EP02 - Between Two Bots with Maria Axente, Responsible AI Lead at PwC UK

EP02 - Between Two Bots with Maria Axente, Responsible AI Lead at PwC UK
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EP02 BTB Maria Axente audio

Welcome to the Between Two Bots podcast, with today's guest: Maria Axente, Responsible AI & AI for Good Lead at PwC UK.

A podcast to discuss the cultural, technological and ethical implications of artificial intelligence and AI-based decisions. It will include discussion on the latest AI news and interviews with leaders on how to create fair and unbiased AI. The podcast is hosted by Dan Turchin and Dr Mark van Rijmenam.

Each podcast starts with a discussion on three articles. For this episode we discussed the following articles:

1. Implications of the use of artificial intelligence in public governance: A systematic literature review and a research agenda - https://montrealethics.ai/implications-of-the-use-of-artificial-intelligence-in-public-governance-a-systematic-literature-review-and-a-research-agenda/

2. Why you should hire a chief AI ethics officer  - https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/09/artificial-intelligence-ethics-new-jobs/

3. European Parliament calls for a ban on facial recognition - https://www.politico.eu/article/european-parliament-ban-facial-recognition-brussels/

At PwC UK, Maria Axente leads the work on responsible and ethical AI on three levels - organisation, product/team and individual, while partnering with industry, academia, governments, NGO and civil society, to shape and co-create the AI narrative focused on responsibility, benefits and risks, by collaborating on public policy and research.

Speaker notes:

Maria Axente's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariaaxente/

Exponential: Azeem Azhar - https://amzn.to/3FE8S6T

Dr Mark van Rijmenam

Dr Mark van Rijmenam

Dr. Mark van Rijmenam is a strategic futurist known as The Digital Speaker. He stands at the forefront of the digital age and lives and breathes cutting-edge technologies to inspire Fortune 500 companies and governments worldwide. As an optimistic dystopian, he has a deep understanding of AI, blockchain, the metaverse, and other emerging technologies, and he blends academic rigour with technological innovation.

His pioneering efforts include the world’s first TEDx Talk in VR in 2020. In 2023, he further pushed boundaries when he delivered a TEDx talk in Athens with his digital twin , delving into the complex interplay of AI and our perception of reality. In 2024, he launched a digital twin of himself offering interactive, on-demand conversations via text, audio or video in 29 languages, thereby bridging the gap between the digital and physical worlds – another world’s first.

As a distinguished 5-time author and corporate educator, Dr Van Rijmenam is celebrated for his candid, independent, and balanced insights. He is also the founder of Futurwise , which focuses on elevating global digital awareness for a responsible and thriving digital future.


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