DAY 1 – TUESDAY, 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

08:45 – 09:30 – Welcome address 

Room 1+2 (Level 0&1, CICG)

Speakers:

  • Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, ITU
  • Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, WMO
  • Francis Gurry, Director General, WIPO
  • Amir Ansari, Member of the XPRIZE Foundation’s Vision Circle and its Board of Directors
  • Vicki Hanson, CEO, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond, Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination, Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG)

MC:

  • LJ Rich, Inventor, BBC Click Presenter

09:30 – 10:25 – Opening keynotes

Room 1+2 (Level 0&1, CICG)

Keynote speakers:

Our AI Opportunity

  • Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive VP and President, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations

Why don’t we use AI to solve the right problems?

  • Jim Hagemann Snabe, Chairman of the Board of Siemens

10:25 – 10:30 – Goals of the Summit 

Room 1+2 (Level 0&1, CICG)

Speakers:

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

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

11:00 – 11:30 – Storytellers: Connecting AI innovators & problems owners 

Room 1+2 (Level 0&1, CICG)

Society is demanding for understanding and at a critical juncture in examining AI impact on humanity. To succeed, these efforts requires developing a holistic and inclusive perspective to help us make considerate decisions on how we integrate AI solutions in the world. Join us for this forward-thinking session and discover insights, stories and perspectives on how we can harness its potential to meet humanity’s greatest challenges.

Storytellers:

Stories from the Frontlines: insights on the use of digital technologies in armed conflicts

  • Yves Daccord, Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Towards transparency in AI: methods and challenges

  • Timnit Gebru, Lead Ethical Artificial Intelligence, Google & Co-founder, Black in AI

Moderator:

  • Frederic Werner, Head, Strategic Engagement Division, ITU

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

Room 1+2 (Level 0&1, CICG)

AI is a transformative exponential technology that is rapidly shaping major industries and all aspects of our lives. We have barely scratched the surface of how these transformations will reinvent our lives and what their implications will be. Explore new ideas that will challenge existing narratives and bridge our understanding of AI and unlimited possibilities that will shape the future of society in this enlightening session.

  • Vladimir Kramnik, World Chess Champion
  • Cécile Cabanis, EVP, CFO, Information Systems, Procurement and Strategic Resources Cycles, Member of the Board of Directors of Danone
  • Yan Huang, Senior Director AI Innovation and AI Health Lead, Baidu
  • JoAnn Stonier, Chief Data Officer at Mastercard
  • Charles-Édouard Bouée, CEO, Roland Berger

Moderator:

  • Anja Kaspersen, Director, UN Disarmament Affairs

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

14:00 – 15:00 – Ministerial Panel – Policy for Good: Laying the foundations of the AI Summit

Room 1+2 (Level 0&1, CICG)

Integrating AI as a public good is a global challenge that impacts the ability of governments and global institutions to safeguard the interests of their constituents. Creating effective AI strategies to improve societal well-being requires frameworks for understanding AI impacts and design policies to serve and address these needs. Learn more about how these select key decision makers envision the role of AI to uplift their countries, and the opportunities and challenges that may arise in the process of doing so. 

Speakers:

  • H.E. James Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Grand Bahama office of the Prime Minister
  • H.E. Khalil Amiri, Vice Minister for Scientific Research, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Republic of Tunisia
  • Hon. Jenfan. Muswere, Deputy Minister of Information Communication and Courier Services, Zimbabwe

Moderator:

  • LJ Rich, Inventor, BBC Click Presenter

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

Session 1 – Innovative applications of AI & data science

Room 3, Level 0, CICG

Session 2 – Innovative applications of AI in education and youth

Room 5+6, Level 3, CICG

Session 3 – Data for Global Good

Room 4, Level 0, CICG

Session 4 – Socially Inclusive AI

Room 1+2, Level 0&1, CICG

Session 5 – AI in explorations and new frontiers

Room 7+8, Level 2, CICG

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

16:45 – 18:00 – Introducing the 5 breakthroughs teams + rules of the game

Room 1+2 (Level 0&1, CICG)

Keynote:

Explainable AI – Demystifying the ‘Black Box’

  • Klaus-Robert Müller, Professor, Machine Learning Group, TU Berlin

AI Education: Reaching and Engaging 21st Century Learners

Room 1+2 (Level 0&1, CICG)

Good Health and Well-Being

Room 1+2 (Level 0&1, CICG)

AI, Human Dignity & Inclusive Societies

Room 1+2 (Level 0&1, CICG)

Scaling AI for Good

Room 1+2 (Level 0&1, CICG)

AI for Space

Room 1+2 (Level 0&1, CICG)

18:00 – 18:50 – Closing Keynote presentation

Room 1+2 (Level 0&1, CICG)

The Future is better than you think

  • Ray Kurzweil, Best-selling author of the ‘Singularity is near’, futurist, inventor

*Live presentation from California, followed by Q&A. This presentation will not be webcast.

19:00 – VIP evening reception

VIP evening reception

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Session 2 – Innovative applications of AI in education and youth

Room 5+6, Level 3, CICG

AI will introduce changes that will reverberate for generations to come, and we can leverage these technologies to ensure that today’s youth will fully benefit from what AI has to offer. It is important to offer an equitable and quality access to resources to enable their education, skill development and overall well-being. Learn the latest perspectives, applications and innovations in AI that empower these goals and help facilitate a deeper, more meaningful engagement for life-long learning. 

Speakers:

  • Deirdre Quarnstrom, General Manager, Minecraft Education
  • Shlomy Kattan, VP Strategic Relations and Executive Director Learning, XPRIZE
  • Sam Molyneux, GM, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Helene Molinier, Senior Policy Advisor on Innovation at UN Women
  • Paul Landers, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Sr Advisor to the Connect to Learn program, Ericsson

Moderator:

  • Maria Axente, AI Programme Driver, PwC United Kingdom

Session 3 – Data for Global Good

Room 4, Level 0, CICG

Data is the key driving force in unlocking the revolutionary potential of AI today. Leveraging data at scale is a critical factor towards using AI effectively for global impact projects. In order to harness the unlimited potential of AI, it is important to understand how we define equitable data access, sharing, portability, and interoperability. Having a framework of understanding these needs allows AI to be more effectively used for actionable outcomes, better policies and improved quality of life for all. Discover how to maximize the potential of data and AI for large-scale projects and learn the safeguards and principles necessary to avoid their misuse in this engaging session.

Speakers:

  • Anna Bethke, Head AI For Good, INTEL
  • David Satola, Lead ICT Counsel at The World Bank
  • Lav Varshney, Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Peter Bailey, Chief Strategy Officer, Dataminr
  • Jackie Weser, Senior Machine Learning Engineer at Crisis Text Line
  • Clara Neppel, Senior Director European Business Operations at IEEE

Moderator:

  • Alpesh Shah, Senior Director of Global Business Strategy & Intelligence at the IEEE Standards Association

Good Health and Well-Being

Room 1+2 (Level 0&1, CICG)

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

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

Speakers:

Tara Chklovski, Founder and CEO of Iridescent

Session 1 – Innovative applications of AI & data science

Room 3, Level 0, CICG

AI and Data science are unlocking the revolutionary potential in enabling progress towards SDGs. Join us for a rousing discussion on the latest high-impact applications that are being used today. Discover how these technologies will redefine the ways in which we gain and act on insights about the world, each other and ourselves in the near future.

Speakers:

  • Bernhard Kowatsch, Head of Innovation Accelerator, WFP
  • Ioana Baldini, Member at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
  • Ingmar Weber, Research Director for Social Computing, Qatar Computing Research Institute
  • Alejandro Roca Campana, Senior Director, WIPO
  • Saiful Ridwan, Chief, Enterprise Solutions, Corporate Services Division, UN Environment
  • Ibrahima Khaliloulah Dia, Coordinator of the Health and Welfare Map and Digital Health Unit and the Health Observatory – Senegal Ministry of Health and Social Action

Moderator:

  • Frits Bussemaker, Chairman, Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age

Session 4 – Socially Inclusive AI

Room 1+2, Level 0&1, CICG

Non-inclusive AI can hurt others by perpetuating misconstruction and discrimination at scale. This in turn hinders ability to address real unmet needs. This exciting session discusses the necessary action steps towards developing socially inclusive applications that recognizes digital identity as a human right, promotes gender, age, and racial equity, and is inclusive. AI will have the maximum and real impact in people’s lives when the technology is accurately representative and equitable for all, and allow future generations be ready to participate in the transformations ahead.

Speakers:

  • Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT)
  • 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
  • John Kamara, Director at Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA)
  • Ashley van Heteren, Associate Principal, McKinsey & Company

Moderator:

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

Session 5 – AI in explorations and new frontiers

Room 7+8, Level 2, CICG

AI has become a game-changing tool for earth stewardship and to understand our planet’s ecosystem. At the same time as we pursue new avenues to explore our humanity and potentials, life on this earth and on other planets, we have begun a journey with unprecedented discoveries that is expanding our minds and aspirations. Join for the first time this year a session that covers many viewpoints tracing how we explore further with AI.

Speakers:

  • Chanda Gonzales, Executive Director Google Lunar XPRIZE
  • Celine Herweijer, Partner, Innovation and Sustainability, PwC UK
  • Jyotika Virmani, Executive Director of Planet & Environment, XPRIZE
  • Philipe Rosedale, CEO, High Fidelity
  • Kevin Kajitani, ANA AVATAR Co-Director, ​ANA Holdings Inc.​​

Moderator:

  • Marie-José Bahnam, Vice President, Partnerships, XPRIZE

AI Education: Reaching and Engaging 21st Century Learners

Room 1+2 (Level 0&1, CICG)

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

Speakers:

  • Tara Chklovski, Founder and CEO of Iridescent

Good Health and Well-Being

Room 1+2 (Level 0&1, CICG)

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

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

Speakers:

  • 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

Room 1+2 (Level 0&1, CICG)

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

Speakers:

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

Scaling AI for Good

Room 1+2 (Level 0&1, CICG)

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

Speakers:

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

AI for Space

Room 1+2 (Level 0&1, CICG)

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.

Speakers:

  • Anousheh Ansari, CEO, XPRIZE