Global AI Ethics and Regulatory Leader at EY; Senior Research Fellow at University of Nottingham; Director of EMLS RI ltd; Trustee at 5Rights Foundation; Chair of IEEE P7003 Standard for Algorithmic Bias Considerations; Member of OECD Network of Experts on AI
Dr. Ansgar Koene is Global AI Ethics and Regulatory Leader at EY (Ernst & Young) where he supports the AI Lab’s Policy activities on Trusted AI. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Horizon Digital Economy Research institute (University of Nottingham) where he contributes to the policy impact and public engagement activities of the institute and the ReEnTrust and UnBias projects As part of this work Ansgar has provided evidence to parliamentary inquiries, co-authored a report on Bias in Algorithmic Decision-Making for the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation, and was lead author of a Science Technology Options Assessment report for the European Parliament on “a Governance Framework for Algorithmic Accountability and Transparency”.
Ansgar chairs the IEEE P7003 Standard for Algorithmic Bias Considerations working group. Other standards development work includes participation in the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC42 Artificial Intelligence activities and the CEN-Cenelec Focus Group for AI, and IEEE P2863 “Governance of AI”.
He is a trustee for the 5Rgiths foundation for the Rights of Young People Online and is part of the 5Rights Digital Futures Committee.
Ansgar has a multi-disciplinary research background, having worked and published on topics ranging from Policy and Governance of Algorithmic Systems (AI), data-privacy, AI Ethics, AI Standards, bio-inspired Robotics, AI and Computational Neuroscience to experimental Human Behaviour/Perception studies. He holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Computational Neuroscience.