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Scott K Ginsburg Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Keynote Speaker
Vice-Chancellor, NLSIU, Bengaluru
Executive Director, IT for Change
Co-founder, Univ.AI

Date & Time

Wednesday Wed, 30 Nov 2022

Location (for BIC Venue, BIC Hybrid and BIC Cafe)

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India
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+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org

The ‘Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights’ project organised by the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), supported by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bengaluru is an effort to bring together a multidisciplinary understanding of Artificial Intelligence’s impact on human rights, and locate these conversations in local contexts and vocabularies.

This event will include a Keynote Speech by Prof Anupam Chander, Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Technology at Georgetown University Law Center, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Prof Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Vice Chancellor, National Law School, Bangalore. Featuring of the panel are, Anita Gurumurthy, Executive Director, IT for Change; Sameep Mehta, IBM Distinguished Engineer, AI and Hybrid Data at IBM Research and Arunima Sarkar, Lead, Artificial Intelligence, Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution at the World Economic Forum (TBC)

Presented by:



Anupam Chander

Scott K Ginsburg Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Anupam Chander is Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Technology at Georgetown University Law Center. The author of The Electronic Silk Road, he is an expert on the global regulation of new technologies. He has been a visiting law professor at Yale, the University of Chicago, Stanford, Cornell, and Tsinghua. He previously served as the Director of the California International Law Center and Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law at UC Davis. He serves as an Adjunct Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, a faculty advisor to Georgetown’s Institute for Technology Law and Policy, and a faculty affiliate of Yale’s Information Society Project. He is the founder of the Georgetown Global TechNet Working Group.

A recipient of an Andrew Mellon grant on the topic of surveillance and Google Research Awards, he has served on ICTSD/World Economic Forum expert groups on the digital economy and as a consultant to UNCTAD and the World Bank. He serves as the principal book reviews editor of the Journal of International Economic Law.

Sudhir Krishnaswamy

Vice-Chancellor, NLSIU, Bengaluru

Dr. Sudhir Krishnaswamy is the Vice-Chancellor of NLSIU, Bengaluru and the Director of the Department of Professional and Continuing Education (PACE), NLSIU. He is also the Co-founder and trustee of the not-for-profit research trust, Centre for Law and Policy Research. A Rhodes Scholar and graduate of Oxford University, he has earlier worked with the Prime Minister’s Committee on Infrastructure, Planning Commission; and the Kasturirangan Expert Committee on Bangalore Governance. His main areas of interest are constitutional law, Legal System Reform, legal theory, intellectual property law and administrative law.  He has also written on a wide range of topics, including Indian constitutional law, intellectual property law, and judicial corruption.

Sudhir is also part of Facebook’s oversight board that was set up to moderate content posted on social media platforms. He is the only Indian among the 20 members of the board that comprises independent Members from around the world. The board has the power to make decisions on content that can be allowed or removed from Facebook and Instagram.

Anita Gurumurthy

Executive Director, IT for Change

Anita Gurumurthy is a founding member and executive director of IT for Change where she leads research on the platform economy, data and AI governance, democracy in the digital age, and feminist frameworks on digital justice. Anita actively engages in national and international advocacy on digital rights and contributes regularly to academic and media spaces. She serves as advisor and expert on various bodies including the United Nations Secretary-General’s 10-Member Group in support of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism , the Paris Peace Forum’s working group on algorithmic governance, Save the Children’s ICT4D Brain Trust, and Minderoo Tech & Policy Lab‘s Board.

Siddharth Das

Co-founder, Univ.AI

Siddharth co-founded Univ.AI after a decade-long career in India’s fast growing fintech sector. Most recently, he served as CEO, Reliance Jio Money, the fintech arm of Jio. Earlier, he was COO of PayZippy, Flipkart’s first payments business, and COO of CRIF-HIghMark, India’s only and leading Credit Bureau focussed on credit for the underprivileged. Before moving to India, and into fintech, Siddharth spent a decade in San Francisco working first, as product manager for tech companies, and later as an Analytics business leader for FICO, the company that invented credit scoring. He holds a graduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an undergraduate degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee. Siddharth is a creator, whose interests range from architecture to audiophile sound. At the moment, he’s building a modernist house he designed, and alongside, working on finishing his third sound system.