Breaking Barriers: Sarah’s Journey from Army to AI Advocate

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In this inspiring video, Sarah Carney, who transitioned from a background in the army and law to a role at Microsoft as the National Technology Officer, discusses the transformative impact of Generative AI on individuals and society. With a personal touch, she highlights how this technology has levelled the playing field, particularly for her son who faces learning difficulties, enabling his participation in ways previously unimaginable. Sarah’s story underscores the critical need for diversity in tech design—not just as a moral imperative but as a necessity to ensure technology effectively serves all societal needs. Her insights are a powerful reminder of the importance of integrating diverse experiences to avoid the risks of a limited perspective-driven digital world.

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