The First Global Forum on the Ethics of AI, with the theme, “Ensuring inclusion in the AI world”, will be hosted by the Czech Republic on 13th December
2022 in Prague, under the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union and under the patronage of UNESCO. It marks an important milestone
towards building a robust international coalition ensuring the ethical development and use of AI worldwide following the adoption of the Recommendation of the
Ethics of AI in November 2021.
The Forum will take stock of the national efforts to promote the ethical development and use of AI and identify the best regulatory practices and institutional
settings to ensure the ethical development of these technologies. Invited experts will analyse how the UNESCO Recommendation can support the EU’s efforts to advance
value-based technological development, bringing the European perspective to a global level. The strong sense of ownership of UNESCO’s Recommendation by all
countries, including the developing ones, will ensure a high level of engagement.
8:00 - 9:00 Coffee and check-in
Introductory remarks by Jan Lipavský, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, representing the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Introductory remarks by Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO (video)
Introductory remarks by Mario Nava, Director General, Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM) (virtual)
Setting the scene: Staying Ahead of the Curve on Ethical AI
UNESCO Recommendation on the Ethics of AI, Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director General for Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO
Ensuring an ethical path for AI, Stuart J. Russell, Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley (virtual)
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee Break
Building Institutional Infrastructures for ethical AI
Chair and Moderator: Ivan Bartoš, Deputy Prime Minister for Digitalisation and Minister of Regional Development of the Czech Republic
Participants: Ministers from EU and non-EU countries
Argentina – Agustina Brizio, Under Secretary of State for Public Innovation of the Chief of Cabinet of Ministers' Office (virtual)
Austria - Michael Wiesmüller, Head of Department of Key Enabling Technologies for Industrial Innovations: ICT, Manufacturing and Nanotechnologies Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology
Belgium – Petra De Sutter, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration, Public Enterprises, Telecommunication and the Postal Services
Chile - Carolina Gainza Cortés, Under-Secretary of Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation
Czech Republic – Petr Očko, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade
Ecuador - María de los Ángeles Pacheco, Director of Innovation and Technology Transfer (virtual)
Indonesia – Hammam Riza, Head of KORIKA, the Collaboration to Accelerate Indonesian Artificial Intelligence Innovation (virtual)
Lithuania - Laimonas Talat Kelpša, Ambassador of Lithuania to the Czech Republic
Mexico - Rodrigo Riojas Martínez, Head of the Department of Cooperation with Mesoamerica and the Caribbean, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Republic of Korea - Yul Uhm, Director General, Artificial Intelligence Policy Bureau, Ministry of Science and ICT (virtual)
Romania - Ioan Istrate, Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitization
Slovenia - Igor Papič, Minister of Education, Science and Sport
Spain - Salvador Estevan Martínez, Director General of Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation (virtual)
United Kingdom - Sam Cannicott, Deputy Director, UK Government’s Office for Artificial Intelligence (virtual)
CAF – Antonio Silveira, ManagerVice President for Infrastructure and Digital Transformation, CAF Development Bank (virtual)
UNESCO – Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director General for Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO
12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
Moderator:David Leslie, Director of Ethics and Responsible Innovation Research, The Alan Turing Institute
Elizabeth M. Renieris, Senior Research Associate, Oxford Institute for Ethics in AI
David Reichel, Justice, Digital and Migration Unit, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
Ravi Naik, Legal Director at AWO
Alžběta Solarczyk Krausová, Legal Scholar at the Department of Private Law of the Institute of State and Law of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Doaa Abu Elyounes, Programme Specialist in Ethics of AI, Social and Human Sciences Sector, UNESCO
Q&A and Discussion
15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break
Moderator: Marek Havrda, Deputy Minister of European Affairs, Czech Republic
John Shawe-Taylor, Director of the International Research Centre On Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI)
Nayat Sánchez-Pi, Head of the Centre, French Institute for Research in Computer Science (Inria), Chile
Marek Rosa, CEO and Founder, GoodAI, Czech Republic
Radim Polčák, Head of the Institute of Law and Technology at the Masaryk University, Faculty of Law in Brno, Czech Republic
Juha Heikkilä, Advisor for Artificial Intelligence, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology, European Commission
Elham Tabassi, Chief of Staff, Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States (virtual)
Lynn H. Kaack, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy at the Hertie School, and Co-founder and Chair of Climate Change AI (virtual)
Q&A and Discussion
17:45 - 18:00 Conclusions and Outcomes
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Jan Lipavský became the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic on December 17, 2021.
Prior to becoming minister, Jan Lipavský entered government as a parliamentary representative. He served four years in the Chamber of Deputies as the Vice-Chairman on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Committee on Defense. Likewise, he was on three other committees: the Standing Committee on Hybrid Threats, the Subcommittee on Migration and Asylum Policy, and the Subcommittee on Defense, Cyber, and Security Policy and Strategic Concepts of the Czech Republic. Lipavský specializes primarily in energy and international security and hybrid threats.
Before entering politics, he pursued a career in the private sector in the field of banking information technologies. He worked for companies such as McKinsey & Company, Euro RSCG, ZOOT, Total Solutions, and Moro Systems.
Jan Lipavský was born in Prague, where he grew up and completed grammar school. He went on to graduate with a degree in International Area Studies from Charles University’s Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of International Studies. During his studies, he spent a year abroad at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom.
Director-General of UNESCO
A graduate of France’s Ecole Nationale d’Administration and of the Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques, she holds a diploma in Business Administration from the University of Lancaster (UK).
Having worked in the sector of culture since the start of her professional career, Audrey Azoulay has notably focused on the funding of French public broadcasting and on the reform and modernization of France’s film support system. She has also served the European Commission providing her expertise on issues concerning culture and communication.
In 2014, as an advisor on culture to the President of the French Republic, she notably initiated the development of a protection plan for heritage in danger, which she was able to implement in 2016 as Minister of Culture and Communication. She has also prioritized improving children’s access to culture with the launch of artistic and cultural education school programmes “Création en cours” and created innovative cultural outreach programmes for people in remote and vulnerable areas “Microfolies”.
With a longstanding commitment in favour of intercultural and intergenerational dialogue to advance education for all and the dissemination of scientific and cultural knowledge, she is determined to maintain this commitment as the head of UNESCO.
Director General, Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM)
Mario Nava holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Bocconi University (1989), an MA in Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (1992) and a PhD in Public Finance from the London School of Economics (1996). Mario joined the European Commission in 1994 and held various senior positions. Since June 2020 he is the Director General of the DG for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM). Prior to that, from October 2018 till June 2020, he was the Director for “horizontal policies” in the Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union Directorate-General.
From 2016 to April 2018, he was Director of the “Financial System Surveillance and Crisis Management” Directorate and, from 2011 to 2016, Director of the “Regulation and Prudential Supervision of Financial Institutions”.
Previously, he was head of the “Banking and Financial Conglomerates” Unit, of the Financial Markets Infrastructure Unit, a member of the Group of Policy Advisers of the EU Commission President, Prof. Romano Prodi, and a member of the Cabinet of the Competition Commissioner, Prof. Mario Monti. Alongside his current work, he is active in research and teaching. He is currently visiting professor at Bocconi University (Milan) and at Solvay Business School (Brussels) and has been teaching in several universities in Europe and Latin America.
Assistant Director General for Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO
Gabriela Ramos is the Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO, where she oversees the contributions of the institution to build inclusive and peaceful societies. Her agenda includes the achievement of social inclusion and gender equality, advancing youth development, promotion of values through sports, anti-racism and anti-discriminatory agenda and ethics of artificial intelligence. Her appointment at UNESCO allows her to continue supporting an agenda of inclusive growth, and the respect of human rights and human dignity.
Prior to this position, Ms. Ramos served as the Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20/G7/APEC in the OECD, contributing to the global agenda as well as leading the OECD's New Approaches to Economic Challenges, Inclusive Growth Initiative, Gender Strategy, and the work on well-being and children. In 2019, she launched the Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) platform, bringing together 40 major multinational companies committed to reducing inequalities.
Stuart J. Russell
Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley
Stuart J. Russell
Stuart Russell received his B.A. with first-class honours in physics from Oxford University in 1982 and his Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford in 1986. He then joined the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley, where he is Professor (and formerly Chair) of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and holder of the Smith-Zadeh Chair in Engineering. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery at UC San Francisco and Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum's Council on AI and Robotics.
Russell is a recipient of the Presidential Young Investigator Award of the National Science Foundation, the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award, the World Technology Award (Policy category), the Mitchell Prize of the American Statistical Association and the International Society for Bayesian Analysis, the ACM Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, and the AAAI/EAAI Outstanding Educator Award. In 1998, he gave the Forsythe Memorial Lectures at Stanford University and from 2012 to 2014 he held the Chaire Blaise Pascal in Paris. He is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
His research covers a wide range of topics in artificial intelligence including machine learning, probabilistic reasoning, knowledge representation, planning, real-time decision making, multi-target tracking, computer vision, computational physiology, global seismic monitoring, and philosophical foundations. His books include "The Use of Knowledge in Analogy and Induction", "Do the Right Thing: Studies in Limited Rationality" (with Eric Wefald), and "Artificial Intelligence: a Modern Approach" (with Peter Norvig). His current concerns include the threat of autonomous weapons and the long-term future of artificial intelligence and its relation to humanity.
Deputy Prime Minister for Digitalisation and Minister of Regional Development of the Czech Republic
Ivan Bartoš has been the leader of Česká pirátská strana (the Czech Pirate Party) for many years, and was one of its founders in 2009. He has been a member of the Parliament of the Czech Republic since autumn 2017, and also defended his mandate in 2021. He spent four years in the Chamber as chair of the Committee on Public Administration and Regional Development; in addition to this, he has also been involved in fields such as digitisation.
Ivan Bartoš was born in Jablonec nad Nisou in North Bohemia. At the age of seventeen he went to study in the United States, where he passed his final examinations. He then also passed the Czech school-leaving examination at the U Balvanu Grammar School in his home town. When he was nineteen he started to study at two universities in Prague: theology at the Hussite Theological Faculty, and information and library studies at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University. He eventually decided to focus more on information studies, in which he obtained a Ph.D. During his studies he returned once again to the United States, where he completed one semester at the Department of Computer Science at the University of New Orleans.
His professional career has included several posts at Czech and multinational IT companies, such as Newton IT, Monster Worldwide, and T-Mobile; he also launched the employment portal Air Jobs.
Under Secretary of State for Public Innovation of the Chief of Cabinet of Ministers' Office Argentina
Agustina Brizio is a lawyer from the University of Buenos Aires, with a masters degree in public policy at Torcuato Di Tella University, and has postgraduate studies in economics and finance from Pompeu Fabra University and regional development and integration from FLACSO.
Currently she is the Undersecretary of Information Technologies in the Secretariat of Public Innovation of the Chief of Cabinet of Ministers of Nation, with more tan ten years of experience on telecommunications and ICTs international and regulatory affairs at the argentinean regulator.
She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Argentine Chapter of the Internet Society and Vice chair of the Telecommunications Development Advisory Group of the International Telecommunication Union.
Head of Department of Key Enabling Technologies for Industrial Innovations: ICT, Manufacturing and Nanotechnologies Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology Austria
Trained in the humanities (degree in philosophy of science), he worked for several years as a freelance researcher and later as a management consultant at A.T. Kearney, joining the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) in the late 1990s. He is currently head of the Department for Key Technologies for Industrial Innovation in Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology. The department's main responsibilities include shaping innovation policy for high-tech industries, national R&D strategies and programmes in these areas, and all areas of international R&D policy and coordination. He has served, among others, as Austrian delegate to the European ICT Programme, as Governance Board member of the JTI's ECSEL, as Director of the EUREKA clusters ITEA 3 and CATRENE and Austrian Lead Delegate to the Key Enabling Technologies. He represents Austria in various Mirror Groups of the European Technology Platforms and in several European policy coordination initiatives. Specific initiatives initiated in his department in recent years include the Industry 4.0 measures, Pilot Factories, Silicon Austria, Austria's AI strategy and national lighthouse projects such as Data Market Austria or Trustworthy Internet of Things.
Petra De Sutter
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration, Public Enterprises, Telecommunication and the Postal Services Belgium
Petra De Sutter
Petra De Sutter was sworn in on the 1st October 2020 as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Public Administration, Public Enterprises, Telecommunication and Post under Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. After a long career as a gynaecologist and fertility expert, she entered politics in 2014, as a member of the Flemish green party Groen, motivated by the desire to combat the use of harmful substances in everyday environments.
In the Belgian Senate and the Council of Europe, De Sutter championed women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, and tackled bio-ethical questions, including surrogacy and commercial egg donation. She is committed to a socially equitable Europe, and to improving the rights and protections of refugees and the LGBTQI+ community.
In 2019, De Sutter was elected to the European Parliament as the leading candidate for her party Groen. She was a member in the Committee on the Environment and Public Health, the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, and was the first Green Chair of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection.
As Minister responsible for Public Administration, Public Enterprises, Telecommunication and Post De Sutter will focus on the challenges of digitalisation and sustainability. The importance of a strong and well-run state is indeed more important than ever during this period of COVID-19. As Deputy Prime Minister, De Sutter will also be responsible for the green agenda within wider government policy. Thanks to her expertise and integrity, she is respected and trusted across party lines.
Carolina Gainza Cortés
Under-Secretary of Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation Chile
Carolina Gainza Cortés
Undersecrtary Gainza studied sociology and received her master’s degree in Latin American studies from the Universidad de Chile and her doctorate in Hispanic languages and literature from the University of Pittsburgh.
She has investigated diverse aspects of Latin America’s digital culture and in 2018 she published the book “Narrativas y Poéticas Digitales en América Latina. Producción literaria en el capitalismo informacional” (Digital Poetry and Narratives in Latin America. Literary production in IT capitalism).
She was one of the founders of the Asociación de Investigadores en Artes y Humanidades and was on its board of directors for five years.
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Czech Republic
Mr. Petr Očko, graduated from Information Management and European Integration at the University of Economics in Prague and from Ph.D. studies of Information Economics at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague. He started in 1998 in a small company that would now be labelled as a successful technology start up – the Globe Internet. As an expert in the European economic integration, he has been working at the Ministry of Finance since 2001 on the EU Structural Funds, since 2004 he worked as an advisor to the Deputy Minister of Finance for the financial market, and in 2006 he was appointed by the Government as a National Coordinator for the introduction of the euro. Since August 2007, he worked in the private sphere as an EU project coordinator for Telefónica O2. In 2009, he returned to the state administration as Chief Executive Officer for EU Budget and EU Funds at the Ministry of Transport, and since August 2010 he served as Section Director for EU Funds, Research and Development at the Ministry of Industry and Trade, where he was in charge for key programs to support industrial research and development, innovation and entrepreneurship. In 2012-2013 he was also in charge of the stabilization and development of the CzechInvest business and investment support agency as its entrusted CEO. Since 2015, he headed the Department of Financial Instruments and Project Management at the Ministry of Industry and Trade and prepared mainly the National Innovation Fund project or the transformation of the Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank. In March 2016, he was appointed by the Government as chairman of the Czech Republic's Technology Agency and successfully helped to develop support for applied research in key areas of the Czech Republic, including industry 4.0 and other major trends.
María de los Ángeles Pacheco Miranda
Director of Innovation and Technology Transfer of the Secretariat of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation Ecuador
María de los Ángeles Pacheco Miranda
María de los Ángeles Pacheco Miranda studied sociology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. She has Master's Degree in Social Problems at the Complutense University of Madrid and Specialization in Gender from the Flacso-Ecuador University.
Now she is Director of Innovation and Technology Transfer of the Secretariat of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of Ecuador (Senescyt).
Mrs. Pacheco has experience as Coordinator of Public Policy Management at the Technical Secretariat for Prevention of Drug Use (2016-2017), and as Director of Research at Senescyt (2017-2018).
President of Indonesia Collaborative AI Association (KORIKA) Indonesia
Dr. Riza hold Doctor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering (cum laude) from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Master of Science in Computer Science from University of Kentucky, USA and Bachelor in Electrical Engineering, majoring Electronics and Control System. He held government position as President (2019-2021), executive Chief Information Officer (CIO), Deputy Chairman (2014-2018) and Director of Centre for ICT (2010-2014) at the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology – BPPT, Government of Indonesia, delivering technological innovation to various ministries and agencies of Indonesian government and global research institutions. He was the Director of Science and Technology Information Network (IPTEKnet) BPPT, the first licensed internet service provider in Indonesia (1995). He is the President of Indonesia Collaborative AI Association (KORIKA), Chairman of Institute of Indonesia Technology Auditor (IATI), Vice President of ASEAN CIO Association (ACIOA), active senate member of Indonesia Internet Organization (PANDI), and the honorary member of Indonesian Telecommunication Society (MASTEL), the Supervisory Committee for Indonesian Internet Association (APJII). He has certification from Institute of Indonesian Engineers (BKE-PII) as Principal Professional Engineer (IPU), and received the Honorary Member of ASEAN engineers (AFEO).
Laimonas Talat Kelpša
Ambassador of Lithuania to the Czech Republic Lithuania
Laimonas Talat Kelpša
Laimonas Talat-Kelpša is a Lithuanian diplomat and civil servant, Advisor to the Prime Minister of Lithuania from 2011 to 2012, Lithuanian Ambassador to India from 2013 to 2018 and to the Czech Republic from 2020.
In 1998 he completed his bachelor's degree and in 2000 his master's degree at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University. From 1995 to 1998, he also studied at the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Oslo.
From 1998, he worked in the Chancellery of the President of Lithuania as Assistant to the President's Advisor for National Security and Foreign Policy (until 2001) and Presidential Referent for Foreign Policy (until 2003). In 2003, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He headed the department of political analysis and planning, which in 2004 was elevated to the rank of Department of the Ministry. From 2006 to 2009, he was the Secretary of the Ministry. In the years 2009-2011, he was the Minister Plenipotentiary at the Embassy of Lithuania in Georgia. After returning to Poland, he became an advisor to Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius.
Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitization Romania
Ioan Istare works as Advisor to the Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitization Sebastian Ioan Burduja.
Ioan works at the intersection of bold, new technology and strategy, mixing entrepreneurship with his ongoing work of assisting major clients as a strategy and M&A consultant.
Ioan is working with major UK and US private and public organizations with scientific-driven missions, such as the Net Zero Technology Centre, the Springer-Nature Group and others. Ioan also assists social-impact start-ups as a mentor in Unleash+, a global innovation accelerator.
In 2018 Ioan co-founded CyBourn, an EU-US cybersecurity service provider with a team split in Romania and Washington DC in 2018.
In 2016, Ioan ‘won’ the XPRIZE Visioneers Program, which led to XPRIZE’s newest flagship project, the $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE, working within a team of inspiring entrepreneurs and renewed scientists around the world. Subsequently, Ioan received a fellowship at the Brain Mapping Foundation in Los Angeles, CA, advising on commercializing top research.
Before moving to the US, Ioan worked as a PM for Deutsche Telekom, after a tenure of several years as a management consultant at Kearney and PwC.
At UCLA, Ioan was elected by 13,000 peers as Vice President of the graduate student body, serving the entire UCLA community. Ioan holds an MBA with a Merit Fellowship from UCLA Anderson School of Management, and Ioan received multiple awards, including Forbes 30under30.
Director General, Artificial Intelligence Policy Bureau, Ministry of Science and ICT Republic of Korea
Yul Uhm is Director General of Artificial Intelligence Policy Bureau of Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT). He worked at the office of National Security on cybersecurity until he moved to her current position in May 2022.
He began his career as a government official at the Ministry of Information and Communication in 1998. He has various careers in ICT, including the Internet Policy, Telecommunications Policy, and Intellectual Property Policy Bureaus.
He also holds a master’s degree in communications policy from Colorado State University.
Minister of Education, Science and Sport Slovenia
Dr Igor Papič is a Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana. From 2011 to 2013, he was the Vice Dean for the field of pedagogical work, from 2013 to 2017 the Dean of the Faculty, and from 2017 to 2021 the Rector of the University of Ljubljana.
He holds bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana. In the 1990s, he was a trainee at the Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution Department in Erlangen, Germany. In 2001 he was a visiting professor at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada.
He has led numerous national and international research and development projects. In 2009, together with his partners, he founded one of the first spin-off companies of the University of Ljubljana. He has been invited to lecture at the University of Manitoba, the University of Manchester, the University of Alberta, Sichuan University and elsewhere.
From 2006 to 2017, he was Chair of the Programme Council of the Smart Grid Technology Platform. He is President of the Electrotechnical Association of Slovenia. He was one of the initiators and the first President of the Rectors' Forum of the Universities of South-Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans, and in 2020 he was the first President of the EUTOPIA European University Alliance.
He is committed to a knowledge-based society and to accelerating the transfer of knowledge from academia to everyday life, which is a prerequisite for the successful development of Slovenia in the coming decades.
Salvador Estevan Martínez
Director General of Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation Spain
Salvador Estevan Martínez
Salvador Estevan Martínez holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and in 2010, he joined the Senior Corps of Systems and Information Technologies of the State Administration by competitive examination. In 2015, he completed the IESE Business School Public Management Leadership Programme.
Since September 2021, he is General Director of Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence. He is responsible for the study, proposal and execution of the overall policy and strategic planning, action and regulation towards Artificial Intelligence. As well as for digital enabling technologies, digital services and intermediaries, cybersecurity, talent, skills and digital entrepreneurship. He is in charge of the development and promotion of plans, programmes, projects and actions for the massive use of digital services and data in the digital transformation society and economy.
Previously, he was Deputy Director General for Planning and Governance of the Digital Administration of the General Secretariat for Digital Administration. He was in charge of the management, definition, development and deployment of the digital transformation strategy, and e-Government international affairs. He also coordinated the ICT collegiate bodies.
Salvador E. Martinez holds an extensive experience in team coordination, budget, and high-impact projects management. During 2021, he has actively participated in the definition of the projects included in the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, the actions for the Digital Spain 2025 Agenda, as strategic for the Directorate General´s mission and vision.
Deputy Director, UK Government’s Office for Artificial Intelligence United Kingdom
Sam Cannicott is the Deputy Director of Projects at the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI). In this role he leads the Centre’s collaborative work with other organisations, supporting them to develop and deploy data driven technology responsibly. His project portfolio includes work with police forces, the Ministry of Defence, local authorities and the Department for Education.
Before joining the Centre, Sam worked in the New Zealand civil service where he led a public engagement programme exploring citizens’ views of how data about them should be used and shared. He has previously worked in multiple policy roles with a particular focus on the education sector.
Vice President, Physical Infrastructure and Digital Transformation of Development Bank of Latin America
Antonio H. Pinheiro Silveira is Vice President, Physical Infrastructure and Digital Transformation of CAF. He has a PhD in Economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He was the Deputy Chief of Economic Advice of the Ministry of Planning, Secretary of Economic Monitoring of the Ministry of Finance and Minister of the Secretariat of Ports of the Government of Brazil. He participated in directories of public and private companies including Caixa Económica Federal, Vale S.A. (Fiscal Council) and Banco do Nordeste. He worked as Executive Director for Brazil at the World Bank and the IDB.
Programme Specialist in Ethics of AI, Social and Human Sciences Sector, UNESCO
Doctor Doaa Abu-Elyounes is currently working at UNESCO on the ethics of artificial intelligence, she is also an Affiliated Researcher at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. Doaa obtained her S.J.D. from Harvard Law School. She researches the topic of algorithmic governance and the different ways to regulate artificial intelligence. Doaa focuses on algorithms deployed in the public sector and examines how general principles such as fairness, transparency and accountability can be interpreted in the context of the policy domain they are implemented in.
Doaa has extensive experience working on public policy at the national and international level. Prior to her work at UNESCO, she consulted the OECD on AI regulation and was involved in shaping their work on the matter. Previously, Doaa also worked at the Supreme Court of Israel as a law clerk; and at the Israeli Ministry of Justice as an advisor to the Director General of the Ministry.
Deputy Minister on European Affairs
Marek Havrda is the Deputy Minister on European Affairs, and was formerly Director of AI Policy
& Social Impacts at GoodAI, a private AI R&D company. Marek has contributed to IEEE Ethically
Aligned Design, Global Governance of AI Roundtable and AI4EU. He is a member of the
Regulatory Impact Assessment Board of the Czech Government. He also served as an advisor
to the Czech Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Education.
Advisor for Artificial Intelligence, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology, European Commission
Juha Heikkilä is an Adviser for Artificial Intelligence in the European Commission Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, focusing on international aspects. He has been strongly involved in developing the Commission activities in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. He led a unit which was instrumental in developing the EU AI strategy, as first published in the Communication on Artificial Intelligence for Europe, in the Coordinated Plan on Artificial Intelligence and the ecosystem of excellence of the White Paper on AI, and engaging with the High-Level Expert Group on AI. He oversaw a significant funding programme on Robotics and AI, including the € 700m Public-Private Partnership in Robotics. He was also setting up the new Public-Private Partnership in AI, Data and Robotics, which started in June 2021. Previously, Juha Heikkilä did computational linguistic research at the University of Helsinki, and he holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge.
Lynn H. Kaack
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy at the Hertie School, and Cofounder and Chair of Climate Change AI
Lynn H. Kaack
Lynn Kaack is Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy at the Hertie School.
Her research and teaching focuses on methods from statistics and machine learning to inform
climate mitigation policy across the energy sector, and on climate-related AI policy. She is a co-
founder and chair of Climate Change AI, an organization facilitating work at the intersection of
machine learning and climate action. Previously she was Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer
in the Energy Politics Group at ETH Zürich. She obtained a PhD in Engineering and Public
Policy and a Master's in Machine Learning from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as a MS
and BS in Physics from the Free University of Berlin.
Alžběta Solarczyk Krausová
Legal scholar at the Department of Private Law of the Institute of State and Law of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Head of the Center for Innovations and Cyberlaw Research
Alžběta Solarczyk Krausová
Alžběta Solarczyk Krausová is a legal scholar at the Department of Private Law of the Institute of State and
Law of the Czech Academy of Sciences, head of the Center for Innovations and Cyberlaw
Research (CICeRo project), an external lecturer at the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Social
Sciences of the Charles University in Prague, an external lecturer at the Faculty of Informatics of
the Czech Technical University, a public speaker, a member of the Expert group on New
Technologies and Liability at the European Commission, and a member of OECD’s network of
experts ONE AI. She also acted as an intergovernmental expert at UNESCO consultations on the
draft Recommendation on Ethics of AI.
Her research specializes on legal aspects of artificial intelligence, robotics, brain-computer
interfaces, and merging technology with organic life.
Alžběta received her LL.M. in law and legal science from Masaryk University Faculty of Law in
2007 (Czech Republic), her LL.M. in intellectual property and patent law from University of
Haifa Faculty of Law in 2014 (Israel), and her Ph.D. from Masaryk University Faculty of Law in
2020 (Czech Republic). In the past Alžběta also worked as a researcher at the Interdisciplinary
Centre for Law and Information Technology (ICRI, now CiTiP) at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.
Director of Ethics and Responsible Innovation at the Alan Turing Institute and Professor of Ethics, Technology and Society, The Digital Environment Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London
Before joining the Turing, he taught at Princeton’s University Center for Human Values, where he also participated in the UCHV’s 2017-2018 research collaboration with Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy on “Technology Ethics, Political Philosophy and Human Values: Ethical Dilemmas in AI Governance.” Prior to teaching at Princeton, Professor Leslie held academic appointments at Yale’s programme in Ethics, Politics and Economics and at Harvard’s Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, where he received over a dozen teaching awards including the 2014 Stanley Hoffman Prize for Teaching Excellence. He was also a 2017-2018 Mellon-Sawyer Fellow in Technology and the Humanities at Boston University and a 2018-2019 Fellow at MIT’s Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values.
Legal Director at AWO
Ravi Naik is a leading solicitor in the field of data protection, data rights, and protecting human rights in
a digital age. His work has led to numerous awards, including being named the Law Society’s
Human Rights Lawyer of the Year 2018 – 2019. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at Oxford
University’s Internet Institute. Ravi has a prominent litigation practice concerning human rights,
data and developing technology, such as agenda setting cases against Cambridge Analytica,
Facebook, Google and the online advertising technology industry. He is a recognised expert on
the GDPR, Data Protection Act and related issues such as data breaches, compensation claims,
ICO actions, subject access requests, “right to be forgotten” requests and human rights analysis
of developing technology. He is also renowned for administrative and public law challenges, as
well as regulatory matters. He has successfully litigated at every level, including cases before
the Supreme Court and European Courts. In addition to his legal practice, Ravi is a member of
the Law Society’s Human Rights Committee, sits on the Legal Affairs Committee of the
European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, is on the working group of the Ada Lovelace’s
institute’s “rethinking data” programme amongst many other positions and appointments. He has
also delivered numerous keynote speeches on the regulations of developing technology,
including in Westminster and Washington DC. Ravi also regularly gives guest lectures and has
work published by leading academic institutions, including Harvard University and Oxford
Head of the Centre, French Institute for Research in Computer Science (Inria), Chile
Nayat Sánchez-Pi, is the Director of the Inria Research Center in Chile, the French National Institute for Digital Sciences and Technologies and CEO of the Inria Chile Foundation, where she also leads the Communication and Information Research and Innovation Center of Excellence with the mission, to promote French-Chilean and also South American scientific and technological cooperation in digital sciences.
She holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from the University Carlos III of Madrid. Before joining Inria, Nayat was a professor of Artificial Intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, and also at University Carlos III of Madrid. She has developed her scientific career mainly between Spain, Brazil, France, and more recently in Chile.
Nayat's research interests range from artificial intelligence, machine learning and human-computer interaction focusing on the major challenges of digital technology for the environment, as well as to address the environmental impact of digital technology. Her scientific career is characterized by extensive international experience and a focus on applied research and innovation. She has several publications in high-impact conferences and journals and has been distinguished with several awards.
She also has extensive experience leading interdisciplinary international R&D teams with industrial and academic partners focused on solving real-world challenging problems generating high social, economic, ecological, and technological impact. She serves in numerous boards of startups and she is currently the VP of the Chilean Association of IT Companies where she promote public-private collaborations to promote the developing of sustainable and ethical technology.
Head of the Institute of Law and Technology at the Masaryk University, Faculty of Law in Brno, Czech Republic
Radim Polčák is the head of the Institute of Law and Technology at the MU Faculty of
Law in Brno (Czech Republic). He is a regular guest speaker at law schools and judicial
educational institutions in Europe, the USA and Australia; deals mainly with the legal
context of the development and use of information technologies. Since 2022 he has been
a national expert for the Czech Republic in the organization Global Partnership for
Artificial Intelligence AI (GPAI) and a member of the Digital Team of the Czech Republic
(advisory board of the Deputy Prime Minister for digitalization ). He published over 150
professional articles, chapters and monographs mainly in the field of information
technology law, legal theory and legal philosophy and led over 20 European, national
and international primary and applied research projects.
Justice, Digital and Migration Unit, Research on Artificial Intelligence and Online Content Moderation, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
Dr. David Reichel is a researcher in the Research & Data Unit at the European Union
Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). He is responsible for managing FRA's work on
artificial intelligence, big data and fundamental rights. He has extensive experience in
working with data and statistics in an international context. Prior to joining FRA in 2014,
he worked for the research department of the International Centre for Migration Policy
Development (ICMPD) and as a lecturer at the Institute for Sociology and the Institute
for International Development at the University of Vienna. He has published numerous
articles, working papers and book chapters on issues related to migration and
integration statistics, citizenship and human rights.
Elizabeth M. Renieris
Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Ethics in AI at Oxford University and CEO of HACKYLAWYER
Elizabeth M. Renieris
Elizabeth M. Renieris is a law and policy expert focused on data governance and the human
rights implications of new and emerging technologies.
Elizabeth is the Founding Director of the Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab, the applied research and development arm of the University of Notre Dame’s Technology Ethics Center,
where she helps develop and oversee projects to promote human values in technology. She is also a Practitioner Fellow at Stanford’s Digital Civil Society Lab and an Affiliate at the Berkman
Klein Center for Internet and Society.
Elizabeth’s work is focused on cross-border data governance frameworks, as well as the ethical
challenges and human rights implications of digital identity, blockchain, and other emerging
technologies. As the Founder & CEO of HACKYLAWYER, a consultancy focused on law and
policy engineering, Elizabeth has advised the World Bank, the U.K. Parliament, the European
Commission, and a variety of international organizations and NGOs on these subjects. She’s also
working on a forthcoming book about the future of data governance through MIT Press
As a Tech and Human Rights Fellow at the Carr Center, Elizabeth will research ways to
recalibrate the relationship between civil-political rights and economic, social, and cultural rights,
in order to embed a more balanced perspective of human rights into the design and governance of
CEO and Founder, GoodAI
Marek Rosa is the CEO and CTO of GoodAI, a general artificial intelligence R&D company, and the CEO and founder of Keen Software House, an independent game development studio best known for their best-seller Space Engineers (3 million copies sold). Both companies are based in Prague, Czech Republic. Marek has been interested in artificial intelligence since childhood. He started his career as a programmer but later transitioned to a leadership role. After the success of the Keen Software House titles, Marek was able to personally fund GoodAI, his new general AI research company building human-level artificial intelligence. GoodAI started in January 2014 and has over 30 research scientists, engineers and consultants working across its Research and Applied teams. At this time, Marek is developing both Space Engineers and Medieval Engineers, as well as daily research and development on recursive self-improvement based general AI architecture.
Director of the International Research Centre On Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI)
John is a professor of Computational Statistics and Machine Learning at University College London and Director of the International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI) under the auspices of UNESCO at the Jozef Stefan Institute in Slovenia.
He has helped to drive a fundamental rebirth in the field of machine learning, with applications in novel domains including computer vision, document classification, and applications in biology and medicine focused on brain scans, immunity, and proteome analysis. He has published over 250 papers and two books that have attracted over 70.000 citations. He has assembled a series of influential European Networks of Excellence. The scientific coordination of these projects has influenced a generation of researchers and promoted the widespread uptake of machine learning in both science and industry that we are currently witnessing. More recently he coordinated the X5gon (x5gon.org) European project developing infrastructure and portals for AI-enhanced delivery of educational materials. He was appointed UNESCO Chair of Artificial Intelligence in November 2018 and is the leading trustee of the UK Charity, Knowledge 4 All Foundation, championing the cause of open education and also helping to establish a network of AI researchers and practitioners in sub-Saharan Africa.
Chief of Staff, Information Technology Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce
Elham Tabassi is the Chief of Staff in the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). ITL, one of six research Laboratories
within NIST, supports NIST’s mission, to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness
by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic
security and improve our quality of life. ITL conducts fundamental and applied research in
computer science and engineering, mathematics, and statistics that cultivates trust in information
technology and metrology by developing and disseminating standards, measurements, and
testing for interoperability, security, usability, and reliability of information systems.