Lawyer, mediator, inter-arts curator and artist, Valentine Goddard is an internationally recognised expert on the ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence. She is the founder and executive director of AI Impact Alliance, an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate an ethical and responsible implementation of AI. The AI Impact Alliance produces the annual AI on a Social Mission conference and Art Impact AI, innovative spaces of critical and inclusive deliberation on AI.
She is a member of the United Nations expert groups on The Role of Public Institutions in the Transformative Impact of New Technologies as well as the The Role of Digital Technologies on Social Development and Well-Being of All. Valentine sits on several committees related to the ethical and social impact of AI, while being regularly invited to speak at international conferences. In her multidisciplinary and applied approach to the ethics of AI, she places special emphasis on human dignity, having initiated cultural and social mediation projects for human rights education throughout her career. Her recent work is focused on the how the arts can shape AI’s development and governance.