professional headshot of Francesca Rossi, member of Artificial Intelligence high level group
Research Staff Member, IBM Research AI

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Francesca Rossi is the AI Ethics Global Leader and a Distinguished Research Staff Member at IBM Research AI, 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 behaviour of AI systems, in particular for decision support systems for group decision making. She co-chaired the AAAI committee on AI and ethics and she is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Future of Life Institute and of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. She is in the executive committee of the IEEE global initiative on ethical considerations on the development of autonomous and intelligent systems and she belongs to the World Economic Forum Council on AI and robotics. She is a member of the board of directors of the Partnership on AI, where she represents IBM as one of the founding partners.