Eight globally leading figures in the fields of technology, philosophy, ethics and policy have been appointed as the first Advisory Council for the Institute for Ethics in AI at Oxford University.
The Institute aims to tackle major ethical challenges posed by AI, from facial recognition to voter profiling, brain machine interfaces to autonomous weapons systems, and the ongoing discourse about how AI will impact employment on a global scale.
The Advisory Council will advise, guide and inform the Institute as it seeks to fulfil this ambition. It will bring in external perspectives from industry, NGOs, international organisations, public policy and academia, and ensure the work of the Institute stays closely connected to the rapidly evolving developments around AI. It met for the first time in October 2021 and will continue to meet twice a year.
Its membership comprises:
- Professor Michael Ignatieff (Chair), President and Rector of the Central European University.
- Dr Claire Craig CBE, Provost of The Queen’s College, Oxford, a member of the UK Government’s first AI Council, and a former Director of the UK Government Office for Science.
- Professor Sir Charles Godfray, Director of the Oxford Martin School, Oxford University
- Baroness Beeban Kidron OBE, British filmmaker and an advocate for children’s rights in the digital world.
- Baroness Onora O’Neill CBE, an expert in political philosophy and ethics and formerly Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge and President of the British Academy.
- Dr Anand Rao, Global Artificial Intelligence Lead at PwC in the US.
- Dr Fernanda Viégas, Principal Scientist at Google in London.
- Professor Yi Zeng, Institute of Automation at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.