Maria Axente
Responsible for AI and AI for Good Lead, PwC UK

In her role as Responsible AI and AI for Good Lead at PwC, Maria advises partners across industry,
academia, governments, and more, on how to harness the power of AI in an ethical and responsible
manner. She has played a crucial part in the development and set-up of PwC’s UK AI Center of
Excellence, the firm’s AI strategy and most recently the development of PwC’s Responsible AI
toolkit, firms methodology for embedding ethics in AI. Maria is a globally recognised AI ethics expert,
a Advisory Board member of the UK Government All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI, member of
BSI/ISO & IEEE AI standard groups, a Fellow of the RSA and an advocate for gender diversity in AI,
children and youth rights in the age of AI.