Tue, Nov 17



Documentary: iHuman - Short screening and expert AI panel on 17 November at 16h

This new documentary follows the booming artificial intelligence industry, the opportunities and challenges it brings and its impact on the global community. Join us to see key excerpts from the film and debate with a panel of AI experts to learn more about the impacts of AI on policy.

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Documentary: iHuman - Short screening and expert AI panel on 17 November at 16h

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Nov 17, 2020, 4:00 PM


About the event

Artificial Intelligence (AI) today is largely designed to perform narrow, specific tasks, but as data input and computing power increase, the world faces an AI revolution.

At this turning point in history, very few people truly understand AI's full potential or can see clearly what is coming our way. iHUMAN goes inside the booming AI industry to explore the opportunities and challenges AI presents, investigate the dilemmas experts face as they drive this technology forward, and examine what impact AI is having and will have on the world and our humanity.

The film showcases the positive social impact AI can bring, including optimizing healthcare and driving forward progress on the UN 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals, asks if is possible to effectively regulate AI, and evaluates concerns about the possible misuse of AI, with a particular focus on how fast AI development is forging ahead of existing legal and ethical standards.

By giving voice to experts in the AI industry, iHUMAN sheds light on the important issues AI raises. As machines get smarter and what it means to be human is changing, the film asks: How does AI impact who we are as people? How can we make sure global tech companies develop AI that is safe and for the common good? What goals and values should we program into AI systems?

Speakers included:

Paul Nemitz, Principal Adviser in the European Commission & Member of the Data Ethics Commission appointed by the German Government

Irakli Beridze, Head of the UN Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Guido Brinkel, Head of Regulatory Policy at Microsoft

Julie Brill, Microsoft Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Global Privacy and Regulatory Affairs

Leil Zahra, Tactical Technology Collective

Nada Al Nashif, UNESCO

Tonje Hessen Schei, iHUMAN Director

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