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Co-founder Anna Felländer gives an interview in the newly released book “What is Happening with the Future Now? – 20 Visionaries about Sweden after Corona” by Christian von Essen
“AI has been helpful during the Covid19 crisis. Yet, there is a risk that we unconsciously get trapped in these surveillance systems. That is why we need to have a discussion about transparency, explainability and responsibility,” says our co-founderAnna Felländer in a newly released book by Christian von Essen entitled “What is Happening with the Future Now? – 20 Visionaries about Sweden after Corona.”
Christian also has a podcast Heja Framtiden, where he invites specialists to talk on different topics – future, tech and entrepreneurship. The book is about what kind of Sweden we would like to build if we get the chance for a re-start. In some ways the pandemic has helped us make huge progress – with remote work, digital education, lower climate impact and discussions about guaranteed basic income. At the same time an economic crisis is approaching, people are dying, and companies go bankrupt. What would the future hold? Read more here.
MetricStream’s Global Risk and Compliance Summit May 2020
The AI Sustainability Center and Metricstream co-hosted a Panel on the topic of “Assessing and Mitigating AI Risk – using the right tools” at MetricStream’s Global Governance and Compliance Summit 18-20 May, 2020. We were joined on the panel by three companies Telia, Job Agent and OPAP. They shared their practical experiences, learnings and insights that they were able to gain from the tool, and how such a tool can be deployed in corporate risk frameworks.
Nordic Innovation Summit
Co-founder Elaine Grunewald and the CEO of Scania, Henrik Henriksson gave an opening keynote at the Nordic Innovation Summit 2020 virtual event on May 14, 2020. They then went on to co-host a panel on Corporate Reinvention through Sustainability Leadership together with with Eva Karlsson from Houdini, Kimberly Lein-Mathisen from Microsoft Norway and Osvald Bjelland from Xynteo.
2000 listeners gathered online on May 14th to listen to top Nordic and Pacific Northwest leaders talk about sustainability, growth, and corporate leadership. The Nordic Innovation Summit is organized each year by the Nordic Museum in Seattle but was virtual this year due to COVID-19. Watch the panel here:
Paper published in Nature Communications on the role of artificial intelligence in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Co-founder Anna Felländer has jointly published a paper on the role of artificial intelligence in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), together with Max Tegmark, Ricardo Vinuesa and other prominent researchers within the field. The authors conclude that AI can enable the accomplishment of 134 targets across all SDGs, but it may also inhibit 59 targets.
Read the paper here.
MetricStream and the AI Sustainability Center announce collaboration to automate ethical AI risk scanning
MetricStream and the AISC have joined forces to support organizations worldwide in their ethical usage of AI. The partners are jointly offering an automated tool for risk scanning. Find more information about the partnership the AISC webpage, or on MetricStreams webpage.
New report out – The socio-legal relevance of artificial intelligence by Stefan Larsson
New report out now! The socio-legal relevance of artificial intelligence by one of the Center’s research advisors Stefan Larsson is now published. The report draws on socio-legal theory in relation to growing concerns over fairness, accountability and transparency of societally applied AI and machine learning. Read the report here.
We conducted an interview with Stefan Larsson, discussing what’s happening in the regulatory space, why is transparency in AI and data-driven technologies important for consumers, and what a socio-legal dilemma is. Read it here.
Co-founder Anna Felländer on stage speaking about how to proactively implement trustworthy AI, on October 29th
450 business leaders, innovators and change-makers covering topics from 5G and IoT to software robotics and cyber security at Telia Day One, a full day of inspiring speeches from from industry pioneers, subject experts and thought leaders from global technology forerunners mixed with hands-on experiences, demo areas and private sessions. More information here. Watch the speech here.
Co-founder Elaine Weidman-Grunewald moderating the 3rd LeapsTalk – Hacking Humans, on October 24th
Co-founder Elaine Weidman-Grunewald will be moderating a unique conversation about gene editing and AI with some of the world’s most brilliant minds on this topic; Max Tegmark and Jamie Metzl. The event will take place at Norrsken House in Stockholm, on the 24th of October and is organized together with Leaps By Bayer. More information here.
Co-founder Anna Felländer participated in Stockholm Chamber of Commerce series ramtiden2035 speaking about what the future could look like – and how we get there.
David Frydlinger, Managing Partner, Cirio Law Firm, talking about their partnership with the Center.
Filippa Jennersjö, CIO, Arbetsförmedlingen, talking about our partnership to ensure a sustainable approach to digital transformation and use of AI in job matching
Anders Pettersson, Executive Director, Civil Rights Defenders, about the partnership with the Center.
Kristofer Ågren, Head of Data Insights, Division X at Telia Company talking about smart cities and developing AI in a responsible and sustainable way.
Daniel Akenine, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Sweden, about the importance with a multidisciplinary approach and ethical lens when developing and implementing AI.