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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 Tenured Associate Professor in Ethics and Technology at TU Delft in the Netherlands. She 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. 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.
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...
Aimee was on both the "Ethics and Accountability of AI" and the "Privacy in a Digital Age" panels at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
For the leadup to the release of the High Level Expert Group on AI for the European Commission they filmed a few of us talking about keywords associated with Trustworthy AI. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imv9SG-zfkU
Video for my panel at the AMS Phoenix Conference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxn9lBOaCTg
This morning Aimee was in Amsterdam ringing the Euronext gong with fellow "For Women in Science" award winner Liesbeth van Vliet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD-dCEWlTYU
I am quoted as being skeptical of the Nature study regarding people's preferences for autonomous cars. The study really only uses autonomous cars to reveal previously known human biases. The study should say nothing about how we develop autonomous cars. Check out the...
The article "Brave new world: Dr Aimee van Wynsberghe straddles the worlds of science and ethics, and is shaping the conversations of both." has just been posted online. It is also available in the print magazine. From the article: [Dr. van Wynsberghe] reckons that...
I was interviewed by NOS (Dutch) for an article on sex robots. You can find the article here.
I am honored to be named by BIMA (a UK Technology and Innovation network) as one of "100 AI influencers worth following". Check out the article here.
While at ITWeb's Artificial Intelligence Summit, I was interviewed by Matthew Burbidge. The article can be found here.
I have been appointed as one of 52 experts for the European Commission's High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence. The High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI HLG) will have as a general objective to support the implementation of the European...
I was interviewed for BBC's Today programme this morning. My segment starts at the 2:45 mark. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b4z073
I was interviewed by Seth Adler at the Artificial Intelligence & Intelligent Automation Network recently. The article and (partial) transcript can be found here. This will be a part of an upcoming podcast.