Fri, Apr 30, 2021

11 AM – 12 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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AI Global is a non-profit dedicated to the development of tangible governance tools for the responsible use of AI. Our tools are widely adopted in industry, academia, civil society, and government as they have been among the first to translate principles into practice, helping practitioners of all backgrounds.

AI Global is establishing a 2021 cohort of Responsible AI Fellows from leading universities to help advance the design and development of an independent certification for the Responsible use of AI systems which was launched in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Society and Technology at the University of Toronto in December 2020. This cohort will include students from diverse fields of study including computing science, ethics, political science, and business. Learn more at this session!

This event is part of the 2021 GradFUTURES Forum: Broadening the Impact of the Ph.D. Within and Beyond the Academy. This unique, week-long professional development Forum includes interactive sessions and keynote presentations by members of the Princeton graduate community and industry leaders. The event is designed to help graduate students explore opportunities for leadership and meaningful professional growth within all fields of endeavor. Members of the broader campus community are welcome to register and to LEARN, SHARE & CONNECT at the second annual GradFUTURES Virtual Forum.

Speakers: Ashley Casovan, Exec. Director AI Global,
Moderator: Steven Kelts, Lecturer, Politics Department at Princeton University


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Steven Kelts

Lecturer, Department of Politics and Center for Human Values

Princeton University

Steven Kelts is a Lecturer at the Princeton University Center for Human Values. As a political theorist by training, his research focuses on the history and ethics of markets, corporations and capitalism.  After thinking about and teaching this for a long time, he eventually started consulting with companies that wanted to resolve the tension between their market value and their ethical values… especially tech companies that wanted to educate their engineers on how to think about ethics during product development. Steven has twenty years of experience working with undergraduates and graduate students including in residential education environments and intensive, selective seminars. He will be lead facilitator of the Ethics of AI Learning Cohort this year.

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Ashley Casovan

Executive Director

AI Global

Ashley has been at the forefront of building tools and policy interventions to support the responsible use and adoption of innovative technologies, both with her work at the Government of Canada, and as the Executive Director of AI Global, a multi-stakeholder non-profit dedicated to mitigating harm and unintended consequences of AI systems. As a recognized leader in the social tech community she has developed a strong reputation for developing workable governance for data, artificial intelligence, and open-source tools. Her work and ability to bring experts together to solve important challenges has led to meaningful change in government and beyond. Her work helps to inform government, industry, and academic research.