AI Policy Exchange is an international cooperative association of individuals and institutions working at the intersection of AI and public policy, with the mission to produce deliverables that can create an AI-literate society and inform better AI policies.
Our work is driven by the belief that sustainable policies only culminate from consensus between all stakeholders secured through discourses and negotiations conducted with all fairness by respecting diversity and prioritizing inclusivity.
We are a registered non-profit under section 8 of Indian Companies Act, 2013, based out of New Delhi (IN).
We aim to increase citizen awareness about issues surfacing in the contemporary governance of AI technologies by conducting, curating, and publishing high-impact and accessible discourses on these issues.
AI policy research & analysis
We aim to engage in rigorous, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary research on the most pressing AI governance challenges, and curate and provide evidence-based policy advice to governmental and non-governmental bodies engaged in designing and implementing AI policies.
Our mission is generously supported by a diverse range of Partners, Advisors & Volunteers from industry, academia, government, and civil society, affiliated with organizations & institutions including:
To view the list of individuals from these organizations who have joined hands with us, click here.
AI Policy Exchange is a member of the AI4SDGs Cooperation Network promoting the use of AI technologies to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Join our Network
If you’re an individual or a governmental or non-governmental institution working at the intersection of AI and public policy, we’d love to partner with you.
As a valued member of our Network you will have the opportunity to contribute to our work on AI-literacy, and forge collaborations to address AI policy & governance challenges together.
If you wish to partner with us, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer for Us
We’ve had an incredible response so far, and are doing everything we can to respond to everyone who wants to volunteer in one of our projects.
We welcome volunteers from all educational backgrounds, without any prejudice to their race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, or gender.
If you wish to volunteer for us, please write to us at email@example.com, and we will get back to you if we have a project that demands your skills.
Write for Us
Regardless of who you are, or where you come from, if you who wish to put your point of view on the agenda that will govern AI in the future, we’d be thrilled to review your submission for publication on the AI Policy Exchange blog.
Hear from our network and contributors
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 […]
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 […]
This document presents a collation of expert insights on creating and mandating ethical AI devices & applications — contributed by members of the AI Policy Exchange Editorial Network under the AI Policy Exchange Expert Vlogging Series 1.0: How to put AI ethics into practice? — for public appraisal. Edited by Raj Shekhar and Antara Vats […]
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 […]
How to put AI ethics into practice? | James Brusseau, Director, AI Ethics Site, Pace University, New York
How to put AI ethics into practice? | Renée Cummings, Founder & CEO, Urban AI, LLC and Community Scholar, Columbia University
To find more of the interesting and insightful stuff that we publish, visit our blog.
Meet our Founders
Raj Shekhar is the Founder and Executive Director at AI Policy Exchange. As Responsible AI Lead at K-Tech Centre of Excellence for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence at the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), Raj has been driving NASSCOM’s efforts at defining a roadmap for an extensive roll-out and adoption of responsible AI in India. Raj also is an Affiliate at The Future Society and sits on the Founding Editorial Board of Springer Nature’s AI and Ethics Journal.
Prior to joining NASSCOM, Raj served as Consultant (Data, AI) at International Innovation Corps (IIC) of The University of Chicago, supporting operations of the Open Data Working Group—an initiative by IDFC Institute and IIC to advance India’s open data aspirations—and IIC’s engagement with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India—aimed at building capacity for data and AI innovation through policy and program implementation. Raj has also been an Affiliated Scholar at CITRIS Policy Lab, University of California, Berkeley, collaborating with Dr. Brandie Nonnecke (Founding Director) on research related to the governance of AI.
In 2020, Raj was featured as a leader in the Responsible Tech ecosystem in the Responsible Tech Guide brought out by All Tech Is Human in partnership with NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology. He was declared a DIET Champion for 2021 by DataEthics4All for his demonstrated commitment to Data and Diversity, Inclusion and Impact, Ethics and Equity in Teams and Technology (DIET). Recently, Raj also made it to Analytics India Magazine‘s global list of leading advocates of ethical AI.
Raj holds an integrated Bachelor’s in Law and Humanities from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow, and a Master’s in Public Policy from the Institute of Public Policy, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru.
Antara Vats is the Executive Lead – Strategy & Partnerships at AI Policy Exchange. Antara is currently Junior Fellow at Centre for Security, Strategy & Technology at Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi, where her research focuses on developing governance frameworks for the ethical development & deployment of emerging technologies like quantum computing and AI. Before joining ORF, Antara was Research Analyst at CyberPeace Foundation (CPF), where she published policy response papers on national science, technology, and innovation policy, non-personal data governance framework, and blockchain strategy in India, conducted expert panel discussions addressing the online safety of women (see here and here), and published a policy brief proposing responses to tackle gender-based violence online to create safe online spaces for women in India.
In 2020, Antara’s insights on building a career in Responsible Tech were featured in the Responsible Tech Guide brought out by All Tech Is Human in partnership with NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology. Her continuing efforts to make AI more accessible for everyone recently received global recognition when she made it to the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics list for 2021.
Antara received her multidisciplinary education from Ambedkar University (Delhi) in Political Science, Sociology, and Psychology. She also holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Institute of Public Policy, National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru.
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