Responsible AI Institute Advances Mission with Strategic Team Expansion

It’s an exciting time at the Responsible AI Institute! Our mission is to enable the widespread adoption of responsible AI through assessments, certifications, and fostering a global community united behind responsible AI.

As AI grows more influential across society, our work becomes more important than ever. We eagerly welcome expert team members, expanding our ability to empower organization’s adoption of responsible AI.

Patrick McAndrew Joins as Member Engagement & Community Manager

Patrick has built and managed communities in the entertainment industry and believes that community building plays a crucial role in spreading awareness about responsible AI. By engaging our community through programming, events and content, Patrick sheds light on responsible AI’s importance across industries – putting members at the forefront while inviting new voices to the conversation. His involvement with multiple organizations in the responsible tech ecosystem led him to the RAI Institute, and he couldn’t be happier to be part of an organization that aligns so closely with his values.

Sabrina Shih Joins as AI Policy Analyst

Sabrina has worked at the intersection of policy, human rights, and some of the world’s most pressing issues for several years. Her insights can be found in reports by organizations such as the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and most recently, Rights CoLab, where she was a data science researcher leveraging text processing techniques to inform ESG standards setting. With a technical background in AI and ML, Sabrina is dedicated to facilitating knowledge-sharing and co-creation between developers and non-technical stakeholders, such as policymakers, enterprise leadership, and the wider public, to advance a brighter AI future.

As a policy analyst with RAI Institute, Sabrina is excited to help members implement dynamic strategies responsive to the evolving regulatory space. She is excited to join the RAI Institute and focus on accountable action addressing growing AI opportunities and risks.

Alyssa Lefaivre Skopac takes on role of Global Head of Partnerships and Growth

After two impactful years, Alyssa Lefaivre Śkopac is stepping into the role of Head of Global Partnerships and Growth. Instrumental in driving growth, strategy, and successful partnerships, she has played a key role in elevating the Responsible AI Institute’s community and global awareness. She looks forward to continuing this momentum by building our member community further, forging strategic partnerships, and fostering connections across the broader ecosystem. Her goal is to continue the momentum and drive the Responsible AI Institute towards even greater impact on the global stage.

Amanda Lawson Promoted to AI Policy Manager

Amanda Lawson will be taking on additional responsibilities as RAI Institute’s AI Policy Manager. In this role, Amanda will lead the facilitation of member workshops, implementation of the RAI Institute’s policy priorities, and stakeholder engagement with civil society, academia, policymakers, civil society, and the broader community. Amanda has been with the RAI Institute since March 2021 as a Policy Analyst. She previously worked as a tech policy consultant and in fiscal policy research at PolicyLink and the Vera Institute of Justice.

We are energized by the momentum these talented additions bring to our mission. As we push towards 2024, we are empowered to multiply our impact assessing, certifying, and steering AI toward benefit for all.

About The RAI Institute

The Responsible AI Institute (RAI Institute) is a global and member-driven non-profit dedicated to enabling successful responsible AI efforts in organizations. The RAI Institute’s conformity assessments and certifications for AI systems support practitioners as they navigate the complex landscape of AI products.

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