Session: Operationalizing Responsible AI
The EU AI Act is expected to be implemented by 2023, and it will change how businesses develop and utilize AI. Any business that offers an AI application to EU citizens or organizations will need to ensure its applications are aligned with EU Charter of Rights and various other laws, including ones in relation to discrimination and privacy. These applications will have to abide by the framework of “trustworthy AI” set forth by the Act. One major area of change will be responsible AI (“RAI”).
- 1. Accept RAI as an essential business function
- 2. Enable the broader acceptance and cultural change across your organization.
- 3. Form a passionate cross-functional team and build your RAI chart.
- 4. Build your RAI operationalization plan.
- 5. Adopt RAI tools, toolkits, checklists, and frameworks.
Didem Un Ates is the Head of Applied Strategy, Data & AI at the CDO Office in Microsoft Customer and Partner Solutions, a fellow for the Royal Society for the Arts, a member of the Forbes Technology and EDM Councils, a Tech Women Champion, and a Trailblazer 50. She is a passionate AI practitioner who directly supported the birth and incubation of Microsoft Business AI Solutions at Microsoft Research and led the Alice Envisions the Future/ Girls in AI Hackathons which has since been developed into several Diversity in AI programs across Microsoft, Accenture, and Avanade. She also is on the Responsible AI Governance Board for Microsoft Customer and Partner Solutions, putting her energy towards the future of ML, operationalizing responsible and ethical AI practices as a business leader both inside Microsoft and externally with Microsoft customers and partners. Prior to rejoining Microsoft, she led Accenture’s Microsoft Data & AI Business in Europe and launched the Accenture and Microsoft Humanitarian Program, implementing the Power Virtual Agent for COVID-19 for all public sector, education, health and non-profit clients globally.