Naiyarah Hussain is speaking at DevRelCon London 2023


The countdown is on to DevRelCon London 2023! Back in London for the first time since 2019, this year’s event is made up of two days of talks, discussion sessions, networking, and socialising. Among other topics, we’ll be covering developer education, DevRel in a downturn, community data and operations, core skills, DevRel for web3, and more. 

Join us to learn, share, and hang out with your fellow DevRel professionals from across the world. And to give you a taste of what’s on offer, here’s our next quick fire speaker interview.

About Naiyarah

Speaker: Naiyarah Hussain

Company: SurrealDB

Position: Developer Relations Manager

Talk title: Staying Ethical in a Generative AI World

Naiyarah is an experienced Developer Relations Leader & Machine Learning Engineer with a demonstrated history of working with developers from Open Source communities, enterprises, startups & universities. She is skilled in solving problems using Machine Learning and AI, specialising in Natural Language, Object & Gesture Recognition, Ethical AI, and Malware Analysis. She has a strong engineering background with seven years of experience and a BSc (Hons) in Computer Systems focused on Software Engineering from Heriot-Watt University.

In 2022, Naiyarah was honoured as a Gold Tier Coding Ambassador for CodersHQ, an initiative by the Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications Office (UAE), and awarded the UAE 10-Year Golden Visa for Outstanding Specialised Talents for Software Engineering.


About Naiyarah’s talk


Tell us about the talk that you are planning to give at DevRelCon London 2023 

My talk at DevRelCon London 2023 is called ‘Staying Ethical in the Age of Generative AI’, which is kind of cool as right now we have all these different AI services that are growing at an exponential pace. It’s really important to take a look at how we use these services with a bit more responsibility. How we can, as developers, be a little more ethical in the way we’re using the service, as well as communicating this to our users.


Why should people attend your talk? What should they expect to take away from it?

There’s a quote by Cassie Kozyrkov, the Decision Intelligence scientist at Google. She’s written a blog recently about Generative AI. The quote that I really like is: “For better or worse, many decisions related to the responsible and ethical uses of AI are now shifting from AI builders to the users themselves”. That’s very cool when you think about it, and means that we need to now equip the users of apps to make sure that they are able to make responsible decisions. From the developer’s point of view, they must ensure that they’re actually building this into the app, to make it easier for users to make these decisions. 

So, my talk is for developers, as well as tech users, to help them navigate the new Generative AI world a little better. While it’s not very comprehensive, at least it’s a step in the right direction.


What are you most looking forward to at this year’s DevRelCon London event?

I attended DevRelCon in 2019 for the first time, which was super cool. I’m glad to be back as a speaker this time. I’m looking forward to meeting and learning from other DevRel experts, and from other DevRel advocates. What I liked the most last time were the sticker exchange tables, so I’m hoping to collect new stickers as well! 


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