Bumble founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd is coming to the Code Conference, the place she’ll be interviewed on stage by CNBC senior media and tech correspondent Julia Boorstin.
Wolfe Herd’s firm has moved rapidly to undertake AI in focused methods to assist daters. Final yr, the corporate open-sourced an AI instrument that Bumble had been utilizing since 2019 to detect — after which blur — nude images. Bumble’s president, Tariq Shaukat, has additionally mentioned the corporate is utilizing AI to “take away a number of the friction” of courting. For Bumble, which means enhancing early interactions by serving to individuals select higher profile photos or stopping them from sending impolite messages.
Bumble additionally operates Badoo, Fruitz, and Official. The corporate can also be beginning to department out past courting with its new app BFF — Bumble For Pals.
Wolfe Herd joins a bunch of different tech and enterprise leaders who’ll be on stage at Code, together with X CEO Linda Yaccarino, GM CEO Mary Barra, and Warner Music Group CEO Robert Kyncl,
The Code Convention might be held September twenty sixth and twenty seventh on the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in California. This yr’s convention might be hosted by Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel, Platformer founder Casey Newton, and CNBC senior media & tech correspondent Julia Boorstin. There’ll even be particular visitor audio system, together with Code Convention co-founder Kara Swisher.