AI Policy Exchange


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We’re an emerging global network of AI professionals, policy researchers & practitioners, united by a common mission: To create an AI-literate society and inform better AI policies.


What We Do


Generate Policy Proposals

To help governments, regulators, and policy practitioners tackle issues surfacing in the contemporary governance of artificial intelligence technologies.

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To help citizens, policy practitioners, and private enterprises track artificial intelligence regulation and policy discourses emerging across countries, forums and platforms.

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Publish Expert Insights

To promote debate and discussion at the intersections of artificial intelligence, ethics, and regulation. If you wish to write for AI Policy Exchange, please read our author guidelines here.

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Meet Us


Raj Shekhar, Responsible AI Lead, NASSCOM | Founding Editor, AI and Ethics Journal, Springer Nature | Member, AI Connect, U.S. Department of State and Atlantic Council GeoTech Center
Antara Vats, Junior Fellow, Centre for Strategy, Security & Technology, Observer Research Foundation
Abhik Chaudhuri, Senior Member, IEEE | Member, Bureau of Indian Standards | Expert, UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab
Abhishek Gupta, Founder and Principal Researcher, Montreal AI Ethics Institute | Machine Learning Engineer, Microsoft | Faculty Associate, Frankfurt Big Data Lab, Goethe University
Ameen Jauhar, Lead, Centre for Applied Law and Technology Research, Vidhi
Akriti Gaur, Resident Fellow, Yale Information Society Project | Chair, Advisory Board, Association for Data Protection Professionals in India
Ammar Younas, Founder & CEO, Ai Mo Innovation Consultants and Central Asia Tech Law | Member, Law Committee of IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Ana Chubinidze, Founder & CEO, AdalanAI | Founder and Director, AI Governance International | Founding Editor, AI and Ethics Journal, Springer Nature
Anand Tamboli | CEO, Anand Tamboli & Co. | Principal Advisor, AI Australia | Author, Keeping Your AI Under Control: A Pragmatic Guide to Identifying, Evaluating, and Quantifying Risks (Apress)
Andrew Sears, Senior Product Manager, IBM | Advisor, All Tech Is Human
Avik Sarkar, Visiting Professor, Data, Technology & Public Policy, Indian School of Business, Mohali | Ex-Head, Data Analytics Cell, NITI Aayog | Ex-Advisor, Bureau of Indian Standards
Charlie Craine, Senior Digital Experience Manager, Amazon Web Services
Chhavi Chauhan, Director of Journal Continuing Medical Education Program, American Society for Investigative Pathology
Diogo Duarte, Expert, Data Protection Unit, Council of Europe
Deepak Paramanand, Director of Artificial Intelligence, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. | Ex-AI Product Leader, Microsoft
Felipe Castro Quiles, Co-founder & CEO, Emerging Rule and GENIA Latinoamérica | Fellow, Singularity University | Member, Forbes AI Executive Advisory Board
Hema Krishnamurthy, Senior Vice President, Emerging Tech, Marsh
James Brusseau, Director, AI Ethics Site, Pace University, New York
Jaspreet Bindra, Founder, Tech Whisperer Ltd. | Author, The Tech Whisperer: On Digital Transformation And The Technologies That Enable It (Penguin Random House)
Ivana Bartoletti, Global Chief Privacy Officer, Wipro | Visiting Policy Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Jean Garcia Periche, Co-founder and Chief Government Officer, GENIA Latinoamérica | Executive Board Member, Global AI Ethics Institute | Affiliate, The Future Society
Maria Luciana Axente, Responsible AI and AI for Good Lead, PricewaterhouseCoopers | Advisory Board Member, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence, UK Parliament
Jennifer L. Fischer, Subject Matter Expert & Consultant, Emerging Technology Certifications, CertNexus
Merve Hickok, Research Director, Center for AI and Digital Policy | Founding Editor, AI and Ethics Journal, Springer Nature
Nabhonil Roy Chowdhury, Manager, Tech Strategy, eGov Foundation | Ex-Senior Consultant, Emerging Technologies, Deloitte
Nell Watson, Chair Human or AI Interaction Transparency Working Group, IEEE Standards Association | Executive Consultant Philosopher, Apple | AI Faculty, Singularity University
Nigel Willson, Founding Partner, awakenAI | Co-founder, We and AI | Founding Editor, AI and Ethics Journal, Springer Nature | Ex-European CTO, Professional Services, Microsoft
Oriana Medlicott, Senior Researcher – Technology & Innovation Strategy, Fujitsu Research of Europe
Pinaki Laskar, Founder, FishEyeBox Innovation Lab
Pranav Shyam, Researcher, OpenAI, San Francisco
Prateek Sibal, Programme Specialist for AI, Emerging Tech and Internet Governance, UNESCO’s Communication and Information Sector
Renee Cummings, Instructor, School of Data Science, University of Virginia | East Coast Lead, Women in AI Ethics
Sebastien Krier, Senior Tech Policy Researcher, Cyber Policy Center, Stanford University | Ex-Head of Regulation, Office for Artificial Intelligence, UK | Fellow, Royal Society of Arts (London)
Sneha Deo, Product Manager, Microsoft | Contributor, Montreal AI Ethics Institute
Stephen Scott Watson, Managing Director, Watson Hepple Consulting Ltd. | Founding Editor, AI and Ethics Journal, Springer Nature
Thieß Petersen, Senior Advisor, Global Economic Dynamics, Bertelsmann Stiftung | Lecturer, European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder)
Tony Rhem, CEO & Principal Consultant, A.J. Rhem & Associates, Inc. | Founding Editor, AI and Ethics Journal, Springer Nature
Tripti Dhar, Partner, Reina Legal | Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals
Trisha Ray, Associate Fellow, Centre for Strategy, Security & Technology, Observer Research Foundation
Vijoy Basu, Senior Director, AI & Analytics, Cognizant | Member, Advisory Council, Harvard Business Review

Expert Insights


  • Why AI applications get stalled in the public sector
    Article by Thomas Balbach, Senior Business Analyst, Public Sector, Sopra Steria, and Master of Science in Public Sector Innovation and eGovernance Candidate at KU Leuven, WWU Münster and TalTech. This article is published as part of a joint blog series on AI in Government by AI Policy Exchange and N3GZ Young Professionals Network on Digital […]
  • Ankhi Das quitting Facebook ironically symptomizes an impaired democracy
    Article by Raj Shekhar, Founder & Executive Director, AI Policy Exchange Recently, Ankhi Das of Facebook India resigned from the company after nine-long years of service. Earlier in August this year, The Wall Street Journal had reported her refusal to take down communally provocative statements against Muslims made by Bharatiya Janata Party’s T. Raja Singh […]
  • 9 ways to put AI ethics into practice
    This document presents a collation of expert propositions on creating ethical AI devices & applications for public appraisal. These propositions have been sourced from our affiliate network under the AI Policy Exchange Expert Vlogging Series: How to put AI ethics into practice? Edited by Raj Shekhar and Antara Vats Foreword The many iterations of artificial […]
  • Digitalization and market power
    Article by Thieß Petersen, Senior Advisor, Global Economic Dynamics Project, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany and Lecturer, European University Viadrina The use of digital technologies increases market transparency for consumers and enlarges the relevant market. This strengthens their negotiating position vis-à-vis companies. However, there exists also the risk that large technology companies will develop into global monopolies […]
  • Artificial intelligence and the future of global governance
    Article by Jean Garcia Periche, Co-founder and Chief Government Officer, GENIA Latinoamérica; Founder, Global Neo; Fellow, Singularity University, Silicon Valley The biggest lesson we can learn from the current crisis is that our international system is ill-equipped to deal with a global emergency. This pandemic forced us to acknowledge the structural limitations of the multilateral system. […]
  • The five AI myths to be aware of
    Article by Anand Tamboli, tech futurist and award-winning author of “Keeping Your AI Under Control: A Pragmatic Guide to Identifying, Evaluating, and Quantifying Risks” (Apress) Technology is often over-hyped but underestimated. Artificial Intelligence couldn’t have been any different from it. There are several stories, which don’t give you the full picture. And then there are […]
  • Your brain on algorithms
    Article by Andrew Sears, Founder, Technovirtuism and Advisor, All Tech is Human A quote attributed to the linguist Benjamin Lee Whorf claims that “language shapes the way we think and determines what we can think about.” Whorf, along with his mentor Edward Sapir, argued that a language’s structure influences its speakers’ perception and categorization of […]
  • Translating AI ethics principles into action through digital cooperation
    Article by Prateek Sibal, Specialist Consultant on AI at UNESCO and Lecturer in Digital Innovation and Transformation at Sciences Po, Paris As a general-purpose technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) impacts all spheres of our lives. A recent study on the role of AI in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals shows that AI could enable the accomplishment […]
  • Is no privacy the best AI privacy policy?
    Article by James Brusseau, Director, Data Ethics Site, Pace University, New York “You have zero privacy anyway,” Scott McNealy, CEO of Sun Microsystems scolded a concerned journalist in 1999, “Get over it.” He was wrong then. And if he said it again today, he would still be wrong. Tomorrow, though, is not so clear. Most […]
  • Why you should be at the center of machine learning policies, ethics & responsible development
    Article by Felipe Castro Quiles, Co-Founder and CEO, Emerging Rule and GENIA Latinoamérica By now, most humans have been impacted by artificial intelligence. Elshawi, Maher, and Sakr (2019) say, “Due to the increasing success of machine learning techniques in several application domains, they have been attracting a lot of attention from the research and business […]
  • An Artificial Revolution: On Power, Politics and AI
    Article by Ivana Bartoletti, Technical Director, Privacy at Deloitte and Co-founder of Women Leading in AI The COVID-19 pandemic is the largest health crisis to have happened in a new technological and data driven era – one which can still amaze us with news of wonderful creations we can get our hands on today or that […]
  • The Luddite fallacy: Is it time to reconsider it?
    Article by Vihang Jumle, Data Analyst 20 December, 1922 marked an important transition in the history of employment. As the winter mist settled on the dawn-lit streets of Brooklyn Heights in New York, the city and its many residents stood wide awake to witness the dramatic and historic end of natural fire engines. As the […]
  • What does Transparent AI mean?
    Article by Fenna Woudstra, former intern at Filosofie in actie (an organization based in Arnhem, the Netherlands advising technology companies and projects on the ethical use of data) Over the last couple of years many companies, institutions, governments, and ethicists have proposed their own principles for the development of Artificial Intelligence (or AI) in an […]
  • Political campaigns on social media subvert political autonomy of citizens
    Article by Bailey Alexander May, a recent graduate with a BA in Social and Political Sciences from University of York, United Kingdom The conception and practice of democracies across the world are arguably becoming increasingly blurred. Why? Because the big data processing capabilities of artificial intelligence (or AI) is reshaping what it means to drive […]
  • A data-driven solution to build cycle paths — Making urban mobility efficient and sustainable
    In this article, Vittoria Pauri, Giulio Consiglio, and Michele Nasini from Bocconi University, Italy explain how the use of big data can help make our urban mobility planning efficient and paradigms environmentally sustainable. The global demographic trends show that every year more and more people live in urban areas. Hence, urban mobility has been a […]
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic will boost digitalization
    Article By Thieß Petersen, Senior Advisor, Global Economic Dynamics Project, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany and Lecturer, European University Viadrina The corona crisis has the world in its grip. The extent of the social upheavals and the long-term consequences of this pandemic are not yet foreseeable. However, there is some evidence that it will further accelerate the […]
  • What’s Up With AI Ethics?
    (last updated on 20.02.20) Curated, Edited, and Prepared By Raj Shekhar (Managing Editor, AI Policy Exchange) Note — This document is solely intended for popular reading. It is a product of curation. All claims produced in the document are those of the individual authors whose works have been used to prepare this document, and therefore, […]
  • Automated Facial Recognition Systems and the Mosaic Theory of Privacy: The Way Forward
    Arindrajit Basu of the Centre for Internet & Society (Bangalore) and Siddharth Sonkar of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (Kolkata) have co-written this blog as part of their three-part blog series on AI Policy Exchange under the parent title — Is there a reasonable expectation of privacy from data aggregation by automated […]
  • Automated Facial Recognition Systems (AFRS): Responding to Related Privacy Concerns
    Arindrajit Basu of the Centre for Internet & Society (Bangalore) and Siddharth Sonkar of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (Kolkata) have co-written this blog as part of their three-part blog series on AI Policy Exchange under the parent title — Is there a reasonable expectation of privacy from data aggregation by automated […]
  • Decrypting Automated Facial Recognition Systems (AFRS) and Delineating Related Privacy Concerns
    Arindrajit Basu of the Centre for Internet & Society (Bangalore) and Siddharth Sonkar of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (Kolkata) have co-written this blog as part of their three-part blog series on AI Policy Exchange under the parent title — Is there a reasonable expectation of privacy from data aggregation by automated […]
  • Creating Social Impact With AI
    Article by Ashish Srivastava, Sector Head, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Lab, Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy, Bengaluru Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a transformational technology with the potential to arrive at solutions to the most complex problems. The use of AI in sectors such as genetic modelling and drug discovery have been reported […]
  • Tackling Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS) — through regulation, not bans
    Article by Setu Bandh Upadhyay, Research Fellow, The Dialogue, New Delhi Every time a video of Boston Dynamics comes out, the Internet reacts in two ways: amazed at the achievements of humanity, and simultaneously, scared of the possibility of future robot overlords. Boston Dynamics is a highly advanced American robotics company that has produced absolutely […]
  • How AI and Big Data could increase the international division of labour in the future — and partial interests might prevent this
    Article By Thieß Petersen, Senior Advisor, Global Economic Dynamics Project, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany and Lecturer, European University Viadrina Artificial intelligence (AI), big data and other digital technologies have the potential to reduce the costs of the international division of labour in the future. The resulting merging of markets would improve the supply of goods and […]

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