Speakers

Norberto Andrade

Facebook
Norberto de Andrade is a Global Public Policy and Tech Ethics expert, as well as a Legal Scholar and Researcher, working at the intersection of law, governance, and new technologies, while studying their societal implications. He is Facebook’s Global Policy Lead for Digital and AI Ethics; and creator and founder of Open Loop, a global experimental governance program that bridges the gap between tech and policy innovation. With over 18 years of international experience in government, academia, regulatory agency, and corporate positions, Norberto de Andrade has held corporate roles in public policy and privacy at Mozilla and Workday, scientific research roles at the European Commission, and regulatory roles at the Portuguese National Authority for the Communications sector.

Maria Axente

PwC UK
In her role as Responsible AI and AI for Good Lead at PwC, Maria leads the implementation of ethics in AI for the firm while partnering with industry, academia, governments, NGO and civil society, to harness the power of AI in an ethical and responsible manner, acknowledging the benefits and risks in many walks of life. She has played a crucial part in the development and set-up of PwC’s UK AI Center of Excellence, the firm’s AI strategy and most recently the development of PwC’s Responsible AI toolkit, firms methodology for embedding ethics in AI. Maria is a globally recognised AI ethics expert, a Advisory Board member of the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI, member of BSI/ISO & IEEE AI standard groups, a Fellow of the RSA and an advocate for gender diversity, children and youth rights in the age of AI.

Christoph Bartneck

University of Canterbury
Dr. Christoph Bartneck is an associate professor and director of postgraduate studies at the HIT Lab NZ of the University of Canterbury. He has a background in Industrial Design and Human-Computer Interaction, and his projects and studies have been published in leading journals, newspapers, and conferences. His interests lie in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction, Science and Technology Studies, and Visual Design. More specifically, he focuses on the effect of anthropomorphism on human-robot interaction. As a secondary research interest he works on bibliometric analyses, agent based social simulations, and the critical review on scientific processes and policies. In the field of Design Christoph investigates the history of product design, tessellations and photography.

Kay Firth Butterfield

World Economic Forum
Kay Firth-Butterfield is Head of Artificial Intelligence and a member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum and is one of the foremost experts in the world on the governance of AI. She is a Barrister, former Judge and Professor, technologist and entrepreneur who has an abiding interest in how humanity can equitably benefit from new technologies, especially AI. Kay is an Associate Barrister (Doughty Street Chambers), Master of the Inner Temple, London and serves on the Lord Chief Justice’s Advisory Panel on AI and Law. She co-founded AI Global and was the world’s first Chief AI Ethics officer in 2014 and created the AIEthics twitter hashtag. Kay is Vice-Chair of The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems and was part of the group which met at Asilomar to create the Asilomar AI Ethical Principles...

Tara Chklovski

Technovation
Tara Chklovski is CEO and founder of global tech education nonprofit Technovation. Prominently featured in the award-winning documentary Codegirl, Forbes named Chklovski “the pioneer empowering the incredible tech girls of the future” and Discovery Science Channel named her its first “CEO Science Super Star Hero” for her work encouraging the next generation of innovators, problem solvers, and game changers. A frequent advocate for STEM education, she’s presented at the White House STEM Inclusion Summit, SXSW EDU, UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week, and led the 2019 education track at the UN AI for Good Global Summit. Since founding the organization in 2006, Technovation has welcomed more than 130,000 children and parents, and 14,000 mentors, to participate in its programs in 100+ countries.

Celia Cintas

IBM Research - Africa
Dr Celia Cintas is a Research Scientist at IBM Research Africa - Nairobi, Kenya. She is a member of the AI Science team at the Kenya Lab. Her current research focus on improvement of ML techniques to address challenges on Global Health in developing countries. Previously, grantee from National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) working on Deep Learning and Geometrics Morphometrics for populations studies at IPCSH-CONICET (Argentina) as part of the Consortium for Analysis of the Diversity and Evolution of Latin America (CANDELA). During her PhD she was a visitor researcher at University College of London (UK). She was also a Postdoc researcher visitor at Jaén University (Spain) applying ML to Heritage and Archeological studies. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from Universidad del Sur (Argentina).

Danilo Doneda

Institute for Public Law Brazil
PhD in Civil Law. Lawyer. Professor at IDP. Advisor to the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br) and Fundação Osvaldo Cruz (Fiocruz). Member of the advisory boards of the United Nations Global Pulse Privacy Group, the Project Children and Consumption (Instituto Alana) and Open Knowledge Brazil. Previously worked at the Ministry of Justice (Brazil). Member of the editorial board of the Contemporary Civil Law Review and Revista de Derecho Digital. Former visiting researcher at the Italian Data Protection Authority (Rome, Italy), University of Camerino (Camerino, Italy) and at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg, Germany). Part of his work is available at www.doneda.net

Manuel Garcia Herranz

UNICEF
Dr. Manuel García-Herranz is Chief Scientist at UNICEF’s Office of Innovation and ICT’s Big Data, Data Science and AI initiative. At UNICEF he focuses on bridging the gap between Data Science and the most vulnerable, exploring how to apply Big Data, Complex Systems theory, and Artificial Intelligence to help the most deprived and invisible. Fields of application include growing humanitarian problems such as epidemics, natural disasters, and migration as well as transversal issues such as poverty, data representativeness and algorithmic equity. Manuel holds a PhD in computer science from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. He joined UNICEF in 2014 and has been since working to bring the value of Big Data to UNICEF, leading research at UNICEF’s Office of Innovation and creating collaboration networks and Data Science tools that focus on the problems of the most vulnerable children.

Christian Guttmann

Nordic AI Institute
Dr. Christian Guttmann was recently named TOP 100 global AI leader in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science. He advances AI technology and business to new heights for societal and economic prosperity in teams of bright and passionate minds. He has over 25+ years of experience in researching and building 100s of AI systems. He is professor, global head of AI and Data Science at TietoEVRY and executive director at the Nordic Artificial Intelligence Institute NAII (@nordicinst). He shares the latest up to date news on AI on his Linkedin and Twitter (@ChrisXtg) channels every day, you are welcome to follow him on those channels.

Patrick Lin

California Polytechnic State University
Patrick Lin, PhD, is the director of the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group at Cal Poly, where he is a full philosophy professor. He is currently affiliated with Stanford Law School, the 100 Year Study on AI, Czech Academy of Sciences, and the World Economic Forum. Previous affiliations include: Stanford’s School of Engineering, US Naval Academy, Univ. of Notre Dame, Dartmouth, UNIDIR, and the Fulbright specialist program (Univ. of Iceland). Prof. Lin is well published in technology ethics—incl. on AI, robotics, autonomous driving, cybersecurity, bioengineering, frontier development, nanotechnology, security technologies, and more—and is regularly invited to provide briefings on the subject to industry, media, and government. He teaches courses in ethics, philosophy of technology, and philosophy of law, and he earned his BA from UC Berkeley and PhD from UC Santa Barbara.

Leon Kester

TNO
Dr. Leon Kester is a senior research scientist at TNO Netherlands. He is a transdisciplinary expert working on the safety, security, meta-ethics and governance of AI systems and XR technologies. His transdisciplinary research also integrates a variety of perspectives from systems engineering, cognitive science and neuroscience, moral psychology, law, moral programming and philosophy of science. In recent years, he has published many papers as well as book chapters (most of them together with his wife Dr. Nadisha-Marie Aliman) on the aforementioned topics.

Christoph Lütge

TUM IEAI
Christoph Lütge is Full Professor of Business Ethics and Director of the Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence at Technical University of Munich (TUM). He has a background in business informatics and philosophy, having taken his PhD at the Technical University of Braunschweig in 1999 and his habilitation at the University of Munich (LMU) in 2005. He was awarded a Heisenberg Fellowship in 2007. His most recent books are: “The Ethics of Competition” (Elgar, 2019) and “Ethik in KI und Robotik” (Hanser, 2020, with coauthors). Lütge has held visiting positions at Harvard, University of Pittsburgh, University of California (San Diego), Taipei, Kyoto and Venice. He is a member of the Scientific Board of the European AI Ethics initiative AI4People as well as of the German Ethics Commission on Automated and Connected Driving. He has also done consulting work for the Singapore Economic Development Board and the Canadian Transport Commission.

Marieke Marten

Aisha Naseer

Fujitsu
Dr. Naseer leads the AI Ethics research activity for Fujitsu’s at the AI4People forum, the EU AI Alliance, and the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. She is a GDPR-certified professional and participates in debates around AI Ethics, privacy, and digital trust including bias mitigation and AI fairness.

Ugo Pagallo

Center for Transnational Legal Studies
A former lawyer and professor of Jurisprudence at the Department of Law, University of Turin (Italy), Vice President of the Italian Association of Legal Informatics, Ugo is Faculty at the Georgetown's Law School transnational center in London, UK (CTLS), and member of the Expert Group set up by the EU Commission on liability and new technology/new technologies formation. Professor at the Joint International Doctoral (PhD) degree program in Law, Science and Technology, an interdisciplinary integrated doctorate of the EU’s Erasmus Mundus EMJDs programs, Ugo is author of eleven monographs and numerous essays in scholarly journals and book chapters. His main interests are Artificial Intelligence & law, network and legal theory, governance, and information technology law (specially data protection law and copyright).

Samira Samadi

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
Dr. Samadi is an independent research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS). Her research background is in machine learning and algorithm design with a recent focus on developing fair and efficient ML models. More broadly, Samira Samadi studies the interactions between humans and AI and use her findings to design AI systems that augment humans’ abilities rather than replacing them. She got her Ph.D. from the School of Computer Science at Georgia Tech under the supervision of Prof. Santosh Vempala.

Burkhard Schafer

University of Edinburgh
Professor Burkhard Schafer holds the Chair of Computational Legal Theory at the University of Edinburgh, where he co-founded and for many years acted as director of the SCRIPT Centre for IT and IP law, and the Jospeh Bell Centre for Legal Reasoning and Forensic Statistics. His main research interest is the intersection between law and technology, both in the sense of regulation of technology (information technology law) and the use of technology in the justice system (legal informatics). He is member of the expert group AI4People at Atomium, the Data Ethics group of the Alan Turing Institute, and in Edinburgh representing the legal and ethical side of Creative Informatics, a large RD cluster that aims to support the creative industries in their digital transformation.

Susan Scott-Parker

business disability international
Susan Scott-Parker is an internationally recognised thought leader who has made a career from challenging outdated assumptions regarding both disability as it affects business and the potential of responsible business to adapt respectfully for human reality.In 2003 Susan invented and launched the concept and language of ‘Disability Confidence’ – knowing that if we can change the way we talk about the world, we make it easier to change the world. Her work is distinctive in its aim to deliver practical, tangible mutual benefit for business, people with disabilities, the global economy, and wider society.

Mariarosaria Taddeo

University of Oxford + Alan Turing Institute
Mariarosaria Taddeo is Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, where she is the Deputy Director of the Digital Ethics Lab. Her recent work focuses mainly on the ethical analysis of Artificial Intelligence, cyber security, cyber conflicts, and ethics of digital innovation.

Ioan-Dragos Tudorache

European Parliament
Dragos Tudorache is a Member of the European Parliament (Renew Europe) and the Executive President of the PLUS party in Romania. He is the Chair of the AIDA (Artificial Intelligence in the Digital Age) special committee and sits in LIBE, AFET, SEDE, and the European Parliament’s delegation with the United States.

Peggy Valcke

Catholic University of Leuven
Peggy Valcke is professor of law & technology at KU Leuven, member of the management board of the Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law and principal investigator in the Security & Privacy Department of imec. Her research focuses on the rise of artificial intelligence, in particular algorithmic decision-making, in law enforcement, transport, media service and the ethical-legal implications thereof, especially in relation to human rights and the allocation of responsibilities / legal liabilities. She is actively involved in shaping the debate on AI ethics and regulation in Belgium and Europe as co-director of the Flemish Centre on Data & Society, co-chair of the Council of Europe’s recently established Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence; a member of Google’s Advisory Council on the Right to be Forgotten and a member of the Scientific Committee of AI4People.

Effy Vayena

ETH Zürich
Effy Vayena is Professor of Bioethics at ETH Zurich. She holds a PhD in Medical History (Univ. of Minnesota) and a habilitation on Bioethics and Health Policy (Univ. of Zurich). She began her career at the World Health Organization where she served as a technical officer. In 2015, she founded the Health Ethics and Policy Lab with the aim to tackle ethical questions arising by the use of genomic technologies and big data analytics in healthcare. Vayena has been appointed Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

Stefaan Verhulst

TheGovLab
Stefaan G. Verhulst is Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer of the Governance Laboratory @NYU (GovLab) where he is responsible for building a research foundation on how to transform governance using advances in science and technology. He is the Curator and Editor of the Living Library and The Digest. Verhulst’s latest scholarship centers on how technology can improve people’s lives and the creation of more effective and collaborative forms of governance. Specifically, he is interested in the perils and promise of collaborative technologies and how to harness the unprecedented volume of information to advance the public good.Before joining NYU full time, Verhulst spent more than a decade as Chief of Research for the Markle Foundation, where he continues to serve as Senior Advisor.

Noberto Andrande

Global Public Policy and Tech Ethics expert

Norberto de Andrade is a Global Public Policy and Tech Ethics expert, as well as a Legal Scholar and Researcher, working at the intersection of law, governance, and new technologies, while studying their societal implications. He is Facebook’s Global Policy Lead for Digital and AI Ethics; and creator and founder of Open Loop, a global experimental governance program that bridges the gap between tech and policy innovation.

With over 18 years of international experience in government, academia, regulatory agency, and corporate positions, Norberto de Andrade has held corporate roles in public policy and privacy at Mozilla and Workday, scientific research roles at the European Commission, and regulatory roles at the Portuguese National Authority for the Communications sector.

Norberto de Andrade is also Professor at IE Law School, and an Affiliated Scholar at Stanford Law School – Center for Internet & Society. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at UC Berkeley School of Law, where he worked at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology; a Legal Foresight Fellow at The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law; and a Visiting Scholar at the Singapore Internet Research Centre of Nanyang Technological University.

Norberto de Andrade holds a PhD in Law, Policy and Technology from the European University Institute (Italy), and he has successfully published numerous academic articles, reports and book chapters in the field of Law & Technology.

Maria Axente

Responsible AI and AI for Good Lead, PwC UK

In her role as Responsible AI and AI for Good Lead at PwC, Maria leads the implementation of ethics in AI for the firm while partnering with industry, academia, governments, NGO and civil society, to harness the power of AI in an ethical and responsible manner, acknowledging the benefits and risks in many walks of life. She has played a crucial part in the development and set-up of PwC’s UK AI Center of Excellence, the firm’s AI strategy and most recently the development of PwC’s Responsible AI toolkit, firms methodology for embedding ethics in AI. Maria is a globally recognised AI ethics expert, a Advisory Board member of the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI, member of BSI/ISO & IEEE AI standard groups, a Fellow of the RSA and an advocate for gender diversity, children and youth rights in the age of AI.

Twitter https://twitter.com/maria_axente

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariaaxente/

Christoph Bartneck

University of Canterbury

Dr. Christoph Bartneck is an associate professor and director of postgraduate studies at the HIT Lab NZ of the University of Canterbury. He has a background in Industrial Design and Human-Computer Interaction, and his projects and studies have been published in leading journals, newspapers, and conferences. His interests lie in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction, Science and Technology Studies, and Visual Design. More specifically, he focuses on the effect of anthropomorphism on human-robot interaction. As a secondary research interest he works on bibliometric analyses, agent based social simulations, and the critical review on scientific processes and policies. In the field of Design Christoph investigates the history of product design, tessellations and photography.

Prof. Kay Firth Butterfield

World Economic Forum

Kay Firth-Butterfield is Head of Artificial Intelligence and a member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum and is one of the foremost experts in the world on the governance of AI. She is a Barrister, former Judge and Professor, technologist and entrepreneur who has an abiding interest in how humanity can equitably benefit from new technologies, especially AI.  Kay is an Associate Barrister (Doughty Street Chambers), Master of the Inner Temple, London and serves on the Lord Chief Justice’s Advisory Panel on AI and Law. She co-founded AI Global and was the world’s first Chief AI Ethics officer in 2014 and created the AIEthics twitter hashtag.  Kay is Vice-Chair of The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems and was part of the group which met at Asilomar to create the Asilomar AI Ethical Principles. She is on the Polaris Council for the Government Accountability Office (USA), the Advisory Board for UNESCO International Research Centre on AI and AI4All. Kay has advanced degrees in Law and International Relations and regularly speaks to international audiences addressing many aspects of the beneficial and challenging technical, economic and social changes arising from the use of AI. She has been consistently recognized as a leading woman in AI since 2018 and was featured in the New York Times as one of 10 Women Changing the Landscape of Leadership.

Gordon Cheng

TU Munich

Prof. Gordon Cheng has made pioneering contributions in Humanoid Robotics, Neuroengineering, Artificial Intelligence for the past 20 years. Since 2010, Gordon Cheng has been holding the Chair for Cognitive Systems, which he also founded. The Chair for Cognitive Systems is part of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich/Germany.

Tara Chklovski

Technovation

Tara Chklovski is CEO and founder of global tech education nonprofit Technovation. Prominently featured in the award-winning documentary Codegirl, Forbes named Chklovski “the pioneer empowering the incredible tech girls of the future” and Discovery Science Channel named her its first “CEO Science Super Star Hero” for her work encouraging the next generation of innovators, problem solvers, and game changers. A frequent advocate for STEM education, she’s presented at the White House STEM Inclusion Summit, SXSW EDU, UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week, and led the 2019 education track at the UN AI for Good Global Summit. Since founding the organization in 2006, Technovation has welcomed more than 130,000 children and parents, and 14,000 mentors, to participate in its programs in 100+ countries.

Celia Cintas

IBM Research - Africa

Dr Celia Cintas is a Research Scientist at IBM Research Africa – Nairobi, Kenya.
She is a member of the AI Science team at the Kenya Lab. Her current research focus on improvement of ML techniques to address challenges on Global Health in developing countries.
Previously, grantee from National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) working on Deep Learning and Geometrics Morphometrics for populations studies at IPCSH-CONICET (Argentina) as part of the Consortium for Analysis of the Diversity and Evolution of Latin America (CANDELA). During her PhD she was a visitor researcher at University College of London (UK). She was also a Postdoc researcher visitor at Jaén University (Spain) applying ML to Heritage and Archeological studies. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from Universidad del Sur (Argentina).

Danilo Doneda

Institute for Public Law Brazil

PhD in Civil Law. Lawyer. Professor at IDP. Advisor to the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br) and Fundação Osvaldo Cruz (Fiocruz). Member of the advisory boards of the United Nations Global Pulse Privacy Group, the Project Children and Consumption (Instituto Alana) and Open Knowledge Brazil. Previously worked at the Ministry of Justice (Brazil). Member of the editorial board of the Contemporary Civil Law Review and Revista de Derecho Digital. Former visiting researcher at the Italian Data Protection Authority (Rome, Italy), University of Camerino (Camerino, Italy) and at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg, Germany). Part of his work is available at www.doneda.net

Manuel Garcia Herranz

UNICEF

Dr. Manuel García-Herranz is Chief Scientist at UNICEF’s Office of Innovation and ICT’s Big Data, Data Science and AI initiative. At UNICEF he focuses on bridging the gap between Data Science and the most vulnerable, exploring how to apply Big Data, Complex Systems theory, and Artificial Intelligence to help the most deprived and invisible. Fields of application include growing humanitarian problems such as epidemics, natural disasters, and migration as well as transversal issues such as poverty, data representativeness and algorithmic equity. Manuel holds a PhD in computer science from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. He joined UNICEF in 2014 and has been since working to bring the value of Big Data to UNICEF, leading research at UNICEF’s Office of Innovation and creating collaboration networks and Data Science tools that focus on the problems of the most vulnerable children.

Christian Guttmann

Nordic AI Institute

Dr. Christian Guttmann was recently named TOP 100 global AI leader in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science. He advances AI technology and business to new heights for societal and economic prosperity in teams of bright and passionate minds. He has over 25+ years of experience in researching and building 100s of AI systems. He is professor, global head of AI and Data Science at TietoEVRY and executive director at the Nordic Artificial Intelligence Institute NAII (@nordicinst).
He shares the latest up to date news on AI on his Linkedin and Twitter (@ChrisXtg) channels every day, you are welcome to follow him on those channels.

Patrick Lin

California Polytechnic State University

Patrick Lin, PhD, is the director of the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group at Cal Poly, where he is a full philosophy professor. He is currently affiliated with Stanford Law School, the 100 Year Study on AI, Czech Academy of Sciences, and the World Economic Forum. Previous affiliations include: Stanford’s School of Engineering, US Naval Academy, Univ. of Notre Dame, Dartmouth, UNIDIR, and the Fulbright specialist program (Univ. of Iceland). Prof. Lin is well published in technology ethics—incl. on AI, robotics, autonomous driving, cybersecurity, bioengineering, frontier development, nanotechnology, security technologies, and more—and is regularly invited to provide briefings on the subject to industry, media, and government. He teaches courses in ethics, philosophy of technology, and philosophy of law, and he earned his BA from UC Berkeley and PhD from UC Santa Barbara.

Leon Kester

TNO

Dr. Leon Kester is a senior research scientist at TNO Netherlands. He is a transdisciplinary expert working on the safety, security, meta-ethics and governance of AI systems and XR technologies. His transdisciplinary research also integrates a variety of perspectives from systems engineering, cognitive science and neuroscience, moral psychology, law, moral programming and philosophy of science. In recent years, he has published many papers as well as book chapters (most of them together with his wife Dr. Nadisha-Marie Aliman) on the aforementioned topics.

Christoph Lütge

TUM IEAI

Christoph Lütge is Full Professor of Business Ethics and Director of the Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence at Technical University of Munich (TUM). He has a background in business informatics and philosophy, having taken his PhD at the Technical University of Braunschweig in 1999 and his habilitation at the University of Munich (LMU) in 2005. He was awarded a Heisenberg Fellowship in 2007. His most recent books are: “The Ethics of Competition” (Elgar, 2019) and “Ethik in KI und Robotik” (Hanser, 2020, with coauthors). Lütge has held visiting positions at Harvard, University of Pittsburgh, University of California (San Diego), Taipei, Kyoto and Venice. He is a member of the Scientific Board of the European AI Ethics initiative AI4People as well as of the German Ethics Commission on Automated and Connected Driving. He has also done consulting work for the Singapore Economic Development Board and the Canadian Transport Commission.

 

Marieke Marten

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Aisha Naseer

Technical University of Munich

Dr. Naseer leads the AI Ethics research activity for Fujitsu’s at the AI4People forum, the EU AI Alliance, and the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. She is a GDPR-certified professional and participates in debates around AI Ethics, privacy, and digital trust including bias mitigation and AI fairness.

Ugo Pagallo

Center for Transnational Legal Studies

A former lawyer and professor of Jurisprudence at the Department of Law, University of Turin (Italy), Vice President of the Italian Association of Legal Informatics, Ugo is Faculty at the Georgetown’s Law School transnational center in London, UK (CTLS), and member of the Expert Group set up by the EU Commission on liability and new technology/new technologies formation. Professor at the Joint International Doctoral (PhD) degree program in Law, Science and Technology, an interdisciplinary integrated doctorate of the EU’s Erasmus Mundus EMJDs programs, Ugo is author of eleven monographs and numerous essays in scholarly journals and book chapters. His main interests are Artificial Intelligence & law, network and legal theory, governance, and information technology law (specially data protection law and copyright).

Samira Samadi

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS)

Dr. Samadi is an independent research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS). Her research background is in machine learning and algorithm design with a recent focus on developing fair and efficient ML models. More broadly, Samira Samadi studies the interactions between humans and AI and use my findings to design AI systems that augment humans’ abilities rather than replacing them. She got my Ph.D. from the School of Computer Science at Georgia Tech under the supervision of Prof. Santosh Vempala. 

Burkhard Schafer

University of Edinburgh

Professor Burkhard Schafer holds the Chair of Computational Legal Theory at the University of Edinburgh, where he co-founded and for many years acted as director of the SCRIPT Centre for IT and IP law, and the Jospeh Bell Centre for Legal Reasoning and Forensic Statistics. His main research interest is the intersection between law and technology, both in the sense of regulation of technology (information technology law) and the use of technology in the justice system (legal informatics). He is member of the expert group AI4People at Atomium, the Data Ethics group of the Alan Turing Institute, and in Edinburgh representing the legal and ethical side of Creative Informatics, a large RD cluster that aims to support the creative industries in their digital transformation.

Susan Scott-Parker

OBE HonD Founder, business disability international

Susan Scott-Parker is an internationally recognised thought leader who has made a career from challenging outdated assumptions regarding both disability as it affects business and the potential of responsible business to adapt respectfully for human reality.

In 2003 Susan invented and launched the concept and language of ‘Disability Confidence’ – knowing that if we can change the way we talk about the world, we make it easier to change the world. Her work is distinctive in its aim to deliver practical, tangible mutual benefit for business, people with disabilities, the global economy, and wider society.

Susan is now leading the ‘Disability Ethical AI’ campaign alongside organisations including IBM and Oxford Brooke’s University’s Institute for Ethical AI to address the disability-oblivious nature of AI powered recruitment.

Susan is Strategic Advisor to the ILO’s Global Business Disability Network and has long-standing strategic alliances with organisations and initiatives including: the Australian Network on Disability, the Austrian/German MyAbility business disability network; The Valuable 500, The #PurpleLightUp movement and The Zero Project.

Natalie Schluter

Google Brain and IT University, Copenhagen

Mariarosaria Taddeo

University of Oxford + Alan Turing Institute

Mariarosaria Taddeo is Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, where she is the Deputy Director of the Digital Ethics Lab, and is Faculty Fellow and Defence Science and Technology Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute. Her recent work focuses mainly on the ethical analysis of Artificial Intelligence, cyber security , cyber conflicts, and ethics of digital innovation. Her area of expertise is Philosophy and Ethics of Information, although she has worked on issues concerning Epistemology, Logic, and Philosophy of AI. She has received multiple award for her work, among which  the 2010 Simon Award for Outstanding Research in Computing and Philosophy; the 2016 World Technology Award for Ethics. In 2018, InspiringFifty named her among the most inspiring 50 Italian women working in technology. In the same year, ORBIT listed her among the top 100 women working on Ethics of AI in the world. She has been named one of the twelve 2020 “Outstanding Rising Talents” by the Womens’ Forum for Economy and Society.
Since 2016, Taddeo serves as editor-in-chief of Minds & Machines (SpringerNature) and of Philosophical Studies Series (SpringerNature). She is also a member of the Exploratory Team on Operational Ethics, established under the auspices of the Human Factors and Medicine (HFM) panel of the NATO Science and Technology Organization. Her research has been published in major journals like Nature, Nature Machine Intelligence, Science, and Science Robotics.

Dragos Tudorache

European Parlament

Dragos Tudorache is a Member of the European Parliament (Renew Europe) and the Executive President of the PLUS party in Romania. He is the Chair of the AIDA (Artificial Intelligence in the Digital Age) special committee and sits in LIBE, AFET, SEDE, and the European Parliament’s delegation with the United States.
Dragos began his career in 1997 as judge at the Galati court. Between 2000 and 2005 he built and led the legal departments at the OSCE and UN missions in Kosovo. After working on justice and anticorruption at the Commission Representation in Romania, supporting the country’s EU ascension, he joined the Commission and, subsequently, qualified for leadership roles in EU institutions, managing a number of units and strategic projects such as the Schengen Information System, Visa Information System, and the establishment of eu-LISA.
During the migration crisis, he was entrusted with leading the coordination and strategy Unit in DG-Home, until he joined the Government led by Dacian Ciolos. Between 2015 and 2017, in Romania, he was Head of the Prime Minister’s Chancellery, Minister of Communications and for the Digital Society, and Minister of Interior. His current interests in the European Parliament include Artificial Intelligence and new technologies, the Republic of Moldova, internal affairs, security, and transatlantic issues.

Peggy Valcke

Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven)

Peggy Valke is professor of law & technology at KU Leuven, member of the management board of the Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP), and principal investigator in the Security & Privacy Department of imec (previously iMinds). Her research focuses on the rise of artificial intelligence, in particular algorithmic decision-making, in law enforcement, transport, media services, etc., and the ethical-legal implications thereof, especially in relation to human rights and the allocation of responsibilities / legal liabilities. She is actively involved in shaping the debate on AI ethics and regulation in Belgium and Europe as co-director of the Flemish Centre on Data & Society, co-chair of the Council of Europe’s recently established Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI); a member of Google’s Advisory Council on the Right to be Forgotten and a member of the Scientific Committee of AI4People.

Effy Vayena

ETH Zurich

Effy Vayena is Professor of Bioethics at ETH Zurich. She holds a PhD in Medical History (Univ. of Minnesota) and a habilitation on Bioethics and Health Policy (Univ. of Zurich). She began her career at  the World Health Organization where she served as a technical officer. In 2015, she founded the Health Ethics and Policy Lab with the aim to tackle ethical questions arising by the use of genomic technologies and big data analytics in healthcare. Vayena has been appointed Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. She is an elected member of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences and co-chairs WHO’s expert advisory group on Artificial Intelligence Health Ethics and Governance. She chaired the WHO’s expert group on the ethics of digital proximity tracing and she has been a member of the Swiss Nation COVID-19 Science Task Force.

Stefaan Verhulst

The Gov Lab, New York University

Stefaan G. Verhulst is Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer of the Governance Laboratory @NYU (GovLab) where he is responsible for building a research foundation on how to transform governance using advances in science and technology.

He is the Curator and Editor of the Living Library and The Digest.

Verhulst’s latest scholarship centers on how technology can improve people’s lives and the creation of more effective and collaborative forms of governance. Specifically, he is interested in the perils and promise of collaborative technologies and how to harness the unprecedented volume of information to advance the public good.