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With its Speaker Series, the TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence invites experts from all over the world to talk about ethics and governance of AI. These events serve as an important platform for sharing new research and exchanging knowledge.

We are pleased to announce that the speaker for this session is Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem.

Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem, PhD, is a philosopher of science and technology, an AI ethics policy advisor, and a machine ethics researcher. Emma is a member of the newly convened UN Secretary General’s AI Advisory Body. She is also the current Chairperson of the UNESCO World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST). She is also the South Africa representative for the Responsible AI Network – Africa (RAIN-Africa), co-founded with the IEAI.

Currently, she is the Head of the Department of Philosophy, University of Pretoria, leads the AI ethics group at the South African Centre for AI Research (CAIR), and chairs the Southern African Conference on AI Research (SACAIR). Emma led the UNESCO Ad Hoc Expert Group that prepared the draft of the 2021 UNESCO Recommendation on the Ethics of AI and contributed to development of its implementation instruments. She is a member of the Global Academic Network, Centre for AI and Digital Policy, Washington DC and has worked in projects related to AI ethics with the African Union Development Agency (AUDA)-NEPAD and the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR). She has membership of various international AI ethics advisory boards (e.g., WASP-HS, SAP SE), consults widely in the private sector on the ethics of emerging technologies, and is an associate editor for the Journal of Science and Engineering Ethics.

The topic of this session will be ‘The Why of AI Ethics: AI and Agency’

This session of the TUM IEAI Speaker Series will take place on April 11th, 2024 at 11:00 (CEST) on Zoom.

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