Responsible Artificial Intelligence for people and society: I help keep an eye on critical issues at the intersection of AI business innovation, human rights and sustainable development to future-proof your company, elevate your brand and make profit in new and meaningful ways.
Creating business processes and ethical practices to maximize AI benefits for humanity and prevent risks to people
Making a difference in people's lives by implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using AI
Engaging with key AI European and global players, experts, thought leaders, collaborative platforms
Contributing to collective intelligence and raising own international profile as Responsible AI business leaders
AI's industry diversity crisis is real, contributing to bias in AI systems. The ultimate success of your company or project will always depend on the power and diverse expertise of people working for it. Invest in diversity and inclusion. Embrace sustainable innovation. Hire and work with diverse talent that brings new perspective and valuable skill sets beyond tech.
Dr.Telle Witney (former President and CEO of AnitaB.org)
The Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence developed by the EU High-Level Expert Group on AI highlight that trustworthy AI should be lawful, ethical and robust. They put forward a set of seven key requirements that AI systems should meet in order to be deemed trustworthy, including among others diversity, non-discrimination, societal and environmental well-being, transparency and accountability. The Guidelines have been also reinforced by AI Policy and Investment Recommendations.
The OECD’s member countries along with partner countries adopted the first ever set of intergovernmental policy guidelines on AI, agreeing to uphold international standards that aim to ensure AI systems are designed in a way that respects the rule of law, human rights, democratic values and diversity. They emphasize that AI should benefit people and the planet by driving inclusive growth, sustainable development and well-being.
Draft recommendation on the human rights impacts of algorithmic AI systems was released by the Council of Europe for public consultation in August 2019, to be adopted in early 2020. The CoE's document explicitly refers to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as a guidance for due diligence process and Human Rights Impact Assessments. Furthermore, CoE established Ad Hoc Committee on AI to develop the first international legal instrument on the development, design and application of AI, based on human rights standards, democracy and the principles of the rule of law.
Today, business success is measured by its positive impact on society and concrete contribution to solving most pressing global challenges. By pro-actively engaging with the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and making business decisions in alignment with the SDGs, you gain an edge you need to succeed.
In an era of rapid technological disruption and rising inequality, business has a unique opportunity to implement human-centered innovation by taking into account social, ethical and human rights implications of AI. The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), authoritative global sustainability framework, offers a roadmap to navigate responsibility-related challenges and inspires creative solutions.
In times when Europe finds its space among AI superpowers and several EU countries have articulated their ambitions related to artificial intelligence, it is of paramount importance to find your unique voice, track and join essential conversations, strategically engage in collective efforts and leave meaningful digital footprint. We live in an interconnected and interdependent world!
''Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm''
''Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected''
I am honoured to be in the list of 100 brilliant women with diverse backgrounds from around the world actively promoting the cause of ethical and responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) business practices.
Creating space for collaboration: To build on this initiative, expand the list and spark new global connections, ORBIT (the Observatory for Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT) with the support from Microsoft, the Alan Turing Institute and the University of Oxford, Department of Computer Science, has organised '100+ Brilliant Women & AI Ethics Conference'on September 16th, 2019.
“If artificial intelligence is not diverse, it's not ethical.”
(Wendy Hall, Professor University of Southhampton at #UNCSD)
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