Finnish Center for AI and Women in AI Ethics team up to make AI more inclusive and ethical

This collaboration will increase diversity in the AI tech space where women have been historically excluded.

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The Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) and Women in AI Ethics (WAIE) have announced their partnership to increase diversity and ethics in AI. Both organizations focus on empowering people to solve real-life problems through AI that’s designed and deployed in an ethical and trustworthy manner. This alliance will increase representation of diverse voices from the Nordic region in the WAIE online directory, an online resource to help recruiters and event organizers find diverse talent, and open up opportunities for these talented women to be recognized through WAIE’s highly regarded annual “100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics” list.

This international collaboration will include co-hosting of educational workshops by diverse leaders in the AI ethics space, offering a critical lens for real-world solutions. It will also provide a virtuous cycle of mentorship opportunities for FCAI’s faculty as well as students and WAIE’s rich network of women as well as non-binary folks who are in all stages of their AI ethics careers to inspire others from marginalized communities to join this important space.

Women of AI Ethics (WAIE) founder Mia Shah-Dand described this alliance as a promising expansion of their global community. “This collaboration will provide the WAIE community access to FCAI’s network of AI experts,” said Dand. “It will also empower the WAIE community with support and educational resources that boost their careers in this critical space.”

Teemu Roos, WAIE Board Member, University of Helsinki Professor, and creator of the Elements of AI MOOC, commented, “FCAI will benefit from WAIE’s expertise in facilitating nuanced conversations about diversity and highlighting relevant issues in the AI Ethics space,” Roos continued, “We look forward to leveraging WAIE’s successful track record of hosting powerful events and programs to ensure that historically excluded communities are represented in critical AI Ethics conversations and decisions.”

About Women in AI Ethics:

Women in AI Ethics™ (WAIE) is a fiscally sponsored project of the Social Good Fund, a California nonprofit corporation and registered 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to increase recognition, representation, and empowerment of brilliant women in this space who are working hard to save humanity from the dark side of AI.

Contact: Mia Dand Email Address: diversityinai at gmail dot com

About Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence:

Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) is one of the Academy of Finland’s flagships, hubs of top-level research and impact. It is a community of experts that brings together top talents in academia, industry and the public sector to solve real-life problems using both existing and novel AI.

Contact: Teemu Roos Email Address: Teemu.Roos at helsinki dot fi

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