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Steven Eliuk

Vice President AI & Governance | IBM

Ethical AI Development: Steven Eliuk’s Blueprint for Trustworthy AI

“Data scientists and people that work in AI, we’re able to showcase kinda what we wanna showcase. But that’s hugely problematic. Right? Because usually you have a boss, and you’re trying to show that boss what the boss wants.”

AI model biases, the concept of “ethical debt,” and the challenges of AI trust, especially in regions outside the Western data sphere.

Steven emphasizes the imperative for tools that can automatically detect issues within datasets and the critical role of preserving metadata for ethical decision-making. He also discusses the evolving landscape of AI education, IBM’s contributions to skill enhancement for the youth, and the necessity of fostering critical thinking from an early age, ideas echoed by NASA’s research.

Tune in to hear Steven’s vision for 2040, his concerns about accelerating AI adoption without adequate understanding, and his advice for young individuals on mastering the basics of mathematics and technology. 

Key Moments

00:00 Ongoing awareness of societal problems and impact.

05:36 Technology can track and suppress news quickly.

06:17 Deep fake and unrealistic representation creating issues.

12:48 The Education system’s narrow approach causes concern.

14:47 Challenges of implementing AI in the EU.

18:14 Preserve data and metadata for future use.

21:32 Few companies invest in expensive output protection.

24:14 Companies invest in schools, automation, and guidance.

28:21 Many lack an understanding of mathematics and need the basics.

30:41 Diversity in conversation creates unique, interesting content.

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About In YOUth We Trust

In YOUth We Trust sits down with successful entrepreneurs, business leaders, educators, and others worldwide.

We spotlight how individuals & organizations are shaping a better world, directly or indirectly, for the coming generations by focusing on sustainability, equity, education, and more to empower young people to create the future they deserve.


About Lumi.Network

Lumi is building the world’s first AI-augmented platform where 10-25-year-olds undertake Quests to build entrepreneurship, design thinking & AI skills while collaboratively developing tech-enabled solutions to the world’s biggest problems (based on UN SDGs). The Quests culminate in a unique Digital Skills Passport accredited by a Stanford University-affiliated institution.

Working in teams from around the world, Luminaries learn skills in coding, design, and entrepreneurship. Supported by weekly expert sessions, they put these skills into practice to develop their original apps and solutions with tremendous potential to create real-world impact.

Young people see solutions, not problems. Lumi is their chance to combine their natural curiosity with the opportunity to make a real difference.

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About Your Host, Prashant Raizada

“I am an experienced entrepreneur & CEO whose career highlights include being part of the founding team of a unicorn (Infosys BPO- $2bn exit), Founder & CEO of Macmillan Publishers’ flagship digital education venture-EnglishUp, which became Brazil’s 3rd largest online English learning co.), working at McKinsey & Co. and having tried and failed (or learned) multiple times but starting back again…

I have operated in/engaged with most major global markets, continue advising companies across sectors on digital strategy/innovation, and mentor several start-ups and charities globally. I have dedicated the last 11 years to solving problems in all forms of education globally, and I am most excited about my latest venture, Lumi.Network, which is giving young minds globally an opportunity to learn about and collaborate to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges. 

Since 2017, I also started my journey of inner transformation by becoming a part of the Self-Realisation Fellowship, a remarkable 100+ year institution started by Paramhansa Yogananda. Integrating yoga and meditation in my life has allowed me to become a better leader and person in all walks of life.”


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Dr Gavin Towler

Dr. Gavin Towler

Corporate Chief Scientist, Sustainability Technologies | Honeywell