The promise of AI for today’s organizations is real, yet in a frenzied state of experimentation, many stumble to get to a full-scale enterprise. As companies race to discover what generative AI can do, HR must lead conversations about how to balance cutting-edge innovations with integrity, trust, and diversity. Globally, organizations are at a critical intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and AI acceleration. We will explore how AI is rapidly transforming workplace dynamics and decision-making processes. The safety and protection of the workforce have never been more important and need to be co-led by HR to prevent biases and ensure fair and equitable representation in systems, hiring, and the workforce evolution.