Nikita Lukianets


Nikita Lukianets works in R&D with interests ultimately related to the fields of AI and cognitive computing. As a consultant, he is typically involved in working with the founding teams to develop product and technology roadmaps and to help in building a user-focused culture. He brings hands-on experience in human-computer interaction, machine learning, and cybersecurity. Nikita is a Founder of the Open Ethics initiative ( that fosters the inclusive dialogue between experts and citizens to design systems where humans and AI successfully work together. He is also a Co-founder of PocketConfidant AI (, a 24/7 coaching technology powered by artificial intelligence. Nikita Lukianets has more than 10 years of experience in software design and development and has partnered with multiple organizations to help them build human-centered interfaces. While working in Microsoft at Developer and Platform Evangelism Division, he led a startup support program, helping young technology companies to develop their products for scale. Nikita has contributed as an invited industry expert to the SHERPA project, an EU-funded project which analyses how AI and big data analytics impact ethics and human rights. He is a member of IEEE, contributing author at IETF, and a member of the Committee for Artificial Intelligence at the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine. Nikita received an MBA in innovation management from Politecnico di Milano School of Management and M.Sc. in Applied Physics from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.

Open Ethics

Open Ethics for AI regulation is like Creative Commons for the content. Open Ethics helps to clearly communicate purpose of any AI system and its usage guideline in a standardized and explicit way. It is a global inclusive initiative with the mission to engage citizens, legislators, engineers, and subject-matter experts into a transparent design process of solutions backed by artificial intelligence to make a positive societal impact. While human-level artificial intelligence has not been achieved yet, the implications that arise from the integration of AI into human societies are visible in the narrow fields already. By understanding how people live their values, businesses can and must instill ethical frameworks into the technologies of the future.