Hub AI Talks: AI & Diversity, Equity & Inclusion w/ M. Persdotter, A. Risberg & E. Fosch-Villaronga

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Recording of our amazing event that took place at the 30th of November 2021:

"AI has the potential to significantly transform society by enhancing individual and societal well-being and the common good. While offering great opportunities, AI systems also give rise to certain risks such as widening the digital divide and lead to discriminatory, unintended or not, behaviours of technology. To achieve a positive societal effect, AI systems need to be human-centric, transparent and trustworthy.

A crucial aspect ensuring diversity, non-discrimination and fairness of AI systems, including the avoidance of unfair bias, accessibility and universal design, and stakeholder participation. In this panel discussion, we want to bring you a broad picture about how public institutions, industry and academia are tackling innovation and discover areas of collaboration between these change agents."

To introduce the speakers in the video:

Moa Persdotter, Program Administrator within gender equality, sustainability and AI at Vinnova, Sweden.
Moa Persdotter is working with gender mainstreaming and diversity within R&I at Sweden’s innovation agency Vinnova. She has a Master Degree in Political Science from Lund University and was the former Director of VentureLab - Lund University's incubator. Her main expert areas are around cross sector collaborative management and policy processes for making support organizations and startups more gender equal and inclusive. Right now she is part of a core team focusing on how AI can be used to promote gender equality and is one of two who represents Vinnova and Sweden in the Nordic Innovation Task Force For Diversity.

Andrea Risberg is a Programme Manager at AI Sustainability Center
Andrea Risberg works as a Program Manager at AI Sustainability Center, a provider of a governance platform for Ethical AI as well as strategy consultancy which helps organizations identify and manage ethical risks with artificial intelligence. Andrea supports clients in public and private sector with developing and implementing strategies for using data and AI responsibly. She also contributes regularly on the development of standards and regulation on AI, as well as sits on the steering committee for an education program on AI at Hyper Island.


Eduard Fosch Villaronga, Assistant Professor at the eLaw Center for Law and Digital Technologies at Leiden University (NL)

Dr. Fosch-Villaronga is an Assistant Professor at the eLaw Center for Law and Digital Technologies at Leiden University (NL) where he investigates legal and regulatory aspects of robot and AI technologies, with a special focus on healthcare. Eduard recently published the book ‘Robots, Healthcare, and the Law. Regulating Automation in Personal Care’ with Routledge and is interested in human-robot interaction, responsible innovation, and the future of law. Eduard is the PI of LIAISON, an FSTP from the H2020 COVR project that aims to link robot development and policymaking to reduce the complexity in robot legal compliance. He is also the PI of PROPELLING, an FSTP from the H2020 Eurobench project, a project using robot testing zones to support evidence-based robot policies. Eduard is also the co-leader of the Ethical, Legal, and Societal Aspects Working Group at the H2020 Cost Action 16116 on Wearable Robots and participates actively at the Social Responsibility Working Group at the H2020 Cost Action 19121 GoodBrother. In 2020, Eduard served the European Commission in the Sub-Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI), connected products and other new challenges in product safety to the Consumer Safety Network (CSN) to revise the General Product Safety directive. Previously, he worked as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Researcher under the LEaDing Fellows at eLaw. (Jan 2019-Dec 2020). He also was a postdoc at the Microsoft Cloud Computing Research Center at Queen Mary University of London (the UK, 2018) investigating the legal implications of cloud robotics; and at the University of Twente (NL, 2017) as a postdoc, exploring iterative regulatory modes for robot governance. Eduard Fosch-Villaronga holds an Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate (EMJD) in Law, Science, and Technology coordinated by the University of Bologna (IT, 2017), an LL.M. from University of Toulouse (FR, 2012), an M.A. from the Autonomous University of Madrid (ES), and an LL.B. from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (CAT, 2011). Eduard is also a qualified lawyer in Spain and his publications are available online.

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