The AI Sustainability Center was established in 2018 to create a world-leading multidisciplinary hub to address the scaling of AI in broader ethical and societal contexts.
Partners from industry include Telia Company, Metricstream, Cirio and JobAgent. The initiative has attracted some of the top minds in academia focused on AI, coming from the Royal Institute of Technology, Karolinska Institutet, Lund University, Chalmers University, Umeå University, and Linköping University, as well as public agencies like the Swedish Tax Authority, the Swedish Public Employment Service, the City of Stockholm, and the City of Malmö.
The partners are united around a common belief that it is better to navigate together than alone. Our goal is to be leaders in setting frameworks that put humanity at the core. We offer a methodology and framework for purpose-driven technology.
We are creating a world-leading center for identifying, measuring and governing the ethical implications of Al. It is a collaborative, research-focused environment for applying Al sustainability strategies and frameworks.
The center intends to focus on mitigating risks as well as facilitating the realization of the vast gains to organizations, society and individuals by acting proactively. It will provide an opportunity for members not only to avoid future pitfalls, but also to gain a competitive edge by learning to use Al in a sustainable way.
We do this in a multi-disciplinary manner (from law and engineering to social science and gender studies); in a multi-stakeholder context, bringing together large organizations, start-ups, policymakers and regulators, academia and civil society. One of our sweet spots is that some of the brightest and youngest minds in tech are also the ones that care most about our future. They are part of our community and workforce.
Elaine is founder of the AI Sustainability Center. She is an expert in the technology sector and effects of digitalization, as well as the global sustainability and development arena, where she has had leading positions and roles, including Chief Sustainability & Public Affairs Officer at Ericsson. Today she is also a Board member of SWECO AB and the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative.Full bio
Anna is founder of the AI Sustainability Center. She is one of Sweden’s leading experts on the effect of digitalization on organizations, society, and the economy. She recently had the role as Chief and Digital Economist at Swedbank and has spent 10 years working for the Swedish government. She has been affiliated to the Royal Institute of Technology, and has had advisory roles in government, the digital start-up scene, and large organizations focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Ethics – including the Minister of Digitalization.Full bio
Our vision is a new and just approach to AI that considers both positive and negative impacts on people and society, as well as commercial benefits or efficiency gains. We call it Sustainable AI.
We know that all algorithms and data have biases, and that there can be both conscious and unconscious risks inherent in AI solutions. There is often no right or wrong answer, but our goal is that any algorithm and data set can be tested against a framework that can help determine and expose inherent biases, and guide decision making.
Our mission is to create a movement where human-led AI is the norm, not the exception. We help users of AI to avoid risks and pitfalls while keeping humanity and fairness at the core. We are implementing a different type of business model. By applying the AI Sustainability Framework we are helping partner organizations gain a trust premium.