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The AI Sustainability Center was founded in 2018 by Anna Felländer and Elaine Weidman Grunewald with the aim to create a world-leading center for identifying, measuring and governing ethical implications of AI.

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Bringing Explainable AI (XAI) to Medicine

Bringing Explainable AI (XAI) to Medicine

In academics, industry, and socio-political circles, the interest in Explainable AI (XAI) has been booming. Traditional black box models that are non-transparent and untraceable, with little or no ability to understand the how’s and why’s an AI comes to its decisions, are increasingly criticized. In many domains which demand accountability and transparency, an AI is.. ...
In the rush toward tech tools to manage COVID-19, societal and ethical risks must be center stage

In the rush toward tech tools to manage COVID-19, societal and ethical risks must be center stage

Written by Elaine Weidman Grunewald and Anna Felländer We are in a defining moment. The global coronavirus pandemic has now affected three million people globally, and the world is desperately seeking ways to manage its toll on society. The speed and depth of the pandemic is forcing us to adopt drastic crisis management strategies. Using.. ...
The socio-legal relevance of artificial intelligence

The socio-legal relevance of artificial intelligence

Written by Stefan Larsson, Associate Professor at LTH, Lund University Affiliated researcher at AI Sustainability Center   What is a socio-legal dilemma? Basically, when you need a deeper understanding of a phenomenon than simply classifying it as legal/illegal, which is particularly important in times of technological change. For example, a decade ago, technological developments completely.. ...
Why ‘do no harm’ must always guide the use of AI in healthcare

Why ‘do no harm’ must always guide the use of AI in healthcare

Written by Li Felländer-Tsai, MD, PhD Professor and senior consultant Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital     Why ‘do no harm’ must always guide the use of AI in healthcare Advanced technologies such as e.g. artificial intelligence (AI) create unprecedented opportunities and great expectation in healthcare. New interactions between man and machine arise. However,.. ...
Debugging the AI gender bias bug

Debugging the AI gender bias bug

A friend of mine, Robin Hauser, told me that when she did research for her award winning film, CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, she asked a lot of questions to every day people, and found that most people didn’t know what unconscious bias was, and perhaps more disturbing, 99% of people said that they themselves.. ...
AI could mean we’re on the brink of an unprecedented historical shift in human development

AI could mean we’re on the brink of an unprecedented historical shift in human development

The fast development in artificial intelligence means that we may be on the brink of an unprecedented historical shift in the human development, for which we need to be prepared.  In a new and important report, the AI Sustainability Center highlights the need for more multidisciplinary research in this area. The 18th century saw the.. ...
Putting Ethics into action at Telia Company

Putting Ethics into action at Telia Company

The public and industry dialog around Artificial Intelligence (AI) has shifted considerably in the last couple of years as more companies are embracing the benefits, and applications have become more visible in daily lives. And at the same time, multiple examples of negative unintended consequences have emerged, together with a deeper understanding of the various.. ...
Ethics, AI, and Tech for Good 2.0

Ethics, AI, and Tech for Good 2.0

The word ethics is laden with subjectivity, and often shunned by businesses for being “too fluffy.” We all strive for good moral and ethical behavior, but achieving that without too much of one’s own individual subjectivity is difficult, especially in global businesses, where cultural norms and moral codes are different in different parts of the.. ...


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Quotes from founders and partners

“Our mission is to take a leading role in developing sustainable AI frameworks and strategies that can help companies and users better understand the risks and possible outcomes from a societal perspective. The main purpose is to keep humanity and fairness at the core of AI applications, ensuring that technology is a force for good.“
Elaine Weidman Grunewald, Co-founder of the center.
"Sweden aims to be a leader in AI innovation and to share knowledge on correct and sustainable practices with other AI users and developers worldwide. We plan to build on our tradition of inclusive, innovative development with the rest of the AI world."
Minister for Digitalization in Sweden, Peter Eriksson
"Since AI is becoming a natural component and driver in many technology platforms and solutions, it’s increasingly important for us to fully understand the impact, potential and sustainability of AI, and we are thrilled to be a part of this knowledge forum."
Ulrika Saxon, CEO Bonnier Ventures
“AI is already playing a significant role in our daily life and our society, changing the way we interact with technology, services and information. Its benefits are significant, as is our accountability to ensure it is used responsibly and ethically, to the benefit of all. Cooperation across industries has never been more important as this technology becomes increasingly pervasive, and so we are proud to be part of this AI Sustainability Center, working with all its members across these shared goals.”
Vahé Torossian, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Corporation & President Microsoft Western Europe
"With the rapid pace of development in AI, and applications ranging from industrial IOT to smart city and smart home services, multi stakeholder collaborations offer the best way to share experiences and ensure that AI development follows the most responsible path."
Brendan Ives, VP and Head of Division X, Telia Company
“AI is scaling at a rapid pace, from large corporations to the next generation of start-ups, and will touch all parts of society. Therefore, the sustainability lens is crucial. The AI Sustainability Center will be an important actor in this field and we’re happy to support them and learn from the impressive team, as they embark on their journey of setting the next generation of purpose driven business.”
Sofia Bendz, Partner, Atomico, and angel investor
“AI will transform society, industry, and the way we live and work I the future. It is crucial that we use these opportunities to support sustainable development.”
Darja Isaksson, Director General of Sweden’s Innovation Agency Vinnova
“AI raises new legal and ethical challenges, and managing these is necessary for society to unlock the potential of technology in a sustainable way. Cirio looks forward to supporting the center with expertise in areas such as data privacy, intellectual property, tort, consumer law and sustainability, and in expanding into more unknown legal territory, where ethics needs to play a key role.”
David Frydlinger, Managing Partner, Cirio Advokatbyrå
“We’re at a crossroads where we need to collectively chose a new and fair approach to AI. That means applying a transparency lens to the seductive commercial and efficiency gains of AI.”
Anna Felländer, co-founder of the center

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