Ottawa, Canada, Paris, France…Paris based The Robot of the Year Founder and AI.VEN Founder, Philippe Nacson has partnered with CATAAlliance, Canada’s One Voice for Innovation advocacy group, to launch a global conversation about setting ethical AI criteria. This effort is linked to The Annual Robot of the Year program (submit nominations today) also founded by Nacson.
Philippe Nacson said, “ Artificial intelligence will have profound social and ethical consequences for human society and a number of challenges relating to safety, privacy, transparency, fairness, equality, morality, accountability but also employment and work organization will become more and more important.”
He added, “ An essential step in this transformational process is to seek input on ethical AI criteria and laws, which we are doing in partnership with CATAAlliance, as part of the Robot of the Year Award challenge.”
10 Focus Points for AI Ethics
CATA CEO, John Reid, concluded, “ To fully benefit from this new AI paradigm, we have to make sure that artificial intelligence is developed, designed and adopted in ways that serve human wellbeing and the global social good. We need to have a global conversation about ethical criteria and laws for AI and then share best practices. Our 10 focus points is a good start. We encourage your comments and to confirm interests in joining the AI advocacy team. Please email John Reid at email@example.com ”
Philippe Nacson – Founder, The Robot of the Year
Philippe spent 20 years in investment banking and private equity in London and Paris. He was successively heading Debt and Advisory teams working on complex structured financial transactions at RBS, HBOS and Lloyds among others. In the last seven years, he headed the French arm and co-heading of a UK based Private Equity Firm (Euros 1bn of Asset Management) investing in Infrastructure deals.
His strong interest in robotic and Artificial Intelligence has led him to create a project that puts emphasis on positive innovation for humans. He created an award competition “THE ROBOT OF THE YEAR”, electing the best innovations in Artificial Intelligence and robotic beneficial for humans in eleven industries worldwide. He is also the founder of HUMaiN foundation, which aims at enabling the utilization of AI tools in education, environment and health to challenge and catalyze economic and innovation growth in Africa and India.
Philippe is based in Paris, is an alumni from the London Business School and holds an MBA TRIUM – London School of Economics, NYU Stern and HEC.
Sofiane Belgadi, Managing Director, North America, AI.VEN
Sofiane started his career in Corporate Banking. He then managed sales and marketing divisions within High Tech groups (Konica, Océ) and was an executive member of two French FinTechs (Isodev, ). He also led the operations of a credit insurance company (Cecse), before becoming a founding partner of a merchant bank. He advised customers in the technology industry for their fundraising operations and strategies of growth. He also created during his career two companies in the field of consulting and strategy.
Sofiane is based in Toronto and holds an MBA from HEC School of Management, Paris.
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