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Ethical Intelligence: What does an ‘AI ethicist' do, anyway?

Posted On: 4 Nov 2019   |   Posted By: Tech City UK

Ethical Intelligence: What does an ‘AI ethicist' do, anyway?

Originally from Silicon Valley, Olivia Gambelin grew up surrounded by cutting-edge technology. Despite this obvious influence, she went on to study Philosophy for her bachelor's degree, a move that took many people she knew by surprise.
Following her undergrad, Gambelin spent a brief stint as a researcher for a private consulting firm in the EU institutions, during which time she discovered a deep need for AI and tech ethics. She describes it as “the perfect marriage of passion for technology and philosophy” and says it was the driving force to her returning to academics to pursue an MSc in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh.
Today she is the founder and CEO of Ethical Intelligence, which works to shape the future of tech ethics by bringing the human back into the equation.
We spoke to Gambelin to find out more about the company, her views on ethics in AI, and working in Scotland.
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