Olivia is an internationally recognized AI ethics and policy expert and consultant with a multi-disciplinary background in AI, economics, law, and political science. Her work centers around developing sustainable policies and robust regulatory and governance frameworks to enable beneficial development and societal adoption of emerging technologies, in particular AI. She is active in international AI policymaking and advises governments and organizations on their journey towards AI readiness.
Beyond her current roles as Senior Lecturer at University of Canterbury, Mercator Visiting Professor at University of Bonn, Partner for AI Ethics and Governance at PHI Institute, and consultant to the OECD, Olivia serves as an expert on various AI policy and standardization bodies, including the OECD Network of Experts on AI (ONE AI), the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Prior to these roles, she was Director of Ethics and Policy at Soul Machines and has worked with international law firms, the Court of Justice of the European Union, and the European Commission in corporate law and European and international financial regulation and policy.
Olivia joined THE NEW INSTITUTE as a visitor in November 2022 and was involved in the program "Socio-Economic Transformation".