upcoming webinar: AI governance and accountability tools: where are we?

Join the Women Leading in AI Network on the 3rd of November 2020 at 17:00 (BST) for a global conversation on how we can ensure AI artefacts are accountable and transparent, and what tools can be deployed to achieve that – and how we can create a global consensus around the need for rules governing AI deployment.
We will be joined by the following fantastic speakers:

Prof. Veronica Barassi  researches and writes about the impact of data technologies and artificial intelligence on human rights and democracy. She is an anthropologist, and Professor in Media and Communication Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of St. Gallen, as well as the Chair of Media and Culture in the Institute of Media and Communication Management. Her Ted Talk What Tech Companies know about your Children has attracted 1.3 Million views. Barassi’s previous research focused on social media and political campaigning. She authored the Activism on the Web: Everyday Struggles against Digital Capitalism. Over the last three years, she investigated the impact of children’s data traces on their civic rights. Her most recent book Child | Data | Citizen: How Tech Companies are Profiling Us from before Birth will be published by MIT Press in December 2020.

Dr Carina Prunkl is a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Institute for Ethics in AI and a research affiliate at the Centre for the Governance of AI, Future of Humanity Institute. Her research focuses on human autonomy and AI, as well as on questions regarding the responsible research and development of AI. She holds a BSc and MSc in Physics from Freie Universität Berlin, an Msc in Philosophy of Physics and a DPhil in Philosophy from the University of Oxford. She previously worked as a Senior Research Scholar at the Future of Humanity Institute.

Renée Cummings is a criminologist, criminal psychologist, therapeutic jurisprudence specialist, AI ethicist and the historic first Data Activist in Residence, at The School of Data Science, University of Virginia. She is also a community scholar at Columbia University. Advocating for more diverse, equitable, and inclusive AI, she is on the frontline of ethical AI, generating real time responses to many of the consequences of AI. Renée also specializes in AI for social good, justice-oriented AI, social justice in AI policy and governance, and using AI to save lives. She is committed to using AI to empower and transform communities by helping governments and organizations navigate the AI landscape and develop future AI leaders.
Renée works at the intersection of AI, criminal justice, racial justice, social justice, design justice, epidemiological and urban criminology, and urban health. She has extensive experience in trauma-informed justice interventions, homicide reduction, gun and gang violence prevention, juvenile justice, evidence based policing and law enforcement leadership. Her work extends to therapeutic jurisprudence, rehabilitation and reducing recidivism. She is committed to fusing AI with criminal justice for ethical real time solutions to improve accountability and transparency in policing, reduce violence, enhance public safety, public health, and quality of life. A thought-leader, motivational speaker, and mentor, Renée is an articulate, dynamic, and passionate speaker who has mastered the art of creative storytelling and deconstructing complex topics into critical everyday conversations that inform and inspire.

Clementina Barbaro is the Co-Secretary of the newly established Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence of the Council of Europe (CoE), whose mandate is to examine the feasibility and the potential elements of a legal framework for the development, design and application of AI, based on CoE standards on human rights, democracy and the rule of law. She previously contributed to the elaboration of the CEPEJ Ethical Charter on the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems and their environment, which is the first ever document on this issue in Europe and in the world. Clementina is a lawyer and has been a CoE staff member since 2002.

This event will be chaired by : Ivana Bartoletti

The Technical Director at Deloitte, a public speaker, author and media commentator. In her day job, Ivana helps businesses with their privacy by design programmes especially in relation to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology. Ivana was awarded ‘Woman of the Year’ (2019) in the Cyber Security Awards in recognition of her growing reputation as an advocate of equality, privacy and ethics at the heart of tech and AI. She is a sought after commentator for the BBC, Sky and other major broadcasters and news outlets (Guardian, Telegraph) on headline stories where the tech economy intersects with privacy and data law and politics. In May 2018, Ivana launched the Women Leading in AI network, an international lobby group of women advocating for responsible AI. The network’s 2018 report garnered mass interest from tech leaders, international institutions and the media. Ivana is Co-editor of the Fintech Circle’s AI Book on how AI is reshaping financial services, available here. Her first book, ‘An Artificial Revolution: on Power, Politics and AI’ was published in May by Indigo Press, and is available here.

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Looking forward to seeing you on 3rd of November.

The Team.

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