ALLAI co-organises Public Closing Event of Lorentz Workshop: The Future of AI

On the occasion of the Lorentz Workshop “The Future of AI: Ethical, Legal and Societal Issues”, that takes place from 28 January to 1 February, the workshop organisers together with ALLAI, are proud to organise the public closing event of the workshop on February 1 from 15.00 – 16.30.

In the near future, we will all experience Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications making decisions and acting in a wide range of domains, including transportation, finance, health-care, education, public safety and security, entertainment, manufacturing, and others. AI applications increasingly act as autonomous actors that can make independent decisions of which the justification is often hard or impossible to understand. The greater impact of decisions by AI systems means that not only a multi-disciplinary approach to design and use of AI is needed but also that a continuous global debate should be maintained with all stakeholders.

During the event, the main results of the Lorentz Workshop will be presented, and a multidisciplinary group of experts will discuss the ethical, societal and ethical impact and position of AI systems, about possible governance models and about the European position on the research and development of AI technology. A wide range of experts will give their views, including:

  • Maxim Februari, writer, philosopher of law, columnist for NRC
  • Bennie Mols, Freelance science journalist, specialised in artificial intelligence and robotics
  • Catelijne Muller, President ALLAI & Member of the EU High Level Expert Group on AI
  • Alexander Rinnooy Kan, member of the Senate, UvA
  • Peter-Paul Verbeek, Philosophy Lab, University of Twente
  • Aimee van Wynsberghe, TU Delft and Foundation for Responsible Robotics, co-founder ALLAI
  • Virginia Dignum, Umeå University, co-founder ALLAI (moderator)

After the event, there is opportunity to further discuss with organisers, panellists and other participants.

 1 February 2019

 15.00 – 16.30

 Lorentz center, Leiden University, Havingazaal, Gorlaeus Laboratorium, Einsteinweg 55

Free (registration is mandatory due to limited room capacity)

 jonkers@lorentzcenter.nl, indicating your name and affiliation

Credits: Image by Johannes Plenio, poster design: SuperNova Studios

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