Anja Kaspersen

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

Anja Kaspersen is a senior fellow at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, where she co-directs the Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative (AIEI).

She 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 the 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 committee at the World Economic Forum. Kaspersen has also worked in business and has had a rich diplomatic and academic career. She is a published author and speaker. Kaspersen is a strong believer in multilateralism and in the power of science and technology diplomacy to ensure responsible innovation and applications.

She is an alumni International Gender Champion, a member of the IEEE Council on Extended Intelligence and Industry Activity on Life Science Innovation and AI and a member of the International Military Council on Climate and Security.

You can find her on Twitter, @AnjaKasp

Featured Work

MAR 29, 2022 Podcast

Can You Code Empathy? with Pascale Fung

In this riveting and wide-ranging conversation, Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen is joined by HKUST's Professor Pascale Fung to discuss the symbiotic relationship between science fiction ...

FEB 23, 2022 Podcast

Can You Code Gut Feeling? with Francesca Rossi

Dr. Francesca Rossi, the AI Ethics Global Leader for IBM, joins Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen for a riveting "Artificial Intelligence & Equality" podcast. Rossi speaks about ...

FEB 18, 2022 Podcast

International Policing, Ethics, & the Use of AI in Law Enforcement, with Interpol's Jürgen Stock

In this episode of the "Artificial Intelligence & Equality" podcast, Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen speaks with Dr. Jürgen Stock, secretary general of the International Criminal ...

FEB 17, 2022 Article

Mapping AI & Equality, Part 5: The AI (De-)Legitimation & Distribution Crises

Humanity has entered an inflection point in human history. The convergence of crises caused by climate change, pandemics, structural inequality, and destabilizing technologies all contribute ...

FEB 16, 2022 Podcast

The Trinity of AI, Yoga, & Tensors, with Anima Anandkumar

In this "Artificial Intelligence & Equality" podcast, Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen sits down with Caltech's Professor Anima Anandkumar, also director of machine learning research at NVIDIA, ...

FEB 10, 2022 Article

Mapping AI & Equality, Part 4: Justice, Fairness, & Equal Opportunity

To date, much attention has been directed at ways in which AI can reinforce existing forms of bias including those around race, gender, and disabilities ...

FEB 9, 2022 Podcast

Where is the Public Square for the Digital Information Age? with Stelios Vassilakis

In this episode of the "Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative" podcast, Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen and Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal sit down with the Stavros ...

FEB 3, 2022 Article

Mapping AI & Equality, Part 3: AI’s role in altering the human condition and what it means to be human

The current AI discourse revolves around a core question: Will the human condition be improved through AI, or will AI transform the human condition in ...

JAN 27, 2022 Article

Mapping AI & Equality, Part 2: Defining AI & Equality

Artificial Intelligence is a contested term. Generally, it refers to the simulation of human cognitive capabilities (discrete forms of intelligence) by machines. However, there has ...

JAN 20, 2022 Article

Mapping AI & Equality, Part 1: Navigating the promise and peril of technological innovation

In mapping AI and equality, it is helpful to develop broad categories that highlight distinct trajectories showing how AI impacts people and their relationships with ...