Edson Prestes e Silva Júnior

Full Professor, Informatics Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Edson Prestes is Full Professor at Institute of Informatics of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He is leader of the Phi Robotics Research Group and CNPq Research Fellow. He received his BSc in Computer Science from the Federal University of Pará (1996), Amazon, Brazil, and MSc (1999) and PhD (2003) in Computer Science from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Edson is Senior Member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE RAS) and IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA). Over the past years, he has been working in several initiatives related to Standardisation, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Ethics. For instance, Edson is Member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation; Member of the UNESCO Ad Hoc Expert Group (AHEG) for the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence; South America Ambassador at IEEE TechEthics; Chair of the IEEE RAS/SA 7007 - Ontologies for Ethically Driven Robotics and Automation Systems Working Group (IEEE 7007 WG); Vice-Chair of the IEEE RAS/SA Ontologies for Robotics and Automation Working Group (ORA WG); Former Co-chair of the Global Methodologies Committee at the IEEE Planet Positive 2030; Founding Chair of the IEEE South Brazil RAS Chapter; Member of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems; Member of the MIT/IEEE Global Council on Extended Intelligence; Advisor in the Carnegie AI & Equality Initiative at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs; Senior Advisor at The Future Society; Advisor at AI Policy Labs; Advisor at C Minds; Fellow at US EP3 Foundation; and so on.

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