In her role as Responsible AI and AI for Good Lead at PwC, Maria advises clients and partners across industry, academia, governments, and more, on how to harness the power of AI in an ethical and responsible manner. She has played a crucial part in the development and set-up of firms' AI Center of Excellence, AI strategy and the Responsible AI toolkit, a suite of products dedicated to operationalisation ethics in AI. Maria is a globally recognised AI ethics expert, a Advisory Board
member of the UK Government All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI and ORBIT, vice chair of techUK Data and AI leadership committee and member of BSI/ISO & IEEE AI standard groups.
Maria is a passionate advocate for gender diversity, children and youth rights in the age of AI. Recently she was named an expert advisor for UNICEF #AI4Children and WEF Generation AI programmes.
Ryan Carrier founded ForHumanity after a 25 year career in finance. His global business experience, risk management expertise and unique perspective on how to manage the risk led him to launch the non-profit entity, ForHumanity, personally. Ryan focused on Independent Audit of AI Systems as one means to mitigate the risk associated with artificial intelligence and began to build the business model associated a first-of-its-kind process for auditing corporate AIs, using a globally, open-source, crowd-sourced process to determine “best-practices”. Ryan serves as ForHumanity’s Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors, in these roles he is responsible for the day-to-day function of ForHumanity and the overall process of Independent Audit. Prior to founding ForHumanity, Ryan owned and operated Nautical Capital, a quantitative hedge fund which employed artificial intelligence algorithms. He also was responsible for Macquarie’s Investor Products business in the late 2000’s. He worked at Standard & Poor’s in the Index business and for the International Finance Corporation’s Emerging Markets Database. Ryan has conducted business in over 55 countries and was a frequent speaker at industry conferences around the world. He is a graduate from the University of Michigan. Ryan became a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in 2004.