addAI was founded in december 2017 by the following members.
National Technology Officer, Microsoft
Daniel Akenine is a physicist, lecturer, writer and former neuroscientist at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. He is a member of ISO’s international expert group for cloud, vice chairman of the Swedish Computer Society, teacher at the Royal Institute of Technology and expert in the Swedish government committee for digitalization and law. He is also the co-founder of two technology companies and holds patent applications in blockchain architecture. Daniel has a previous history as a brain researcher at the Karolinska Institute, developer and architect at the Nasdaq OMX and is an established fiction writer with the latest book covering fake news. In 2015 he was appointed IASA Fellow. Daniel Akenine is working for the Microsoft Technology Office on the impact of technology in society.
Rebecka Cedering Ångström
Director of insights and concept creation, Ericsson
Rebecka Cedering Ångström is Director of insights and concept creation at Ericsson’s Consumer and Industry Lab where she explores how digital technology influence and transform businesses and society. She is particularly passionate about understanding opportunities and challenges in relation to emerging technology such as artificial intelligence, robotics and virtual reality, and her work covers topics like privacy, security and ethics. As a consumer expert Rebecka also explores expectations and attitudes toward new digital technology from a user perspective and publishes her work regularly and blogs at the Ericsson Networked Society blog Rebecka is one of the two authors behind Ericsson’s 10 Hot consumer trends, 2014-2017, looking into robotics, virtual reality and artificial intelligence.
Professor of social work, Mälardalen University
Jonas Stier is a professor of Social Work at Mälardalen University, Sweden. His expertise includes interpersonal and intercultural communication, inclusion and identity and diversity and he has been involved in several international research projects and co-production projects on gender and ethnic diversity in preschools, inclusion in schools and citizenship education. Several of his books and scientific articles have been recognized as important scientific contributions - both to academia and the overall community. Stier is also a guest professor of Intercultural Studies at Malmö University. He has been served as an expert for the European Council on ethnic and cultural diversity in the social services and on intercultural dialogue. To the project, Stier brings experience on intercultural interaction, cross-cultural value differences and intercultural communication.
Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg
Law Professor, Stockholm University
Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg is a professor at the Swedish Law & Informatics Research Institute (IRI), Faculty of Law, Stockholm University. She has been working in the field of law and ICT for more than 30 years. Her interests include both application of law in digital environments and legal system design. Major research profiles are personal data protection, information security and e-government. Cecilia is course director within a variety of university programs and is also frequently engaged as lecturer for practicing lawyers as well as for ICT professionals. Her international network is wide-ranging and she is regularly giving guest lectures abroad. Over the years she has participated in many interdisciplinary research projects and also public inquiries regarding legal aspects of the digitalization of society. She has earned several awards and scholarships for outstanding research, for example by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
PhD, Automation Region, Mälardalen University
Helena Blackbright holds a PhD in Innovation and Design. She has over 20 years of industrial and academic experience from the field of innovation, innovation management and intermediary organisations. Helena has a great interest in transhumanism, human centred AI, and especially the intersection between AI & Innovation Management. Her main professional focus is on conditions for maintained and increased organizational innovativeness. Since 2016 she works at Automation Region, an excellence centre within Mälardalen University that focuses on automation, digitalization and innovation. In 2017 she initiated a Special Interest Group on AI & Innovation Management within the international innovation management community – ISPIM. ISPIM (International Society for Professional Innovation Management) is the world’s largest community for innovation management professionals from academia, industry and public sector. She is today co-leading the SIG with focus on exploring the encounter of AI and Innovation Management.