Anja Kaspersen

Carnegie Council Senior Fellow, Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative (AIEI); IEEE

As a senior fellow at Carnegie Council of Ethics and International Affairs, Anja Kaspersen co-chairs the Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative (AIEI). She is also a director for Global Markets Development, Frontier Technologies at the IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization.

Kaspersen is the former director of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs in Geneva and Deputy Secretary General of the Conference on Disarmament. Previously, she held the role as head of strategic engagement and new technologies at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Prior to joining the ICRC she served as a senior director for geopolitics and international security and a member of the Executive Leadership Committee at the World Economic Forum.

Kaspersen is a former Norwegian diplomat and has had a rich diplomatic, private sector, and academic career. She is a published author and global speaker. Kaspersen is an alumni International Gender Champion, a co-founder of the IEEE Life Science Innovation and AI Industry Connections Program, and a member of the Council of the International Military Council on Climate and Security.

Featured Work

FEB 21, 2024 Podcast

Prepare, Don't Panic: Navigating the Digital Rights Landscape, with Sam Gregory

Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen speaks with Sam Gregory, executive director of WITNESS, about the challenges and opportunities presented by synthetic data, AI-generated media, and deepfakes.

JAN 23, 2024 Podcast

When Science Meets Power, with Geoff Mulgan

In this special episode, Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen speaks with University College London's Professor Geoff Mulgan on the trends shaping technology's impact on society.

OCT 4, 2023 Article

“Middleware” and Modalities for the International Governance of AI

Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen proposes governance "middleware," which connect and align existing AI governance efforts and pave the way to more enforceable measures in future.

SEP 29, 2023 Article

Envisioning Modalities for AI Governance: A Response from AIEI to the UN Tech Envoy

This submission details ways to enact an AI governance framework that builds on existing resources and can have an immediate effect.

SEP 6, 2023 Podcast

Can We Code Power Responsibly? with Carl Miller

In this thought-provoking episode, Carl Miller tackles the pressing questions: Can we code power responsibly? And moreover, how do we define "power" in this context?

JUL 7, 2023 Article

Achieving an International Framework for the Governance of AI

Senior Fellows Wendell Wallach and Anja Kaspersen argue in favor of a robust framework for the international governance of AI.

JUN 5, 2023 Article

Are We Automating the Banality and Radicality of Evil?

Current iterations of AI are increasingly able to encourage subservience to a non-human master, telling potentially systematic untruths with emphatic confidence.

MAR 16, 2023 Podcast

From Another Angle: Trailer to the Series, with Host Hilary Sutcliffe

In this new Carnegie Council podcast series, Hilary Sutcliffe, a member of the Artificial Intelligence & Equality (AIEI) Board of Advisors, explores fresh perspectives from some ...

FEB 7, 2023 Podcast

Technology Governance and the Role of Multilateralism, with Amandeep Singh Gill

In this AIEI podcast, Wendell Wallach and Anja Kaspersen are joined by Ambassador Amandeep Singh Gill, UN Secretary-General Guterres' envoy on technology. They discuss some ...

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JAN 24, 2023 Article

Now is the Moment for a Systemic Reset of AI and Technology Governance

How can we ensure that the technologies currently being developed are used for the common good, rather than for the benefit of a select few? ...