Dr Kobi Leins (GAICD) is an Honorary Senior Fellow of King’s College, London; Advisory Board Member of the Carnegie AI and Equality Initiative; Member of Standards Australia as a technical expert on the International Standards Organisation’s work on AI Standards; Affiliate, ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society; and former Non-Resident Fellow of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research.
Kobi is named in the International list of 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics™ 2024. She was also awarded for Inspired Minds Top 65 Most Influential Women (2023), and The Top 75 Innovators of 2023™ - 2024.
Kobi provides strategic advice on selection, implementation and operation of technologies to drive business edge; creates systems for organisational and delegation of ownership for complex systems and data; and uses international benchmarking to analyse opportunities and risks in face of rapidly changing legal and governance landscapes and data literacy and public sentiment.
She has previously managed programs and teams in administrative law and justice, humanitarian law, human rights law, and disarmament with the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross and worked in two different university faculties of Engineering and Computer Science.
Kobi is the author of New War Technologies and International Law: The Legal Limits to Weaponising Nanomaterials, Cambridge University Press (2022).
Dr Kobi holds a PhD in New War Technologies and International Law from the University of Melbourne. She is also the co-host of The AI Australia Podcast with Natalie Rouse, where they report what’s going on in Artificial Intelligence in Australia today with a particular focus on practicing responsible AI, diversity and inclusion and AI at scale. What should we be aware of? And how could this affect society in Australia?