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

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 ...

JAN 19, 2022 Podcast

AI, Movable Type, & Federated Learning, with Blaise Aguera y Arcas

Are we reaching for the wrong metaphors and narratives in our eagerness to govern AI? In this "Artificial Intelligence & Equality" podcast, Carnegie Council Senior Fellow ...

DEC 23, 2021 Article

Ethics and Fairness in AI: Who Makes the Rules

In a September 2021 talk at Sparks! The Serendipity Forum at CERN, Anja Kaspersen, senior fellow for Carnegie Council’s Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative (AIEI), discusses ...

DEC 9, 2021 Podcast

Ethics, Governance, and Emerging Technologies: A Conversation with the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G) and Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative (AIEI)

Emerging technologies with global impact are creating new ungoverned spaces at a rapid pace. In this critical moment, frameworks and approaches to govern these technologies, ...

NOV 17, 2021 Podcast

AI & Warfare: Are We in a New "Horse & Tank Moment"? with Kenneth Payne

Will AI systems transform the future battlefield so dramatically that it will render existing paradigms and doctrines obsolete, feeding new intense security dilemmas? In this "...

NOV 10, 2021 Article

Why Are We Failing at the Ethics of AI?

As you read this, AI systems and algorithmic technologies are being embedded and scaled far more quickly than existing governance frameworks (i.e., the rules ...

NOV 9, 2021 Article

7 Myths of Using the Term “Human on the Loop”: “Just What Do You Think You Are Doing, Dave?”

As AI systems are being leveraged and scaled, frequently calls are made for, “meaningful human control” or “meaningful human interaction on the loop.” Originally an ...