In AI We Trust?, is a new podcast with Miriam Vogel of EqualAI and Mark Caine of the World Economic Forum that surveys the global landscape for inspiration and lessons in developing responsible, trustworthy artificial intelligence. Each episode aims to answer a ‘big question' in ethical AI with prominent lawmakers, leading thinkers, and internationally renowned authors.
Dr. Richard Benjamins (Telefonica): What are the key ingredients for a successful Responsible AI Framework?
Dr. Richard Benjamins is Chief AI & Data Strategist at Telefonica, author of The myth of the algorithm and A Data-Driven Company, and co-founder of OdiseIA. In this week’s episode, Richard offers his roadmap for trustworthy AI, including his company's “aspirational” approach to AI governance, their use of an ethics committee, how they use the bottom line to reinforce their goals and other best practices in designing responsible AI use.
Beena Ammanath (Deloitte): What concrete steps companies can (must) take to achieve trustworthy AI
Beena Ammanath is Executive Director of the Global Deloitte AI Institute, author of Trustworthy AI: A Business Guide For Navigating Trust and Ethics in AI and founder of the nonprofit to increase diversity in tech, Humans for AI. In this episode, Beena explains where organizations (and others) can begin to embed AI ethics as a part of their routine business practice, the importance for policy makers and organizations alike to focus on use cases when building frameworks, and shares others lessons on how to ensure we create more inclusive, trustworthy AI.
Dr. Margaret Mitchell: how can we ensure AI reflects our values- and why this matters to each of us?
Dr. Margaret Mitchell is a renowned researcher who has won numerous awards for her work developing practical tools to combine ethics and machine learning.
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA): Can the U.S. Congress Create Legislative Frameworks to Support AI Development (and should it)?
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) is Chair of Congress' Joint Economic Committee and serves on the Ways and Means and the Science, Space and Technology Committees, as well as a member of the AI Caucus- and in his spare time, he is pursuing a Masters Degree in Artificial Intelligence. In this episode, Rep. Beyer explains his enthusiasm for AI and the opportunities it presents to enhance human life -- (e.g., better understanding and treating long covid and preserving life in suicide prevention)-- and the potential harms he is concerned about, as well as the ability of the US Congress to appropriately address these challenges.
Mira Lane (Microsoft): Can compassion lead to better AI?
Mira Lane, a a polymath, technologist and artist, is the head of Ethics & Society at Microsoft, a multidisciplinary group responsible for guiding AI innovation that leads to ethical, responsible, and sustainable outcomes. In this episode, she shares how the culture at Microsoft includes compassion in AI development to the benefit of their AI products, how she changes the perception of responsible AI from a tax to a value-add and how games can play a role in achieving this goal.----- Subscribe to catch each new episode on Apple, Spotify and all major platforms. To learn more about EqualAI, visit our website: https://www.equalai.org/ and follow us on Twitter: @ai_equal
Dr. Athina Kanioura (PepsiCo): Is AI a Privilege Reserved for Big Tech?
Dr. Athina Kanioura is Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer at PepsiCo, leading their company-wide transformation in digital strategy. In this episode, Athina opens our eyes to ways that companies like PepsiCo are using AI (and equally important, where they are not). She shares challenges in undergoing a digital transformation and explains their legacy-focused approach to AI integration as a means for greater efficiency as well as instilling better sustainability practices, upskilling employees and supporting small business partners.