Abhishek Gupta

Location: Montreal, Canada

As the Senior Responsible AI Leader and Expert with the Boston Consulting Group, Abhishek Gupta works with the Chief AI Ethics Officer to advise clients and build 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 standard toward the comparable and interoperable measurement of the environmental impacts of AI systems.

Abhishek’s 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, its deployments in organizations and assessing and mitigating the environmental impact of these systems. He has advised national governments, multilateral organizations, academic institutions, and corporations across the globe. Governments across North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania have recognized his work building communities. 

He is a highly sought after speaker with talks at the United Nations, European Parliament, G7 AI Summit, TEDx, Harvard Business School, Kellogg School of Management, and more. His writing on Responsible AI has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, MIT Technology Review, Protocol, Fortune, and VentureBeat, among others. 

He is an alumnus of the U.S. State Department International Visitors Leadership Program representing Canada and 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 machine learning conferences like The Conference and Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems, the International Conference on Machine Learning, and the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. 

Abhishek 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 and served on the Responsible AI Board. His team there helped solve the most challenging technical problems encountered by Microsoft’s biggest customers. 

Need a good laugh? Abhishek has also received praise for his comedy skills from the founder of the world’s largest comedy festival.