Umeå - Sweden
Virginia Dignum is Professor of Social and Ethical Artificial Intelligence at Umeå University, Sweden and associated with the TU Delft in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on the ethical and societal impact of AI. She is a Fellow of the European Artificial Intelligence Association (EURAI), a member of the European Commission High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, of the World Economic Forum’s Global Artificial Intelligence Council, of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Initiative on Ethically Aligned Design, and a founding member of ALLAI-NL, the Dutch AI Alliance.
She has a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from Utrecht University in 2004, and in 2006 she was awarded the prestigious Veni grant by the NWO (Dutch Organization for Scientific Research). She is a well-known speaker on the social and ethical impacts of Artificial Intelligence, a member of the reviewing boards for all major journals and conferences in AI and has published over 180 peer-reviewed papers, including the book Responsible Artificial Intelligence published in 2019.