Kay Firth-Butterfield

Head of AI & Machine Learning and Member of the Executive Committee

World Economic Forum

About Kay

Kay Firth-Butterfield is Head of AI and Machine Learning and a member of the Executive Committee of the World Economic Forum. In the UK she is a Barrister (Doughty Street Chambers) and part-time Judge who has worked as a mediator, arbitrator, business owner and professor. In the United States, she has been a Professor of Law and International Relations and co-founded AI Global. She was the world’s first Chief AI Ethics officer in 2014 and created the AIEthics twitter hashtag. Kay is Vice-Chair, The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems and was part of the group which met at Asilomar to create the Asilomar AI Ethical Principles. Kay has advanced degrees in Law and International Relations. Kay regularly speaks to international audiences addressing many aspects of these challenging technical, economic and social changes. She is a Master of the Inner Temple, London and serves on the Lord Chief Justice’s Advisory Panel on AI and Law.

Their Sessions

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 16th June 2021
In-Person Session
Curated with: VISA

Business leaders looking to leverage the power of data and AI find themselves navigating evolving regulations and a sea of new ethical, governance and organisational considerations. So what does...

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