Denver: We are going to do Take Five with Rumman Chowdhury, the Global Lead of Responsible AI at Accenture. Are you ready?
Rumman: I am.
Denver: What should we be worried about?
Denver: What is one of your favorite documentaries or movies?
Rumman: I just watched the Pelé documentary. It was really good.
Denver: What is the favorite part of your morning ritual?
Rumman: Walking my dog.
Denver: What is the most important thing that makes for a healthy organizational culture?
Denver: What have you changed your mind about in the last 10 years and why?
Rumman: How long my hair should be. Whether or not it’s acceptable for a 38-year-old to have blue hair.
Denver: When was the last time you were voluntarily disconnected from all your devices?
Rumman: Actually, I do it every day. I log out from all my social media.
Denver: If you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be?
Rumman: A juicer.
Denver: What do you wish people are more open and honest about?
Rumman: Whether or not they actually want to hang out with other people.
Denver: What is your superpower?
Rumman: I identify people’s flaws very well.
Denver: If you were to start your career all over again and do something completely different and away from this field, what would that be?
Rumman: I’d be a librarian.
Denver: What is something, whether it’s related to your work or not, that you’re exceptionally excited about at the moment?
Rumman: The new season of Orange is the New Black.
Denver: What are you currently reading?
Rumman: I just finished the Three-Body Problem.
Denver: What do you think about when you’re driving in the car alone?
Rumman: I actually try to shut my brain off because it works too much.
Denver: What is something about you the very few other people know?
Rumman: People think I’m more social than I actually am. Most of my evenings are spent watching Netflix with my cat and my dog.
Denver: What topic would you speak about if you were asked to give a TED talk on something completely outside your main area of expertise?
Rumman: How to choose your path in life without letting other people define it for you.
Denver: What is the best constructive criticism you have ever received?
Rumman: To listen more.
Denver: What advice would you give to your 20-year-old self?
Rumman: You’re doing everything right.
Denver: Do you have a quote you live your life by or think of often?
Rumman: It’s, “Curiouser and curiouser!” from Alice in Wonderland.