The Montreal AI Ethics Institute is hosting a panel discussion to amplify the approach to AI Ethics in the Nepalese, Vietnamese and Latin American contexts.
This discussion aims to amplify the enriching perspectives within these contexts on how to approach common problems in AI Ethics. The event will be moderated by Connor Wright (our Partnerships Manager), who will guide the conversation to best engage with the different viewpoints available.
This event will be online via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent 2-3 days prior to the event taking place.
Our esteemed guests:
Shreyasha is a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. Her research focus is interdisciplinary, combining techniques from Human Computer Interaction with theories and concepts from Science and Technology Studies, Feminist Studies, and other critical social sciences. Her current research looks at the use and impact of data, digitization and AI in developing countries in humanitarian applications. Before starting her PhD in 2022, Shreyasha worked as an AI researcher and consultant at various tech organizations in Kathmandu, Nepal exploring issues of ethics, privacy, and AI bias in the Nepalese context. Prior to that, she used to develop methods to detect bias and validate safety in computer vision algorithms in Palo Alto, California.
Khoa Lam is currently a Machine Learning Researcher in Responsible AI at BABL AI, a US-based research consultancy which audits and assesses algorithms for ethical risks, effective governance, and bias. Khoa also works as an Editor for the AI Incident Database, where he documents and categorizes incidents, issues, and harms of AI systems worldwide, giving him a holistic perspective on the development and governance of Responsible AI. He contributes to working groups on AI audits and technical best practices, and writes about AI development and issues in Vietnam. Khoa holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Chemistry from the State University of New York.
Claudia May del Pozo
Claudia Del Pozo is the Executive Director of the Eon Resilience Lab at C Minds, a Mexican innovation agency that promotes the exploration, development and responsible use of new technologies for impact in Latin America. She is currently coordinating the world's first public policy prototype for transparent and explainable AI systems in Mexico, as well as a similar project focused on privacy in Uruguay, and is driving several initiatives related to the Metaverse and its exploration in Latin America with reports and a pilot project in education and augmented reality.
In the past, Claudia participated in the creation of Mexico's National AI strategy, placing Mexico among the first 10 countries to have an AI strategy and coordinated and co-authored Mexico's National AI Agenda of the IA2030Mx Coalition. She has conducted several investigations on the potential of AI for economic recovery in Mexico. She has co-authored several reports and policy recommendations to promote the digitization and ethical use of data and AI in Latin America, a book on Open Banking and is a TEDx speaker. She was recognized as a key component of the Mexican AI ecosystem by the Women in AI Awards 2022 and was a finalist in the Responsible AI Leader category.
If you have any questions, please email Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org