Procuring & Embedding AI Systems in the Public Sector

Procuring and embedding AI systems in the public sector

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October 6, 2021 | VIEW TRANSCRIPT

In this episode of the Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative podcast, Senior Fellows Anja Kaspersen and Wendell Wallach are joined by Mona Sloane, senior research scientist and adjunct professor at New York University, and Rumman Chowdhury, Twitter’s director of machine learning ethics, transparency and accountability, to discuss their recent online resource aiprocurement.org. The conversation addresses key tension points and narratives impacting how AI systems are procured and embedded in the public sector.

Speakers

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Rumman Chowdhury

Rumman Chowdhury is the director of the META (ML Ethics, Transparency, and Accountability) team at Twitter.

Mona Sloane

Mona Sloane is a sociologist working on design and inequality, specifically in the context of AI design and policy.

She is a senior research scientist at the NYU Center for Responsible AI, an adjunct professor at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, a fellow with NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) and The GovLab, and the director of the *This Is Not A Drill* program on technology, inequality, and the climate emergency at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Moderators

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Anja Kaspersen

Anja Kaspersen is a Senior Fellow at Carnegie Council of Ethics and International Affairs. She is the former Director of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs in Geneva and Deputy Secretary General of the Conference on Disarmament. Previously, she held the role as the head of strategic engagement and new technologies at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Wendell Wallach

Wendell Wallach is a consultant, ethicist, and scholar at Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. He is also a scholar with the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, a fellow at the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technology, and a senior advisor to The Hastings Center.