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Forbes publishes an article about the new book “Sustainability Leadership: A Swedish Approach to Transforming your company, your Industry and the World” by Elaine Weidman Grunewald and Henrik Henriksson 

What is the secret sauce of Swedish corporate sustainability leadership? Forbes recently published an article talking about the new upcoming book by our founder Elaine Weidman Grunewald and Henrik Henriksson the CEO of Scania Group. They have conducted more than 20 interviews with other leading CEOs of Swedish industrial companies as well as successful start-ups, investors, economists, and other experts all of whom illuminate the path to sustainability leadership from different perspectives. Read the article here.

The AI Sustainability Center is listed on AI4EU – the First European Artificial Intelligence On-Demand Platform and Ecosystem

The AI4EU – the first European Artificial Intelligence On-Demand Platform and Ecosystem is live, built with the support of the European Commission. The AI Sustainability Center will be contributing to the platform with insights, best practices and publications on AI Ethics and Sustainability. Read more about the AI4EUplatform here.

Founder Elaine Weidman-Grunewald included in the list of The 10 Most Influential Women in Technology 2020 by Analytics Insight magazine

Our founder Elaine Weidman-Grunewald was included in the list of The 10 Most Influential Women in Technology 2020 by Analytics Insight magazine. In an interview with the magazine she was asked to give advice to emerging women leaders. “Don’t be afraid to stick to your values and beliefs, follow your purpose, and work accordingly!” she answered. Read the whole interview here.

Founder Anna Felländer participates in a live webinar: “The short-term and long-term impact of COVID-19 on Tele-Medicine and Digital Health”

What are the issues arising as the use of telemedicine is increasing due to COVID19? Together with experts from World Health Organisation, International Telecommunication Union and others, our founder Anna Felländer discussed the societal and ethical AI risks at a live webinar, organized by Columbia Institute for Tele-Information.

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

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

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.

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.

Founder Elaine Weidman-Grunewald moderating the 3rd LeapsTalk – Hacking Humans, on October 24th

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.

The report Sustainable AI is an inventory of the state of knowledge of ethical, social, and legal challenges with artificial intelligence, carried out in a Vinnova-funded project led by Anna Felländer.

Find the report in English here.

Find the report in Swedish here.

Events

General Insights – AI, transparency & the legal implications
The AI Sustainability Center, Chalmers AI Research Centre, & AI Innovation of Sweden invite to a discussion on challenges and opportunities with the upcoming EU regulatory framework, how organizations can be ahead of the curve, and the dilemmas of AI transparency.
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Almedalen 2019
The AI Sustainability Center is happy to contribute to the discussion of AI sustainability and ethics during Almedalen. See below information of where you can find us during the week, and don’t hesitate to reach out!
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General Insights – Responsible AI in practice
AI Sustainability Center invites you to a seminar to learn about Google’s AI principles, along with a panel discussion on challenges and opportunities on implementing such principles.
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General Insights Workshop – Policy Roundtable
The first General Insights Workshop will take place on January 21st, 10.00-14,00, at Alma, where selected companies and organizations will present their specific topics of interest and challenges.
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General Insights – AI and Gender Bias
The second General Insights Workshop will take place on May 6th, 08.00-09.30, at Alma, with keynote Robin Hauser, a panel, and a Q&A.
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Launch event
Please join the center and some of its partners for a breakfast panel and discussion on sustainable AI, and learn how you can get involved.
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Video and interviews

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.

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