Aimee van Wynsberghe and Deloitte join forces

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Aimee van Wynsberghe and Deloitte join forces

Deloitte invests in capability to help clients tackle challenges to the ethical side of artificial intelligence and robotics

On 1 June 2019, Aimee van Wynsberghe was appointed Senior Advisor of Deloitte Risk Advisory and Fellow at the Deloitte Centre for the Edge. Van Wynsberghe has an impressive track record in the fields of ethics of robotics and artificial intelligence.

1 July 2019

At Deloitte, Van Wynsberghe will concentrate on issues at the interface of ethics and AI and robotics. This dovetails perfectly with her position as Assistant Professor of Ethics and Technology at TU Delft. Aimee is also co-founder and director of the Foundation for responsible robotics, 2018 winner of the L’Oreal/UNESCO Women in Science fellowship and a member of the Inspiring Fifty, the list of Top Women in Technology in the Netherlands.

Aimee van Wynsberghe: “Robots will be an essential part of our lives and of society within the near future. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly used for decisions that affect our daily life. For these reasons, transparent and responsible development and use of AI has become crucial. Decisions taken based on AI should be explainable to staff members and clients, and should be in line with organisations’ core values. Every day, I work on ethical questions involving AI and robotization. It is our shared responsibility to create and use this innovation in a responsible and ethical manner, so we can capitalise on the benefits of this technology as a society. I am looking forward to working on this with Deloitte.”  

Marc Verdonk, Partner of Deloitte Risk Advisory and leader of our Digital Risk Solutions team: “Addressing ethical questions in robotics means to proactively assess the impact these innovations have on social values such as security, safety, privacy and well-being. Robotics and AI should be designed, developed, and implemented responsibly. By combining Aimee’s knowledge with our organisation’s implementation power, we can make an impact that matters in society.”

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