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Digital Ethics Specialist

Posted 13 Jul 2024
Work experience
0 to 7 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
Dutch (Fluent)

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'You care about making a positive impact in the world. You understand greatness requires thinking differently. An inclusive and accepting work environment is important to you. A job at IKEA is so much more than home furnishings. Together, we work to make a better everyday life for the many. It's the perfect fit if you want to contribute, grow, and share. Join the team and start a better life for yourself.' Why you will love working with us IKEA’s AI Adoption and Governance team is on the lookout for co-workers of tomorrow, who will help spearhead IKEA’s efforts to become a leader in Digital Ethics and Responsible AI. Our team believes that the future of AI at IKEA is driven by people who are flexible, value innovative problem-solving, and champion collaborative efforts. You will join a dynamic group that not only focuses on technological innovation but also on the ethical implications and contributions of these advancements. IKEA’s values are human-centric; likewise, our goal is to ensure we are an AI-powered company that stays in line with our values. As a Digital Ethics Specialist, you will contribute directly to shaping AI use across our organization, enhancing the trust of our customers and co-workers in the technology we deploy, with an emphasis on responsible AI. This role is perfect for anyone passionate about using technology to benefit people, has experience assessing AI risk, and is intrinsically motivated by having an impact in the fields of AI, Ethics, & Technology. If you have a passion for Digital Ethics and are driven to use AI to create a better world, then we would love for you to apply. What you'll be doing day to day in your role, you will engage deeply in the development and maintenance of our AI systems registry, classifying each system according to its risk level and ensuring alignment with our ethical standards. You will craft frameworks that enable our co-workers to effectively assess and mitigate risks in their AI projects. By translating legal and technical AI requirements into clear, actionable strategies, you will help democratize these standards across IKEA globally, including adapting them to meet specific country needs. Your collaboration with our Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Legal teams will streamline and enhance our digital ethics assessment processes. Together with product teams and data scientists, you will establish metrics for robustness, fairness, transparency, and accountability in AI, ensuring our technologies uphold human dignity and contribute positively to sustainability efforts. Who we are looking for Ideally, you hold a Master's Degree or higher in Artificial Intelligence or a related field, are early in your career, either freshly graduated, or have a few years of working experience, and are in love with the idea of applying your skills to work for a humane, people-centric company. We are looking for co-workers who are: * Positive thinkers and generators of new ideas.* Enthusiastic about embracing the challenges that lie ahead.* Proactive in problem-solving and decision-making.* Collaborative, and committed to IKEA's core values.* Focused, curious, and thirsty for knowledge and improvement.* Intent on career growth and opportunities.* Embody the mission of IKEA and are committed to upholding its values of sustainability, responsibility, and inclusivity. You ideally have: * A Master’s Degree or PhD in Artificial Intelligence, or related field.* Demonstrated experience in assessing current and emerging risk associated with Artificial Intelligence.* Experience developing frameworks for ethical implications around the future of AI.* Excellent communication skills and can translate AI jargon into easy-to-understand strategies for non-technical stakeholders.* Good grasp of deep learning techniques and their foundation.* Good knowledge of relevant programming languages (ideally Python), including an understanding of concepts from functionaland/or object-oriented coding paradigms, and a good grasp of large data manipulation with SQL.* Good knowledge of IKEA's corporate identity, core values and vision of creating a better everyday life for the many people. Together as a team Some of the perks that we offer: * A workplace where you can be yourself* Equal pay (our salaries are set independently of race, gender, age, or other individual characteristics)* Continuous opportunities for learning* Co-worker discount* World’s greatest colleagues* Latest technology and lots of data challenges Join us on our journey to shape the future of AI at IKEA while upholding our commitment to ethical and responsible practices. Together, we can create meaningful impact and improve the everyday lives of the many people. Questions and support? Let's connect! ou will be reporting to the AI Adoption & Governance manager, Ingka Digital. The role is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. For any questions about the recruitment process, please reach out to Annette Björkquist-Åhstedt at As you might know, in Sweden it’s common to take a few weeks of holiday during July, most people take over multiple weeks in a row; at IKEA we are no different. We believe in a healthy work-life balance and encourage our co-workers to take time to relax, recharge, and unwind. Because of this great benefit, we might take a bit longer to get back to you, we will return in August, and you should hear from us as soon as possible. Please note that we will be interviewing continuously. We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Werken bij IKEA Group is werken bij een leuke, inspirerende organisatie die zich razendsnel ontwikkelt. We zijn de grootste detailhandelaar van woonproducten ons team bestaat uit zo’n 5.000 enthousiaste collega’s. We ontwikkelen en pakken kansen – want als onze medewerkers groeien, groeit IKEA ook.
Waar je ook aan de slag gaat bij IKEA, je krijgt te maken met allerlei verschillende mensen, elk met hun eigen achtergrond en vaardigheden. Bij ons mag je namelijk altijd jezelf zijn!

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