Kay Firth-Butterfield is a distinguished expert on ethical AI, having marked her prominence as the World’s first Chief AI Ethics Officer. Having formerly worked as the first Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for the World Economic Forum, Kay is now the founding Executive Director of the Centre for Trustworthy Technology – a World Economic Forum Centre for the 4th Industrial Revolution. Increasing awareness of how humankind can benefit from the use of artificial intelligence, Kay has forged a renowned reputation as a preeminent authority on the governance of AI. Now hired as an ethical AI speaker, book Kay Firth-Butterfield today to drive the acceleration of AI adoption.
Initially enjoying success as a qualified barrister, working as a Judge for the UK Ministry of Justice and an Associate Barrister for Doughty Street Chambers, Kay has also been appointed a Master of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple and uses her astute legal knowledge to inform her authority on AI governance. Now, Kay is a leading expert on ethical AI, having forged success working as an Expert Advisor for the All-Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence, a member of the Technical Advisory Board of the Foundation for Responsible Robots, a member of the Lord Chief Justice’s Panel on AI and Law and the Vice-Chair of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems. In 2023, Kay was appointed as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Texas, a testament to her influence on the field of artificial intelligence and education.
Sharing valuable knowledge on the social, legal and economic implications of using artificial intelligence, Kay has forged a successful academic career – currently the Distinguished Scholar of The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. Previously, she has been a Fellow of the Leverhulme Center for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge and she also taught the very first AI and Law course at the University of Texas. In addition, Kay was also the Co-Founder of the Responsible AI Institute and was named as one of the 10 Women Changing the Landscape of Leadership by The New York Times, in recognition of her illustrious AI career.
Now hired as a highly sought-after keynote speaker on AI ethics and governance, Kay has formerly spoken for the likes of Singularity University, the Institute for Responsible AI, Deloitte US and WIRED. Commended for her authority on the ethical implications of artificial intelligence, Kay details how humanity will equitably benefit from AI if used responsibly and morally. Also covering topics such as AI for business, educational technology and digital business transformation, Kay is a highly confident event moderator and MC. When looking for an authority on the governance of AI ethics, don’t miss your opportunity to hire Kay Firth-Butterfield today to spearhead the revolution of ethical artificial intelligence.
In August 2023 we sat down virtually with Kay Firth-Butterfield and discussed the applications of AI in the legal system. Watch our exclusive interview with Kay Firth-Butterfield.
We also sat down virtually to discuss how businesses can successfully use Artificial Intelligence. Watch our exclusive interview with Kay Firth-Butterfield.
A preeminent expert on AI and law, Kay Firth-Butterfield’s distinguished expertise on governance and ethical AI has seen her officially inducted to the world’s top voted 20 keynote speakers on AI.
Kay Firth-Butterfield is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“Kay is simply amazing… She is extremely passionate about protecting people from the potential negative consequences of the use of technology, and it shows in every speech she gives and every article she writes. She is also incredibly well-spoken and very thoughtful in everything she says. It is my pleasure to have worked with her.”
“At a high-profile event last week Kay was a guest speaker who took part in a fireside chat with one of our client’s senior business leaders, the topic being ‘Responsible innovation in the age of AI’. Kay was a delight to work with throughout and had a wonderful presence onstage; professional, insightful, incredibly interesting but also with a very warm and friendly air. Kay was also very open pre-event to join a couple of calls, both to enable us to give her a full briefing but she also took the time to virtually meet with her ‘interviewee’ to discuss flow, key topics and develop a relationship which again ensured a much more cohesive, relaxed and engaging tone when in the live situation. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Kay for any speaking engagement.”
“Kay Firth-Butterfield joined our Executive Forum with our key customers in October 2023 in France and I was able to interview her on stage on AI Ethics questions which are currently on top of mind for our customers. Kay’s deep and broad knowledge of AI allowed Kay to raise a lot of awareness and to provide insight into how enterprises should respond to the questions raised by AI, both for AI created by technology companies or AI procured by enterprises in all industry sectors. Kay is very engaging and did not only show a lot of presence on stage but also had great follow up discussions with customers over dinner and throughout the day.”