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CHLI’s Tech Talk on Artificial Intelligence

By April 15, 2024No Comments

Thank You for Attending CHLI’s Tech Talk on Artificial Intelligence!

Thank you to everyone who joined our Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) Tech Talk on AI at Florida International University (FIU) in Washington, D.C., on March 20th, 2024. This year’s discussion on AI offered profound insights into the pervasive influence of AI technologies and their significant impact on various facets of our lives, with a special focus on the implications within the Hispanic community.

The event started with a warm and heartfelt welcome from CHLI Chairwoman, the Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and CHLI’s President and CEO, Mary Ann Gomez Orta. Their opening remarks set the stage for an important discussion on AI and its social, economic, and electoral impact.

CHLI Congressional Board Member Representative Tony Gonzales (TX) followed with introductory remarks that provided a valuable foundation for the conversations that ensued, emphasizing the need for informed engagement with AI technologies.

We were then privileged to hear from Susana Gonzales of AIandYou, who led a distinguished panel of experts, each bringing unique insights into the conversation. Tom Clees of the Recording Industry Association of America, Mimi Whitehouse of Accenture, Jorge Lopez of Gartner, and Dr. Leonardo Bobadilla of Florida International University contributed to a rich and diverse dialogue. Their expertise illuminated the multifaceted nature of AI, from ethical considerations to practical applications, and its relevance to industries and communities alike.

Carlos Becerra, the Associate Vice President of Government and Community Affairs at FIU in Washington D.C., provided closing remarks that not only summarized the day’s discussions but also inspired us to continue exploring and engaging with the opportunities and challenges presented by AI.

Our heartfelt thanks go to our generous sponsors: Accenture, Amazon, Capital One, Chevron, Florida International University, and Promtrix. Their support was instrumental in the success of our Tech Talk, allowing us to bring together AI thought leaders, policymakers, and community members for this essential dialogue.

As we reflect on the insights shared during the Tech Talk, we are reminded of the importance of staying informed and engaged with technological advancements that shape our future. As we discussed at the end of the event, it is incumbent on all of us to engage on this emerging tech, and to spread the curiosity to other members of our community.

We look forward to your continued support and engagement in our future events and initiatives.

For those who could not join us or wish to revisit the enriching discussion, we invite you to view photos from the event and watch the full event recording by clicking the link below.


CHLI’s 2024 Tech Talk Speakers
Susan Gonzales (AIandYou), Dr. Leonardo Bobadilla (Florida International University), Jorge Lopez (Gartner), Tom Cless (Recording Industry Association of America), Mimi Whitehouse (Accenture)

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Tech Talk Speakers with CHLI’s Board
Back row: Tom Cless (Recording Industry Association of America), Dr. Leonardo Bobadilla (Florida International University), Jorge Lopez (Gartner), Congressman Tony Gonzales (TX), Omar Franco (Becker & Poliakoff), Leo Munoz (Comcast | NBC Universal | Telemundo)

Front row: Mimi Whitehouse (Accenture), Susan Gonzales (AIandYou), the Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (CHLI Chairwoman), Mary Ann Gomez Orta (CHLI President & CEO), Carlos Becerra (Florida International University)

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Tech Talk Speakers with CHLI’s Global Leaders
Back row: Ian Ríos Plumey (Office of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) and Senate Budget Committee), Jorge Lopez (Gartner), Dr. Leonardo Bobadilla (Florida International University), Paul Rampersaud (Office of Congresswoman Delia Ramirez (IL)), Tom Cless (Recording Industry Association of America),

Front row: Dianly Perez-Mulet (Office of Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (PR), Maya Arredondo (Office of Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX)), Alejandro Castillo (Office of Congresswoman Yadira Caraveo (CO)), Lydia Nunez De La Torre (Office of Congressman David Valadao (CA)), Kevin Paez (Office of Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL)), Mimi Whitehouse (Accenture)

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