(RightIsRight.co) – In a shocking turn of events, the CEO of an Indian AI startup has been arrested for allegedly taking a life, her own child’s life.
According to reports, citing statements from Goa police official Paresh Naik, the child’s remains were discovered in Suchana Seth’s luggage under distressing circumstances.
Seth, who heads The Mindful AI Lab, was detained in Karnataka state after a taxi driver, who had been in contact with authorities, was instructed to bring her to the nearest police station. The situation began to unfold when Seth checked into a hotel in Goa on Saturday. However, her son was missing when she checked out on Monday night. Hotel staff discovered blood stains in her room and alerted the police, leading to the grim discovery in her luggage.
The background of this alleged murder remains unclear. Indian news outlet The Week reported that Seth informed the police about her ongoing estrangement and divorce proceedings with her husband, who was in Indonesia at the time of the incident. Authorities have since requested her husband’s return to India for further investigations.
Seth’s company, based in Bengaluru, specializes in AI ethics and the development of machine learning systems, emphasizing the importance of ethical AI and human involvement in AI systems, as detailed on its website.
With over 12 years of experience in the field, Seth is described on her LinkedIn profile as an AI ethics expert and data scientist. Her work includes mentoring data science teams and scaling machine learning solutions. Notably, she was a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, where her focus was on operationalizing ethical AI in the industry, including auditing algorithms for fairness and transparency, ethical monetization of AI, and understanding security vulnerabilities in AI systems.
This incident has sent ripples through the tech community, and her case is currently under intense scrutiny as investigations continue.