AI and the Art of Social Responsibility

Francesca Rossi, IBM Research; University of Padova

Francesca Rossi, Distinguished Research Staff Member; Professor of Computer Science, IBM Research; University of Padova

Francesca Rossi is a research scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and a professor of computer science at the University of Padova, Italy, currently on leave. Her research interests focus on artificial intelligence, specifically constraint reasoning, preferences, multi-agent systems, computational social choice, and collective decision making. She is also interested in ethical issues in the development and behavior of AI systems. She has published over 170 scientific articles in journals and conference proceedings, and as book chapters. She is editor in chief of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, co-chairs the AAAI committee on AI and ethics, and is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Future of Life Institute. She is on the executive committee of the IEEE global initiative on ethical considerations in the development of autonomous and intelligent systems, and she belongs to the World Economic Forum Council on AI and robotics. She has given several media interviews about the future of AI and AI ethics to the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Motherboard, Science, the Economist, CNBC, Eurovision, Corriere della Sera, and La Repubblica and has delivered three TEDx talks on these topics.


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