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Olivia Erdelyi

Director of Ethics and Policy - Soul Machines

Working groupClassification & risk
PositionDirector of Ethics and Policy

Olivia Erdelyi is Director of Ethics and Policy of Soul Machines and lecturer at University of Canterbury, School of Law. Benefiting from a multidisciplinary background in artificial intelligence (AI), economics, law, and political science, she is interested in developing sustainable policies to enable beneficial development and societal adoption of emerging technologies, in particular AI. Her core focus is on developing robust regulatory and governance frameworks and proactively tackling economic, ethical, legal, societal, and policy issues raised by such technologies.
She is member of the OECD Expert Group on AI (AIGO) and OECD Network of Experts (ONE
AI) – working group on Classification of AI systems, the Future of Work Working Group of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI), the Forging a Coordinated AI Strategy for New Zealand Working Group of the AI Forum of New Zealand, and is involved in the initiative ”Reimagining Regulation for the Age of AI: New Zealand Pilot Project” spearheaded by the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the New Zealand government.
Prior to these roles, she worked with international law firms, the Court of Justice of the European Union, and the European Commission in corporate law and international financial regulation.

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