Over the past five years, we’ve seen tremendous advances in the deployment of AI and cognitive computing technologies, ranging from useful consumer apps to transforming some of the world’s most complex industries, including healthcare, financial services, commerce, and the Internet of Things. This partnership will provide consumer and industrial users of cognitive systems a vital voice in the advancement of the defining technology of this century – one that will foster collaboration between people and machines to solve some of the world’s most enduring problems – in a way that is both trustworthy and beneficial.

Francesca Rossi is the AI Ethics Global Leader and a Distinguished Research Staff Member at IBM Research.

Her research interests focus on constraint reasoning, preferences, multi-agent systems, computational social choice, and collective decision making. On these topics, she has published over 200 scientific articles in journals and conference proceedings, and as book chapters. She is a AAAI and a EurAI fellow. She has been president of IJCAI and the Editor in Chief of JAIR. She is in the executive committee of the IEEE global initiative on ethical considerations on the development of autonomous and intelligent systems and she is a member of the board of directors of the Partnership on AI, where she represents IBM as one of the founding partners. She is a member of the European Commission High Level Expert Group on AI. She is the general chair of AAAI 2020. She received the IJCAI 2019 distinguished service award.

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