EthicAI=LABS 2021 PUBLICATIONThe pilot edition of the EthicAI=LABS project gave 18 professionals, coming from artistic, humanitarian and technical background to collaborate and explore the connection between Ethics and Artificial Intelligence from the perspectives of Linguistics, Media, Bias and Creativity. The outcomes of their collaboration are presented in this publication, as each group has a separate chapter to present its research and/or project. The second part of the book collects texts by experts on AI & Ethics and its relation to the project topics – linguistics, creativity, bias, and media. Most of them were speakers in the EthicAI=Labs workshops and events: Dr. Nevena Ivanova (BG), Prof. Liviu P. Dinu (RO), Dr. Eva Cetinić (HR), Dr. Mihaela Constantinescu (RO) and Manolis Adriotakis (GR). The other text contributors are invited to broaden the picture and our understanding of current issues related with AI & Ethics: Inke Arns (DE), Leonardo Impett (GB), and Derrick de Kerckhove (BE).
Computer Engineer Graduate
Ph. D. Candidate in Computer Engineering
- Financial time-series forecasting (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
- Detection of river flow changes of Bosna River (University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
- Erasmus+ E-vivaenhancing and validating service-related competencies in versatile learning environments in Western Balkan Universities (University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
- Agricultural monitoring and information system project (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
- The student award to the best lecturer (University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, December 2017)
- Turkish government scholarship (Scholarship for the Turkish Language and PhD studies, 2010-2015)
- Award for the most hardworking students in academic year 2006/2007 (University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Electrical Engineering)
- Award for the most hardworking students in academic year 2005/2006 (University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Electrical Engineering)
Albena has two MAs; in Restoration and Digital Arts from the National Academy of Art in Sofia. She received an Everything is Just Fine commission from the Bulgarian Fund for Women (2019), won the international Essl Art Award for contemporary art (2011) and the VIG Special Invitation (2011).
Albena is a co-founder of Runabout project, a platform for new performance instruments, the studio for interactive design Reaktiv and gallery Gallery.
Her work was shown in museums for contemporary art including Essl (Austria, 2011), EMMA (Finland, 2013), MCV Vojvodina (Serbia, 2015 and 2019), galleries and festivals for video and performance in Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Switzerland, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and the USA.
Researcher on Social Robotics and HCI (human-computer-interaction)
Through her studies, she has taken a particular interest in social robotics and chatbots, specifically, multimodal integration, natural language processing, and the integration of virtual agents in everyday life.
She works, among others, on public policy, regulatory and ethical considerations concerning digital technologies and, in particular, privacy and artificial intelligence.
In the area of ethics of artificial intelligence, Dessislava is concerned with and researches/writes about ethics of risk and regulation, ethically robust conceptual design of AI regulation, value alignment, algorithmic decision-making, and moral agency of algorithms.
A sports aficionado, an amateur photographer, a piano enthusiast.
Interactive artist and Software engineer
Fatih Sinan Esen
Computer Engineer, Lecturer, Social Entrepreneur
Currently, he has responsibilities including the development of the Artificial Intelligence Technology Roadmap of Turkey and policies about digital transformation including. Academically, he has published many scientific articles, book chapters and has written a book published by an international publisher. Currently, his areas of concentration are artificial intelligence with a special focus on artificial neural networks and expert systems. He has been teaching AI courses in top universities.
His current areas of interest are Artificial Intelligence (especially Machine Learning and Deep Learning), Data Analytics and Text Mining, Social Media and Social Network Analysis and Marketing, Management and Organizational Behavior.
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She has exhibited independently a number of times in Croatia and Europe, as well as taken part in group exhibitions abroad.
Awards: HPB Grand Prix award – 35th Youth Salon, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia, Erste fragments 12, RCAA young European art award and Rector's Award of the University of Zagreb for the independent work of art. Recently she was chosen as a finalist for 20th Radoslav Putar Award, Young Visual Artists Awards, Institute of Contemporary Art (Croatia).
Participant of the WHW Academy, generation 2019/2020.
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Student at the university of University of Sarajevo (Faculty of Electrical Engineering)
His work was part of Glowing Globe, Institut français de Croatie, Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture within the program direction 27 Neighborhoods – Neighborhood Campus and UNIRI project for Interdisciplinary Research and Application new media technologies in the field of art and virtual reality resulted with participation in the exhibitions Outlandish Rijeka in the frame of ESOF 2020 in Trieste.
Since 2019, he has been systematically cooperating with the Center for Innovative Media of the Academy of Applied Arts of the University of Rijeka as an advisor for virtual and augmented reality projects on research projects and the application of virtual reality in new media art. From 2020 he is a student assistant at the Department of Intermedia, Academy of Applied Arts.
JournalistMatko Vlahović (b.1993) studied philosophy and currently works as a journalist and critic in the non-profit media. His academic research focuses on social epistemology and materialist approaches to rationality.
Matko considers the general discourse about AI as being produced at an intersection of different narratives ranging from pop-culture imaginary, automatisation, technical knowledge, ideologies of contemporary society, to seemingly fundamental questions about the nature and ethics of consciousness. He believes that this ideologically dominant way of thinking about AI, where AI shows up on a stage as radically new technology, shifts the public and academic debates into abstract and mystical realms, into the territories of overly contrived philosophical puzzles, instead of studying concrete social relations that determine the development of technologies.
Reasearch and Teaching Assistant
Design Researcher, Architect, Data Activist
London (United Kingdom)
and a BArch from Gazi University. She also previously studied at Politecnico di Milano as an exchange student taking courses on digital cities, and at KU Leuven Design[x]Research Lab as a research intern.
Sinem Görücü is the co-founder of Creative Feminism Lab; an independent research initiative seeking feminist futures with a political and social discourse on data and tech. Sinem’s current design, art and research works mainly focus on data bias and design justice and explore a wide range of related issues.
Her individual and group works have been exhibited in Milan, İstanbul, Minsk, Byblos, Bucharest, Ankara and Lisbon. She has been active in national and international NGOs and NPOs where she also held leadership roles. She is a member of several networks including: Meeting of Design Students Network where she is also the national contact person for Turkey, Futuress where she is also a research fellow, Design Justice Network and others.
AI Software Engineer
Stefania has a strong interest towards creating viable state-of-the-art solutions for industrial use, thus reducing the gap between academic research and the industry reach and potential. Being an AI researcher and a software engineer, an AI Ethics, Policy and Governance promoter, and an avid art enthusiast, she thoroughly believes that data protection policies and model understanding have to be reinforced in order to build safe AI products, escape human errors and data biases (e.g., gender bias, racial bias), increase AI explainability and diminish the amount of misleading information (e.g., fake news, deepfake videos).
Before her PhD, she had worked as a software developer for about ten years. She has a master’s degree in Information Retrieval and Knowledge Discovery from Sofia University and another master’s in IT Project Management from New Bulgarian University. Her bachelor’s degree is in Computer Systems and Technologies from the Technical University of Sofia.
In her free time, she works on the project “Dialekti” which aims to preserve and promote the diversity of the Bulgarian language in an interesting way.
Although she works on what can be defined as Artificial Intelligence, Tsvetomila doesn’t like the term, mainly because of its wrong representation in the media and other popular channels. She wants to contribute to the project EthicAI by providing a realistic point of view about what “AI” really is from a technical perspective and what its capabilities and limitations are. Her interest in ethics in AI started from reading the book “Weapons of Math Destruction” by Cathy O'Neil which describes how the blind usage of "big data" can deepen inequality and can sometimes cause more harm than bring benefits.
Attorney at Law
As a lawyer, member of the Athens Bar Association since 2004, he has been handling cases of Civil and Commercial Law, contracts, real estate management with participation in the Free Legal Help Program, concerning destitute citizens and since 2017 he is specialized in Blockchain as legal advisor of companies that deal with Blockchain technology.
Simultaneously, since 2004, he has been working as a scientific assistant for the Hellenic Parliament with expertise on matters concerning the Ministries of Internal Affairs, Justice, Civilian Protection, Economy, Environment and Energy.
Furthermore, he is Secretary General of the BD of the “Association of Artificial Intelligence” aka “A.I.Catalyst” in Greece and was member of the BD of Policy Academy “Alexandros Papanastasiou”.
The environment, climate change, energy, E.U. Integration, culture, policy strategy, communication, architecture and modern technologies and especially A.I. & Blockchain comprise the fields of his main interests.
With mother language Greek he speaks German and English fluently. He participates in voluntary and cultural groups.
Professor of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence
In September 2020 he was selected as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Public and Integrated Health at the University of Thessaly on the subject of “Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence in Health Sciences.” In recent years, he has been employed as an Adjunct Faculty at the Hellenic Open University, the University of Nicosia, the Open University of Cyprus, the University of West Attica, and the University of Aegean, teaching several subjects such as Mathematical Logic, Cognitive Agents and Reasoning, Discrete Mathematics and Decision-making, and Modeling. Since 2021 he is senior researcher and manager of the AI projects at DAEM the IT Company of City of Athens. Yiannis Kiouvrekis is also a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Mechanical Engineering at NTUA.