Our experts sat down with Dr. Vandana Janeja, Professor and Chair of the Information Systems department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. Janeja heads the MData Lab at UMC and shares her insights on how AI research is placing ethics, equity and human input front and center. Our experts go in depth on the importance of heterogeneity in AI research and the ethical use of AI in the emergency room for effective treatment. In Part 2, they discuss AI’s role in healthcare, specifically during the COVID-19 crisis, and the future of AI research and education. Dr. Janeja gives her valuable advice for those seeking to learn and research AI.