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Industry, Academic, and Civil Society Leaders Join PAI’s Global Task Force for Inclusive AI

As the development and deployment of AI rapidly advances, it is more important than ever that these technologies are developed inclusively in consultation with the diverse communities they affect. Today, at its 2023 Partner Forum, Partnership on AI (PAI) announced the inaugural members of its Global Task Force for Inclusive AI, a first-of-its-kind body created to ensure that those who are impacted by AI are more directly involved in its creation.

Composed of leading voices in the AI field, this cross-sectoral group (including individuals drawn from industry, academic, and civil society organizations) follows up on the call in the White House’s Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights for inclusive development of automated technologies. The initial members of PAI’s Global Task Force for Inclusive AI are:

  • Juanis Catalina Becerra Sandoval, Research Scientist, IBM Research
  • Anna Colom, Public Participation and Research Lead, Ada Lovelace Institute
  • Bill Curtis-Davidson, Co-director, Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology
  • Remi Denton, Staff Research Scientist, Google Research
  • Seeta Peña Gangadharan, Associate Professor, London School of Economics & Political Science
  • Adriana Alvarado Garcia, Research Scientist, IBM Research
  • Lara Groves, Researcher, Ada Lovelace Institute
  • Louise Hickman, Research Associate, Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy
  • Jerremy Holland, Director of AI Research, Apple
  • Ken Holstein, Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Jason Edward Lewis, Professor, Concordia University
  • Emanuel Moss, Sociotechnical Systems Research Scientist, Intel Labs
  • Wilneida Negrón, Director of Policy and Research, Coworker
  • Afsaneh Rigot, Senior Researcher, ARTICLE 19 and Harvard University
  • Lauren Wilcox, Senior Staff Research Scientist & Group Manager, Google Research

PAI is committed to growing this important coalition and will be adding new members in the months to come.

“End-users and communities impacted by AI/ML systems have important insights on potential risks and harms that need to be taken into account if we want AI systems to benefit people and society,” said Rebecca Finlay, CEO at Partnership on AI. “Partnership on AI is proud to work towards this goal with the experts of the Global Task Force for Inclusive AI, and we look forward to collaborating with this diverse group at this critical time in the AI field.”

Launched earlier this year and acknowledged by the White House as a key civil society initiative to advance AI for the benefit of citizens, the Task Force will drive partnerships between technology developer teams and community-based organizations as a way to identify and address social harms that may result from the use of AI-enabled products, services, and systems.

The Task Force will provide guidance for ethical engagement between technology developers and community-based organizations — partnerships that are essential for identifying and addressing algorithmic discrimination and other social harms that may result from the use of AI systems. Through the creation of participatory engagement best practices, the Task Force will help ensure that those who are impacted by the use of AI and other automated decision-making systems are more directly involved in their creation. This body builds on the research and recommendations of PAI’s Inclusive Research & Design Program, including 2022’s “Making AI Inclusive: 4 Guiding Principles for Ethical Engagement.”

To stay up-to-date on all of PAI’s Inclusive Research & Design work, join our mailing list. A diversity of perspectives are needed to ensure that AI works for all people. To recommend additional members for the Global Task Force for Inclusive AI, use this form.