Ethically Handling Data - What is Your Responsibility and What Should be the Next Step?

This panel session explored themes including the responsibility of all stakeholders in ethically handling data, if the benefits the general public receive justify the risks of sharing their data and being experimented on, and considerations for everyone in how we collaboratively work towards a 'common good'.

Cansu Canca, Founder/Director at AI Ethics Lab

Cansu is the founder and director of the AI Ethics Lab, where she leads teams of computer scientists and legal scholars to provide ethics analysis and guidance to researchers and practitioners. She has a Ph.D. in philosophy specializing in applied ethics. She works on ethics of technology and population-level bioethics with an interest in policy questions. Prior to the AI Ethics Lab, she was a lecturer at the University of Hong Kong, and a researcher at the Harvard Law School, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Osaka University, and the World Health Organization.

Caryn Tan, Analytics Strategist at Accenture

Caryn is an Analytics Strategist operating at the intersection of applied analytics and law/ethics.

She advises senior decision-makers on analytics strategy, target operating model and analytics business case and manages technical teams to operationalise and realise these strategies. She also manages Accenture’s Responsible AI practice in the UK where she helps clients confidently deploy responsible AI models with technical, organisational, governance and brand considerations. This involves working with multidisciplinary teams, industry experts and academic institutes.

Caryn graduated from London Business School and holds a law degree from BPP University, both as a merit scholar.

Aimee Van Wynsberghe, Assistant Professor of Ethics and Robotics at TU Delft

Aimee van Wynsberghe has been working in ICT and robotics since 2004. She began her career as part of a research team working with surgical robots in Canada at CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advance Robotics). She is Assistant Professor in Ethics and Technology at TU Delft in the Netherlands. She is co-founder and co-director of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics, on the board of the Institute for Accountability in a Digital Age, and an advisory board member for the AI & Intelligent Automation Network. Aimee also serves as a member of the European Commission's High-Level Expert Group on AI and is a founding board member of the Netherlands AI Alliance. Aimee has been named one of the Netherlands top 400 influential women under 38 by VIVA and was named one of the 25 ‘women in robotics you need to know about’. She is author of the book Healthcare Robots: Ethics, Design, and Implementation and has been awarded an NWO personal research grant to study how we can responsibly design service robots. She has been interviewed by BBC, Quartz, Financial Times, and other International news media on the topic of ethics and robots, and is often invited to speak at International conferences and summits.

Alice Piterova, Head of Privacy at Hazy

Alice is Head of Privacy at Hazy. Alice reviews Hazy’s product features for data ethics, privacy and compliance and helps define Hazy’s core message to the world. Alice has over 10 years of experience in policy, product management and digital marketing and communications, and a particular focus on such fields as artificial intelligence, big data and tech for good. Having worked in national and international public and private sector organisations, social enterprises and NGOs, Alice brings a proven track record in delivering the strategic vision and showcasing impact to a wide range of stakeholders.

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