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Responsible AI Roundtable 

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Responsible AI – How are industry, regulatory bodies, and policymakers working together?



This special complimentary live, virtual event, in partnership with Microsoft, was held on May 17, 2022, at 12 PM ET. During the event, moderated by Susan Etlinger, Director, CXO Thought Leadership, Data & AI at Microsoft, a panel of subject matter experts focused on how industry, regulatory bodies, and policymakers are working together to drive responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI is increasingly touching every aspect of our lives. Data-driven technologies and AI should work for people and society, providing equitable opportunities and benefits. Some decisions that AI algorithms make are fairly benign, while others such as the recruitment process and loan approval have major impacts on individuals. In the past five years, bias in AI has been acknowledged, debated, and researched.

There has been a push to fix AI bias with more diverse training datasets, better processes to test for and mitigate bias in systems, and a more diverse technology team. It’s reasonable to pause and ask – have we really moved the needle in minimizing bias in AI? Join us as we reflect on the successes that we have made and the challenges that we still face in AI bias.

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Susan Etlinger is a globally recognized expert in digital strategy, with a focus on the business and societal implications of artificial intelligence, technology ethics, and data. She is Director, CXO Thought Leadership, Data & AI at Microsoft, where she is responsible for conducting research on the future of AI and innovation; identifying and incubating new innovation categories; and business strategy for Microsoft’s innovation and research efforts.

Susan is also senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, an independent, non-partisan think tank based in Canada, and a member of the United States Department of State Speaker Program. Her TED talk, “What Do We Do With All This Big Data?” has been translated into 25 languages and has been viewed more than 1.4 million times. Her research is used in university curricula around the world, and she has been quoted in numerous media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and BBC. Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley.



Professor Carolyn McGregor AM is the Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence for Health and Wellness and a two-time Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics based at Ontario Tech University. She is the Founding Director of the Joint Research Centre in Artificial Intelligence for Health and Wellness between Ontario Tech University and the University of Technology Sydney. Dr. McGregor AM has led pioneering research in Big Data analytics, stream computing, artificial intelligence, deep learning, internet of things, temporal data mining, and cloud computing. She now progresses this research within the context of critical care medicine, astronaut health along with firefighter and tactical officer resilience assessment and development. She is the inventor and lead on two international award-winning AI-driven Big Data analytics platforms for health and wellness, Artemis and Athena. She has over 190 refereed publications, received more than $15 Million in research funding, holds 3 patents in multiple jurisdictions, and has established two startup companies resulting from her research. In 2014 she was awarded membership in the Order of Australia for her significant service to science and innovation through health care information systems. In 2018 she was named as a Women Leader in Digital Health by Digital Health Canada. In 2021-22 she is the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society’s Vice President, Member, and Student Activities.


Christine Runnegar is Senior Director, Internet Trust at the Internet Society, advocating for an open, globally connected, secure and trustworthy Internet. With a background in regulatory litigation and an international outlook Christine complements her security and privacy expertise with a deep appreciation of technology. Christine is proud to serve on the Board of the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), home of Let’s Encrypt, the open, free and automated certificate authority. Let’s Encrypt provides digital certificates to millions of websites, ensuring a more secure and privacy-respecting Web for users all over the world. She also co-chairs the W3C Privacy Interest Group (PING), bringing privacy-by-design to Web standards, serves on the IAPP Privacy Engineering Section Advisory Board, and helps share critical Internet policy issues at institutions such as the OECD, APEC, Council of Europe, AUC and the UN.


Yoav Schlesinger is Principal of Ethical AI Practice in the Office of Ethical and Humane Use at Salesforce, where he helps the company embed and instantiate ethical product practices to maximize the societal benefits of AI. Prior to coming to Salesforce, Yoav was a founding member of the Tech and Society Solutions Lab at Omidyar Network, where he led the Responsible Computer Science Challenge and helped develop EthicalOS, a risk mitigation toolkit for product managers. Before that, he had a career as a leader and two-time founder of mission-driven, nonprofit organizations.

Yoav is a 5th generation Californian and now makes his home in Marin County, where he can be found on the trails of Mt. Tam with his family. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Religious Studies and Political Science with Honors in International Security Studies.


Andrew Strait Andrew Strait is the Associate Director of Research Partnerships at the Ada Lovelace Institute where he manages Ada’s external research partnerships, leads their Tech & Society research team, and steers Ada’s research strategy. He oversees projects relating to research culture, health inequalities, algorithm accountability mechanisms, and recommendation engines, amongst others. Before joining Ada, Andrew worked as an Ethics & Policy Researcher at DeepMind and as a Legal Policy Operations Specialist at Google Inc. Andrew holds an MSc in the Social Science of the Internet from the Oxford Internet Institute and an MPhil in Historical Studies from the University of Cambridge.



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