Denver: We are going to do Take Five with Rumman Chowdhury, the Global Lead of Responsible AI at Accenture. Are you ready?

Rumman Chowdhury

Rumman: I am.

Denver: What should we be worried about?

Rumman: People.

Denver: What is one of your favorite documentaries or movies?

Rumman: I just watched the Pelé documentary. It was really good.

Denver: What is the favorite part of your morning ritual?

Rumman: Walking my dog.

Denver: What is the most important thing that makes for a healthy organizational culture?

Rumman: Accountability.

Denver: What have you changed your mind about in the last 10 years and why?

Rumman: How long my hair should be. Whether or not it’s acceptable for a 38-year-old to have blue hair.

Denver: When was the last time you were voluntarily disconnected from all your devices?

Rumman: Actually, I do it every day. I log out from all my social media.

Denver: If you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be?

Rumman: A juicer.

Denver: What do you wish people are more open and honest about?

Rumman: Whether or not they actually want to hang out with other people.

Denver: What is your superpower?

Rumman: I identify people’s flaws very well.

Denver: If you were to start your career all over again and do something completely different and away from this field, what would that be?

Rumman: I’d be a librarian.

Denver: What is something, whether it’s related to your work or not, that you’re exceptionally excited about at the moment?

Rumman: The new season of Orange is the New Black.

Denver: What are you currently reading?

Rumman: I just finished the Three-Body Problem.

Denver: What do you think about when you’re driving in the car alone?

Rumman: I actually try to shut my brain off because it works too much.

Denver: What is something about you the very few other people know?

Rumman: People think I’m more social than I actually am. Most of my evenings are spent watching Netflix with my cat and my dog.

Denver: What topic would you speak about if you were asked to give a TED talk on something completely outside your main area of expertise?

Rumman: How to choose your path in life without letting other people define it for you.

Denver: What is the best constructive criticism you have ever received?

Rumman: To listen more.

Denver: What advice would you give to your 20-year-old self?

Rumman: You’re doing everything right.

Denver: Do you have a quote you live your life by or think of often?

Rumman: It’s, “Curiouser and curiouser!” from Alice in Wonderland.

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