Rob McCargow: Director of Artificial Intelligence, PwC
Rob works with partners across academia, government, technology vendors, start-ups, and other key stakeholders, in order to drive innovation within the Firm and develop new services for clients. He is an evangelist for responsible technology and promotes awareness of the growing ethical agenda relating to AI. He is an advisory board member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI, an adviser to The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, a TEDx speaker, and a Fellow of The RSA. Rob is particularly focused upon the issues and policies relating to the impact of automation on the workforce, the future skills agenda, and ensuring that the benefits to be delivered by AI are equitably spread across society.
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.