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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 Humboldt Professor of Applied Ethics of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Bonn in Germany. Aimee is co-founder and co-director of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics and on the board of the Institute for Accountability in a Digital Age. She is a 2018 L'Oreal Unesco 'For Women in Science' laureate. 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. She is a founding editor for the international peer-reviewed journal AI & Ethics (Springer Nature) and a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Futures Council on Artificial Intelligence and Humanity. 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.
Aimee has accepted an invitation to be on the editorial board of the Springer Nature journal AI and Ethics. This new journal aims to: promote informed debate and discussion of the ethical, regulatory, and policy implications that arise from the development of AI. It...
Aimee wrote a blog post as part of a series on women in STEM. The series was made up of contributors from the Women in Science and Engineering Conference 2019. Check out the post here.
She is interviewed by Sir Rob Wainwright about "Why ethics matter for responsible business". Check it out here.
Aimee has once again been named as one of the 400 women in the Netherlands who are "successful, matter, and make a difference". You can vote for her in the category of 'Tech Talent' here: https://www.viva.nl/viva400/techtalenten/.
Aimee was interviewed by Rob Scammell for and featured extensively in an article for Verdict AI Magazine (Winter 2019 Edition). You can find the article here.
Today Aimee was in London, Ontario delivering a keynote for the Mental Health Research Day put on by the Lawson Health Research Institute and St. Joseph's Healthcare.
Aimee is featured in the 'Business Lunch' section of the Holland Herald this month. If you are flying on a KLM flight you can see it in the in flight magazine. Or check it out online here. Or you can download a PDF version here.
Aimee gave an interview after her keynote address at AI 4 Good in Geneva, Switzerland. Check out the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afTHneCow2Q
Today Aimee gave a talk about the FRR's Quality Mark for AI & Robotics.
Today Aimee gave a keynote to 2500 Deloitte employees for their annual Townhall event.
Today Aimee gave a keynote at the Omniversum in the Hague for the Dutch IT Channel's Future of Business Technology event. https://youtu.be/E1R3E671RR8?t=110
Today Aimee gave a keynote at the for the WISE conference in London, UK.
Today Aimee was at the EU Commission in Brussels to present the High Level Expert Group on AI's "Ethics Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence" which were released today.
Aimee was interviewed for Forbes about machine ethics. Find the article here. "You can use ethics as a way to stimulate new kinds of innovation, but you can only do that when you have someone whose main role is ethics, as a member of the design team, and they’re there...
On International women's day, Women in AI (WAI) held an event in which Aimee moderated a panel including Christina Calje (@ChrisCalj), Fadoa Shureur (@Fadoa_S) Una Verhoeven (@unaverhoeven) Wendy Geeraert (@WGeeraert), and Eve Logunova (@eve_logunova). Check out the...