ALLAI is the Alliance on Artificial Intelligence to involve all stakeholders in the process of achieving Responsible AI.

ALLAI is an initiative of Catelijne Muller, Aimee van Wynsberghe and Virginia Dignum, the three Dutch members of the EU High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to have significant advantages for society: consider applications in sustainable agriculture, safer transport, a safer financial system, more environmentally friendly production processes, better medicine, safer work, more personalised education, better jurisprudence and a safer society. It may even potentially help eradicate disease and poverty.

As with every disruptive technology, AI also entails risks and complex policy challenges in areas such as safety and monitoring, socio- economic aspects, ethics and privacy, reliability, to name a few.

The level of knowledge and awareness about the capabilities (and incapacities) of AI varies tremendously, giving room for scaremongering or extreme relativism. ALLAI wants contribute to a balanced and informed debate and raise awareness about AI.

An important task and objective of ALLAI will be to bring stakeholders together to identify, share and monitor challenges and even fears of AI and address them adequately and in good time.

We believe that this collaborative and inclusive approach will lead to increased social involvement, trust and support with respect to the further development and use of AI.

ALLAI will undertake to promote, drive and foster the development of AI for the benefit of society and the economy, by providing a central platform for all parties to share ideas, best practices and opportunities in AI.


ALLAI’s vision is to foster, promote and achieve Responsible AI, from as early as the development stage to the final application and use in our daily lives.


ALLAI’s mission is to take a holistic approach to AI, taking into account all impact domains such as ethics, privacy, laws, safety, labour, education, etc.


ALLAI aims to involve all stakeholders: policy-makers, industry, social partners, consumers, NGOs, educational and care instructions, academics from various disciplines.

“Let’s take a human-in-command approach to AI, where we decide if, when and how we use AI in our daily lives”.

Catelijne Muller – President ALLAI

“AI will be a powerful tool for social justice, but only if it’s done with inclusion, diversity, and fairness as drivers”

Aimee van Wynsberghe - Board Member ALLAI

“AI is not value free. It bears implicitly the values of those that developed it”

Virginia Dignum - Board Member ALLAI


The board of ALLAI is formed by the three Dutch members of the European High Level Expert Group on AI


Expert on Artificial Intelligence and Society, Master of Laws

Catelijne Muller is President of ALLAI. A master of laws by training, Catelijne began her career in 1997 as a Dutch qualified lawyer where she specialized in high-stakes (inter)national litigation and arbitration. In 2012, Catelijne started working as an EU Policy advisor. In 2017 she put the impact of AI on Society on the (inter)national agenda, with a groundbreaking report on AI and Society, of which she was the Rapporteur for the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). She heads the EESC Thematic Study Group on AI. She is a member of EU High Level Expert Group on AI, that advises the European Commission on economic, social, legal and ethical strategies for AI. Catelijne advises governments, (inter)national institutions, companies and organizations on Responsible AI.


Professor in Social Artificial Intelligence

Virginia Dignum is Professor of Ethical and Social Artificial Intelligence at Umea University in Sweden, where she is scientific lead of the WASP-HS program. She is a member of the High Level Expert Group on AI, a member of the WEF Global Forum on AI, a Fellow of the European Artificial Intelligence Association (EURAI) and member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous Systems. In 2006, she was awarded the prestigious Veni grant from NWO (Dutch Organization for Scientific Research) for her work on agent-based organizational frameworks. She has published the book “Responsible AI” and more than 180 peer-reviewed papers. From 2011 to 2016, she was vice-president of the Benelux AI Association (BNVKI).


Associate Professor of Ethics and Technology

Aimee van Wynsberghe began her career as part of a research team investigating the network variables related to surgical robots in Canada at the CSTAR Institute. She is Assistant Professor in Ethics and Technology at the TU Delft. She is co-founder of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics and on the board of the Institute for Accountability in a Digital Age. She is a member of the High Level Expert Group on AI to the European Commission, a member of the Advisory board for the AI & Intelligent Automantion Network and head of the 4TU Center for Ethics and Technology robotics task force.  Aimee has been named one of the Netherlands top 400 influential women under 38 by Dutch magazine VIVA


Mustafa Kaynak

General Strategy Manager

Mustafa Kaynak is Network Manager at ALLAI and founding team member. He is a sales professional with a decade of experience in the financial industry. He successfully co-founded and built an international trading and consultancy business. At ALLAI is responsible for partnerships.

Noah Schöppl

AI Strategy Associate

Noah Schöppl is AI strategy associate at ALLAI. He is member of the management team of ProjectTogether, a Berlin-based digital incubator for social innovation. He pursues a part-time MSc at the Oxford Internet Institute. Noah is a researcher and entrepreneur with experience in strategy consulting, impact investing and cybersecurity.


Bob v/d Wal

President of the Association of KLM Professionals, SER

Bob van der Wal is President of the Association of KLM Professionals and Board Member of the Dutch Trade Union Confederation for Professionals (VCP). He is a member of the Dutch Social and Economic Council (SER). He serves as Advisory Board Member of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce and GAK Fund.

Jaya Baloo

Chief Information Security Officer, KPN Telecom

Jaya Baloo is the CISO of KPN Telecom in the Netherlands. Recognized in 2017 as one of the top 100 CISO’s globally. For the past 18 years, she has worked for global telecommunications companies such as Verizon and France Telecom. Jaya is a frequent speaker at security conferences on lawful interception, mass surveillance, and cryptography.

Robert Went

Economist, Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy

Robert Went (1955) is economist at the Dutch Scientific Council on Government Policy (WRR). He obtained his PhD in 2001 on globalisation. Robert was the co-autor of the WRR-report ‘Mastering the Robot’ about robotization and labour and he joined Catelijne Muller as expert in the preparations of the EESC-report on AI & Society of May 2017.

Barry O’Sullivan

Professor & President of the European Artificial Intelligence Association

Barry O’Sullivan is a full professor at the School of Computer Science at University College Cork (IE), founding director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, and Adjunct Professor at Monas University (Australia) and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He is Vice-Chair of the European Commission High Level Expert Group on AI.

Jim Dratwa

Head of the European Group on Ethics (EGE).

Jim Dratwa heads the team tasked with Ethics in Science and New Technologies at the European Commission. He is the Secretary-General of the EC International Dialogue on Bioethics and the EC representative in the international organizations dealing with the ethical implications of science and new technologies. He holds degrees in physics, philosophy, politics and the life sciences.


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