Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Saara Hyvönen, AI Ethics Expert

Saara Hyvönen, a PhD in Mathematics,  is a Co-founder and Data & AI executive at DAIN Studios, a Finnish-German data, AI and insights consultancy. Her focus is on helping companies to shape their data and AI strategy and identify the most promising opportunities to leverage data and AI. Her work in AI ethics has ranged from helping define principles of AI ethics for companies to translating these into concrete actions for developers to ensure responsible AI development. She previously worked as a senior analytics strategist at Sanoma, Finland’s largest media group, as head of CRM analytics at Nokia and as a Professor of Practice at Finland’s University of Jyväskylä. Hyvönen,was listed among the 100  brilliant women in AI Ethics 2021. She recently spoke to The Innovator about operationalizing AI Ethics.

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.