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Responsible AI Institute Names IBM’s Former Global Chief AI Officer, Dr. Seth Dobrin, as President

Eminent AI expert brings decades of business and technical expertise to drive adoption of trusted and ethical AI systems

AUSTIN, Texas – November 14, 2022 – (

Responsible AI Institute (RAII), the leading nonprofit dedicated to independent AI assessments and certification, today announced the appointment of Dr. Seth Dobrin as President and member of the Board of Directors. 

As the demand for safe, fair, and trustworthy AI continues to grow across businesses and governments, this role will complement the efforts of Executive Director Ashley Casovan in expanding market reach and member impact. Bringing significant business and AI practitioner experience, Dr. Dobrin will focus on accelerating the adoption of responsible AI certification by working with industry to understand current needs and challenges. 

“My passion for the responsible implementation of AI is no secret, and I have been very impressed with the leadership and work done by The Responsible AI Institute to drive operationalization of responsible AI in a programmatic manner. I am thrilled to work with the RAI Institute Board, Ashley, and the team to make RAII’s assessments and certification as the de facto standard in building a better world with responsible and trustworthy AI,” said Seth Dobrin.

Most recently Dr. Dobrin was IBM’s first-ever Global AI Officer, where he led the charge for the implementation of human-centric responsible and trustworthy AI. His advocacy in this space has helped to shift both tech and non-tech companies alike to have a human-centric approach to the development and procurement of AI. Dr. Dobrin brings decades of experience in the field of automated decision-making . He has personally led two fortune 500 companies towards adopting responsible AI practices as well as advised hundreds of the largest companies around the globe. 

“The rapid advancement and deployment of AI is vastly outpacing business and government’s ability to provide appropriate oversight and governance to protect people and the planet. Adding Seth to our leadership team will allow us to expand market reach and impact while working with companies to shift industry behavior,” said Ashley Casovan, Executive Director of the Responsible AI Institute. 

Dr. Dobrin holds a Ph.D. in Molecular and Statistical Genetics from Arizona State University  

About Responsible AI Institute 

Responsible AI Institute (RAII – pronounced as “ray”) is a nonprofit focused on helping organizations fast-track their responsible AI journey by providing tools for organizations and AI practitioners to build, buy, and supply safe and trusted AI systems. 

Founded in 2017 by University of Texas at Austin, USAA, Anthem, CognitiveScale and the Saxena Foundation, RAII brings extensive experience in regulatory policies, data governance, and the development of trustworthy AI systems for industry and government. RAII tools are among the first to demonstrate how to expand opportunities with AI while minimizing harm to people and the planet. 

Visit for more information and to join our efforts. Follow us on Twitter @responsibleAI, Instagram, and on LinkedIn. 

Contact Information:

Alyssa Lefaivre

Director of Partnerships and Market Development

[email protected]

(780) 237-5977

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