ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE



ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Promises and challenges of Artificial Intelligence post COVID-19

16:55 – 17:10 CEST – 6 May 2021

Introduction

Madeleine de Cock Buning, Professor, School of Transnational Governance, EUI

Address

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, European Commission



Development: Towards human centric AI

17:15 – 17:50 CEST – 6 May 2021

Moderator

Madeleine de Cock Buning, Professor, School of Transnational Governance, EUI

Speakers

Dominik Bösl, Professor, Hochschule der Bayerischen Wirtschaft and Founder and Chairman, Robotic and A.I Governance Foundation

Joanna Bryson,
Professor of Ethics and Technology, Hertie School

Andrew Wyckoff,
Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

While Europe continues to lag behind the US and China in the AI-development race, the EU ramps up its efforts to establish a governance and regulatory framework on AI. The development of AI can boost global economic growth and provide unprecedented opportunities for sustainable digital development worldwide. AI can make decision-making more efficient and contribute to finding solutions for societal challenges. At the same time, concerns about AI disrupting social interactions and fundamental rights or replacing humans at work are still widespread. AI governance requires careful steering between stimulating innovation and building societal trust. In the post COVID- 19 recovery, the EU has an important window of opportunity to shape the development of human-centric AI systems. While the US strives to maintain its competitive advantage in global AI leadership, will Europe be able to propose an alternative human-centric model focused on ethical and regulatory aspects?

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

17:55 – 18:05 CEST – 6 May 2021

Video overview

State of tech by Paul Verschure, Professor, Institut de Bioengiyeria de Catalunya


Deployment: Fundamental rights and biases in AI

18:05 – 18:50 CEST – 6 May 2021

Moderator

Madeleine de Cock Buning, Professor, School of Transnational Governance, EUI

Speakers

Urs Gasser, Executive Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, and Professor of Practice, Harvard Law

Miguel Poiares Maduro, School of Transnational Governance, EUI

Sandra Wachter, Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Given the major impact that AI has on society, fundamental rights including human dignity and privacy protection are increasingly central to its deployment. Public and private organisations that use AI systems play a key role in ensuring that the systems they use and the products and services they offer meet appropriate standards of transparency, non-discrimination and fairness. European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen announced AI as a priority; the first EC regulatory framework is expected in 2021. Will legislation be able to (re)build consumers’ trust? Will a common European approach accelerate the uptake of AI throughout different sectors? What role will the ethics guidelines of the EU High-Level Expert Group on AI have? How can we build a flexible transnational regulatory framework to avoid hindering innovation whilst being respectful for fundamental rights and public values? While different countries are increasingly looking to the adoption of regulation to ensure ‘trustworthy’ AI as a tool to shape AI deployment by stakeholders, what transnational effort is required to steer global collaboration towards responsible uses of AI?

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