2020 AI Ethics Lab

Fellows worked in 6-8 member cohorts to learn, discuss, and attend workshops. At the end of the 2 month period, each cohort presented a final deliverable, during which members of the outstanding teams would win prizes.


We had seven different workshops featuring experts in the field including Microsoft researcher Michael Madaio, Stanford University research fellow Geoff Keeling, Berkeley EECS Doctoral Student Andrea Bajcsy, Seattle University professor Nathan Colaner, and more.


There were a total of 130+ attendees in 15 cohorts, ranging from 13 to 21 years old. They are located in different parts of the world with a diverse background, yet everyone was able to come together and discuss the importance of AI Ethics.

AI Ethics Lab participants
AI Ethics Lab participants

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Zoom presentation about the ethics of AI
Zoom presentation about the ethics of AI

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AI Ethics Lab presentation
AI Ethics Lab presentation

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AI Ethics Lab participants
AI Ethics Lab participants

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Meet the Winners

Workshop Speakers

Michael Madaio

  • Postdoctoral Researcher at Microsoft, PhD at CMU

  • Specializes in FATE (Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics in AI)

  • Uses human-centered methods to design a more equitable future

Andrea Bajcsy

  • Ph.D. candidate at Berkeley working with Anca Dragan and Claire Tomlin

  • Focuses on combining data-driven human models and control theoretic tools to develop robust human motion predictors

Geoff Keeling

  • AI Ethics Research Fellow at Stanford University

  • Based between Center for Ethics in Society (EiS) and the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)

  • AI morality and political philosophy

Shea Brown

  • Founder and CEO of BABL AI, a research consultancy in ethical production and deployment of AI

  • Professor at University of Iowa

  • AI governance and algorithmic auditing

Fiona McEvoy

  • AI Ethics researcher/writer

  • Founder of YouTheData

  • Brilliant Women in AI Ethics Hall of Fame

  • One of the 30 Women Influencing AI in SF

Yonah Welker

  • Entrepreneur, explorer, tech startup founder

  • Co-creates products, solutions, and ecosystems that reimagine experiences

Nathan Colaner

  • Professor at Seattle University

  • Focus on ethics of AI, data ethics, and organizational ethics

  • Managing Director of the Initiative for Ethics and Transformative Technologies