Gry Hasselbalch works as an independent academic senior researcher in various key and lead positions. She holds a Ph.D from the University of Copenhagen in data ethics and power and is co-founder of the thinkdotank DataEthics.eu. Gry has for nearly two decades collaborated with intergovernmental bodies and institutions and civil society organisations on responsible technology development and data and power. As a member of the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on AI (2018-2020) she participated in developing Europe’s ethics guidelines for Trustworthy AI and policy and investment recommendations for the European Union’s AI strategy. She also works as an ethics reviewer for the European Research Council and the Horizon2020 of major EC funded projects concerning emerging technologies, robotics and AI. In 2018, she was a member of the first national expert committee instituted to make data ethics recommendations for the Danish government. The influential book Data Ethics – The New Competitive Advantage (2016) that she wrote together with Pernille Tranberg was a groundbreaking trend analysis of data ethics in business development. Her forthcoming book (2021) Data Ethics of Power – A Human Approach in the Big Data and AI Era will be published with Edward Elgar Publishing. Gry previously worked for 10 years in the global internet governance community in the pan-European child online protection and empowerment network, Insafe. In this connection, she in 2014 established the Global Privacy as Innovation Network.
She is Senior Research Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg (KHK) Center for Global Cooperation Research - GCR21 at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany (2020-2021). Her current research focuses on polycentric governance approaches and digital data; Internet governance: notions of borders, boundaries and colonialism; AI governance and civil society participation in digital policy, with a focus in Latin America. She has a PhD in Social Sciences from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and is Adjunct Professor at the Dept. of Social Sciences and Researcher at the Universidad de San Andres in Argentina. She is also co-director of an interdisciplinary centre on technology and society, CETyS at the same university. She has published in different journals and publications on internet policy and governance, AI governance and technology appropriation. She is currently a member at the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI) Responsible AI WG Group, member of the Academic Committee of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) and research affiliate to the Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University. In 2020 she served in the UNESCO Ad Hoc Expert Working Group for the drafting of the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence.
Jenny is a Senior Researcher at the Ada Lovelace Institute where she leads work on algorithm accountability. Her research includes methods for inspecting and assessing algorithmic systems and their impact on people and society. She is part of the JUST AI network sustainability and climate emergency working group.
Bridging policy and technology, Jenny brings data engineering experience from Twitter and Entrepreneur First, and has worked with early-stage startups on projects ranging from developing AI personal assistants to software for kids learning to code.
Dr Signe Daugbjerg, is the AI Unit leader and a senior researcher at the Advanced School of Health Economics and Management (ALTEMS) Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome, Italy. She holds a PhD degree in Health and Medical Sciences from the University of Copenhagen with a background in clinical epidemiology and social inequality in health. She is a Health Technology Assessment (HTA) & Artificial Intelligence expert and has prior been working for the Italian National Center for Health Technology Assessment at the National Health institute in Rome. Signe is an expert evaluator and reviewer for the European Commissions since 2015 and has been the work-package leader of the evaluation of several European projects. Currently she is leading the assessment of an AI-supported screening tool for dementia risk in people affected by mild cognitive impairment which is being developed as a part of the European project ”AI-Mind”.
Lynn Kaack is Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy at the Hertie School. Her work focuses on methods from statistics and machine learning to inform climate mitigation policy across the energy sector, and on climate-related AI policy. She is a co-founder and chair of the organization Climate Change AI, and a member of the Austrian Council on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. Previously she was Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer in the Energy and Technology Policy Group at ETH Zürich and obtained a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University.
Federica Lucivero is a Senior Researcher in Ethics and Data at the Ethox Centre and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities (University of Oxford). Trained in philosophy and qualitative research methods, her research explores the ethical and social impacts of emerging digital technologies. She has led and contributed to several research projects in this field and published in several major journals in the field of ethics of innovation (including Science and Engineering Ethics, Nanoethics, Big Data and Society, American Journal of Bioethics, Journal of Medical Ethics, AI and Society, and Law Innovation and Technology). More recently, she has developed a research programme that explores ethical and governance issues related to the environmental sustainability of Big Data initiatives, digital technologies and AI and she received a British Academy/Leverhulme grant to conduct an exploratory study on “digital sustainability”. In 2015 Federica was appointed member of a European Working Group for the development of guidelines for the assessment of health apps quality. She is currently a member of the Lombardia Regional Forum for Research and Innovation and the director of the Big Data Ethics Forum.
Aimee van Wynsberghe has been working in ICT and robotics since 2004. She began her career as part of a research team working with surgical robots in Canada at CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advance Robotics). She is the Alexander von Humboldt Professor for Applied Ethics of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Bonn in Germany. Aimee is co-founder and co-director of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics and on the board of the Institute for Accountability in a Digital Age. She is a 2018 L'Oreal Unesco 'For Women in Science' laureate. Aimee also serves as a member of the European Commission's High-Level Expert Group on AI and is a founding board member of the Netherlands AI Alliance. She is a founding editor for the international peer-reviewed journal AI & Ethics (Springer Nature) and a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Futures Council on Artificial Intelligence and Humanity. Aimee has been named one of the Netherlands top 400 influential women under 38 by VIVA and was named one of the 25 ‘women in robotics you need to know about’. She is author of the book Healthcare Robots: Ethics, Design, and Implementation and has been awarded an NWO personal research grant to study how we can responsibly design service robots. She has been interviewed by BBC, Quartz, Financial Times, and other International news media on the topic of ethics and robots, and is often invited to speak at International conferences and summits.
Dr. Yardımcı-Geyikçi is associate professor of politics at Hacettepe University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration. She completed her Ph.D. studies in Government at the University of Essex in 2013. Her Ph.D. thesis focuses on party and party system development in new democracies. She also has a second Ph.D. degree in political science from Bilkent University, received in 2015. Her articles appeared in a number of leading political science journals including Party Politics, Democratization, Government and Opposition, Political Quarterly. Her current research concerns party politics, questions of representation, contentious politics and digitalization of political parties. She was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS) and a Visiting Fulbright Scholar in the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies at the University of Michigan. Currently, she serves as a steering committee member of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Political Parties.