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

APR 19, 2022 Podcast

Why Democracy vs. Autocracy Misses the Point, with Jean-Marie Guéhenno

The advent of the age of data is a formidable accelerator of history. As society faces a crisis of politics compounded by the emergence of ...

APR 5, 2022 Podcast

AI & Collective Sense-Making Processes, with Katherine Milligan

In this "Artificial Intelligence & Equality" podcast Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen and Katherine Milligan, director of the Collective Change Lab, explore what we can learn from ...

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 ...