Faisal is an AI ethics and policy specialist, with a specific interest in the moral implications of emerging technologies and their intersection with sociological issues regarding the philosophy of race.
Faisal has experience in policy analysis and development in both the private and public sectors, having worked in research, academia, technology and government. He was most recently based in the AI Ethics team at Sony AI, where his predominant focus was on leading the execution of multi-stakeholder projects and governance models committed to ethical data collection. Faisal has also worked on technology policy development at Microsoft’s Gulf HQ in the UAE, contributed to the implementation of Ireland’s national funding strategy for STEM research at Science Foundation Ireland, led a flagship research program on the ethical implications of data sharing for the Government of Dubai, and headed Research Policy for Dublin City University’s Research and Innovation division.
Faisal holds an MA in Philosophy from the University of St Andrews, and an MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics, where he was a joint Emirates Foundation-LSE Middle East Centre Post Graduate Scholar and a Visiting Researcher at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. His research focused on the prevalence of implicit bias in algorithmic decision-making systems, and its potential role in exacerbating issues to do with social inequality.