Anka Reuel is an outspoken advocate for an international agency for AI, citing the importance of global governance to mitigate risks such as misinformation and bias. Studying for a PhD in Computer Science at Stanford University, Anka is on a mission to create safe AI systems and technical governance solutions. As a Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, she contributes to the global ethical agenda, conducting pioneering research to address the most pertinent ethical issues of today and tomorrow. As such, she is highly qualified to speak on AI ethics and governance.
Attending some of the most prestigious academic institutions, Anka holds a BS in Economic Sciences from FernUniversitat in Hangen, an MSc in Management & Strategy from LSE and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania. She also completed courses in Software Engineering at Harvard University, examining AI, data science and big data. Her current research focus at Stanford University is on AI ethics, safety and governance. In 2012, she joined Global Performance Improvement as a Personal Assistant to the CEO. She went on to complete an Internship at Deutsche Bank in Supply Chain Finance Product Management before joining Allianz as an Investment Strategy Development Intern.
In 2015, Anka became the LSEU Management and Strategy Society President. She co-founded the Different GbRs, managing engineers in developing a prototype for a machine learning-based digital personal trainer framework and co-developed a go-to-market strategy. Anka joined the University of Pennsylvania as Crowdsourcing and Human Computation Teaching Assistant and Natural Language Processing Research Assistant before becoming a Deep Learning Lead Teaching Assistant. Enrolling at Stanford University in 2022, she became a Graduate Research Assistant at the Stanford AI Laboratory and currently serves as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Stanford Intelligent Systems Laboratory, working on metrics for different aspects of responsible AI.
Representing the future generation of AI pioneers, Anka has received a stellar education and is at the forefront of establishing AI governance best practices for international application. She is a founding member of KIRA and a member of the AI Fairness Working Group ThinkTech and is known for publications such as ‘How to Design an AI Ethics Board’. With generative AI models such as ChatGPT being developed and integrated into society at an alarming rate, Anka recognises the need for safeguards from misinformation and bias. Sharing her insights into ethical principles in AI systems and international AI governance frameworks, she is a highly sought-after speaker.