Our Board

Executive committee


Enrico Panai

is an AI Ethicist and Human Information Interaction Specialist. Following his studies in the philosophy of information and a multi-year experience as a consultant in Italy, he taught for six years as an adjunct professor of Digital Humanities in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sassari. Since his move to France in 2007, he has been working as a consultant for large corporations. Currently in 2017, he studied Strategies for Cyber Security Awareness at the Institut National de Hautes Etudes de la Sécurité et de la Justice [Institute for Advanced Studies in Security and Justice] at the Ecole Militaire in Paris. His main research interests concern cyber-geography, cyber wars, latent cyberwar battlefields, information ethics, cybersecurity, human-information interaction, philosophy of information and semantic capital.

Vice President

Tricia Griffin

is a researcher working at the intersection of AI ethics and professional development. She is currently a PhD candidate and researcher in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Maastricht University in The Netherlands. Her research focuses on the ethical agency of the artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science communities. Tricia holds a Master of Fine Arts in Writing, a Master of Public Health, and a Master of Science in Bioethics. Previously, she served as the Vice President of Communications for a regional health system based in the United States. Her work has consistently focused on community-based, participatory approaches to ethical decision-making.

Board members

Board member

Emmanuel R. Goffi

is a philosopher of artificial intelligence. He is the co-director of the Global AI Ethics Institute in Paris, and co-founder and Principal Partner with Ethiciens du numérique | Digital Ethicists. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris. Dr Goffi is a research member with the Centre Éthique, Langue, Communication et Numérique Team of the Université Mohammed Premier in Oujda, Morocco; the CEST – Centro de Estudos Sociedade e Tecnologia, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil; the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Religions and Denominations in Qom, Iran, and the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg, Canada. He has been lecturing in several institutions in France, in Canada and in Germany, and he has written numerous pieces on ethics applied to artificial intelligence. He is regularly invited to give talks and lectures, and to participate to experts meeting and boards worldwide. His research focuses on the development of artificial intelligence and its ethical dimensions through a multicultural lens.

Board member

Marianna Ganapini

is a philosopher, an Assistant Professor at Union College and a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Bioethics at the New York University. She is Faculty Director for the Montreal AI Ethics Institute and she is a Fellow at ForHumanity a non-profit association dedicated to the development of Independent Audits for Artificial Intelligence. She is also technical coordinator and researcher in a joint agreement between Union College and the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. For this join agreement, Marianna is doing research as part of the research project “Thinking Fast and Slow in AI” led by Francesca Rossi. Marianna is the author of several publications in philosophy and she is the receiver of numerous prestigious grants and awards. She was recently awarded the Alan Turing’s funding call award for ‘Online courses in Responsible AI’ and the Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab Call for Proposals Award. She is the co- founder of the instructional design start-up called Logicanow. Marianna has a PhD in philosophy from the Johns Hopkins University.