About the Conference

Official Opening Event of WorldAIWeek 2023

  • Responsible AI state of play

    Since the first edition of ALLAI’s Responsible AI Conference in 2019, the world has seen many great initiatives to ensure that AI is developed and used responsibly. We will reflect on the state of play of responsible AI. 

  • The AI Act - where are we now?

    The negotiations on the European AI Act have started. What are the positions of the negotiating parties? What can be expected as a final outcome? High Level speakers will reflect.

  • Psychological patterns of AI

    AI can influence our behavior and psychology. How can we protect our human integrity and autonomy?

  • AI Treaty Fireside Chat

    The second major AI regulation is being negotiated at the Council of Europe: the AI Treaty. Jan Kleijssen and Catelijne Muller are part of the ALLAI delegation at the negotiating table and you can ask them anything.

  • GenAI, GPAI, Foundation Models

    This year was the year of ChatGPT, StableDiffusion, Bloom, Bard and many other generative, general purpose and foundational models. What are the ethical, legal and social implications of these developments? Experts reflect.


Brando Benifei

Member of the European Parliament, Co-rapporteur of the AI Act

Jan Kleijssen

Member of the ALLAI Advisory Board; Frmr. Director at the Council of Europe

Irina Orssich

Team leader AI, DG Connect, Europan Commission, co-author AI Act

Catelijne Muller

Co-founder and President ALLAI; Frmr. Member High Level Expert Group on AI; Member OECD Expert Group on AI Incidents

Laura Caroli

Senior Policy Advisor European Parliament, Office of Brando Benifei, AI-Act negotiating team

Pamela Wille

German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection

Juraj Čorba

Slovak Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatisation

Jelle Zuidema

Assoc. Prof. of Computational Linguistics & Explainable AI. Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, UvA

Abhinay Pandya

NLP, data science and AI expert, scientist at Philips

Antske Fokkens

Prof. dr. in Computational Linguistics and Text Mining, VU Amsterdam

Mark Leiser

Professor of Digital Legal and Platform Regulation, VU Amsterdam

Marc Steen

Senior Research Scientist, TNO

Lenneke Hoedemaker

Professional Moderator


  • 14.00
    Welcome and Keynote
    Responsible AI State of Play
  • Catelijne Muller, President ALLAI, OECD Expert Group on AI Incidents
  • 14.15
    Key message
    The European AI Act
  • Brando Benifei, Member European Parliament, Co-rapporteur AI Act
  • 14.25
    High Level Panel
    Regulating AI
  • Irina Orssich, European Commission, Team leader AI
    Pamela Wille, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection
    Juraj Čorba, Slovak Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatisation
  • 15.05
    Psychological Patterns and the AI Act
  • Prof. Mark Leiser, VU Amsterdam
  • 15.20
    Fireside chat
    The impact of AI on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law
  • Jan Kleijssen, Former Human Rights Director Council of Europe, Advisor ALLAI
    Catelijne Muller, Advisor on AI & Human Rights Democracy and the Rule of Law to the Council of Europe
  • 15.40
    Expert Panel
    Foundation Models & Generative AI
  • Prof. Antske Fokkens, VU Amsterdam
    Prof. Jelle Zuidema, UvA, Institute for Logic and Language Computation
    Abhinay Pandya, NLP expert at Philips
    Marc Steen, Senior researcher at TNO
  • 16.25
    Opening WorldAI Week
  • Sarah Coles-Porter, InspiredMinds
  • 16.30
    Closing, Drinks & Bites

Official Opening

World AI Week 2023

Sarah Coles-Porter

Join us for drinks and good conversations!


Amsterdam Science Park 900, Amsterdam

NS train station: Amsterdam Science Park

A10 exit: S113

Parking: P7 Amsterdam Science Park