JOHN A. POWELL: How do we actually create a world
in which our shared humanity becomes real, a world
where everyone can belong?
MAYA SCOTT: Very much in our lives, we’re invited
to watch or listen, instead of witnessing or
MAMBU BAYOH: How do we make sure that when someone
takes a photo of them, they see themselves?
PERNELL CEZAR: We have a role and requirement to
do right by the communities that we come from.
LUCY PINTO: We know that the starting point is
uneven. But we can generate equitable outcomes and
give everybody a level playing field.
PEDRO PINA: If we are to be producing products and
services that are for everyone, we need to look at
ourselves and we need to see our users in
JUAN RAJLIN: What we’re trying to create is a
culture where literally everyone can reach their
GIRL: It feels nice not to be like, “Oh, she’s a
special kid. We got to do everything different
just for her.”
FEMALE VOICE: Who is that, Owen? Who is that?
EVE ANDERSSON: By making our products more
accessible, we’re enabling people to learn more,
to accomplish more in their lives.
FEMALE VOICE: I have a custom voice model now.
Take a selfie!
ERNEST JOHNSON: Being able to set somebody on a
better path in their life, I can't put into words
the satisfaction you get from something like that.
THOMAS PANEK: The safest thing for a blind person
to do is to sit still. I ain't sitting still.
CASSANDRA JOHNSON: No matter what background you
are, your experiences, at the core of it is your
heart and your soul.
FEMALE VOICE: Let’s try it out and see how it
VOICE: Let’s do this.
MICHAEL BRENNER: This is only the tip of the
iceberg. We’ll learn lessons, which we can then
combine to build something that really works for
DMITRI KANEVSKY: To understand and be understood,
it’s absolutely unbelievable.