DAY 4 – Friday, 31 MAY 2019

09:00 – 10:30 – Thematic AI Sessions, Workshops & Tutorials

Future of Smart and Safe Mobility – State of the Art (1/2)

Room 2, Level 0, CICG

Culture and Storytelling in the Age of AI Interactive Workshops by IVOW (1/3)

Room 1, Level 1, CICG

Democratizing AI for all – AI and Data Commons (1/3)

Room 4, Level 0, CICG

AI Guidelines – which one is right for me?

Room 7+8, Level 2, CICG

How Responsible AI can Enable a Sustainable Future for People and the Planet by PwC

Room 18, Level -1, CICG

Learn how to apply AI to solve some of society’s biggest challenges by NetHope (1/2)

Room 14, Level 2, CICG

AI for Good in cities (1/3)

Room 3, Level 0, CICG

Learning day: Business and AI (1/3)

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

Room 5, Level 3, CICG

Learning day: Public Sector and AI (1/3)

Workshop 1: AI Governance in Developing Nations – Elements for a Roadmap by Access Partnership

Room 16, Level -1, CICG

Learning day: Youth and AI (1/3)

Workshop 1: Un-Hacking the Future (learning lab)

Room 6, Level 3, CICG

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

11:00 – 12:30 – Thematic AI Sessions, Workshops & Tutorials

Future of Smart and Safe Mobility – Road Safety and Impact of Mobility on Society (2/2)

Room 2, Level 0, CICG

Culture and Storytelling in the Age of AI Interactive Workshops by IVOW (2/3)

Room 1, Level 1, CICG

Democratizing AI for all – AI and Data Commons (2/3)

Room 4, Level 0, CICG

Aligning Objectives and Coordinating Activities, by Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs, Hastings Center & World Technology Network

Room 7+8, Level 2, CICG

Learn how to apply AI to solve some of society’s biggest challenges by NetHope (2/2)

Room 14, Level 2, CICG

AI for Good in cities (2/3)

Room 3, Level 0, CICG

Learning day: Business and AI (2/3)

Workshop 2: The art of conversational AI by Microsoft

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

Room 5, Level 3, CICG

Learning day: Public Sector and AI (2/3)

Workshop 2: Towards an Inclusive Future in AI by foraus/swissnex

Room 16, Level -1, CICG

Learning day: Youth and AI (2/3)

Workshop 2: Humans Teaching Machines, Machines Teaching Humans by Citizen Cyberlab

Room 6, Level 3, CICG

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

14:00 – 16:30 – Thematic AI Sessions, Workshops & Tutorials

Unintended Consequences of AI (3/3)

Room 2, Level 0, CICG

Culture and Storytelling in the Age of AI Interactive Workshops by IVOW (3/3)

Room 1, Level 1, CICG

Democratizing AI for all – AI and Data Commons (3/3)

Room 4, Level 0, CICG

AI for Good in cities (3/3)

Room 3, Level 0, CICG

Learning day: Business and AI (3/3)

Workshop 4: A Hands-on Overview to AI for Social Good Algorithms” by Intel

Room 5, Level 3, CICG

Learning day: Public Sector and AI (3/3)

Workshop 3: National AI strategies and sustainable development: taking the next steps towards AI for Good by DiploFoundation

Workshop 4: Deep Learning: The AI case for transforming humanitarian collaboration by JIPS/EPFL

Room 16, Level -1, CICG

Learning day: Youth and AI (3/3)

Workshop 3: AI Talents & skillset in the AI

era for Gen Z? by IEEE

Workshop 4: EQ Eco sprint

Room 6, Level 3, CICG

16:30 – 17:00 – Coffee Break & 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

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Future of Smart and Safe Mobility – State of the art

Room 2, Level 0, 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.

Keynotes:

  • Bryn Balcombe, Chief Strategy Officer, Autonomous Driving Alliance
  • Alex Roy, Director Special Operations, Argo AI

Panel discussion:

  • Bryn Balcombe, Chief Strategy Officer, Autonomous Driving Alliance
  • Alex Roy, Director Special Operations, Argo AI
  • Christoph Peylo, Global Head of Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence
  • Kirsty Lloyd-Jukes, CEO, Latent Logic

Moderator:

  • LJ Rich, Inventor, BBC Click Presenter

09:00 – 10:30 – AI Guidelines – which one is right for me?

Room 7+8, Level 2, CICG

Imagine that you are a start-up ready to develop an AI application to support one of the SDGs. You want to ensure that your application has the most beneficial impact on society, that it meets ethical and legal requirements. Or that you are a law enforcement agency interested in using AI to help in your work but want to ensure that you have all the necessary guardrails in place to protect the rights of citizens. Or that you are a policy-maker in charge of determining a national strategy for AI for your country and are looking for guidelines that will provide the framework for the development of your national strategy. Where do you start? There is a race going on in AI. And this is not just the presumed race for supremacy on AI, but also a race to develop AI guidelines. In the last few months many countries and organisations have published AI guidelines and many more have announced plans to do so. What is the purpose of all these guidelines and where should I start, as a developer or a policy-maker? Is it about setting a set of moral principles, or about specifying design requirements? How important is the process of developing these guidelines (top-down bottom-up, participatory or expert panel)? How can these guidelines be used to develop frameworks, strategies, or certification agencies? Ultimately, Guidelines need to spur action. In this session we will discuss what are possible next steps, both from the perspective of the ‘producers’ of the guidelines and the ‘users’ of these guidelines.

09:00 – 09:05 – Introduction

09:05 – 09:20 – Guidelines

  • European Union: Nathalie Smuha, Lawyer and Coordinator of the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on AI
  • IEEE: Raja Chatila, Chair of The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems
  • OECD: Katharine Perset, Economist, OECD

09:20 – 09:30 – Comparing various guidelines & principles   

  • Virginia Dignum, Professor Social and Ethical Artificial Intelligence, Umeå Universit A Comparison of AI Guidelines”

09:30 – 09:55 – Voices from users of guidelines

  • Thomas Li Li, President, Industry Strategy & Regulation, Huawei – Facilitate sustainable development through AI related policies
  • Arti Zeighami, Global Head of Advanced Analytics & AI @ H&M group
  • Kathleen Siminyu, Head of Data Science at Africa’s Talking     
  • Cordel Green, Executive Director, Broadcasting Commission, Jamaica   
  • Christina Colclough, Director of Platform and Agency Workers, Digitalisation and Trade UNI Global Union
  • Rob McCargow, Director of Artificial Intelligence, PwC UK

09:55 – 10:30 – Discussion

Future of Smart and Safe Mobility – Road safety and impact of mobility on society

Room 2, Level 0, CICG

Road safety: Alternative use of AI to achieve zero road fatalities globally by 2050, including the transfer of the technology at low cost, scale and to as many vehicles and drivers as possible

Speakers:

  • Rebeca Huang, Economic Affairs Officer at UNECE
  • Alexandra Andronova, Deputy General Director, JSC GLONASS
  • T. Russel Shields, Chairman, Ygomi

Impact of mobility on society

Speakers:

  • Marco Merens, Chief of the ICAO’s Integrated Aviation Analysis section, International Civil Aviation Organization
  • Manuela Papadopol, CEO, Designated Driver
  • Laurianne Krid, Director General, FIA Region 1

Moderator:

  • LJ Rich, Inventor, BBC Click Presenter

11:00 – 12:30 – Aligning Objectives and Coordinating Activities, by Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs, Hastings Center & World Technology Network

Room 7+8, Level 2, CICG

The explosion of initiatives directed at AI ethics, AI for good, and AI for all is wonderful news. However, some light coordination may be helpful to underscore shared values and best practices, ensure meaningful inclusivity, map developments in AI and emerging issues or gaps requiring attention, consider means to address those gaps, clarify which international bodies are taking responsibility for what activities, defuse competition between initiatives, and maximize impact. What international coordinating mechanisms can fulfill these tasks and ensure that the potential of AI to be beneficial to everyone is more than a catchy slogan? Can coordinating mechanisms be lean, agile, adaptive, and effective or will they quickly become bureaucratic and cumbersome. If novel and effective coordinating mechanisms can be designed, what characteristics should international institution(s) possess in order to house such mechanisms?An International Congress is being planned for April 2020 to bring together stakeholders to consider these questions. During this session at AI for Good we can brainstorm together and begin formulating proposals that should be considered at this Congress. 

Speakers:

TBA

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

Room 2, Level 0, 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

Part 1: AI powered misinformation and online abuse

Speakers:

Challenge of monitoring claims online; analysing language to detect fake news

  • Dhruv Ghulati, CEO, Factmata

Panel discussion:

  • Irakli Beridze, Head of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, UNICRI
  • Dhruv Ghulati, CEO, Factmata
  • Joseph Dunn, US Senator, Founding Chair, Board of Directors, The Zero Abuse Project
  • Jo Floto, Editor of Newshour, BBC World Service
  • *Jennifer Strong, Host, The Future of Everything, The Wall Street Journal

Moderator:

  • Tee Ganbold, Technology Executive, Intrepid Capital Partners

Part 2: AI, quantum technologies and new cyber threats?

Speakers:

  • Wendell Wallach, Consultant, Ethicist, and Scholar at Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

Panel discussion

  • Mark Jackson, Scientific Lead of Business Development, Cambridge Quantum Computing
  • Andrey Ustyuzhanin, Head of joint CERN-Yandex Research & Education programs, Head of Laboratory at National Research University
  • Eleonore Pauwels, Research Fellow on Emerging Cyber-technologies, UN University’s Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR)

Moderator:

  • Anja Kaspersen, Director, UN Disarmament Affairs

Business and AI

Room 5, Level 3, CICG

14:00 – 16:30 – Workshop 4: “A Hands-on Overview to AI for Social Good Algorithms” by Intel

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

Public Sector and AI

Room 16, Level -1, CICG

14:00 – 14:45 – Workshop 3: National AI strategies and sustainable development: taking the next steps towards AI for Good by DiploFoundation

This session engages in a productive discussion on existing national strategies for artificial intelligence. A number of countries have developed or are developing national AI strategies that highlight areas of comparative advantage, areas of national priority, and potential scope for international cooperation. In our discussion, we focus on aspects of sustainable development and ask: what is already in place, what is missing, and what adjustments do we recommend to harness the potential of AI for sustainable development? After initial input from the session organisers, smaller discussion groups will develop their perspectives, keeping regional and local contexts and needs in mind. At the end of the session, we will have produced a list of key points and recommendations that will further the discussion around national AI strategies and country policies with a focus on sustainable development and AI for Good.

Speakers:

  • Katharina E Höne, Senior lecturer, researcher, and project manager, DiploFoundation
  • Marília Maciel, Digital Policy Senior Researcher, DiploFoundation

15:00 – 16:30 – Workshop 4: Deep Learning: The AI case for transforming humanitarian collaboration by JIPS/EPFL

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

Youth and AI

Room 6, Level 3, CICG

14:00 – 14:45 – Workshop 3: AI Talents & skillset in the AI era for Gen Z? by IEEE

Speaker:

  • Andy Chen, President Elect, IEEE Technology and Engineering Society
  • Richard D. Evans , Senior Lecturer in Human Factors for Design Brunel University
  • Toshie Takahashi, Professor, School of Culture, Media and Society, Waseda University
  • Amy Peck, founder & CEO of EndeavorVR
  • Juan de Joya, ITU

15:00 – 16:30 – 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.

Speaker:

  • 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

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.

09:00 – 09:20 – Opening track keynote:

  • Jeanna N Matthews, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Clarkson University, member of the Executive Committee of US-ACM

09:20 – 10:30 – Workshop 1: Best 5G connectivity & AI for Good by Cambridge Wireless

“5Good” will look at the following five sectors: Healthcare, Mobility as a Service, Agri Tech & Rural, Utilities and Intelligent Cities Where the following will be explored:          

  • Applications of 5G over 4G incorporating AI and how it can make a scalable impact  
  • Emergence of new stakeholders from tech, MNO, NGO, Investors and Impact Investment    
  • Challenge based workshop examining specific themes        
  • Access to the CW (Cambridge Wireless) 400 plus tech International community

Speakers:

  • Abhi Naha, Chief Commercial Officer CW (Cambridge Wireless Limited)
  • Derek Long, Head of Telecoms and Mobile, Wireless and Digital Services, Cambridge Consultants

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.

09:00 – 09:20 – Opening track keynote:

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

09:20 – 10:30 – Workshop 1: 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:

  • Christopher Akiwumi, Director Microsoft Government Affairs, Africa and Middle East 
  • 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)
  • Gordon Morrison, Director for EMEA Government Affairs at Splunk

Moderator:

  • Erika Barros Sierra, International ICT Policy Manager, Access Partnership

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.

09:00 – 09:20 – Opening track keynotes:

  • Steven Vosloo, Digital Policy Specialist, Policy Lab, UNICEF
  • Sandra Cortesi, Director of Youth and Media, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

09:20 – 10:30 – Workshop 1: Un-Hacking the Future (learning lab)

Un-Hacking the Future will teach a group of international students how to deploy Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning tools to ‘un-hack’ their future. In a world where news media and public debate are hijacked by fake news, botnets and deepfakes, it’s time to flip the table on the hackers. In a series of learning labs, students will discover their vulnerability to identity theft, train algorithms to detect linguistic patterns of fake news, and see how deepfake videos and fake posts are used to sway public opinion. Our goal: to equip young people to become better e-citzens by giving them the tools to control their future.

Speakers/facilitators:

  • David Breed, Digital Editor, Global Geneva Magazine
  • Samuel Dixneuf, Instructor, ICON NGO
  • Moez Maâmer, CTO / co-founder Siropbot
  • Victoria Wotherspoon, Instructor, TechLabs

Business and AI

Room 5, Level 3, CICG

11:00 – 11:45 – 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

Speaker:

  • Ashok Samal, Solution Architect, Microsoft

11:45 – 12:30 – Workshop 3: Kickstart AI at work and Build your own Bot by LiveTiles

As Artificial Intelligence becomes the focus for the business world, LiveTiles enables companies to harness the potential of AI and Bots. With its self-service chatbot platform using natural language processing and customized chatbot abilities, LiveTiles aims to set organizations up for success on their digital transformation journeys. This session will feature a live demo of the bot builder, a description of our journey into the AI space and how we plan to enable organizations to succeed in a way that is both ethical and valuable for society.

Speakers:

  • Alex Lustig, Innovation specialist, LiveTiles
  • Paul Conneally, Marketing Lead, LiveTiles EMEA

Public Sector and AI

Room 16, Level -1, CICG

11:00 – 12:30 – Workshop 2: Towards an Inclusive Future in AI by foraus/Swissnex

How can we realize the goal of inclusion in the future trajectory of artificial intelligence?It is hard to find a cluster of technologies that might change our societies more in the coming decades than artificial intelligence.​ In the past two years, more than 20 countries​ and several international fora, including the UN, EU, G7, and OECD, have produced strategies, principles, and guidelines on the ethical development and governance of AI. While practically all of them stress the importance of “inclusion,” “multi-stakeholder cooperation,” and “participation” to ensure beneficial outcomes for people and the planet, few explain what it means in practice or offer concrete solutions to do so.

To respond to this gap, the swissnex Network, ​foraus​, and AI Commons are launching the initiative “Towards an Inclusive Future in AI” as part of the AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva on May 28-31, 2019. Using ​foraus’​ Policy Kitchen​ crowdsourcing methodology, we aim to collect ideas for initiatives, models, and policies fostering the inclusion of diverse voices and minds in AI. We will explore the research, development, and governance aspects of AI, as all are crucial to realize the principle of inclusion in practice.

The project consists of a global series of workshops conducted at various locations of the swissnex Network and ​the Open Think Tank Network, culminating in a synthesis session at the AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva. All the ideas coming out of the individual workshops will be published on the Policy Kitchen platform. These proposals will be reviewed by an advisory board and presented in a final publication as well as to decision makers at various national and multilateral bodies, including the AI for Good Global Summit and AI Commons.

Speakers:

  • Benjamin Bollmann, Deputy CEO, Swissnex San Francisco
  • Jessica Cussins Newman, Research Fellow, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, UC
  • Amir Banifatemi, AI Lead, XPRIZE
  • Jonas Nakonz, Project Manager (Crowd Innovation), Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy

Youth and AI

Room 6, Level 3, CICG

11:00 – 12:30 – Workshop 2: Humans Teaching Machines, Machines Teaching Humans

This workshop explores how crowdsourcing methodologies can contribute to AI solutions for the SDGs, and how in the process, human participants can benefit from informal online learning about the SDGs. 

Supervised machine learning requires training data, and crowdsourcing can be an efficient way to obtain such data. There exist many approaches to crowdsourcing human intelligence in order to label data, including monetary rewards (Amazon Mechanical Turk) and embedded motivations (Re-Captcha).

However, one form of crowdsourcing, known as Citizen Science (CS), distinguishes itself by enabling human participants to learn online and informally about the domain that the crowdsourcing project addresses. In this workshop, a few examples of such crowdsourcing are illustrated, that link directly to work done by International Organizations in Geneva, and concern various aspects of the SDGs.  

This workshop organized by Citizen Cyberlab, in collaboration with AIcrowd. Citizen Cyberlab is a partnership devoted to rethinking public participation for science, involving CERN, UNITAR and University of Geneva. AIcrowd enables data science experts and enthusiasts to collaboratively solve real-world problems, through challenges.

The overarching goal of this workshop is to explore how Citizen Science and AI can contribute to quantitative tracking and detailed simulation of progress towards the SDGs.

The workshop will consist of four short presentations, each 10min + 5min Q&A, followed by 30min open discussion about how to collectively develop the learning synergy between humans and machines, for the SDGs.

Lead:

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

Speakers:

League of Nations in the Digital Age

  • Colin Wells, UN Library, UNOG

Snake ID: identifying venomous snakes

  • Rosy Mondardini, Zurich Citizen Science Center

Classifying social media data during disasters

  • Anahi Chinchilla, GIS Consultant, UNOSAT, UNITAR

SDG@home: crowdsourced computing for SDG research

  • Laurence Field, IT Department, CERN

09:00 – 10:30 – How Responsible AI can Enable a Sustainable Future for People and the Planet

Room 18, Level -1, CICG

With 85% of CEOs saying that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will significantly change the way they do business in the next five years, how should businesses confidently embed the technology in such a way that will deliver measurable value, maintain and build trust, and contribute to a sustainable future?

PwC’s workshop will aim to focus on practical consideration of Responsible AI, including the development, adoption and assurance of AI, that positively contributes to economic growth, sustainable development, and social good.

Speakers:

  • Anand Rao (PwC US)
  • Ben Combes (PwC UK)
  • Rosaria Toddeo (Oxford)
  • Jennifer Marsman Microsoft

Moderator:

  • Ilana Golbin (PwC US)