UNESCO Communication and Information (CI) Sector
Internet Society (ISOC)
In order to reflect on the significant impact of emerging and smart technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) on UNESCO’s core mandate to promote the free flow of ideas by word and image and build inclusive knowledge societies, UNESCO’s Communication and Information (CI) Sector, in partnership with Internet Society (ISOC), will be organizing an open discussion on “Harnessing AI to Foster Knowledge Societies and Good Governance” following the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in November 2018 in Paris, France.
This event will be dedicated to unpacking the technological, ethical, political, social, and legal implications of the development and application of AI. The event is conceived as an open forum for multi-stakeholder dialogue on these issues to explore policies, practices, measures and mechanisms needed for harnessing AI to advance knowledge societies and good governance.
|08:30‑09:00||Registration of Participants and Coffee|
|09:00‑09:30||Opening Remarks and introductory keynote(s):
|09:30‑10:00||Artificial Intelligence – What is it all about?
What is being done at the international level to consider AI in sustainable development and good governance?
|10:00-10:30||Coffee and networking Break|
|10:30-11:45||Session 1: AI Advocacy
Chair: Gasper Hrastelj, Deputy Secretary-General, Slovenian National Commission for UNESCO
Rapporteur: Odile Ambry, Internet Society France
|11:45-13:00||Session 2: Human rights and AI
Chair: Dr. Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director, Stanford Global Digital Policy Incubator
Rapporteur: Agustina Callegari, Internet Society
|14:00‑14:30||Keynote and Q&A session: Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director of Global Indices,
|15:00‑15:30||Session 3: Translating ROAM principles into AI governance and practice through an open and inclusive multi-stakeholder approach
Chair: Guy Berger, Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO
Rapporteur: Paula Real, Internet Society
|16:15‑16:45||Keynote and Q&A session: Yaniv Gelnik, Chief Strategist and Global Business
Development Lead, Zipline
|15:45‑17:00||Session 4: Understanding Openness and inclusiveness in the age of advanced ICTs
Chair: Indrajit Banerjee, Director, Knowledge Societies Division, UNESCO
Rapporteur: Julien Rossi, Internet Society France, Université Rennes 2
|17:00‑18:00||Debriefing from Rapporteurs on each session 1-4
Outcomes and proposals