AI Shaper Spotlight: Anna Makanju

In today’s episode of AI Equation, we delve into the dynamic world of AI ethics and regulation. We put the spotlight on Anna Makanju, Vice President of Global Affairs for OpenAI and a prominent figure in Time’s list of the 100 most influential people in AI.

Anna’s extensive career, which includes roles as a policy adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, as well as positions at the U.N., NATO, and Facebook, has equipped her with invaluable insights and expertise in AI policy. Alongside OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, she has been on a global journey, advising world leaders on navigating the rapidly evolving landscape of AI.

We explore the questions and concerns surrounding AI regulation, shedding light on OpenAI’s commitment to external regulation to ensure AI’s benefits are accessible to all. Anna’s discussions with global leaders have revealed shared enthusiasm for harnessing AI’s potential while establishing necessary safeguards.

Anna Makanju’s previous work in addressing election integrity at Facebook, coupled with her pivotal role in initiatives like the Frontier Model Forum, highlights the importance of ethics and regulation in AI. We also examine the progress of governments in drafting AI legislation, including the EU’s AI Act and efforts by U.S. Senators Schumer and Blumenthal, emphasizing the growing significance of ethical regulation in the AI sector.

Join us in this thought-provoking episode that explores the evolving landscape of AI ethics and regulation, reshaping the global approach to this transformative technology. Don’t miss out on these crucial insights into the future of AI ethics.