At the Future of Life Institute, Claire focuses on:
- The liability of AI systems, especially in European Law
- AI impact assessments and AI risk classification schemes
- AI loyalty and goal alignment
Life, technology, and existential risks
Claire is interested in understanding the future of life as it relates to emerging technologies. The questions she studies include:
- Should we regulate non-existing technologies that could pose existential risks in the future?
- What regulatory and ethical framework for the creation of general purpose AI systems?
- What are the legal and ethical implications of artificial life (e.g., synthetic biology)?
- Is gene editing ethically different from artificial selection?
Women & AI
Within the Chair on Accountable AI in a Global Context at the University of Ottawa, Claire leads the Women & AI research project. She studies the interaction between women and AI with an intersectional lens. She works on:
- The role of women in AI
- The lack of data on issues exclusively affecting women (e.g. feminicides or forced sterilizations of indigenous women)
- The invisibility of women in most datasets where men are the default
- The representation of women in gendered technologies (voice assistants, robots, etc.)
- The effects of AI on gendered social dynamics (digital sexuality, social robots, etc.)
- Discriminatory algorithmic bias (historical, representation, measurement, aggregation, evaluation, deployment bias)