February 7-11th, 2022, online

AI & Ethics Week​

Artificial Intelligence holds great promise for the economy and society. It has also led to the explosion of new ethical challenges, such as biased decision making, filter bubbles, data protection, face recognition, deep fakes and cyber security.
During this week we aim to create awareness of the ethical and privacy dilemmas with AI, explored from 4 different angles:
  • business impact – discussing recent AI-related events involving tech giants in terms of business risk, governance, accountability and transparency
  • cultural – discussing cultural differences towards ethical AI
  • technological – how is research contributing to the ethical challenges and where is it heading?
  • regulatory – how the EU intends to regulate AI and are public concerns effectively addressed in order to improve AI’s trustworthiness?
To obtain your Zoom link for the webinar please click below to register. Registration is free but mandatory.
This EPFL event is organized jointly by the College of Humanities (CDH) and the Center for Digital Trust (C4DT).

Featured Speakers & Panelists

Prof. Yaniv Benhamou, UNIGE

Thursday, 10/02/2022, 15h30-17h00: Moderator of the “Regulation and Policies” session

Monique Cossali Sauvain, Federal Office of Justice, Switzerland

Thursday, 10/02/2022, 15h30-17h00: Panelist of the “Regulation and Policies” session

Marie-Valentine Florin, IRGC, EPFL

Friday, 11/02/2022, 10h00-12h00: Moderator of workshop

Prof. Öykü Isik, IMD

Monday, 07/02/2022, 15h30-17h00: Moderator of “Business Impact” session

Cornelia Kutterer, Microsoft, Brussels

Thursday, 10/02/2022, 15h30-17h00: Panelist of “Regulation and Policies” session

Dr. Adam Nagy, Harvard University

Tuesday, 08/02/2022, 15h30-17h00: Panelist of “Culture and Ethics” session

Dr. Beatrice Schütte, University of Helsinki

Tuesday, 08/02/2022, 15h30-17h00: Panelist of “Culture and Ethics” session

Rebecca Arcesati, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)

Tuesday, 08/02/2022, 15h30-17h00: Panelist of the “Culture and Ethics” session

Dr. Guillaume Chaslot, Direction Générale des Entreprises

Monday, 07/02/2022, 15h30-17h00: Speaker of “Business Impact” session

Dr. Jessica Fjeld, Harvard Law School

Tuesday, 08/02/2022, 15h30-17h00: Panelist of “Culture and Ethics” session

Dr. Lê Nguyen Hoang, IC, EPFL

Monday, 07/02/2022, 15h30-17h00: Speaker of “Business Impact” session
Wednesday, 09/02/2022, 15h30-17h00: Moderator of “Research” session

Eva A. Kaili, European Parliament

Thursday, 10/02/2022, 15h30-17h00: Speaker and panelist of “Regulation and Policies” session

Dr. Cecily Morrison, Microsoft

Wednesday, 09/02/2022, 15h30-17h00: Speaker of “Research” session

Dr. Johan Rochel, Ethix & CDH, EPFL

Tuesday, 08/02/2022, 15h30-17h00: Moderator of “Culture and Ethics” session

Prof. Carmela Troncoso, IC, EPFL

Wednesday, 09/02/2022, 15h30-17h00: Speaker of “Research” session

Schedule

Monday, 7th of February 2022

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15:30 – 17:00

business impact session

Content

discussing recent AI-related events involving tech giants in terms of business risk, governance, accountability and transparency in order to illustrate the business impact of AI Ethics
– Google on governance
– Facebook Files on business risk and accountability
– Amazon and Youtube (owned by Google) on precipitated (NLP) technology and transparency

Speakers

– Dr. Lê Nguyen Hoang, Science Researcher & Communicator, School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC), EPFL
– Dr. Guillaume Chaslot, Senior Scientific Expert in AI and Datascience, Direction Générale des Entreprises, previously Software Engineer, Google

Moderator

Prof. Öykü Isik, Professor of Digital Strategy and Cybersecurity, IMD Business School

Tuesday, 8th of February 2022

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15:30 – 17:00

Culture and Ethics session

Content

discussing cultural differences towards Ethical AI: China, US, Europe – 3 diverging views

Speakers

– US: Dr. Jessica Fjeld, Assistant Director, Cyberlaw Clinic, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society & Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
– US: Dr. Adam Nagy, Research Associate at Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
– CHINA: Rebecca Arcesati, Analyst, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)
– EU: Dr. Beatrice Schütte, Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki

Moderator

Dr. Johan Rochel, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Lab for Innovation Ethics (Ethix) & Postdoctoral Researcher at College of Humanities (CDH), EPFL

Wednesday, 9th of February 2022

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15:30 – 17:00

Research session

Content

– Current: How research is contributing to the ethical AI challenges?
– Future: Where is research heading in the field of Ethical AI?

Speakers

– Prof. Carmela Troncoso, Head of Security and Privacy Engineering Lab (SPRING), School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC), EPFL
– Dr. Cecily Morrison, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research Cambridge

Moderator

Dr. Lê Nguyen Hoang, Science Researcher & Communicator, EPFL

Thursday, 10th of February 2022

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15:30 – 17:00

Regulation and Policies session

Content

unpacking EU’s daft AI regulation: How will AI be regulated in the EU?
– Analysis:  strengths and weaknesses? Does it address public concerns effectively in order to improve AI’s trustworthiness?
– Switzerland: What is the position/strategy of CH regarding AI regulation and data access?
– What are the next steps?

Speakers

– Monique Cossali Sauvain, Head of the Legislative Projects and Method Unit, Federal Office of Justice (FOJ), Switzerland
– Eva A. Kaili, Member of EU Parliament
– Prof. Michael Veale, Lecturer in Digital Rights and Regulation, Faculty of Laws, University College London, UK
– Cornelia Kutterer, Senior Director, EU Government Affairs, AI, Privacy and Digital Policies, Microsoft Brussels

Moderator

Prof. Yaniv Benhamou, Digital law at the Faculty of Law, University of Geneva

Friday, 11th of February 2022

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10:00 - 12:00

C4DT Partner Workshop (by invitation only)

Content

discussing
regulation and compliance: how can companies prepare in order to comply with the forthcoming regulations?
governance and operationalization: Best practices. How to create inclusive governance frameworks?
ethics and innovation: Does ethics throttle business and / or innovation? How to create value out of ethics?

Moderator

Marie-Valentine Florin, Managing Director, International Risk Governance Center (IRGC), EPFL

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