DAY 0 – 27 MAY 2019

*Invitation only A limited number of seats is available for the audience of the workshop. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to ai@itu.int. You need to be a knowledgeable and active researcher in the field. Please submit a short justification.

Organized by Klaus-Robert Müller, Professor, Machine Learning Group, TU Berlin

Confirmed Speakers & panelists

  • Francis Bach, INRIA Paris & ENS
  • Samy Bengio, Google Brain Mountainview
  • Moritz Helmstaedter, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt
  • Sepp Hochreiter, Johannes Kepler University, Linz
  • Tommy Poggio, MIT
  • Cordelia Schmid, INRIA
  • Bernhard Schölkopf, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen; Amazon
  • Masashi Sugiyama, University of Tokyo and RIKEN AIP
  • Jian Tang, MILA, Montreal
  • Alex Tkatchenko, University of Luxembourg

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DAY 1 – 28 MAY 2019

All sessions will be held in Room 1+2 (Level 0&1, CICG), except for the 15:00-16:15 Panels which will be held in the rooms specified below

09:00 – 09:30 – Welcome address 

Speakers

  • Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, ITU
  • *Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO
  • Amir Ansari, Member of the XPRIZE Foundation’s Vision Circle and its Board of Directors
  • Vicki Hanson, CEO, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

09:30 – 10:25 – Opening keynotes

Keynote speakers

  • Jean-Philippe Courtois, President Global Operations, Microsoft
  • Jim Hagemann Snabe, Chairman of the Board of Siemens

10:25 – 10:30 – Goals of the Summit 

  • Reinhard Scholl, Deputy Director, TSB, ITU
  • Amir Banifatemi, General Manager, XPRIZE

10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee break & demo stage 

Demo Stage

  • Microsoft (Platinum sponsor)

11:00 – 11:45 – Storytellers: Connecting AI innovators & problems owners 

Storytellers

  • Cedric Villani, AI adviser to French President Macron, Mathematics Fields medal winner
  • Yves Daccord, Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • Timnit Gebru, Lead Ethical Artificial Intelligence, Google & Co-founder, Black in AI

Moderator: Frederic Werner, Head, Strategic Engagement Division, TSB, ITU

11:45 – 12:30 – Panel: Transformations on the horizon

Panelists

  • *His Excellency Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, UAE
  • Vladimir Kramnik, World Chess Champion
  • Yan Huang, Senior Director AI Innovation and AI Health Lead, Baidu
  • *Zoubin Ghahramani, Chief Scientist, Uber & Professor of Engineering, University of Cambridge
  • Charles-Édouard Bouée, CEO, Roland Berger

Moderator: Anja Kaspersen, Director, UN Disarmament Affairs

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch break & demo stage

Demo Stage

  • The Zero Abuse Project – Using AI to eliminate child sexual abuse in all of its forms (Silver sponsor)
  • Aira (with Anirudh Koul) – AI-powered Visual Interpreter for the Blind (Time Magazine’s Best Invention winner)
  • University of Buenos Aires

14:00 – 15:00 – Ministerial Panel: Policy for Good

Policy for Good: Laying the foundations of the AI Summit

Speakers:

  • Her Excellency Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications, Ghana
  • His Excellency Khalil Amiri, Secretary of State for Scientific Research, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Republic of Tunisia

More speakers to be announced soon

15:10 – 16:15 – Implementations of AI to advance the SDGs

Session 1 – Innovative applications of AI & data science

Room 3, Level 0, CICG

  • Robert Opp, Director of Innovation and Change Management Division, WFP – World Food Programme
  • Ioana Baldini, Member at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
  • Ingmar Weber, Research Director for Social Computing, Qatar Computing Research Institute
  • *TBA, WIPO
  • *TBA, UNEP

Moderator: Frits Bussemaker, Chairman, Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age

More speakers to be announced soon

Session 2 – Innovative applications of AI in education and youth

Room 5+6, Level 3, CICG

  • Deirdre Quarnstrom, General Manager, Minecraft Education
  • Emily Church, Executive Director Global Learning
  • *TBA, UNICEF
  • *TBA, UNU

More speakers to be announced soon

Session 3 – Data for Global Good

Room 4, Level 0, CICG

  • Anna Bethke, Head AI For Good, INTEL
  • Max Cappellari, CTO, XPRIZE
  • Makhtar Diop, Vice President, Infrastructure, the World Bank

More speakers to be announced soon

Session 4 – Socially Inclusive AI – Room

Room 1+2, Level 0&1, CICG

  • Radha Basu, CEO, iMerit
  • Natasa Milic-Frayling, ACM Women Europe, Chair of Data Science, University of Nottingham, CEO, Intact Digital ltd 
  • Evans Woherem, Founder, Chairman, Digital Africa
  • Shamika N. Sirimanne, Director, Division on Technology and Logistics (DTL), UNCTAD

Moderator: Nancy Nemes, Founder & Chief Enthusiasm Officer of Ms. AI – Artificial Intelligence for and with women

More speakers to be announced soon

Session 5 – AI in explorations of space and oceans

Room 7+8, Level 2, CICG

  • Chanda Gonzales, Executive Director Google Lunar XPRIZE, XPRIZE
  • Sam Molyneux, CEO Meta
  • *Jyotika Virmani, Executive Director of Planet & Environment, XPRIZE
  • *TBA, Google

More speakers to be announced soon

16:15 – 16:45 – Coffee break & demo stage

Demo Stage

  • Automotive Driving Alliance (ADA) & Roborace – The first autonomous, high-performance electric race car

16:45 – 17:30 – Introducing the 5 breakthroughs teams + rules of the game

All sessions will be held in Room 1+2 (Level 0&1, CICG)

AI Education: Reaching and Engaging 21st Century Learners

The world is changing dramatically as AI integrates into our society and work. To keep pace, it’s imperative we reimagine education for adults and youth of all backgrounds and cultures using the transformative power of AI responsibly. Read a full description of the AI Education track.

Themes: Community, Workplace, Media, Lifelong Learning, Psychology

  • Tara Chklovski, Founder and CEO of Iridescent

Good Health and Well-Being

Last year’s health breakthrough inspired the creation of the ITU-WHO Focus Group on AI 4 Health, this years’ track will expand upon this work and beyond, looking at the role that AI can play in achieving Universal Health Coverage

  • Marcel Salathe, Associate Professor and Head of Digital Epidemiology Lab, EPFL
  • Thomas Weigand, Professor at TU Berlin, and Executive Director of Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute 
  • Naomi Lee, Executive Director – Digital, The Lancet
  • Ramesh Krishnamurthy, Senior Advisor, Department of Information, Evidence and Research, WHO
  • Sameer Pujari, “Be Healthy, Be Mobile” Project Manager, World Health Organization, WHO

AI, Human Dignity & Inclusive Societies

The track brings together actors from around the world to ensure that AI is deployed in ways that promote peaceful inclusive societies, protect human rights, and enhance human dignity

  • Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford University

Scaling AI for Good

The track will create a “funnel”, which will help projects be 1. Defined, 2. Prototyped, 3. Deployed once, and finally 4. Deployed N times, for impact

  • Trent McConaghy, Founder, Ocean Protocol
  • Alexandre Cadain, CEO, Anima

AI for Space

The track will identify projects that could be developed using AI and Space to help address issues on a local and global scale, such as predicting, preparing for, and mitigating the effects of climate change.

Aims of Track

  • Identify areas where there is a high potential for impact for AI in Space, for collective benefit and the potential partnerships and models that might enable progress.
  • Facilitate an open discussion on the barriers to deployment of AI tools, and begin thinking about what is needed to overcome them
  • Find common agreement on requirements for data to enable beneficial AI in the Space sector
  • Take the first steps towards agreeing broad principles around governance for AI and Space
  • Identify selected projects or efforts that will spin-out of the track and begin to be realised.

Anousheh Ansari, CEO, XPRIZE

19:00 – VIP evening reception

VIP evening reception

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DAY 2 – 29 MAY 2019

The heart of the Summit takes place in the action-oriented breakthrough sessions designed to generate ‘AI for Good’ projects

09:00 – 10:30 – Breakthrough Sessions

BT1: AI Education and Learning – Session 1 : State of Play. What is working and what do we know today?

Room 2, Level 0, CICG

  • What is AI? How is Machine Learning different? What is the current state of AI technology? What lies ahead?
  • Lessons from deploying the AI Family Challenge with 7500 children and parents across 13 countries
  • Lessons from implementing the world’s largest robotics program – FIRST Robotics
  • The Arduino movement
  • What is the impact of screen time on children?
  • What is the impact of AI-based technologies and games on children’s brains and mental health?

Chair:

  • Tara Chklovski, Founder and CEO of Iridescent

Speakers:

  • Jim Stolze, Co-founder of Aigency
  • *Lila Tretikov, CEO, Rackspace Board Advisor, Crunchbase, Former Executive Director of Wikimedia Foundation
  • *Francois Grey, Professor & Director of Digital Strategy, University of Geneva
  • Massimo Banzi, CO-Founder at Arduino

More speakers to be announced soon

BT2: Good Health and Well Being – Session 1: Focus Group on AI for Health

Room 1, Level 1, CICG

The AI Summit Health breakthrough track acts as the Focus Group on AI for Health’s (FG-AI4H) 5th Workshop. If you are interested in attending this breakthrough track please also register for the FG-AI4H here.

The session will frame the AI4H workshop by providing an overview of the activities of the FG and the topics and aspects that the FG and workshop would like to address including opportunities for standardization of AI solutions for health.

Speakers:

  • FG-AI4H Chair: Thomas Weigand, Professor at TU Berlin, and Executive Director of Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute 
  • FG-AI4H Vice-Chair: Naomi Lee, The Lancet
  • FG-AI4H Vice-Chair: Shan Xu, CAICT
  • FG-AI4H Vice-Chair: Ramesh Krishnamurthy, Senior Advisor, Department of Information, Evidence and Research, WHO
  • FG-AI4H Vice-Chair: Sameer Pujari, “Be Healthy, Be Mobile” Project Manager, World Health Organization, WHO
  • FG-AI4H Vice-Chair: Marcel Salathe, Associate Professor and Head of Digital Epidemiology Lab, EPFL

BT3: AI, Human Dignity & Inclusive Societies – Segment I: Good Digital Identity

Room 5+6, Level 3, CICG

Building on SDG 16 (Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels), this segment will explore essential elements of a user-centric model for digital identity, that protects human rights and dignity, while enabling individuals to reap the social and economic benefits of AI across a variety of domains including social services, financial inclusion (SDG Target 8.10), public health (SDG 3), humanitarian aid, and access to secure digital infrastructure ( SDG Target 9.C)

Chair: Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford University

Segment lead:

  • Manju George, Head of Platform Services, Digital Economy & Society, WEF

Speakers:

  • Francesca Rossi, IBM AI Ethics Global Leader
  • Matthias Scheutz, Profesgnitive and computer science, Director of the Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory, Tufts University
  • Frits Bussemaker, Chair, Institute for Accountability and Internet Democracy (IAID)
  • Kathy Baxter, Architect, Ethical AI Practice, Salesforce
  • Marc Warner, CEO, Faculty
  • John Gibson, Director of Data Science, Faculty

More speakers to be announced soon

BT4: Scaling AI for Good – Session 1

Room 4, Level 0, CICG

This session aims to inspire and teach about successful projects that have scaled in the realm of the internet, the commons, data, or AI

Chairs:

  • Trent McConaghy, Founder, Ocean Protocol
  • Alexandre Cadain, CEO, Anima

Speakers:

  • *Martin Jetter, IBM Chairman Europe
  • Jane Zavalishina, President & Co-founder, Mechanica.ai
  • *Ricardo Baeza-Yates, CTO, NTENT & Director of Data Science, Northeastern Univ. at SV, USA
  • Francesca Rossi, IBM AI Ethics Global Leader
  • Aimee van Wynsberghe, President & Co-Founder, Foundation for Responsible Robotics
  • Uyi Stewart, Director, Global Development, Strategy, Data & Analytics, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Clara Palau Montava, Technology Team Lead, UNICEF Innovation

More speakers to be announced soon

BT5: AI for Space – Session 1 – State of Play: Down to Earth benefits of AI and Space

Room 3, Level 0, CICG

The first session will look at the current state of play in AI and Space, giving some examples of innovative projects to spark the imagination, and start the conversation about ways that AI and Space could help accelerate progress towards the SDGs

Speakers:

  • Anousheh Ansari, CEO, XPRIZE
  • Yarin Gal, Professor, University of Oxford
  • David Malott, CEO and Creative Director, AI SpaceFactory

More speakers to be announced soon

10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee Break & Demo Stage

Demo Stage

  • FUSION (Keio University Graduate School of Media Design) – robotic backpack

11:00 – 12:30 – Breakthrough Sessions (continuation)

BT1: AI Education and Learning – Session 1 : State of Play. What is working and what do we know today?

Room 2, Level 0, CICG

  • How do you create popular media that portrays young female protagonists in non-traditional technology roles? J.J Johnson, Sinking Ship Entertainment
  • How do you use soap operas and serial dramas to educate the public? William Ryerson, Population Media
  • How should you cover an emerging story in AI? Jennifer Strong, Wall Street Journal
  • How do you make technology stories engaging and accessible to the public? Stephanie Martinez, Univision
  • What data is helpful to collect from AI-based learning platforms that deepen student interest?
  • How do you encourage lifelong learning in the workplace?
  • Increasing AI literacy in the workplace and supply chain – Pamela Mar, Li & Fung
  • How do we measure impact in social science? Adam Russell, DARPA

Chair: Tara Chklovski, Founder and CEO of Iridescent & UNESCO

Speakers:

  • J.J Johnson, Sinking Ship Entertainment
  • Jennifer Strong, Wall Street Journal
  • Stephanie Martinez, Univision
  • William Ryerson, Population Media
  • Pamela Mar, Li & Fung
  • Adam Russell, DARPA

BT2: Good Health and Well Being – Session 2: Use Cases and Data Availability

Room 1, Level 1, CICG

The AI Summit Health breakthrough track acts as the Focus Group on AI for Health’s (FG-AI4H) 5th Workshop. If you are interested in attending this breakthrough track please also register for the FG-AI4H here.

How can artificial intelligence assist humans in diagnostics and medical decision making? This session will provide best practices for the applications of AI in Health, covering different medical domains, e.g. radiology and ophthalmology, and will create a common ground for further discussions and for the subsequent workshop sessions.

Chair: Naomi Lee, Executive Director – Digital, The Lancet

Presenters:

  • Hadas Bitran, Head of Microsoft Healthcare Israel
  • Alpna J Doshi, Group CIO, Philips
  • Maurizio Vecchione, Executive Vice President of Global Good and Research, Intellectual Ventures
  • Dorin Comaniciu, SVP AI, Siemens Healthineers
  • Yan Huang, Senior Director AI Innovation and AI Health lead, Baidu
  • Jonathan Carr-brown, YourMD

BT3: AI, Human Dignity & Inclusive Societies – Segment II: Protecting Vulnerable Populations & Inclusion of Minority Groups

Room 5+6, Level 3, CICG

Building on SDG 10 (reduce inequality within and among countries) and SDG 5 (achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls) this segment focuses on equal protection, non-discrimination, and gender and racial diversity with respect to design and deployment of AI for public and private applications.

Chair: Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford University

Segment Leads:

  • Brandie Nonnecke, Founding Director of the CITRIS Policy Lab at UC Berkeley
  • Steven Vosloo, Digital Policy Specialist, UNICEF

BT4: Scaling AI for Good – Session 2

Room 4, Level 0, CICG

This session aims to brief the audience about “for good” projects in AI that have identified the problem, created a prototype, and are in the process of deploying towards product-market fit. What lessons have been learned, what examples can we take from them?

Chairs:

  • Trent McConaghy, Founder, Ocean Protocol
  • Alexandre Cadain, CEO, Anima

More speakers to be announced soon

BT5: AI for Space – Session 2 – Universal access to space and data

Room 3, Level 0, CICG

As SDG Goal 13 states, we must “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”. This is an area where AI could be applied to the wealth of Earth observation (and other) data to help predict and mitigate the effects of climate change.

How can we ensure that developing countries, and those most at risk, are able to benefit from AI and Space? Can we develop data-sharing agreements and standards to help deliver on this potential? Who has what data – and how do we get it to the right people at the right time?

Speakers:

  • *Claudie Haigneré, Cosmonaut at ESA and Medical Doctor
  • *CNES
  • *Secure World Foundation

More speakers to be announced soon

12:00 – 14:00 – AI for Good UN Partners meeting – Room 18

*Invitation only

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch & Demo Stage

Demo Stage

  • Deloitte (Silver sponsor)
  • Robot Bartender Yanu

14:00 – 15:30 – Breakthrough Sessions (continuation)

BT1: AI Education and Learning – Session 2: Strategy Labs

Room 2, Level 0, CICG

Goal of Labs: Evaluate and discuss practical proposals & projects that could amplify the use of AI technologies by a broader section of society to tackle problems that are meaningful to them.Format: Participants will be invited to join 1 of 5 labs listed below. In the lab they will engage in a facilitated discussion identifying practical projects that could help move the field forward. Individuals and organizations are also invited to present their work as a lightning talk if it is relevant to that lab (proposal submission link). At the end of the day, the group will decide which projects are ready to launch. These projects will be presented to all the Summit attendees the following day.

Lab themes: Community, Workplace, Media, Lifelong Learning, Psychology. Read a full description of the AI Education track and labs.

Chairs:

  • Tara Chklovski, Founder and CEO of Iridescent
  • UNESCO

BT2: Good Health and Well Being – Session 3 – Benchmarking & Security

Room 1, Level 1, CICG

The AI Summit Health breakthrough track acts as the Focus Group on AI for Health’s (FG-AI4H) 5th Workshop. If you are interested in attending this breakthrough track please also register for the FG-AI4H here.

This session will address the issue of availability of data sources for training and testing of the algorithms in the context of evaluation and validation with open benchmarks. It will address the need of open data sources and opportunities for how to make algorithms fair and unbiased, how to promote algorithmic accountability and how to make predictions equitable. It will describe the importance of having standardized formats for data input and data output in order to come up with some assessment/benchmark for algorithms.

Chair: Marcel Salathe, Associate Professor and Head of Digital Epidemiology Lab, EPFL

  • Alistair Connell, Google DeepMind
  • Paul Lee, CEO and Founder of MIND AI

BT3: AI, Human Dignity & Inclusive Societies – Segment III: Enhancing Quality and Diversity of Digital Information

Room 5+6, Level 3, CICG

Building on SDG target 16.10 (ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements) and article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (right to freedom of opinion and expression), this segment explores UNESCO roam framework * for a digital information sphere that protects human rights and openness, enables access, and facilitates multistakeholder engagement.

Chair: Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford University

Segment lead: Xianhong Hu, Program Specialist in Communication and Information, UNESCO

BT4: Scaling AI for Good – Session 3

Room 4, Level 0, CICG

This session aims to raise awareness of tools that can help at each of the steps.

Chairs:

  • Trent McConaghy, Founder, Ocean Protocol
  • Alexandre Cadain, CEO, Anima

Speakers:

  • Joaquin Vanschoren, Assistant Professor of Machine Learning at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

More speakers to be announced soon

BT5: AI for Space – Session 3 – It’s a matter of trust

Room 3, Level 0, CICG

There is a huge potential for AI and Space tools to help in areas such disaster response, urban planning, and early-warning systems, but how do you get people trust something if they can’t explain it? From policy, to data, to AI deployment, trust plays a role in the success (or failure) of initiatives in a multitude of different ways.  This session will identify areas where trust is essential to progress and look at the steps that can be taken to meet the need for trust at a policy-level, through to the ensuring that AI outputs are accurate, transparent, and reliable.

Speakers:

  • UNICEF

More speakers to be announced soon

15:30 – 16:00 – Coffee Break & Demo Stage

Demo Stage

  • iBorderCtrl – European Dynamics Luxembourg SA

16:00 – 17:30 – Breakthrough Sessions (continuation)

BT1: AI Education and Learning – Session 3: Launch Labs

Room 2, Level 0, CICG

Goal of Labs: Building off of the earlier session, participants will identify resources and practical next steps needed for proposed projects to be launched at the end of the Summit. Groups will identify which projects to share at the breakthrough pitch session May 30.

Lab themes: Community, Workplace, Media, Lifelong Learning, Psychology. Read a full description of the AI Education track and labs.

Chair: Tara Chklovski, Founder and CEO of Iridescent & UNESCO

BT2: Good Health and Well Being – Session 4 – Regulations & Country priorities for use of AI for health

Room 1, Level 1, CICG

The AI Summit Health breakthrough track acts as the Focus Group on AI for Health’s (FG-AI4H) 5th Workshop. If you are interested in attending this breakthrough track please also register for the FG-AI4H here.

This session will discuss existing AI initiatives in countries, related AI strategies, AI adoption maturity models, and priority health use cases that can benefit from AI for Health. The session will also highlight the need to align the health solutions with WHO global goals for health in terms of health outcomes, scalability and inclusiveness.

Chair: Sameer Pujari, “Be Healthy, Be Mobile” Project Manager, World Health Organization, WHO

Speaker:

  • *UNAIDS speaker

More speakers to be announced soon

BT3: AI, Human Dignity & Inclusive Societies – Segment IV: Human Dignity & Inclusive Society in Practice

Room 5+6, Level 3, CICG

Building on the former discussions, this closing session showcases how applications and development of ai can be inclusive and respect human dignity. The speakers will present unique applications, best practices and inclusive models of governance in both the public and the private sectors.

Chair: Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford University

BT4: Scaling AI for Good – Session 4

Room 4, Level 0, CICG

This session briefs the audience about the importance of the data & AI commons to scaling up AI for Good: how they can help to reduce friction in problem-solving across all four steps; emerging platforms for Data & AI Commons; and how organizations can best leverage these platforms to open data silos and connect AI problems to fundamental research in AI, to AI solutions deployed at a scale.


This session will end with a call to action to mobilize the community to lend support to specific steps in the funnel or for specific verticals.

Chairs:

  • Trent McConaghy, Founder, Ocean Protocol
  • Alexandre Cadain, CEO, Anima

More speakers to be announced soon

BT5: AI for Space – Session 4 – Governance of AI and Space

Room 3, Level 0, CICG

Development of resilient infrastructure, access to technology, and improvements in disaster risk reduction fall under a number of SDGs and could all benefit from AI and Space. How can we ensure that these benefits are shared with the largest number of people, while reducing the risk of negative impacts from badly-trained AI, algorithmic inequity, drift?

Can governance models assist in building trust and acceptance of these technologies? Should there be a global agreement on standards for AI and Space? What are the benefits and risks of introducing a governance model, and who should be responsible for maintaining it?

Speakers:

  • Mariarosaria Taddeo, Deputy Director of the Digital Ethics Lab at Oxford Internet Institute
  • Aurélie Shapiro, Remote Sensing Specialist, WWF

More speakers to be announced soon

18:30 – 20:00 – AI for Good Cultural Event (Invitation Only)

Performance & Talks

20:00 – VIP evening reception

VIP evening reception

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DAY 3 – 30 MAY 2019

09:00 – 10:30 – Investigating future challenges of AI

Session 1 – Falling Walls: Science for Good, AI for Science

Room 4, Level 0, CICG

The session provides an interdisciplinary design sprint towards industrial sustainability

9:00 – 9:15 – Welcome and Setting the scene

Speakers:

  • Felix Rundel, Head of Programmes & International Development, Falling Walls Foundation
  • Matyas Kovacs, Head of Strategy & Global Affairs, Falling Walls Foundation

9:15 – 9:45 – Introduction to the Scientific Challenge. Industrial Sustainability: What are the real challenges and in which ways can AI help to solve these?

Speakers:

  • Steve Evans, Director of Research at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

9:45 – 10:05 – Impulse statements. How do science, industry and AI intertwine? How can AI support scientists in finding and implementing breakthrough solutions? Industry and AI perspectives.

More speakers to be announced soon

*10:05 – 10:25 – Introduction to the design sprint method

Speakers:

  • Rakesh Kasturi, Chief Experience Officer, Sprintdoctor

Session 2 – Real-time measurement of SDGs and their Sustainable Applications – Part 1

Room 3, Level 0, CICG

This session will assess how to use data to measure the SDGs and help ascertain whether AI projects are making real progress. The panelists would discuss what type of data could and should be used to measure the SDGs as well as how that data could be used for sustainable development measurements

Speakers:

  • *Marko Grobelnik, AI Researcher & Digital Champion of Slovenia, European Commission
  • Alex Jaimes, SVP of AI & Data Science, Dataminr
  • Anna Lewis, Chief Strategy Officer, XPRIZE
  • Andrew Brown, EMEA Director, Quid
  • Stefan Winkler, Senior Deputy Director & Associate Professor, AI Singapore

More speakers to be announced soon

Session 3 – AI & Agriculture – Part 1

Room 1, Level 1, CICG

The agricultural sector has already started to exploit the potential of Artificial Intelligence. There are some promising examples of introducing AI to agriculture. This session will be the place to share some of the promising innovations and to discuss possible action-oriented proposals for projects and initiatives that can accelerate progress and bring the potential of AI to agriculture.

Chairs:

ITU – International Telecommunication Union (United Nations)

FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization (United Nations)

Speakers

  • Robert Opp, Director of Innovation and Change Management Division, World Food Programme
  • Jennifer Marsman, Principal Engineer, Microsoft

Moderator: Tee Ganbold, Technology Executive, Intrepid Capital Partners

More speakers to be announced soon

Session 4 – Robotics for Good – Part 1

Room 2, Level 0, CICG

The session will discuss research and applications of innovative solutions in artificial intelligence and robotics to meet existing challenges in health, education, social services, and humanitarian aid. It will explore the positive opportunities offered by these applications for sustainable development.

Chair: Harry ‘Doc’ Kloor, Scientist, film producer, inventor, CEO of Beyond Imagination

Speakers:

  • Yamen Saraiji, Professor, Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University
  • *Matthias Scheutz, Professor, Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory Department of Computer Science Tufts University
  • Patrick Meier, CEO and co-Founder, We Robotics
  • Dor Skuler, CEO & Co-Founder, Intuition Robotics

More speakers to be announced soon

09:00 – 10:30 – Partner Workshops

“Smart, AI-enabled community health system” workshop by Fondation Botnar

Room 5+6, Level 3, CICG

Bring together experts working on integrating technology into community health systems in low- and middle-income countries to exchange experiences and challenges to fully realise the efficiency gains that technology can bring toward optimising health systems so they are responsive to population need.

Speakers:

  • Stefan Germann, CEO, Botnar Foundation
  • Antoine Geissbuhler, Director, digital transformation, University of Geneva; Director, innovation center, Geneva University Hospital


Introduction & announcement: Stefan Germann, CEO, Fondation Botnar

Keynote: The of role of technology and ICT for development –perspectives from Tanzania: *H.E. Dr. Jim Yonazi, Deputy Permanent Secretary Minister for Works, Transport and Communications (Communication portfolio)

Keynote: Setting the scene: Sharing insights from the forthcoming Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation and USAID “AI in Global Health: Defining a Collective Path Forward”. Speaker: *Gates Foundation

Q&A on the role of AI in Global Health

Discussants:-     

Representative of report-     

  • Dr. Jim Yonazi, Ministry for Works, Transport and Communications
  • Marelize Gorgens, World Bank

Documentary Workshop

Room 14, Level 2, CICG

More details to be annoucned soon

10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee Break & Demo Stage

Demo Stage


11:00 – 12:30 – Investigating future challenges of AI (continuation) 

Session 1 – Falling Walls: Science for Good, AI for Science

Room 4, Level 0, CICG

*11:00 – 12:00 – Workshop session – Design sprint

The audience will be separated into small groups to simultaneously discuss the scientific challenge and develop practical AI-based solutions

*12:00 – 12:15 – Final Plenary

A summary of the workshop results and an open floor to share ideas and address questions

Moderator: Rakesh Kasturi, Chief Experience Officer, Sprintdoctor

*12:15 – 12:30 – Feedback and Outlook, Closing

Speakers:

  • Felix Rundel, Head of Programmes & International Development, Falling Walls Foundation
  • Matyas Kovacs, Head of Strategy & Global Affairs, Falling Walls Foundation

Moderator: Steve Evans, Director of Research at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

Session 2 – Real-time measurement of SDGs and their Sustainable Applications – Part 2

Room 3, Level 0, CICG

Speakers:

  • Christina Colclough, Director of Platform and Agency Workers, Digitalisation and Trade at UNI Global Union
  • Jonnie Penn, Affiliate, Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
  • *ILO

Session 3 – AI & Agriculture – Part 2

Room 1, Level 1, CICG

Chairs: ITU & FAO

Session 4 – Robotics for Good – Part 2

Room 2, Level 0, CICG

Chair: Harry ‘Doc’ Kloor, Scientist, film producer, inventor, CEO of Beyond Imagination

11:00 – 12:30 – Partner Workshops (continuation) 

“Smart, AI-enabled community health system” workshop by Fondation Botnar – Part 2

Room 5+6, Level 3, CICG

Panel discussion: Digital/AI-enabled community health systems (10 min short presentations followed by 50 mins discussion):    

  • Case Study 1: People-Centered Connected Health Systems Project in Kibaha, Tanzania (pilot supported by Fondation Botnar). Panellist: Angel Dillip, Apotheker Ltd., Tanzania   
  • Case Study 2: Terre des Hommes, IeDA in Burkina Faso. o   Panellist: Prof. Antoine Geissbuhler, University of Geneva  ·        
  • Case Study 3: Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) – CAS Nutrition and Health CHW (Anganwadi) program in Indiao. Panellist: Dr. Neal Lesh, Chief Strategy Officer, Dimagi (invited)     
  • Case Study 4: Dynamic algorithm for treating febrile illnesses in a LMIC settingo   Panellist: Dr. Irene Masanja, Senior Scientist, Ifakara Health Institute (invited)   

Moderator: Naomi Lee, Executive Editor, The Lancet

Documentary Workshop – Part 2

Room 14, Level 2, CICG

More details to be annoucned soon

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch & Demo Stage

Demo Stage

  • Live Tiles (Bronze sponsor) – ‘Hopper’ (in homage to Grace Hopper) is an intelligent meeting scheduler, that uses neural network technology and machine learning to set up meetings across multiple time zones and teams; Hopper analyses agendas and your meeting history to determine the optimum time while taking the pain and wasted hours out of endless email exchanges.
  • Ellipsis Enviromental – A complete solution to identifying, reducing and measuring impact of material pollution

14:00 – 14:15 – The space between zero and one (musical performance & talk)

Room 1, Level 1, CICG

Jojo Mayer (world renown drummer) will give a brief synopsis on the emergence of rhythm culture and its relationship to technology and communication. He shares his thoughts on interacting with digital culture and cross examines the relevance of a human performance in the digital age.

14:15 – 15:30 – Ideas for Impact – 5 Breakthrough Pitches

Room 1, Level 1, CICG

AI Education and Learning

An overview of the projects selected on May 29 to move forward with will be presented along with discussions revolving around tangible next steps and committed supporters (time and resources).

  • Tara Chklovski, Founder and CEO of Iridescent
  • UNESCO

Good Health and Well-Being

  • Marcel Salathe, Associate Professor and Head of Digital Epidemiology Lab, EPFL
  • Thomas Wiegand, Professor at TU Berlin, and Executive Director of Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute 
  • Naomi Lee, Executive Director – Digital, The Lancet
  • Ramesh Krishnamurthy, Senior Advisor, Department of Information, Evidence and Research, WHO
  • Sameer Pujari, “Be Healthy, Be Mobile” Project Manager, World Health Organization, WHO

AI, Human Dignity & Inclusive Societies

  • Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford University

Capacity building and Scaling AI for Good

  • Trent McConaghy, Founder of Ocean Protocol
  • Alexandre Cadain, CEO, Anima

AI for Space

Anousheh Ansari, CEO of XPRIZE & Space Ambassador

15:30 – 16:00 – Coffee Break & Demo Stage

Demo Stage

ElliQ – CES award winning proactive social robot for older adults

16:00 – 17:30 – Next steps, data challenges, scaling AI, and way forward

Room 1, Level 1, CICG

Speakers:

  • Cedric Villani, AI adviser to French President Macron, Mathematics Fields medal winner
  • Anousheh Ansari, CEO, XPRIZE, Space Ambassador; first female private space explorer
  • *Elizabeth McGovern, McGovern Foundation 

IBM Project Debater Demo

More details to be announced soon

19:00 – VIP evening reception

VIP evening reception

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DAY 4 – 31 MAY 2019

09:00 – 16:30 – Thematic AI Sessions: Smart Mobility, Unintended Consequences, & Space 

09:00 – 16:30 – Full-day Partner Workshops

09:00 – 16:30 – AI Learning Day & Tutorials

16:30 – 17:00 – Coffee Break & Demo Stage

Demo Stage

17:00 – 17:45 – Closing Act

Room 1, Level 1, CICG

Simon Pierro, World’s Leading AI & iPad magician

17:45 – 18:00 – Closing Remarks

Room 1, Level 1, CICG

  • Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, ITU

18:00 – Farewell Drinks

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Thematic AI Sessions: Smart Mobility, Unintended Consequences, & Space 

09:00 – 10:30 – Future of Smart and Safe Mobility – Part 1

Room 1, Level 1, CICG

AI powered augmented and autonomous driving, 5G enabled smart and connected vehicles, novel ride sharing platforms, vertical lift-off and people carriers, connected car security, and road safety. The session will look at how the future of smart mobility will change the way we work and live, and transform urban and suburban environments.

Speakers:

  • Carsten Breitfeld, CEO, Byton
  • Lucas di Grassi, CEO, Roborace & Formula-E Racing World Champion
  • Manuela Papadopol, CEO, Designated Driver 
  • Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary, UNECE
  • Laurianne Krid, Director General, FIA Region 1
  • Bryn Balcombe, Chief Strategy Officer, Autonomous Driving Alliance
  • Christoph Peylo, Global Head of Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence
  • Alex Roy, Director Special Operations, Argo AI 
  • T. Russel Shields, Chairman, Ygomi
  • Kirsty Lloyd-Jukes, CEO, Latent Logic
  • Marco Merens, Chief of the ICAO’s Integrated Aviation Analysis section, International Civil Aviation Organization

09:00 – 10:30 – AI & Space Solutions for Humanitarian Challenges – Part 1

Room 2, Level 0, CICG

The session will explore AI Solutions for Humanitarian Challenges, including disaster response, food security, informal settlements, despeciation and poaching, oceanic plastics, disaster prediction and mitigation, wildfires, climate change and adaptation.

Speakers:

  • Bill Diamond, CEO, SETI
  • *NVIDIA
  • *Google
  • *WWF

10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee Break & Demo Stage

Demo Stage

  • MIND AI (Gold sponsor) – Using its avatar, Delight, Mind AI will demonstrate its AI reasoning engine’s logic capabilities with a powerful question and answer session based on its reading of Chapter 1 from The Little Prince. We spotlight the power of inference when new knowledge is added, comprehended, and utilized in real time. Delight will answer questions via a live text-to-speech component, demonstrating how we aim to become the CPU of AIs, but will also rely on other AI components for the full experience.

11:00 – 12:30 – Future of Smart and Safe Mobility – Part 2

Room 1, Level 1, CICG

AI powered augmented and autonomous driving, 5G enabled smart and connected vehicles, novel ride sharing platforms, vertical lift-off and people carriers, connected car security, and road safety. The session will look at how the future of smart mobility will change the way we work and live, and transform urban and suburban environments.

11:00 – 12:30 – AI & Space Solutions for Humanitarian Challenges – Part 2

Room 2, Level 0, CICG

The session will explore AI Solutions for Humanitarian Challenges, including disaster response, food security, informal settlements, despeciation and poaching, oceanic plastics, disaster prediction and mitigation, wildfires, climate change and adaptation.

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch Break & Demo Stage

Demo Stage

  • Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) – Using AI for more accurate data on displacement associated with conflict and disasters

14:00 – 16:30 – Unintended Consequences of AI

Room 1, Level 1, CICG

Individual applications of AI often are quite positive in many regarding, but when deployed at a global scale, emergent dynamics can cause societal problems that were not clear at the single-use scale, similarly, the AI methods developed for innocuous aims, can be repurposed for more malicious aims, this session examines these challenges

Speakers:

  • Nicole Eagan, CEO, Darktrace
  • Wendell Wallach, Consultant, Ethicist, and Scholar at Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
  • Alexander Tayler, Independent Consultant, Former CDO of Cambridge Analytica
  • Dhruv Ghulati, CEO, Factmata
  • Jo Floto, Editor of Newshour, BBC World Service
  • Joseph Dunn, US Senator, Founding Chair, Board of Directors, The Zero Abuse Project​
  • Mark Jackson, Scientific Lead of Business Development, Cambridge Quantum Computing
  • Amandeep Singh Gill, Executive Director of United Nations Secretary General High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation

Moderators:

  • Anja Kaspersen, Director, UN Disarmament Affairs
  • Irakli Beridze, Head of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, UNICRI

14:00 – 16:30 – AI & Space Solutions for Humanitarian Challenges – Part 3

Room 2, Level 0, CICG

The session will explore AI Solutions for Humanitarian Challenges, including disaster response, food security, informal settlements, despeciation and poaching, oceanic plastics, disaster prediction and mitigation, wildfires, climate change and adaptation.

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Full-day Partner Workshops

09:00 – 10:30 – Partner Workshops

Learn how to apply AI to solve some of society’s biggest challenges by NetHope – Part 1

Room 14, Level 2, CICG

Learn about current applications of AI in social sector and how to incorporate AI into your programs and projects, from understanding how to frame a problem for AI and get your data in order to how to resource your team and have the right processes in place.

Chair: Leila Toplic, Lead for the Emerging Technologies at NetHope

09:15 – 10:00 – Provide a framework for how to define an opportunity for incorporating AI in the solution mix (for humanitarian, development and conservancy problems)

Speakers:

  • Leila Toplic, Lead for the Emerging Technologies at NetHope

10:00 – 10:30 – Part I – Examine several case studies to deconstruct an AI application from how the problem was defined through to deployment, iteration, scale, extensibility. Case studies will cover different problems / contexts (Humanitarian, Development, Conservation) and different AI capabilities. Case study: TESSA chatbot – Bo Percival, Plan International

Speakers:

  • Bo Percival, Innovations Lead, Skills and Opportunities for Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship, Plan International

Culture and Storytelling in the Age of AI Interactive full-day Workshops by IVOW – Part 1

Room 4, Level 0, CICG

Join us for a series of interactive workshops as we explore ​ways to invite global voices into AI.​ ​The workshops, led by AI and Storytelling thought leaders, will explore pioneering research on automated storytelling and include hands-on workshops on structured data collection as one of the keys to training algorithms to be more culturally aware. In addition, the workshops delve into ethical and historical considerations as we create the foundations for a deeply inclusive AI.

Chair: Davar Ardalan, Founder and Storyteller in Chief at IVOW

9:00-9:10 – ​Welcome: Davar Ardalan of IVOW and Amir Banifatemi of Xprize

9:10-9:15​ – Sponsor welcome

9:15-10:00 – Opening Panel: Can Global Storytelling Build Cultural AI Capacity?

The panel discusses ways to bring together data science, international development, and storytelling to create structured data around world cultures. ​Can storytellers capture their communities’ values and cultural heritage in metadata? Can AI preserve indigenous stories? Can endowing AI with a sense and understanding of culture bring machines closer to us as humans and make them easier to trust?

Speakers:

  • Davar Ardalan, CEO and Chief Storytelling Officer at IVOW
  • Wolfgang Victor Yarlott, AI Researcher, Florida International University
  • Mariana Lin, AI Writer, former Creative Director at Apple
  • Rafael Pérez y Pérez, AI scientist, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana at Cuajimalpa

Moderator: David Danks, Ethics of AI, Carnegie Melon University

10:00-10:30 – Lightning Talks: Why AI and Culture?

Speakers:

  • Wolfgang Victor Yarlott, AI Researcher, Florida International University
  • Chamisa Edmo​, Character Writer at Hanson Robotics
  • *Harry Yeff (aka Reeps One), Vocal, Visual and Concept Artist 

City of Montreal “Cities for Good” – Part 1

Room 3, Level 0, CICG

The session will focus on showcasing how to develop a strong ecosystem for “AI for Good” solutions. Global experts from across the world will be invited to share their thoughts and personal experiences on defining the pillars required for an “AI for Good” City.

“A Hands-on Overview to AI for Social Good Algorithms” by Intel – Part 1

Room 7+8, Level 2, CICG

This workshop strives to introduce a broad audience with a high level view of AI and how to start an AI for Social Good project, including the data, algorithm and hardware considerations that should be made along the way. As part of this workshop, there will be a hands-on portion which all individuals can put their newfound knowledge into practice by designing and modifying their own AI algorithm.

Speakers:

  • Anna Bethke, Head of AI4Good, Intel Artificial Intelligence Products Group
  • *Matt Beale
  • *Banu Nagasundaram

10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee Break & Demo Stage

Demo Stage

  • MIND AI (Gold sponsor) – Using its avatar, Delight, Mind AI will demonstrate its AI reasoning engine’s logic capabilities with a powerful question and answer session based on its reading of Chapter 1 from The Little Prince. We spotlight the power of inference when new knowledge is added, comprehended, and utilized in real time. Delight will answer questions via a live text-to-speech component, demonstrating how we aim to become the CPU of AIs, but will also rely on other AI components for the full experience.

11:00 – 12:30 – Partner Workshops (continuation)

Learn how to apply AI to solve some of society’s biggest challenges by NetHope – Part 2

Room 14, Level 2, CICG

Part II – Examine several case studies to deconstruct an AI application from how the problem was defined through to deployment, iteration, scale, extensibility. Case studies will cover different problems / contexts (Humanitarian, Development, Conservation) and different AI capabilities.

Chair: Leila Toplic, Lead for the Emerging Technologies at NetHope

Speakers:

  • Fei Fang, Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Pooja Mathur, Senior Product Manager, Vulcan
  • Cameron Birge, Senior Program Manager, Humanitarian Response & Innovative Tech, Microsoft Philanthropies
  • Kush Varshney, Founding Co-Director, IBM Science for Social Good Initiative, IBM

12:30-13:45 – Lunch (ITU Program) and Hands-on session: Identify an AI use case for each participating UN:NGO agency (ideally, teams of 2-3), frame the problem, identify data needs, domain expertise and a plan of action. Template will be provided.

Additional AI / AI for Good experts:

  • Arthur W. Dubrawski, Research Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cyrill Glockner, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
  • Stephen Hellen, Director for ICT4D & GIS, Catholic Relief Services

Culture and Storytelling in the Age of AI Interactive Workshops by IVOW

Room 4, Level 0, CICG

11:00-11:15 – Why Art & AI

Speakers:

  • Lydia Kostopoulos, Founder and Artist at #ArtAboutAI, Founder of Sapien21
  • Uili Lousi​, renowned Tongan artist

11:15-11:30 Lightning Talk: ​Indigenous Nations, Innovation, and Intellectual Property in the Era of AI

Speaker: Antony Taubman,​ Director of Intellectual Property at the World Trade Organization

11:30-12:30 – Interactive Workshop 1: How to Design Standard Methodologies

We will highlight a few high profile examples of technologically advanced AI products that have failed to gain traction due to lack of cultural empathy.

Speakers​:

  • Afsheen Afsar​, Business Executive, Deep AI expert
  • Wolfgang Victor Yarlott​, AI Researcher, Florida International University
  • Juanisa J. McCoy​ – Lead Product Designer (UI/UX), IVOW
  • Inzamam Malik​, AI Developer, IVOW
  • Davar Ardalan​, Founder and Chief Storytelling Officer at IVOW

City of Montreal “Cities for Good” – Part 2

Room 3, Level 0, CICG

Intel “A Hands-on Overview to AI for Social Good Algorithms” – Part 2

Room 7+8, Level 2, CICG

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch Break & Demo Stage

Demo Stage

  • Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) – Using AI for more accurate data on displacement associated with conflict and disasters

14:00 – 16:30 – Partner Workshops (continuation)

Culture and Storytelling in the Age of AI Interactive Workshops by IVOW

Room 4, Level 0, CICG

14:00-14:30 – Lightning Talks: Why Storytelling?

Speakers:

  • Emele Ugavule​, Creative Director of Talanoa Fiji
  • Tash Tan, S1T2 Storytelling 1st Technology 2nd
  • Cindy Guijosa, AI enthusiast, Computer Science student at the University of Maryland
  • *Mohanty Sharada, Founder, Crowd AI

14:30-15:00 – Interactive Workshop 2:​ ​Narrative Discourse in AI

This workshop aims to provide an introduction to MEXICA, a computer-based storyteller inspired by the way humans write.


Speaker: Rafael Pérez y Pérez​, AI scientist, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana at Cuajimalpa

15:00-16:00 – Interactive Workshop 3: Declaration of Citizen, Machine, and Culture

Considering lessons from history,​ ​we​ ​explore how human rights have evolved over time and been extended to women, minorities, workers, children, disabled, immigrants, refugees. We ask the audience to share their ideas and concerns about privacy, security, fairness, accountability, and openness. What are our rights and responsibilities in the digital universe? What should be included in a Declaration of Citizen, Machine, and Culture?

Speakers:​

  • Kee Malesky, Director of Research at IVOW and former NPR News Librarian
  • Juanisa McCoy, Lead Product Designer (UI/UX), IVOW
  • Nicola McLay, creative designer and artist
  • Robert Malesky, Director of Content at IVOW and former Executive Producer at NPR News

16:00-16:30 – Next Steps: ​Davar Ardalan, Afsheen Afshar, Amir Banifatemi

City of Montreal “Cities for Good” – Part 3

Room 3, Level 0, CICG

“A Hands-on Overview to AI for Social Good Algorithms” by Intel

Room 7+8, Level 0, CICG

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AI Learning Day & Tutorials

09:00 – 10:30 – AI Learning Day & Tutorials (Part 1)

The AI for Good Learning day is made up of workshops, tutorials, and educational sessions through three full-fledged tracks targeting businesses, the public sector and youth. Discover the latest AI trends, use cases and solutions, and learn how to leverage AI strategically for your organization, business or career.

Business and AI

Room 5, Level 3, CICG

The Business & AI track aims to provide workshops with practical and real life use cases addressing the use of AI & ML for businesses. The track includes workshops ranging from Microsoft Azur as a tool, to the implementation of AI chatbots and conversational AI for customer services, passing through the uses of the 5G and AI technologies for good, and also the use of AI for business intelligence and decision making.

Workshop 1: Best 5G connectivity & AI for Good by Cambridge Wireless

Speaker: Abhi Naha, Chief Commercial Officer CW (Cambridge Wireless Limited)


Public Sector and AI

Room 16, Level -1, CICG

The Public Sector & AI track provides workshops exploring various AI policies across different regions in Europe as well as Africa. The track also offers the chance to participate in interactive workshop for policy co-creation using the policy kitchen format, as well as a deep dive into learning practical hands on tools for data collection platform and ML based prediction for humanitarian crisis.

More details to be announced soon

Youth and AI

Room 6, Level 3, CICG

The Youth & AI track aims to explore the youth and younger generations perspectives on AI, in terms of the digital talents and skillset required for the age of AI, and the opportunities and challenges that AI and ML can bring for a sustainable future. The track enables participants to share their ideas and understandings about the common global challenges and provide them with tools to design thinking concepts to create relevant and implementable solutions.

Opening keynote: Andy Chen, President Elect, IEEE Technology and Engineering Society

Speakers:

Amy Peck

Workshop 1: Un-Hacking the Future

More details to be announced soon

10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee Break & Demo Stage

Demo Stage

  • MIND AI (Gold sponsor) – Using its avatar, Delight, Mind AI will demonstrate its AI reasoning engine’s logic capabilities with a powerful question and answer session based on its reading of Chapter 1 from The Little Prince. We spotlight the power of inference when new knowledge is added, comprehended, and utilized in real time. Delight will answer questions via a live text-to-speech component, demonstrating how we aim to become the CPU of AIs, but will also rely on other AI components for the full experience.

11:00 – 12:30 – AI Learning Day & Tutorials (Part 2)

Business and AI

Room 5, Level 3, CICG

Workshop 2: The Art of Conversational AI by Microsoft

In this session, Ashok Samal will explain the current developments around Conversational AI at Microsoft and the practical way to think and adapt it at enterprise scale. He will also enlighten end to eco system around it and some of the use cases

Speakers:

  • Ashok Samal, Solution Architect, Microsoft

Workshop 3: Kickstart AI at work and Build your own Bot by Live Tiles

Speakers:

Alex Lustig and Paul Conneally, LiveTiles EMEA.

Public Sector and AI

Room 16, Level -1, CICG

Workshop 2: Global AI exchange with foraus and Swissnex

Using foraus’s new Policy Kitchen crowdsourcing method, the session will identify and assess areas of research and innovation that need stronger international cooperation to ensure trusted, safe, and inclusive development of AI, promote equitable access to its benefits on a global level and can inform the AI global governance processes.

Speakers:

  • Benjamin Bollmann, Deputy CEO, Swissnex San Francisco
  • Jonas Nakonz, Project Manager (Crowd Innovation), Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy
  • Eduardo Belinchon, Digital Innovation Manager, Foraus, Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy

Youth and AI

Room 6, Level 3, CICG

Workshop 2: AI for Sustainable future by University of Geneva

Speakers:

  • Francois Grey, Director of Digital Strategy, University of Geneva

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch Break & Demo Stage

Demo stage

  • Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) – Using AI for more accurate data on displacement associated with conflict and disasters

14:00 – 16:30 – AI Learning Day & Tutorials (Part 3)

Business and AI

Room 5, Level 3, CICG

Workshop 4: PwC

More details to be announced soon

Public Sector and AI

Room 16, Level -1, CICG

Workshop 3: AI Governance in Developing Nations – Elements for a Roadmap by Access Partnership

AI has the potential to solve some of the most pressing challenges of emerging economies in core sectors such as agriculture, healthcare and public services. However, ensuring the benefits of AI are within the reach of those who need it the most requires a concerted effort of several stakeholder groups. Having a robust governance framework for AI is only one piece in the puzzle, but it is a fundamental one. Join our workshop to learn from AI developers, governments and users what policies should be considered to capitalize on the AI potential.

Speakers:

  • Eric Lewandowski, Global NGO, Lead, Orbital Insight
  • Evans Woherem, Founder, Chairman, Digital Africa
  • Arturo Robles, Commissioner at the Mexican Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (ICT Regulator)

Workshop 4: DEEP Deep Learning: The AI case for transforming humanitarian collaboration

The workshop will showcase the applied use of AI to transform humanitarian collaboration, allow participants to explore the DEEP platform in a hands-on session, and discuss with the audience the challenges and opportunities of exploiting advanced Machine Learning (ML) techniques to support humanitarian decision making.

Speakers:

  • Wilhelmina Welsch, Head of Information Management and Innovation Unit, JIPS, Project Manager, DEEP
  • Navid Rekabsaz, Idiap Research Institute

More speakers to be announced soon

Youth and AI

Room 6, Level 3, CICG

Workshop 3: AI Talents & skillset in the AI era for Gen Z? by IEEE

Speakers:

  • Andy Chen, President Elect, IEEE Technology and Engineering Society

Workshop 4: EQ Eco Sprint

The EQ Eco Sprint is a bold approach to innovation that focuses on actionable ideas for positive environmental change. This workshop brings together a diverse group of people, from scientists to entrepreneurs to brands and policy makers, to THINK, SOLVE and AMPLIFY solutions for critical environmental challenges. Join fellow conference attendees to unpack current global challenges, identify new possible futures and retrocast back to today through the lenses of Socio-Cultural, Technological, Economic, Environmental and Political factors for positive change. The Eco Sprint mission is to develop solutions that can be fostered, implemented, invested in or amplified to create tangible action.

Speakers:

  • Neil Sahota, Business Guru, Master Inventor, Tech Coast Angel
  • Robert Suarez, Chief Solutions Officer, EQ.eco
  • Stephen Ibaraki, Futurist, Serial Entrepreneur, Executive Chairman, Investor, Venture Capitalist
  • Scott Sandland, Founder & CEO, Cyrano.ai

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