Kriti Sharma creates AI technology to help address some of the toughest social challenges of our time — from domestic violence to sexual health and inequality.

Why you should listen

Kriti Sharma is the Founder of AI for Good, an organization focused on building scalable technology solutions for social good. In 2018, she also launched rAInbow, a digital companion for women facing domestic violence in South Africa. This service reached nearly 200,000 conversations within the first 100 days, breaking down the stigma of gender-based violence. In 2019, she collaborated with the Population Foundation of India to launch Dr. Sneha, an AI-powered digital character to engage with young people about sexual health, an issue that is still considered a taboo in India. 

Sharma was recently named in the Forbes "30 Under 30" list for advancements in AI. She was appointed a United Nations Young Leader in 2018 and is an advisor to both the United Nations Technology Innovation Labs and to the UK Government’s Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. 

Kriti Sharma’s TED talk