AI FOR DIGITAL TRUST
The advent of the digital society revolutionized how we communicate information with a scale and speed like never before, and artificial intelligence (AI) is now being adopted to further refine the quality of life, services and communication pathways afforded to digital citizens. However, just as these technologies enable better communication and representation so too can they negatively impact our digital and human rights.
This year’s AI for Digital Trust Solutions track will establish a concrete, inclusive and actionable discussion on how AI-enabled solutions can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals for peaceful, well-informed sustainable communities, the advancement of public access to truthful information, and the protection of fundamental freedoms as related to the digital society.
Speakers, Panelists and Moderators
DAVE TROYCEO; AI for Digital Trust Solution Track Chair410LabsDave Troy is a tech entrepreneur and disinformation researcher. He began studying social media data in 2007, and has been acknowledged as the first developer to use the Twitter API. His data visualization work has been featured in the 2008 exhibition “Design and the Elastic Mind” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and at TED. He is also curator of TEDxMidAtlantic in Washington, D.C. since 2009, and is based in Baltimore, Maryland. Dave serves as CEO and product architect at 410 Labs, maker of the popular e-mail management tools Mailstrom.co and Chuck. In the area of disinformation research, his work focuses on the intersection of sociology, network science, and political science. This spring, he curated TEDxMidAtlantic: Info20/20, an event focused on information integrity and cognitive security in partnership with the University of Maryland and The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensics Research Laboratory.
ANDREW TSONCHEVDirector of TechnologyDarktraceAndrew is a technical expert on cyber security and advises Darktrace’s strategic customers on advanced threat defense, AI and autonomous response. He has a background in threat analysis and research, and holds a first-class degree in physics from Oxford University and a first-class degree in philosophy from King’s College London. His comments on cyber security and the threat to critical national infrastructure have been reported in international media, including CNBC and the BBC World.
ASHER FLYNNAssociate Professor of CriminologyMonash UniversityAssociate Professor of Criminology, Faculty of Arts, Research Affiliate, Monash Data Futures Institute, Monash University, Australia Asher’s research utilises criminological and socio-legal frameworks to understand, critique and transform legal policy and practice in gendered violence and technology-facilitated abuse, with a particular focus on the role of artificial intelligence in facilitating abuse. This includes serious social and legal problems like image-based sexual abuse, deepfakes and AI-facilitated abuse. Informed by national and international context, her research is interested in how people experience justice, and seeks to develop innovative legal and non-legal responses to violence and abuse in a world increasingly dominated by social media, artificial intelligence and digital technology. Asher has led and worked on numerous projects in this field, including research funded by the Australian Research Council, the Australian Criminology Research Council and the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. She has published extensively on technology-facilitated abuse, as well as in the related areas of sexual violence, access to justice, plea negotiations and legal reform, and has advised the United Nations and Facebook on issues and policy development related to technology-facilitated abuse.
PAUL-OLIVIER DEHAYEFounderPersonalData.IOWhile my background is in mathematics, I am always curious about new technologies, both in the physical and digital world. I like to learn and think about algorithms and the web, and how these will affect science, business and society. When possible and realistic, I try to contribute towards this future. Examples include: MOOCs, big data, open practices (software, data, science, journalism, government, intelligence), crowdsourcing, semantic technologies, blockchain technology (bitcoin/ethereum),...
DEKAI WU Professor of Computer Science and EngineeringThe Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyDEKAI WUProfessor of Computer Science and EngineeringThe Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyI received my PhD in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada) prior to joining HKUST in its founding year in 1992. Other degrees include an Executive MBA from Kellogg (Northwestern University) and HKUST in 2002, and a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of California at San Diego (Revelle College departmental award, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in 1984. I have been a visiting researcher at Columbia University in 1995-96, Bell Laboratories in 1995, and the Technische Universität München (Munich, Germany) during 1986-87. In December 2011, I was selected by the Association for Computational Linguistics as one of only 17 scientists worldwide to be awarded the honor of founding ACL Fellow, with a citation for "significant contributions to machine translation and the development of inversion transduction grammar" which pioneered the integration of syntactic and semantic models into statistical machine translation paradigms. I have served as Associate Editor of Computer Speech and Language, AI Journal, and ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing, and on the Editorial Boards of Computational Linguistics, Machine Translation, and Journal of Natural Language Engineering. I also served as Chair of IWSLT 2019, Area Co-Chair for ICLR 2020, ACL 2019, EMNLP 2016, NAACL HLT 2016, IJCAI 2015, ACL 2013, and IJCNLP 2013, Chair of IWSLT 2012, Co-Chair for EMNLP-2004, and the Organizing Committee of ACL-2000 and WVLC-5 (SIGDAT 1997), as well as the Executive Committee of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). In 2007 I initiated the ongoing annual SSST workshop series on Syntax, Semantics, and Structure in Statistical Translation. South China Morning Post has a nice overview of my accomplishments, activities, and approaches. In 2015 Debrett's named me as one of the 100 most influential figures of Hong Kong, in the area of science. In 2019, Google named me as one of eight inaugural members of its AI Ethics council, ATEAC (Advanced Technology External Advisory Council).
ANJA KASPERSENDirectorUnited Nations Office for Disarmament AffairsFormer positions include a career with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Norwegian Government and the UN (peacekeeping), research and academia, serving in different capacities in the private sector and for various multilateral organizations in the field and at headquarters. Since 2014, with the World Economic Forum, spearheading the Forum’s work on geopolitics and international security and how to catalyse responses to global, regional and industry challenges. Has published widely on geopolitics, international security affairs and global governance issues. Regular commentator and lecturer.
IRAKLI BERIDZE Head of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and RoboticsUnited Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)IRAKLI BERIDZEHead of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and RoboticsUnited Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)Heading the UNICRI Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics with more than 19 years of experience in leading multilateral negotiations, developing stakeholder engagement programmes, as well as scientific and technical cooperation, with governments, UN agencies, international organisations, think tanks, civil society, foundations, academia, private industry and other partners on an international level focused on impacts, opportunities and challenges of rapid technological change and innovation on sustainable development. Since 2014, Initiated and managed the first United Nations Programme on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. Initiating and organizing a number of high-level events at the United Nations General Assembly, and other international organizations. Finding synergies with traditional threats and risks as well as identifying solutions that AI can contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. He is responsible for initiating and organizing the UNICRI training, educational and mentoring programmes worldwide on AI and Robotics for a wide range of stakeholders. He is a member of various of international task forces and working groups advising governments and international organizations on numerous issues related to international security, scientific and technological developments. In 2013 Initiated the establishment, and coordinated the work of the United Nations Group of Friends of CBRN Risk Mitigation and Security Governance among permanent missions of the UN in New York. Prior to joing UNICRU served as a special projects officer at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) undertaking extensive missions in politically sensitive areas around the globe, and contributed in global anti-terrorism efforts to fight against chemical terrorism. Recipient of recognition on the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the OPCW in 2013.
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- Coffee break
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