Olivia Gambelin

ai ethicist and founder of ethical intelligence
 

ABOUT

Olivia is an AI Ethicist who works to bring ethical analysis into tech development to create human-centric innovation for a better tomorrow. She believes there is strength in human values that, when applied to artificial intelligence, lead to robust technological solutions we can trust. 

 

Originally from the Silicon Valley, Olivia began her career working in digital marketing for tech startups. Following her graduation from the Honors College of Baylor University with a BA in Philosophy and Entrepreneurship, Olivia moved overseas to pursue the opportunity to expand her international network as a GDPR and data privacy researcher in Brussels. This experience prompted her return to academia to obtain her MSc in Philosophy, concentration in AI Ethics, at the University of Edinburgh. During her time in Scotland, Olivia co-founded the Beneficial AI Society and completed her dissertation with distinction on the effects of probability on the moral responsibility of autonomous cars. During the final months of her degree, Olivia founded Ethical Intelligence, an ethics consultancy specialising in emerging technology, and launched the company with its initial three clients: Franklin Templeton, the IoT Department of the University of Edinburgh, and the Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF. 

Currently, Olivia works as the Chief Executive Officer of Ethical Intelligence where she leads a remote team of over thirty experts in the Tech Ethics field. She sits on the Advisory Board of Tech Scotland Advocates and actively contributes to the development of AI Ethics in business through keynote speaking and thought pieces. 

THOugHT

LEADERSHIP

 

Ethics for Computer Scientists

{Article} Even if we don’t assign moral status to AI, we are still faced with a plethora of ethical problems such as who has the ultimate responsibility for the AI when things go wrong, do we allow AI to make moral decisions for us, and how do we eliminate negative bias?

Why We Need Ethics in Tech Now More Than Ever — COVID-19

{Article} Although COVID-19 is not the world’s first pandemic, we do have a novel tool in the belt to help us fight it: technology. However, if we are going to unlock the full potential of this tool, we need to integrate ethical principles into the tech being developed to combat the virus. 

Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Ethics

{Article} As a Tech Ethicist, I come into contact with programmers almost daily, as my work requires me to navigate the technical objectives and implementation details in addition to the ethical dimensions of the projects I analyze.

What does an ‘AI ethicist’ do, anyway?

{Interview} AI is not inherently dangerous, rather it is how we decide to use it that causes the danger. AI is an extremely powerful tool that can enable us to go far beyond anything we’ve created before as a human race, but it is still only just a tool.

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

{Podcast} Although COVID-19 is not the world’s first pandemic, we do have a novel tool in the belt to help us fight it: technology. However, if we are going to unlock the full potential of this tool, we need to integrate ethical principles into the tech being developed to combat the virus. 

An Intuition Band-Aid:
Applying Probability to the Moral Responsibility Gap

{Research} Due to the development of autonomous cars without conscious thought as to who the responsible moral agent is for the inevitable moral decisions taken by the car, we are faced with the urgent ethical dilemma of a gap in moral responsibility. In an effort to solve this dilemma, a concept called the probability intuition has emerged in academic discussions. In short, the probability intuition claims that as the probability for a crash decreases, the urgency surrounding the moral responsibility gap correspondingly decreases. This essay will explore whether this intuition could plausibly offer a robust solution, or if it is just another band-aid to an ever growing problem.

EVENTS

 

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UPCOMING

TBA 2020

Operationalising Tech Ethics;
Tech Scotland Advocates

Previous

Ethics Workshop on COVID-19;
Ethical Intelligence
Coronavirus: Data protection, data sharing & data ethics after the crisis;
ScotlandIS
International Womxn's Day;
University of Edinburgh
Data as a Force for Good;
DMA, Data 2020
ICoT2020;
Data-Driven Innovation
Putting Ethics At The Centre of AI;
Scotland Data Science & Technology Meetup
Tech Needs Ethics;
BAIS
Inclusive AI Panel Discussion;
DigitExpo
#BeingRelevant;
Lancia Consult

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