David Leslie is a world-renowned expert on ethical AI, currently serving as Professor of Ethics Technology and Society at Queen Mary University of London and Director of Ethics and Responsible Innovation Research at The Alan Turing Institute. The go-to advisor on ethical AI, David has provided consultations for notable organisations, including authoring the UK Government’s official guidance on the responsible design and implementation of AI systems in the public sector, Understanding Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Safety. With the godfathers of AI, Geoffrey Hinton and Yoshua Bengio, calling for the regulation of AI, Davids’s ground-breaking work on ethical AI has never been more crucial. Now providing impactful presentations on technology policy, technology ethics, privacy, trust, and the ethical dilemmas in AI governance, David is a highly sought-after speaker.
An authority on ethical AI, David has held several distinguished academic positions. He taught at Princeton University Center for Human Values, served as an instructor at Yale’s programme in Ethics, Politics, and Economics, and worked at Harvard’s Committee on Degrees in Social Studies. David also contributed to the UCHV’s research collaboration with Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy on Technology Ethics, Political Philosophy and Human Values: Ethical Dilemmas in AI Governance. The accomplished scholar became a Mellon-Sawyer Fellow in Technology and Humanities at Boston University and a Fellow at MIT’s Dalia Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values. Recognised for his outstanding teaching, he received the 2014 Stanley Hoffman Prize for Teaching Excellence.
David is the foremost author of leading research articles and reports on ethical AI. He was the co-author of Explaining Decisions Made with AI, led the Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law Impact Assessment for AI, and led the Primer on Supporting Meaningful Participation of Citizen and Civil Society organisation in the stakeholder outreach of the CAHAI’s Feasibility Study. He has also established legal frameworks on AI and sits on the Editorial Board of the Harvard Data Science Review. Moreover, he is the founding editor of the Springer Journal, AI and Ethics. David is also an expert on bias in facial recognition technology and has supported the BBC’s corresponding investigative piece on the subject, which won the Royal Statistical Society Award for Excellence in Investigative Journalism in 2021.
Recently, David’s recommendations on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence were adopted by 193 Member States of UNESCO, showcasing his influence and expertise on the subject. One of the leading contributors to the literature on ethical AI, his cutting-edge work is forming the basis for AI legislation globally. With such profound expertise on ethical AI, David is highly demanded for speaking engagements, captivating audiences with his world-class insights into human AI ecosystems, ethics in machine learning, privacy and trust. Book David Leslie now for the latest industry insights on ethical AI.