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Francesca Rossi

Fellow and AI Ethics Global Leader, IBM

Francesca Rossi is an IBM Fellow and the IBM AI Ethics Global Leader.
She is based at the T.J. Watson IBM Research Lab, New York, USA, where she leads research projects and she co-chairs the IBM AI Ethics board.
Her research interests focus on artificial intelligence, with special focus on constraint reasoning, preferences, multi-agent systems, computational social choice, neuro-symbolic AI, cognitive architectures, and value alignment. On these topics, she has published over 220 scientific articles in journals and conference proceedings, and as book chapters. She is a fellow of both the worldwide association of AI (AAAI) and the European one (EurAI). She has been president of IJCAI (International Joint Conference on AI) and is the current president of AAAI. She is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Future of Life Institute,
the board of the Partnership on AI, the steering committee of the Global Partnership on AI,
and she chairs the 2023 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society.
She also co-chairs the OECD Expert Group on AI Futures.
She has been a member of the European Commission High Level Expert Group on AI,
that worked in 2018/2020 to support the European Commission on defining the AI ethics guidelines that led to the design of the current draft of the EU AI Act.