Women at the Table

 Ethical Artificial Intelligence Peer Learning

Wednesday, 7 september 2022. 3pm CET/ 9 am EDT

The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) is excited to invite you to the Digital Inclusion Benchmark’s Collective Impact Coalition, of which Women at the Table is a part, and the peer learning roundtable on responsible and ethical Artificial Intelligence (AI). 

Register to Participate

The roundtable will be on Zoom. To participate, please register here and a confirmation email together with a joining link will be sent to your email.


As a component of digital inclusion, ethical AI is a critical area for systems change identified by the WBA’s Digital Inclusion Benchmark (DIB). A key benchmark finding showed that whilst many ICT companies provide ample information on the benefits and potential opportunities of AI, only a few disclose information on the risks or how these risks are being managed. Of 150 companies assessed by the benchmark, only 20 were found to commit publicly to principles for ethical AI. For more information on this, see our latest Insights Report. As more companies integrate AI into their work, it is important to consider the ethical implications on the digital sector and society. Leading digital companies champion and benefit from inclusive and ethical innovation.

This roundtable is an opportunity for multi-stakeholders to learn on the importance of ethical AI, best practices and discuss how they can work together to ensure ethical and responsible development and implementation of AI. Representatives from companies with ethical AI principles will share their experiences on their approach to ethical innovation. Stakeholders in the Digital CIC will also have the opportunity to share views and/or ask questions, in the spirit of peer learning. To encourage free and frank exchange, this discussion will take place under Chatham House rules.

Discussion topics:

  1. AI risks and mitigation: What are some of the potential risks associated with unethical AI development and implementation? How can these be addressed?
  2. AI ethics best practices: What is AI ethics best practice? Why is it important for tech companies to ensure responsible and ethical AI development and Implementation? What are companies doing to implement the AI principles they have committed to?
  3. Collective engagements on AI ethics: How can digital stakeholders collaborate on championing ethical AI and inclusive innovation?

Programme: Running time 1 hr 30 mins

Moderator welcome:
Emmanuel Goffi, Co-Founder GAIEI – TBC

Opening remarks:
Lourdes Montenegro, Lead Digital Sector Transformation, WBA

Ethics in AI; Risks and Mitigation:
Prof. Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem, Ethics of AI Lead, Centre for AI Research, University of Pretoria – TBC

Companies Share Their Ethical AI Experience

Facilitated Peer Discussion Under Chatham House rules – Community Discussion.
Lead discussants:
· Christine Brueschke, Sustainable Investing Analyst, Fidelity International
· Lauren Compere, Managing Director and Head of Shareowner Engagement, Boston Common Asset Management
· Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, CEO Women at the Table
· Jack Loveridge, Senior Policy Advisor, Initiate: Digital Rights in Society (PPF)

Moderator Closing:
Emmanuel Goffi, Co-Founder GAIEI – TBC



Last modified: August 15, 2022