Cansu Canca

AI Ethics Lab, USA


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Cansu Canca is a moral and political philosopher, with a Ph.D. specializing in applied ethics. She is the founder/director of AI Ethics Lab, which is one of the first initiatives focusing exclusively on the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI), advising practitioners and conducting multidisciplinary research. Canca leads teams of computer scientists, philosophers, legal scholars, and other experts in research, development of toolkits, and consulting. She primarily works on ethics of technology, having previously worked on ethics and health.

Formerly, she was a lecturer at the University of Hong Kong, and an ethics researcher at Harvard Law School, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, National University of Singapore, Osaka University, and the World Health Organization. Canca serves as an ethics expert in various ethics, advisory, and editorial boards. In 2018, she was listed among the “30 Influential Women Advancing AI in Boston” and in 2019, among the “100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics”. She has given over 100 keynotes, seminars, talks, and interviews on AI ethics.