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 Rolling Out Launches the First Black AI Conference on the Campus of Morehouse College w/ Van Lathan, Mario Van Peebles, Google & More on the Campus of Morehouse College 

Photographed left to right: Arthur Bernier, Jr. (Entrepreneur/Technologist/Educator), Jamie Coleman (Strategist/Nonprofits Lead - Google), Van Lathan (Podcast Host/Media Personality - Higher Learning Podcast), Stephanie Cummings (Senior Federal IT Leader - Google), Munson Steed (CEO - Rolling Out), Guy Mills(Vice President - Supply Chain Division)and Jonathan Exume (Executive Director - @techsofcolor) posing together at the close of Day 1 of the Rolling Out RIDE CON AI Lab.


 Rolling Out Launches the First Black AI Conference on the Campus of Morehouse College w/ Van Lathan, Mario Van Peebles, Google & More on the Campus of Morehouse College 

Rolling Out’s RIDE CON AI Lab set the stage for an immersive, AI-centric weekend aimed at empowering the Black community. Nestled within the historic walls of the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at Morehouse College, the event spanned numerous topics, from AI’s role in music production, the ascent of machine learning, to the impact of personal artificial assistants. Founders and funders were present and discussed how AI is impacting white collar, blue collar, music and the entertainment industry.

The first day of the RIDE Lab was an exciting blend of eminent speakers. The event kicked off with Munson Steed (CEO – Rolling Out), who set the tone with his enlightening opening remarks. Following him, John Pasmore (CEO/Founder – Latimore), who has raised millions of dollars for AI, discussed his AI platform designed specifically for the African-American community. Stephanie Cummings (Senior Federal IT Leader – Google) then shed light on the practical applications of Google and Generative AI technology. Next, Marlon Avery (CEO – AI Impact) hosted an engaging ‘learn and lunch’ session, focusing on the transformative potential of AI in business and education. Jamie Coleman (Strategist/Nonprofits Lead – Google) and Arthur Bernier, Jr. (Entrepreneur/Technologist/Educator) contributed to a discussion on AI’s future impact on creativity. Additionally, Guy Mills (Vice President – Supply Chain Division), Shakiri Murrain (Director of Innovation – Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs) and Jonathan Exume (Executive Director – @techsofcolor) highlighted the innovative technology prospects for Black entrepreneurs. The day concluded with Keynote Speaker Van Lathan (Podcast Host/Media Personality – Higher Learning Podcast) delving into the necessity for black people to infiltrate the AI space in order to revolutionize business and culture. 

Day two of the RIDE Lab commenced with an insightful talk on understanding large language models presented by Brylan Donaldson (Associate Director of Innovation & New Ventures – Northwestern University) Post-session, attendees engaged in a networking session in the main lobby. Following this timeframe of connecting, guests re-entered the main concert hall to witness a special musical tribute to Tricky Stewart (5-Time Grammy Winning and Multi-Platinum Selling Super Producer, Record Executive, Songwriter, Music Publisher), the recipient of the Music Lifetime Achievement Award. Emerging talents graced the stage, performing before the legendary producer. Following the performances, Munson Steed (CEO of Rolling Out) invited Stewart to the stage to have a thoughtful fireside chat before his award presentation. Rolling Out’s RIDE CON AI Lab left attendees informed and inspired, armed with the tools to integrate AI into their respective endeavors and career paths.

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Celebrity photographer and disabled Vietnam veteran Jerome Dorn embodies the very definition of resilience. Born in Philadelphia, the fifth of seven children, Dorn stayed focused throughout his youth, eventually obtaining his degree in Criminal Justice. Dorn has worked with the Philadelphia Police Department, Department of Justice, World Wide Detective Agency, and several other high profile security groups. Throughout his successful career, Dorn wrestled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, an aftereffect of his military service. Battling the pain and debilitating effect of PTSD, Dorn found comfort behind the camera. Photography proved to be not only therapeutic, but life changing as well. Dorn picked up his first camera in 1970 while serving in Vietnam and knew instantly that behind the lens was where he belonged. His shooting style and photographs were special, generating a buzz in the industry. In 1985, he began his career in photojournalism, working in a variety of genres. Dorn’s credentials include fashion, lifestyle photography, photojournalism, and celebrity/red carpet coverage. Working with MSNBC, Jet Magazine, and major publications in Philadelphia and around the country, Dorn has had the honor of capturing the images of hundreds of notable celebrities and politicians including President Barack Obama, George Bush Jr, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Maya Angelou, Jesse Jackson, Rihanna, Snoop Dog, Will Smith, and Tyler Perry. Photography has sent Dorn around the globe, inspiring his passion for civil activism. In 1995, Dorn assembled and led a group of forty-two men to the Million Man March. Together, they spent five days walking from Philadelphia to Washington DC. In his travels, Dorn observed a common theme amongst the youth of the world. Many of the children he encountered seemed lost. Understanding that opportunities for at-risk youth are minimal, Dorn was inspired to make a difference. Established by Dorn in 2011, InDaHouseMedia was built on the idea that there is room in the house for everyone. With InDaHouseMedia, Dorn’s mission is to provide the future generation with positive direction through sports, music, and photography.

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