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Digital-Frontrunner Roundtable I

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: A multi-disciplinary / multi-stakeholder half-day conversation


Copenhagen, Denmark, Monday, February 20, 2017, 1230-1600

Whether running software or animating robots Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning promise radical change in sectors such as medicine, education, elderly care, transport and manufacturing. Like previous revolutions—printing, electricity, the combustion engine, transistors, computers and the internet—AI and Machine Learning will augment and disrupt the world of work. They will turbocharge some jobs and replace others. They will also create new industries that call for workers with skills that do not yet exist. Policymakers must start thinking now about how to realise the potential for AI and Machine Learning to increase economic productivity and to improve the lives of millions—especially people in the developing world. What should they do to encourage the adoption of these technologies? And can they legitimately do so without also responding to their potential negative impact? The downside for some—who may lose their livelihood. And the dark side—that AI and Machine Learning could enable discrimination or economic exclusion?


The Roundtable

The roundtable will begin with three 15-minute talks. The first by Greg Corrado, Principal Scientist and Director of Augmented Intelligence Research at Google, the second by Prof. Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford and Director of Research and Senior Research Fellow of the Oxford Internet Institute, on the ethical questions raised by this technology, and the third by Prof. Philipp Schröder, of the Department of Economics and Business Economics and the Tuborg Research Centre for Globalisation and Firms at Aarhus University. Following this, all participants will take part in a moderated discussion.

If you are interested in attending this event then please contact: paul.macdonnell@globaldigitalfoundation.org

Later Event: February 23
Digital Frontrunner Roundtable II