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Thursday, June 13 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Ethical AI Career Pathways: Preparing tomorrow’s leaders to innovate ethically

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To respond to the challenges around disinformation, data misuse, and the development and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI), tech companies are hiring Chief Ethics Officers and launching ethics and society teams; governments are creating departments dedicated to technology and innovation, and scores of civil society and research organizations on AI are popping up. In parallel, higher education institutions are developing new curriculum and multidisciplinary pedagogical approaches to prepare students to solve these complex problems. This session will explore novel programs that create better interfaces between the academic, private, and public sectors. Representatives from industry, government, civil society, and higher education will briefly share their work and what they are looking for in new hires or how they are preparing students to enter the field. All participants in the meet-up will use post-it notes to map out the educational backgrounds, skills, and core competencies required for these new roles with an emphasis on ethics and values. The session format will enable productive conversation about designing the right jobs, departments, and teams to solve the most pressing tech challenges. It will also illuminate where higher education institutions should dedicate resources to equip students with the tools required to thrive in the field.

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Amar Ashar

Assistant Director of Research, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
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Hannah Hilligoss

Senior Project Coordinator, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Hannah is a Senior Project Coordinator at Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. She manages the Techtopia initiative, works on the Center’s Ethics and Governance of AI research portfolio, and coordinates Cyberlaw Clinic... Read More →

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Hibah Kamal-Grayson

Public Policy Manager, Human Rights and Internet Governance, Google
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Jessica Dheere

Founder/Executive Director, SMEX
I'm the co-founder and executive director of the Beirut, Lebanon–based SMEX (smex.org), the Middle East and North Africa’s leading digital rights research and policy advocacy organization. I'm also a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and the Carr Center... Read More →
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Jessica Fjeld

Assistant Director, Cyberlaw Clinic, Harvard
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Ernani Cerasaro

Policy Assistant to the Supervisor Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor
Ernani is member of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Private Office and main contact point for Civil Society Organizations working on digital rights.Before joining the EDPS in 2017, he worked for a law firm focusing on TelCo law.He has published various articles and... Read More →

Thursday June 13, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm BST
Oya 2 (Laico)