The SHERPA Final Event

SIGN-UP for the SHERPA Final Event Co-creating the future of European AI and take part to our discussions regarding how the project has developed novel ways to understand and address the challenges of AI and big data analytics. SHERPA contributed to build an ecosystem, to identify solutions that can benefit both innovators and society, but also to design recommendations that can be accessed at https://www.project-sherpa.eu/recommendations/. Join us for the latest debates in the field of AI Governance and Implementation of AI Ethics, together with our speakers:

AI Governance – Assessing SHERPA recommendations

An in-depth view on its legislation, regulation framework and standards, also in relation with SHERPA recommendations

Albena Kuyumdzhieva

Project Advisor, European Innovation Council, EU Commission

Albena Kuyumdzhieva is a Project Adviser at the EIC Board, Strategy and EA Feedback to Policy Unit at the European Innovation Council and SME Agency (EISMEA). Her work is focused on Artificial Intelligence and digitalisation. Before joining EISMEA, Albena was part of the Ethics team in DG Research and Innovation, responsible for the ethics policy of new and emerging technologies and data protection. In this capacity, Albena has been involved in the elaboration of policy guidelines and recommendations related to AI and data ethics in research context. Albena holds the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and master degrees in Law and Finances.  She is certified Data Protection Officer and holds Privacy Management Professional Diploma.

Johnny Soraker

AI Ethicist, Google

Johnny Soraker is an AI Ethicist at Google, working to ensure that AI products, models and features align with the AI Principles and best practices for responsible innovation. Prior to this, he was a Sr. Policy Specialist developing product policy and enforcement for products like Google Assistant, Autocomplete, and Image Search. Before joining Google in 2017, Soraker was Assistant Professor of Ethics of technology at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente, where he published and lectured extensively in ethics of information technology, especially related to Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, online communities, privacy, and social media. He did his PhD on the ethics, ontology and epistemology of virtual worlds, which built on a Cand. Philol. from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology focusing on the Philosophy and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence.

Daniel Leufer

Europe Policy Analyst, Access Now

Daniel works as Europe Policy Analyst at Access Now’s Brussels office. He works on issues around artificial intelligence and data protection, with a focus on facial recognition and other biometrics. Previously, he was hosted by Access Now as a Mozilla Fellow from October 2019 to July 2020. During his Mozilla Fellowship, he worked with Access Now to develop aimyths.org, a website that gathers resources to tackle 8 of the most common myths and misconceptions about AI. He has a PhD in Philosophy from KU Leuven in Belgium and has worked on political philosophy (especially political dissidence), philosophy of technology, and the philosophy and sociology of war. He is also a member of the Working Group on Philosophy of Technology at KU Leuven.

Nicole Santiago

Senior Research Analyst, Trilateral Research Ltd. (SHERPA partner)

Nicole Santiago is Senior Research Analyst at Trilateral Research. Her recent work has focused on the regulation of emerging digital technologies within international human rights frameworks. She is currently involved in EU research projects on the ethics and governance of technologies (e.g., SHERPA and TechEthos), as well as research in cybersecurity and cyberwarfare. Nicole is a US-licensed attorney with a specialisation in international and human rights law.  Prior to Trilateral, Nicole worked as an associate at an international law and consulting firm in Washington, DC. She earned her JD from Northeastern University School of Law (Boston) and a MA from The American University of Paris in Diplomacy and International Law.

Inspiration keynote on “Implementing AI Ethics”

Prof. Meredith Broussard

Keynote speaker

Meredith Broussard is an associate professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University and the author of Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World. Her research focuses on artificial intelligence in investigative reporting, with a particular interest in using data analysis for social good.

She is an affiliate faculty member at the Moore Sloan Data Science Environment at the NYU Center for Data Science, a 2019 Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellow, and her work has been supported by the Institute of Museum & Library Services as well as the Tow Center at Columbia Journalism School. A former features editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, she has also worked as a software developer at AT&T Bell Labs and the MIT Media Lab. Her features and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, Slate, Vox, and other outlets.

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