Who Are We?

AI Policy Exchange Secretariat, New Delhi (IN)

Raj Shekhar, Founder & Executive Director
Raj holds an integrated Bachelor’s in Law and Humanities from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow, where he was the editor of the RMLNLU Law Review and the RMLNLU Journal on Communication, Media, Entertainment and Technology. During his time as an undergrad, Raj also founded The RMLNLU Law Review Blog, which has been consistently ranked by Feedspot as one of the top law blogs in India. Around this time, Raj was also smitten by the intellectual property bug during his stint as a research assistant under the MHRD-IPR Chair at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras — Professor Feroz Ali Khader. Raj recently completed his Master’s in Public Policy from the Institute of Public Policy, National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru. His Master’s thesis analyzed the need for reforms in existing intellectual property rights frameworks to accommodate AI-generated copyrightable and patentable creations. His thesis was supervised by Professor Thammaiah Ramakrishna, MHRD-IPR Chair at NLSIU. Raj also sits on the Founding Editorial Board – AI and Ethics Journal at Springer Nature. As a non-residential affiliated scholar at CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, University of California, Berkeley, Raj is collaborating with Dr Brandie Nonnecke (Founding Director) on research projects related to emerging themes around the governance of artificially intelligent technologies.
rajshekhar@nls.ac.in | +918933870934 | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn
Antara Vats, Strategy & Partnerships
Antara received her multidisciplinary education from Ambedkar University (Delhi) in Political Science, Sociology and Psychology. She recently completed her Master’s in Public Policy from the Institute of Public Policy, National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru. In her Master’s thesis, Antara studied the utilization of digitalized land records for planning smart cities in India. Her multidisciplinary lens has enabled her to explore the inter-relationships between machine learning and social learning. During her stint at Chase India, Antara had worked on a report which proposed policy recommendations for the regulation and management of non-personal data ahead of its consideration by Gopalakrishnan Committee for Non-Personal Data. Lately, Antara has also been developing public policy responses to tackle gender-based violence on online platforms and create safe online spaces for young adolescents, as a part-time consultant with Delhi-based tech policy think tanks.

antaravats@nls.ac.in | +919650935671 | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

Editorial Network

Pranav Shyam, Researcher, OpenAI, San Francisco
Avik Sarkar, Visiting Professor, Data, Technology & Public Policy, Indian School of Business, Mohali; Former Head former Head of Data Analytics Cell at NITI Aayog; Former Advisor, Bureau of Indian Standards, AI
Thieß Petersen, Senior Advisor, Global Economic Dynamics, Bertelsmann Stiftung (Gütersloh); Lecturer, European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder)
Sebastien A. Krier, Founder & AI Policy Expert, Dataphysix Ltd.; Former Head of Regulation, Office for Artificial Intelligence, UK; Advisory Board Member, We and AI; Fellow, Royal Society of Arts (London)
Ivana Bartoletti, Technical Director, Privacy, Deloitte; Co-founder, Women Leading in AI Network; Author, An Artificial Revolution: On Power, Politics and AI (Mood Indigo)
Agita Pasaribu, Founder bully.id; Member, Global Youth Working Group on Digital Health SDG 3.4
Renée Cummings, Founder & CEO, Urban AI, LLC; East Coast Lead, Women in AI Ethics (WAIE); Community Scholar, Columbia University
Diogo Duarte, Legal Consultant and Researcher, Data Protection
Merve Hickok, Founder, aiEthicist.org; Member, Founding Editorial Board – AI and Ethics Journal, Springer Nature
Chhavi Chauhan, Ethics Advisor, Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, Washington, D.C.
Felipe Castro Quiles, C0-founder & CEO, Emerging Rule and GENIA Latinoamérica; Fellow, Singularity University, Silicon Valley; Member, NVIDIA AI Inception; Member, Forbes AI Executive Advisory Board
Prateek Sibal, AI & Public Policy Consultant, UNESCO; Co-author, ‘Steering AI and Advanced ICTs for Knowledge Societies’ (UNESCO)
Piek Visser-Knijff, Founder, Filosofie in actie (Philosophy in action); Contributor, Data Ethics (dataethics.eu)
Atul Tripathi, Former Big Data & AI Consultant, National Security Council Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office, New Delhi, India; Principal Data Scientist, Cybersecurity at Tech Mahindra; Advisor, Data Science Centre at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali; Author, Practical Machine Learning Cookbook (PACKT Publications)
Tripti Dhar, Partner, Reina Legal; Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
Andrew Sears, Product Manager: Cloud, Data, and AI, IBM; Founder, Technovirtuism; Advisor, All Tech Is Human
Ana Chubinidze, Former Research Fellow, Regional Academy on the United Nations; Member, Founding Editorial Board – AI and Ethics Journal, Springer Nature
Nigel Willson, Former European CTO, Professional Services, Microsoft; Founder, awakenAI and Co-Founder, We and AI
Akriti Gaur, Former Lead, Centre for Applied Law and Tech Research, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy; Contributor, Justice Srikrishna Committee’s Data Protection Report 2018
Angela Kim, Head of Analytics and AI at Teacher’s Health Fund; Women in AI Education Ambassador for Australia; Founder, est.ai; Member, Founding Editorial Board – AI and Ethics Journal, Springer Nature
Abhik Chaudhuri, Chevening Fellow (UK) in Cyber Policy, Fellow of Cloud Security Alliance (US); Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); Author, Internet of Things, for Things and by Things (Taylor and Francis); Expert Member, UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab; Working Group Member, G20’s Global Smart Cities Alliance for Technology Governance, World Economic Forum; WG Contributor, UN IGF’s Best Practice Forum on Internet of Things, Big Data and AI; Co-convener, IoT Trustworthiness, Bureau of Indian Standards
Deepak Paramanand, Ex-Microsoft; AI Product Innovator, Hitachi
Milou Jansen, Advisor, Digital Ethics, City of Amsterdam
Curtis Barnes, Former Chair, NZAIF Working Group on AI impacts on Law, Ethics, and Society; Co-founder & Research Director, Brainbox Institute, New Zealand
Branka Panic, Founding Director, AI for Peace; Co-founder & Board Member, Center for Exponential Technologies
Vijoy Basu, Senior Director, AI & Analytics, Cognizant; Recipient of the NEXT100 CIO Leader 2019 award
Abhishek Gupta, Founder, Montreal AI Ethics Institute; Machine Learning Engineer, Microsoft; Faculty Associate, Frankfurt Big Data Lab, Goethe University
James Brusseau, Director, AI Ethics Site, Pace University, New York
Chris McClean, Ex-Forrester Research; Director, Global Lead, Digital Ethics, Avanade
Sahil Deo, Co-founder, CPC Analytics; Consulted private & public sector organisations such as Siemens, Mitsubishi Materials, the World Health Organization and German International Cooperation. 
Anand Tamboli, Chief Executive Officer, Anand Tamboli & Co.; Principal Advisor, AI Australia; Author, Keeping Your AI Under Control: A Pragmatic Guide to Identifying, Evaluating, and Quantifying Risks (Apress)
Valerie Morignat, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Intelligent Story (San Francisco, USA); Contributing Expert, IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems; Member, Founding Editorial Board – AI and Ethics Journal, Springer Nature
Jaden Yocom, Independent Researcher, AI Ethics
Tom Moule, Executive Lead, The Institute for Ethical AI in Education, University of Buckingham
Virginie MARTINS de NOBREGA, AI Ethics & Public Policy Expert, Creative Resolution
Jean Garcia Periche, Co-founder and Chief Government Officer, GENIA Latinoamérica; Founder, Global Neo; Fellow, Singularity University, Silicon Valley.
Andrej Dameski, PhD Research Fellow in Ethics and Law on AI and Software Agents, Joint International Doctoral (PhD) Degree in Law, Science and Technology (LAST-JD), European Union
Tony Rhem, CEO / Principal Consultant, A.J. Rhem & Associates, Inc.; Member, Founding Editorial Board – AI and Ethics Journal, Springer Nature
Jennifer Fischer, Subject Matter Expert & Consultant, CertNexus; Faculty Advisor, Girls Who Code; Adjunct Professor, Digital Ethics, School of Arts & Sciences, Felician University
Stephen Scott Watson, Managing Director, Watson Hepple Consulting Ltd.; Founding Editorial Board – AI and Ethics Journal, Springer Nature
Nicola Palmarini, Former Program Manager and Ethics AI Lead, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab; Director, UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing
Maria Luciana Axente, Responsible AI & AI for Good Lead, PricewaterhouseCoopers, UK; Member, Board of Advisors, Observatory for Responsible Research & Innovation in ICT (ORBIT); Member, Expert Advisory Group, AI for Children, UNICEF; Vice Chair, Data, Analytics & AI Leadership Committee, techUK; Advisory Board Member & Expert, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence (APPG AI); Working Group Expert, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 Artificial Intelligence; Fellow, Royal Society of Arts (London)

Research Network

Institutional Partners
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.

Genia Latinoamérica is an organization harnessing the power of machine learning to connect Latin America to a regional matrix of AI R&D.

Human For AI’s vision is to build a future workforce as diverse as the real world. The organization is registered in the US and has community chapters in Europe, India, Australia and the Caribbean.
Socially Acceptable is a South African tech social enterprise pursuing technology research and specialist consulting on media & communications.
Individual Partners & Advisors
Abhishek Gupta, Founder, Montreal AI Ethics Institute; Machine Learning Engineer, Microsoft; Faculty Associate, Frankfurt Big Data Lab, Goethe University
Felipe Castro Quiles, C0-founder & CEO, Emerging Rule and GENIA Latinoamérica; Fellow, Singularity University, Silicon Valley; Member, NVIDIA AI Inception; Member, Forbes AI Executive Advisory Board
Abhik Chaudhari, Chevening Fellow (UK) in Cyber Policy, Fellow of Cloud Security Alliance (US); Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); Author, Internet of Things, for Things and by Things (Taylor and Francis); Expert Member, UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab; Working Group Member, G20’s Global Smart Cities Alliance for Technology Governance, World Economic Forum; WG Contributor, UN IGF’s Best Practice Forum on Internet of Things, Big Data and AI; Co-convener, IoT Trustworthiness, Bureau of Indian Standards.
Merve Hickok, Founder, aiEthicist.org; Member, Founding Editorial Board – AI and Ethics Journal, Springer Nature
Akriti Gaur, Former Lead, Centre for Applied Law and Tech Research, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy; Contributor, Justice Srikrishna Committee’s Data Protection Report 2018
Sebastien A. Krier, Founder & AI Policy Expert, Dataphysix Ltd.; Former Head of Regulation, Office for Artificial Intelligence, UK; Advisory Board Member, We and AI; Fellow, Royal Society of Arts (London)
Prateek Sibal, AI & Public Policy Consultant, UNESCO; Co-author, ‘Steering AI and Advanced ICTs for Knowledge Societies’ (UNESCO)
Sahil Deo, Co-founder, CPC Analytics; Consulted private & public sector organisations such as Siemens, Mitsubishi Materials, the World Health Organization and German International Cooperation. 
Ana Chubinidze, Former Research Fellow, Regional Academy on the United Nations; Member, Founding Editorial Board – AI and Ethics Journal, Springer Nature
Sneha Deo, Product Manager, Microsoft; President, South Asian Americans Together for Washington (SAATWA)

Andrej Dameski, PhD Research Fellow in Ethics and Law on AI and Software Agents, Joint International Doctoral (PhD) Degree in Law, Science and Technology (LAST-JD), European Union

Tony Rhem, CEO / Principal Consultant, A.J. Rhem & Associates, Inc.; Member, Founding Editorial Board – AI and Ethics Journal, Springer Nature
Ameen Jauhar, Lead, Centre for Applied Law and Tech Research, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy

Jennifer Fischer, Subject Matter Expert & Consultant, CertNexus; Faculty Advisor, Girls Who Code; Adjunct Professor, Digital Ethics, School of Arts & Sciences, Felician University
Deepa Naik, Independent Consultant on AI & Data Analytics; Co-founder, Cogitari; Founding Member and India Leader, Humans For AI
Nazareen Ebrahim, Founder & CEO, Socially Acceptable and AI Africa Report
Andrew Sears, Product Manager: Cloud, Data, and AI, IBM; Founder, Technovirtuism; Advisor, All Tech Is Human
Angie Raymond, Associate Professor, Department of Business Law and Ethics, Kelley School of Business; Director, Ostrom Workshop Data Management and Information Governance