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22 September 2021 at 15:00 CEST - Online

AI Ethics Standards and Regulation for a Trustworthy AI Ecosystem



Algorithmic decision-making technologies (colloquially referred to as “AI”) in industry, commerce and public service provision are giving rise to concerns about potential negative impacts on individuals (e.g. algorithmic discrimination bias) and the wider socio-economic fabric of society (e.g. displacement of jobs). With trust in the technology being cited as a key barrier toward moving AI pilot projects into operational use, both in the public and private sector, there is a growing push toward translating AI ethics principles into actionable practice. This talk will review current initiatives towards the development of AI governance frameworks, ethics and oversight related standards and regulations, and discuss the role each of these can play within a wider ecosystem of trustworthiness for the use of AI.

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About the host

 Dr. Ansgar Koene, Senior Research Fellow, University of Nottingham, Global AI Ethics and Regulatory Leader, Ernst & Young LLP

Dr. Ansgar Koene is Global AI Ethics and Regulatory Leader at EY (Ernst & Young) where he contributes to the work on AI governance, trusted AI frameworks and AI related public policy engagement. As part of this work, he represents EY on the OECD Network for Experts on AI (ONE.AI) and the Business at OECD Committee on Digital Economic Policy (BIAC CDEP).
He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Horizon Digital Economy Research institute (University of Nottingham) where he contributes to the policy impact and public engagement activities of the institute and the ReEnTrust and UnBias projects. 
Ansgar chairs the IEEE Computer Society AI Standards Committee and the IEEE P7003 Standard for Algorithmic Bias Considerations working group, and led the IEEE Ethics Certification Program from AI Systems working group on Bias. Other standards development work includes participation in the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC42 AI and the CEN-CENELEC Focus Group for AI.
He is a trustee for the 5Rgiths foundation for the Rights of Young People Online and is part of the 5Rights Digital Futures Committee.
Ansgar has a multi-disciplinary research background, having worked and published on topics ranging from Policy and Governance of Algorithmic Systems (AI), data-privacy, AI Ethics, AI Standards, bio-inspired Robotics, AI and Computational Neuroscience to experimental Human Behaviour/Perception studies. He holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Computational Neuroscience.

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