Elizabeth M. Renieris is a senior research associate at Oxford’s Institute for Ethics in AI and the founder and CEO of Hackylawyer, a law and policy consultancy. A former fellow at Stanford’s Digital Civil Society Lab, Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Renieris is the author of Beyond Data: Reclaiming Human Rights at the Dawn of the Metaverse (MIT Press, 2023).
David Kiron is the editorial director for research at MIT Sloan Management Review and program lead for its Big Ideas research initiatives. Previously, he was a senior researcher at Harvard Business School and a researcher at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University. He is coauthor of the forthcoming book Workforce Ecosystems: Reaching Strategic Goals With People, Partners, and Technology (MIT Press, 2023).
Steven Mills is a managing director and partner at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he serves as the chief AI ethics officer. He is responsible for developing BCG’s internal responsible AI program as well as guiding clients as they design and implement their own RAI programs. Mills has been recognized by DataIQ as one of the 100 most influential people in data (2022) and by Forbes as one of 15 AI ethics leaders shaping the future (2021).
François Candelon, Maxime Courtaux, Michele Lee DeFilippo, Todd Fitz, Carolyn Ann Geason-Beissel, Franz Gravenhorst, Abhishek Gupta, Sarah Johnson, Tom Porter, Lauren Rosano, Allison Ryder, Max Santinelli, Sean Singer, Barbara Spindel, Peter Strutt, and Yunke Xiang
To cite this report, please use:
Elizabeth M. Renieris, David Kiron, and Steven Mills, “To Be a Responsible AI Leader, Focus on Being Responsible,” MIT Sloan Management Review and Boston Consulting Group, September 2022.
We thank each of the following individuals, who were interviewed for this report:
Kathy Baxter, principal architect, ethical AI practice, Salesforce
Linda Leopold, head of responsible AI and data, H&M Group
Katia Walsh, chief global strategy and AI officer, Levi Strauss & Co.
Brian Yutko, vice president and chief engineer, sustainability and future mobility, Boeing
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