Sarah Bird leads strategic projects to accelerate the adoption and impact of AI research in products at Facebook. Her current work focuses on AI Ethics and developing AI responsibly. She is one of the co-creators of ONNX (http://onnx.ai/), an open standard for deep learning models, and a leader in the PyTorch 1.0 (https://pytorch.org/) project. Prior to joining Facebook, she was an AI systems researcher at Microsoft Research NYC and a technical advisor to Microsoft’s Data Group. She is one of the researchers behind Microsoft’s Decision Service (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cognitive-services/custom-de…), one of the first general-purpose reinforcement-learning style cloud systems publicly released. She has a Ph.D. in computer science from UC Berkeley advised by Dave Patterson, Krste Asanovic, and Burton Smith.
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