Vibhav Mithal to support MKAI as newly appointed Head of Community

Milton Keynes, England, MAR. 10, 2021

MKAI is proud to announce Vibhav Mithal as our Head of Community. As a volunteer, he will contribute to managing and directing the discussions from the members of the community. Helping MKAI to become an even closer community and to share the ideas and wisdom that come from our discussions and our diverse thinking.

Vibhav practises Intellectual Property law and is a Managing Associate at Anand and Anand, India’s leading Intellectual Property law firm. He has been an integral part of many path breaking litigations that have shaped Indian IPR jurisprudence. A graduate of the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (NUJS), one of India’s top law schools, Vibhav has also pursued an LLM in Intellectual Property Law from Boston University School of Law as an LLM Scholar.

Vibhav is a regular contributor to various publications and has written for the Managing Intellectual Property magazine and Computer and Telecommunications Law Review. He has also contributed to the India Chapter in Global Patent Litigation: How and Where to Win, (3rd Edition, 2019) published by Bloomberg Law, to the India Chapter in Intellectual Property Law Review published by the Law Reviews (8th Edition, 2019 and 9th Edition, 2020) and to the India Chapter in Patent Litigation Review (4th Edition, 2021).

An AI enthusiast, Vibhav also currently serves on the Peer Review Board of the Journal – AI & Ethics, published by Springer and is a Contributor at ForHumanity.

“We are at a very important juncture here and the best part of MKAI is the open dialogue. AI needs to be demystified, it needs to be understood and most importantly, it has to be applied in an Ethical and Inclusive manner. These terms by itself require people to agree on what they actually mean. The beauty of MKAI is that by engaging and involving people from different walks of life, who have their own experiences in their journey of AI, the community as a whole has inherent diversity that in my view places it at a unique position to spread the message of AI. We need to "act" in AI, yes. But before we "act", we must "understand". And to do that, we must "converse". As Head of Community at MKAI, I seek to identify and drive this important dialogue on AI”

“Vibhav has been an exemplar member of MKAI. Driving this community to ever higher standards of integrity and inclusiveness. I am astounded by his curiosity, capabilities and passion for learning. He impresses me every day with his competence in many diverse fields. Following Vibhav's success in helping to create an open-minded culture throughout MKAI, and fostering a spirit of open-mindedness and respectful exchange of ideas and beliefs, I have asked him to take on the voluntary role of MKAI Head of Community. I have a profound appreciation that he accepted and gratitude that he will help us to build the reach and impact of the MKAI community further and wider. We believe that AI must be ethical and inclusive and we believe in Vibhav's leadership abilities to help us in this journey. Welcome aboard Vibhav Mithal."

MKAI is the responsible AI community that engages in open-minded conversation, events and crowdsourced projects around artificial intelligence themes such as; ethics, inclusivity, privacy and sustainability. It attracts people from different walks of life, with different experiences, driving its strength and impact from its diversity and inclusiveness.

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