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

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 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

Seven 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 ...

NOV 3, 2021 Podcast

Time for an Honest Scientific Discourse on AI & Deep Learning, with Gary Marcus

In this episode of the "Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative" podcast, Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen speaks with Gary Marcus to discuss the need for an open ...

OCT 8, 2021 Podcast

The Promise & Peril of AI & Human Systems Engineering, with Mary "Missy" Cummings

In this episode of the "Artificial Intelligence and Equality Initiative" podcast, Senior Fellows Anja Kaspersen and Wendell Wallach are joined by former U.S. Navy ...

OCT 6, 2021 Podcast

Procuring & Embedding AI Systems in the Public Sector, with Rumman Chowdhury & Mona Sloane

In this episode of the "Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative" podcast, Senior Fellows Anja Kaspersen and Wendell Wallach are joined by Mona Sloane, research scientist and ...

JUL 29, 2021 Podcast

Artificial Intelligence, Justice, & the Rule of Law

In this episode of the Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative podcast, Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen is joined by Thunderbird School of Global Management's Nicholas Davis and ...

JUL 7, 2021 Podcast

Soft Law Approaches to AI Governance

In this Artificial Intelligence & Equality podcast, Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen speaks with Arizona State's Gary Marchant and Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez about their work characterizing soft ...