Data scientist, international policy advisor on economic growth, and social entrepreneur Belén Sánchez Hidalgo talks about her passion to bring diversity to AI. While working as a consultant at The World Bank, Belén became anxious about the potential risks of Artificial Intelligence and decided to do something about it. She left her career in public policy to become a data scientist at DataRobot. Here, she became inspired to educate women on AI development and created WaiCAMP, an initiative that closes the AI gender gap in Latin America through pragmatic education.
Originally from Ecuador, where she graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador with various financial degrees, Belén went on to study Enterprise Development at Leipzig University and obtain a Master in Public Administration from The Harvard Kennedy School.