Ali Shah, Accenture

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Ali Shah, Global Director for Responsible AI, Accenture

Ali leads Accenture’s efforts to ensure AI is a force for good, working in the interests of citizens and society. Ali’s expertise in AI, regulation, policy, data ethics, privacy, and human rights helps ensure Accenture and its clients can understand and practically address the challenges AI and other emerging technologies present.

Prior to joining Accenture, Ali was Head of Technology Policy at the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), where he was accountable for regulatory policy related to emerging technologies. His leadership and expertise focused on AI, data ethics, national and international cross regulatory collaboration and investigations, privacy by design engineering, and award-winning work helping designers and engineers re-imagine the internet with children’s safety at the core.  Ali has also held roles at the BBC, related to emerging technology strategy, engineering, and innovation, and led the development of the BBC’s position on AI ethics.

Ali has written and spoken extensively about the intersections of AI technology, ethics, regulation, and human values at fora including UK Parliament, the Global Partnership on AI, the Global Privacy Assembly, and Start-up Grind. He is also an invited member of the Council on Extended Intelligence established by the IEEE and MIT.

Ali believes we can only realise the positive benefits of AI when Responsibility to society is embedded at the heart of AI design. He is passionate about creating practical and simple steps to ensure AI is a force for good.

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