7 OCTOBER 2019 | 16:00 – 19:30 | AMSTERDAM

Kick off your World AI week with a healthy dose of Responsible AI insights


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Responsible AI

The R.AI conference will center around ALLAI’s mission to involve entire society in achieving Responsible AI and is the first in a series of R.AI Conferences to be held throughout Europe.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to have significant advantages for society. As with every disruptive technology, AI also entails risks and complex policy challenges in areas such as safety and monitoring, socio-economic aspects, ethics and privacy, reliability, to name a few.

To fully reap the benefits and opportunities of Al and at the same adequately address the risks and challenges collaboration between all stakeholders is necessary. This is what we call Responsible AI.

In plenary sessions and working groups, with a great number of high level expert speakers and panelists from different parts of society, we will discuss topics such as the ethical and legal implications of AI, AI and work, the societal impact of AI, AI in Europe (a.o. the work of the High Level Expert Group on AI) and high impact AI such as facial recognition, lethal autonomous weapons.

Key take aways:

  • A full update on the latest developments in Responsible AI presented by the international top-experts in the field
  • Insight in the state of affairs in the EU on AI as a result of the Ethics Guidelines on Trustworthy AI and AI Policy and Investment Recommendations of the High Level Expert Group on AI
  • Insight in the ethical, legal and societal impact of AI and means to go from principles to practice
  • Knowledge of ‘High Impact AI applications‘ such as facial recognition, affect recognition, lethal autonomous weapons, predictive policing etc.
  • Meet the Responsible AI trail blazers, including four members of the EU High Level Expert Group on AI

First Confirmed Speakers

Prof. Virginia Dignum

Prof. Virginia Dignum

Umea University
Kathalijne Buitenweg

Kathalijne Buitenweg

Member of the Dutch Parliament
Catelijne Muller, LLM

Catelijne Muller, LLM

President ALLAI
Dr. Robert Went

Dr. Robert Went

Prof. Barry O’Sullivan

Prof. Barry O’Sullivan

President EurAI
Ass. Prof. Aimee van Wynsberghe

Ass. Prof. Aimee van Wynsberghe

TU Delft
Prof. Dagmar Monett-Diaz

Prof. Dagmar Monett-Diaz

HRW Berlin
Prof. Claes de Vreese

Prof. Claes de Vreese

University of Amsterdam
Jan Kleijssen

Jan Kleijssen

Council of Europe


15:30 - Doors Open

Participants can arrive at 15:30 and have a welcome coffee or tea and start networking.

16:00 - Opening Keynote Speech: AI, Human-in-Command

Catelijne Muller, President of ALLAI and Member of the High Level Expert Group on AI will open the Conference with a Keynote Speech: “AI: Human-in-Command”

16:15 - Plenary Panel on Responsible AI

High level panel on Responsible AI to discuss the need for an ethically, legally and socially responsible development and use of artificial intelligence, the work of the High Level Expert Group on AI, the Dutch position on AI and more. Panelists include:

  • Kathalijne Buitenweg, Member of the Dutch Parliament (GroenLinks), President of the Special Parliamentary Committee on Digitization
  • Virginia Dignum, Co-founder ALLAI, Professor of Ethical and Social AI, Umea University, Sweden
  • Robert Went, Economist, Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR
  • Aimee van Wynsberghe, Co-founder ALLAI, Assistant Professor of Ethics and Robotics, TUDelft
  • Barry O’Sullivan, Advisor ALLAI, Professor of AI, Cork University, Ireland

17:00 - Book launch: "Responsible AI" by Virginia Dignum

Virginia Dignum will launch and present her book “Responsible AI”

17:15 - AI and Human Rights : the Council of Europe’s role

Jan Kleijssen, Director of Information Society and Action against Crime

17:25 - Official Announcements

ALLAI will make a number of official announcements

17:30 - Break with Drinks & Bites

Refreshments and some bites to keep you going…

17:45 - Breakout Session I: Responsible AI, from Principles to Action

In this breakout session participants will discuss on how to start implementing and applying Responsible AI in practice, diving deeper into the ethical, legal and societal implications of AI.

  • Chair: Virginia Dignum
  • Expert co-referent: Dagmar Monnett-Diaz, Professor in Computer Science, Berlin School of Economics and Law
  • Expert co-referent: Barry O’Sullivan, Advisor ALLAI, Professor of AI, Cork University, Ireland

17:45 - Breakout Session II: High Impact AI

In this breakout session participants will discuss high impact AI applications or uses, such as facial recognition, biometric recognition, affect computing, the impact of AI on democratic processes, AI & the military, etc.

  • Chair: Catelijne Muller
  • Expert co-referent: Claes de Vreese, Professor in AI, VU Amsterdam
  • Expert co-referent: Aimee van Wynsberghe, Co-founder ALLAI, Assistant Professor of Ethics and Robotics, TUDelft

18:45 - Plenary Debate: Outcomes of the Breakout Sessions

In the closing plenary session, a participant of each breakout session will present the outcomes as well as a position that encountered the most debate in their group. This position will be further discussed in a plenary session where participants can take a pro or contra positions.


19:25 - Closing Remarks

19:30 - Networking Drinks and Bites & Official Opening Reception of WAIW

  • Networking drinks & bites
  • Official Opening Reception of World AI Week by Sarah Coles-Porter

Reasons to attend


    Learn all about Responsible AI, such as the ethical, legal and societal implications of AI, its capabilities and limitations and discuss solutions for Responsible AI.

  • MEET

    Meet the Responsbile AI trailblazers who have set the scene and now drive the discussions, research and development in the field of Responsible AI.


    Network with like minded people and organizations from all parts of society. Find opportunities to join forces and collaborate on Responsible AI.

  • JOIN

    Join ALLAI’s Responsible AI Community to help advance the mission and vision of Responsible AI and benefit from ALLAI’s knowledge and activities.



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