Abhishek Gupta

Fellow Security and Technology
  • abhishek@montrealethics.ai
  • @atg_abhishek

UNIDIR Fellow Abhishek Gupta is the Director for Responsible AI with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he advises clients on building end-to-end Responsible AI programs. He is also the Founder and Principal Researcher at the Montreal AI Ethics Institute, an international non-profit research institute with a mission to democratize AI ethics literacy. Through his work as the Chair of the Standards Working Group at the Green Software Foundation, he is leading the development of a Software Carbon Intensity (SCI) specification, now an ISO standard, towards the comparable and interoperable measurement of the environmental impacts of AI systems. He serves as a technical expert and member at the NIST AI Safety Institute Consortium, the Standards Council of Canada, Accessibility Standards Canada, the Partnership on AI, the AI Alliance, and the Linux Foundation (AI & Data).

His work focuses on applied technical, policy and organizational measures for building ethical, safe and inclusive AI systems and organizations, specializing in the operationalization of Responsible AI and its deployments in organizations, as well as assessing and mitigating the environmental impact of these systems.

He has advised national governments, multilateral organizations, academic institutions and corporations across the globe. His work on community building has been recognized by governments from across North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. He is a highly sought-after speaker with talks at the United Nations, European Parliament, G7 AI Summit, TEDx, Harvard Business School, and Kellogg School of Management, amongst others. His writing on Responsible AI has been featured by The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, MIT Technology Review, Protocol, Fortune and VentureBeat, amongst others.

He is an alumnus of the US State Department International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), representing Canada, and has received The Gradient Writing Prize 2021 for his work on The Imperative for Sustainable AI Systems. His research has been published in leading AI journals and presented at top-tier ML conferences like NeurIPS, ICML, and IJCAI. He is the author of the widely read State of AI Ethics Report and The AI Ethics Brief. He formerly worked at Microsoft as a Machine Learning Engineer in Commercial Software Engineering (CSE), where his team helped to solve the toughest technical challenges faced by Microsoft’s biggest customers. He also served on the CSE Responsible AI Board at Microsoft. You can learn more about his work here.