Nathalie de Marcellis

Social Inclusion in the AI Pipeline

Social Inclusion is a major component in the development of Quebec’s artificial intelligence industry. The Declaration of Montreal was created with the collaboration of different stakeholders of society in order to: 1) develop an ethical framework for the development and deployment of AI; 2) guide the digital transition so everyone benefits from technological revolution; 3) open a national and international forum for discussion to collectively achieve equitable, inclusive and ecologically sustainable AI development. Through the construction process of this declaration, the International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital technology was created with a view to establish responsible AI and digital practices. Therefore, AI’s sector must ensure to be inclusive and reflect the diversity of the individuals and groups of the society.​

Holder of a Ph.D. in Management Science (in risks and insurance management) from École Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France), Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin is Full Professor at Polytechnique Montreal, Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering. She is President and Chief Executive Officer at CIRANO, an interuniversity centre of research, liaison and transfer of knowledge on Public Policy and Risk Management.

Since 2015, she is Visiting Scientist at Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health. Nathalie is a member of the Montreal Declaration Responsible AI Development Committee, co--founder of the International Observatory on Socio-economic Impacts of Digital Transformation and AI, and co-PI of The International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital Technology.

Her research interests focus on risk management and decision-making in different risk and uncertainty contexts and more specifically emerging risks as well as public policies. Since 2011, she has been leading the CIRANO Barometer project on risk perception in Quebec, which annually collects data on Quebecers' concerns on 47 societal issues. She has published numerous scientific articles, several books and more than 30 reports for government and other organizations. She has given more than a hundred conferences and is regularly solicited to speak in the media.

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