AI4People Summit

Sessions

DAY 1 | OPENING SESSION |
1 December 2020 | 09:00 - 10:00 CET
  • Welcome and PresentationAI4People’s 7 AI Global Frameworks
  • Raja Chatila, Chairman, Healthcare Committee, AI4People; Professor and Director Emeritus of the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR), Sorbonne Université
Speakers:
  • Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information; Director of the OII Digital Ethics Lab, University of Oxford
  • Ravi GurumurthyCEO, Nesta (Innovation Foundation)
  • Eva KailiMember of the European Parliament
  • Dragoş TudoracheChair of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age, European Parliament
  • Lucilla Sioli, Director of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry, DG Connect

Chair:

  • Robert Madelin, Member of the AI4People Scientific Committee; former Director-General DG Connect
DAY 1 | Working Session 1 | Media & Technology Industry
1 December 2020 | 10:30 - 12:30 CET

The draft of the Good AI Global Framework for the Media & Technology industry will be the starting point of this session’s debate. The Media & Technology Committee’s draft paper has mapped out the impact that the 7 Key Requirements for a Trustworthy AI will have on this sector and suggested some concrete and practical steps that businesses operating within this sector must take to become and remain compliant with the 7 Requirements.

The Media & Tech Committee defined the scope of the draft paper according to four main application and use themes in the Media & Tech sector: Automating data capture, automating content generation, automating mediation, and automating communication. Focusing on concrete examples of AI application areas, the Media & Tech Committee discussed the 7 Key Requirements for Trustworthy AI in each individual theme. This, furthermore, stimulated the discussion of possible tensions among the 7 Key Requirements. Within the proposed scope of the Media & Tech sector, the Media & Tech Committee developed guidelines for the implementation of AI systems.

Speakers:
  • Norberto Andrade, Global Policy Lead for Digital and AI Ethics, Facebook
  • Paula Boddington, Senior Research Fellow, New College of the Humanities
  • Stephen Cave, Executive Director, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence
  • Elizabeth CrossickHead of Gov Relations, RELX
  • José van Dijck, Professor of Media and Digital Society, Utrecht University
  • Natalie Helberger, Professor of Law and Digital Technology, University of Amsterdam
  • Cornelia KuttererSenior Director, Rule of Law & Responsible Tech, European Government Affairs, Microsoft
  • Robert MadelinMember of the AI4People Scientific Committee; former Director-General DG Connect
  • Philip Michael Napoli, Professor of Public Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
Chair:
  • Jo Pierson, Professor of Media, Innovation and Technology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
DAY 1 | Working Session 2 | Banking & Finance Industry
1 December 2020 | 13:30 - 15:30 CET

The draft of the Good AI Global Framework for the Banking & Finance industry will be the starting point of this session’s debate. The Banking & Finance Committee’s draft paper has mapped out the impact that the 7 Key Requirements for a Trustworthy AI will have on this sector and suggested some concrete and practical steps that businesses operating within this sector must take to become and remain compliant with the 7 Requirements. Banking and Finance is an area where AI technology is likely to have a huge impact. Already now most of credit checks, KYC and Anti money laundering decisions are now made by algorithms. Credit scores and therefore credit worthiness tests are also hugely faster and more accurate when carried out by algorithms trained on large data sets based on past decisions and outcomes. Similarly, investing and trading continue to be disrupted by AI. In some markets more trade happens as results of orders put in by algorithms than by humans. The so-called "fintech revolution" which sees most parts of finance and banking disrupted and re thought, is strongly assisted by AI technologies. Yes, finance is also the most regulated area of business there is, and much of the so called "AI bias" is already covered by existing regulation. The B&F committee will make recommendations around what areas of existing regulation needs to be strengthen and how, and where new sets of skills and mathematical tools can be used to ensure AI has a positive impact on this important sector.

Speakers:
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  • John Cooke, Chairman, Liberalisation of Trade in Services Committee, TheCityUK
  • Giulia Del Gamba, Digital and Innovation Policy Advisor, Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Paul Jorion, Associate Professor of Ethics, Université Catholique de Lille
  • Aisha Naseer, AI Ethics Research Manager, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe
  • Mark Nitzberg, Executive Director, Center for Human-Compatible AI
Chair:
  • Nir Vulkan, Associate Professor of Business Economics, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
DAY 1 | Working Session 3 | Legal Services Industry
1 December 2020 | 16:00 - 18:00 CET

The draft of the Good AI Global Framework for the Legal Services industry will be the starting point of this session’s debate. The Legal Services Industry Committee’s draft paper has mapped out the impact that the 7 Key Requirements for a Trustworthy AI will have on this sector and suggested some concrete and practical steps that businesses operating within this sector must take to become and remain compliant with the 7 Requirements.

The use of artificial intelligence in the justice system creates significant opportunities to address known shortcomings and failings in the administration of justice, but also poses unique and serious dangers, not only for individual citizens, but the rule of law ideal more  generally. On the one hand, legal systems across the world struggle with high costs of litigation efficient enforcement of rights, and with often unconscionable delays in the administration of justice so that justice delayed does indeed often become justice denied. Here technology can be a force for good. On the other, law often deals with citizens who are in particularly vulnerable conditions, and subject to power and information imbalances the risks that the use of AI in the legal sector creates are not always reducible to risks for individual clients, citizens, victims of crime or suspects. Some of the risks manifest themselves as risks against the conceptual integrity of the legal system, weakening of the rule of law ideal, or our understanding of the relation between citizen and state in a democratic system committed to human rights and the overarching principle of human dignity. Protecting the ideals of open and public adjudication, equality before the law, contestability and transparency of legal decision making are among the challenges that the legal services working group explored.

Speakers:

  • Sophia Adams Bhatti, Head of Strategy and Policy, Wavelength
  • Jamie J. Baker, Associate Dean and Director of the Law Library; Professor of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Gry Hasselbalch, Co-Founder, DataEthics
  • Leonardo Calini, Policy Manager, European Government Affairs, Microsoft
  • Jacob Slosser, Carlsberg Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Copenhagen
  • Dame Wendy Hall, Regius Professor of Computer Science; Executive Director of the Web Science Institute, University of Southampton

Chair:

  • Burkhard Schafer, Professor of Computational Legal Theory; Director, SCRIPT Centre for IT and IP Law, University of Edinburgh
DAY 2 | Working Session 4 | Healthcare
2 December 2020 | 09:00 – 10:45 CET

The draft of the Good AI Global Framework for the Healthcare industry will be the starting point of this session’s debate. The Healthcare Committee’s draft paper has mapped out the impact that the 7 Key Requirements for a Trustworthy AI will have on this sector and suggested some concrete and practical steps that businesses operating within this sector must take to become and remain compliant with the 7 Requirements. The risk-based approach introduced in the HLEG Ethics Guidelines and outlined in the EU Commission's Whitepaper in February 2020 is examined in regard to the 7 Requirements, and more specifically the Assessment List for Trustworthy AI related to these requirements. Different exemplar use cases in Healthcare, raising different issues, are analyzed to provide a solid foundation for practical risk assessment and mitigation of AI systems operating in Healthcare in order ensure their compliance with the 7 Requirements.

Speakers:
  • C. Donald Combs, Vice President and Dean, School of Health Professions, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Eugenio Guglielmelli, Full Professor of Bioengineering and Prorector for Research, Campus Bio-Medico, University of Rome (UCBM)
  • Eva Kaili, Member of the European Parliament
  • Ben MacArthur, Deputy Programme Director for Health and Medical Sciences, The Alan Turing Institute
  • Robert Madelin, Member of the AI4People Scientific Committee; former Director-General DG Connect
  • Danny Van Roijen, Digital Health Director, COCIR
  • Wendy Yared, Director, European Cancer Leagues
Chair:
  • Raja Chatila, Chairman, Healthcare Committee, AI4People; Professor and Director Emeritus of the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR), Sorbonne Université
DAY 2 | Working Session 5 | Insurance
2 December 2020 | 11:00 – 13:00 CET

The draft of the Good AI Global Framework for the Insurance industry will be the starting point of this session’s debate. The Insurance Committee’s draft paper has attempted to map out the impact that the 7 Key Requirements for a Trustworthy AI are likely to have on this sector and suggested some concrete and practical steps that businesses operating within this sector must take to become and remain compliant with the 7 Requirements.

We explore the issue of standards related to AI ethics and trustworthiness, which aims to prepare the ground for an AI Global Mark of Compliance.

Speakers:
  • Patrice Chazerand, Director, DIGITALEUROPE
  • Rui Ferreira, Chief Data Governance Officer, Zurich Insurance Group (ZIG)
  • Paul Jorion, Associate Professor of Ethics, Université Catholique de Lille
  • Maria-Manuel Leitão-Marques, Member of the European Parliament
  • Alex TowersDirector of Policy and Public Affairs, BT Group
Chair:
  • Frank McGroarty, Professor of Computational Finance and Investment Analytics; Director of Centre for Digital Finance, Southampton Business School
DAY 2 | Working Session 6 | Automotive
2 December 2020 | 14:00 – 16:00 CET

The draft of the Good AI Global Framework for the Automotive industry will be the starting point of this session’s debate. The Automotive Committee’s draft paper has mapped out the impact that the 7 Key Requirements for a Trustworthy AI will have on this sector and suggested some concrete and practical steps that businesses operating within this sector must take to become and remain compliant with the 7 Requirements. Furthermore, the draft could serve as a basis for developing a certification of ethics in the automotive sector. Three general emphases that are central to this paper need to be highlighted: first, a responsible offsetting / balancing of risk or potential harm in line with consequentialism should be permitted for autonomous vehicles. Furthermore, as a radical implementation of fully autonomous vehicles (level 4 and higher) seems rather unrealistic in the short run, companies and policy-makers should consider a more incremental, step-by-step approach. Finally, policy-makers are challenged: a clear regulatory frame needs to be developed as soon as possible.

Speakers:
  • Aida Joaquin Acosta, Head of the International Relations Department, depending directly on the Minister of Transport, Mobility, and the Urban Agenda in Spain; Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University
  • David Danks, L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy and Psychology Chief Ethicist, Block Center for Technology and Society, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Aisha Naseer, AI Ethics Research Manager, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe
  • Patrizia ToiaVice-Chair of the ITRE Committee, European Parliament
Chair:
  • Christoph Lütge, Director, TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence, Technical University of Munich
DAY 2 | Working Session 7 | Energy
2 December 2020 | 16:30 – 18:30 CET

The first draft of the Good AI Global Framework for the Energy industry will be the starting point of this session’s debate. The Energy Committee’s draft paper has mapped out the impact that the 7 Key Requirements for a Trustworthy AI will have on this sector and suggested some concrete and practical steps that businesses operating within this sector must take to become and remain compliant with the 7 Requirements. The aim of the Energy Committee report is to provide a comprehensive guideline with practical recommendations and obligations based on the fundamental rights and ethical principles of the 7 key requirements about how AI will impact the Energy Industry Sector. Based on such fundamental rights and ethical principles, the Committee suggested some concrete steps that the Energy industry must take in order to be trustworthy, such as data protection and data security.

The digitalization of the energy sector or the smart grid technology supporting the integration of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) make the energy industry more efficient, reliable and secure. The Energy Committee also highlighted some case studies considering the ethical principles, standards and EC guidelines: for instance, predictive maintenance-based AI and Machine Learning algorithms for early fault detection, preventive corrective maintenance or equipment failure.

ASpeakers:
  • Rónán Kennedy, Lecturer in Law, School of Law, National University of Ireland Galway
  • Robert Madelin, Member of the AI4People Scientific Committee; former Director-General DG Connect
  • Sergio Saponara, Full Professor of Electronic Engineering, University of Pisa
  • Afzal S. Siddiqui, Professor, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University; Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis, Aalto University
Chair:
  • Lucian Mihet, Professor in Energy Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Oestfold University College

  • 1 DECEMBER
  • 2 DECEMBER
  • Online
09:00 - 10:00 CETOPENING SESSION1 December

1 December 2020| 09:00 – 10:00 CET

Welcome and Presentation
AI4People’s 7 AI Global Frameworks

  • Raja Chatila, Chairmain, Healthcare Committee, AI4People; Professor and Director Emeritus of the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR), Sorbonne Université

Speakers:

  • Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford; Director of the Digital Ethics Lab of the Oxford Internet Institute
  • Ravi Gurumurthy, CEO, Nesta (Innovation Foundation)
  • Eva Kaili, Member of the European Parliament
  • Dragoş Tudorache, Chair of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age, European Parliament
  • Lucilla Sioli, Director of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry, DG Connect

Chair:

  • Robert Madelin, Member of the AI4People Scientific Committee; former Director-General DG Connect

10:30 - 12:30 CETWorking Session 1 |Media & Technology1 December

1 December 2020 | 10:30 – 12:30 CET

The draft of the Good AI Global Framework for the Media & Technology industry will be the starting point of this session’s debate. The Media & Technology Committee’s draft paper has mapped out the impact that the 7 Key Requirements for a Trustworthy AI will have on this sector and suggested some concrete and practical steps that businesses operating within this sector must take to become and remain compliant with the 7 Requirements.

The Media & Tech Committee defined the scope of the draft paper according to four main application and use themes in the Media & Tech sector: Automating data capture, automating content generation, automating mediation, and automating communication. Focusing on concrete examples of AI application areas, the Media & Tech Committee discussed the 7 Key Requirements for Trustworthy AI in each individual theme. This, furthermore, stimulated the discussion of possible tensions among the 7 Key Requirements. Within the proposed scope of the Media & Tech sector, the Media & Tech Committee developed guidelines for the implementation of AI systems.

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Speakers:

  • Norberto Andrade, Global Policy Lead for Digital and AI Ethics, Facebook
  • Paula Boddington, Senior Research Fellow, New College of the Humanities
  • Stephen Cave, Executive Director, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence
  • Elizabeth Crossick, Head of Gov Relations, RELX
  • José van Dijck, Professor of Media and Digital Society, Utrecht University
  • Natalie Helberger, Professor of Law and Digital Technology, University of Amsterdam
  • Cornelia Kutterer, Senior Director, Rule of Law & Responsible Tech, European Government Affairs, Microsoft
  • Robert Madelin, Member of the AI4People Scientific Committee; former Director-General DG Connect
  • Philip Michael Napoli, Professor of Public Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

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Chair:

  • Jo Pierson, Professor of Media, Innovation and Technology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

13:30 - 15:30 CETWorking Session 2 | Banking & Finance1 December

1 December 2020 | 13:30 – 15:30 CET

The draft of the Good AI Global Framework for the Banking & Finance industry will be the starting point of this session’s debate. The Banking & Finance Committee’s draft paper has mapped out the impact that the 7 Key Requirements for a Trustworthy AI will have on this sector and suggested some concrete and practical steps that businesses operating within this sector must take to become and remain compliant with the 7 Requirements.
Banking and Finance is an area where AI technology is likely to have a huge impact. Already now most of credit checks, KYC and Anti money laundering decisions are now made by algorithms. Credit scores and therefore credit worthiness tests are also hugely faster and more accurate when carried out by algorithms trained on large data sets based on past decisions and outcomes. Similarly, investing and trading continue to be disrupted by AI. In some markets more trade happens as results of orders put
in by algorithms than by humans. The so-called “fintech revolution” which sees most parts of finance and banking disrupted and re thought, is strongly assisted by AI technologies. Yes, finance is also the most regulated area of business there is, and much of the so called “AI bias” is already covered by  existing regulation. The B&F committee will make recommendations around what areas of existing regulation needs to be strengthen and how, and where new sets of skills and mathematical tools can be used to ensure AI has a positive impact on this important sector.

A

Speakers:

  • John Cooke, Chairman, Liberalisation of Trade in Services Committee, TheCityUK
  • Giulia Del Gamba, Digital and Innovation Policy Advisor, Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Paul Jorion, Associate Professor of Ethics, Université Catholique de Lille
  • Aisha Naseer, AI Ethics Research Manager, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe
  • Mark Nitzberg, Executive Director, Center for Human-Compatible AI

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Chair:

  • Nir Vulkan, Associate Professor of Business Economics, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

16:00 - 18:00 CETWorking Session 3 | Legal Services Industry1 December

1 December 2020 | 16:00 – 18:00 CET

The draft of the Good AI Global Framework for the Legal Services industry will be the starting point of this session’s debate. The Legal Services Industry Committee’s draft paper has mapped out the impact that the 7 Key Requirements for a Trustworthy AI will have on this sector and suggested some concrete and practical steps that businesses operating within this sector must take to become and remain compliant with the 7 Requirements.

The use of artificial intelligence in the justice system creates significant opportunities to address known shortcomings and failings in the administration of justice, but also poses unique and serious dangers, not only for individual citizens, but the rule of law ideal more  generally. On the one hand, legal systems across the world struggle with high costs of litigation efficient enforcement of rights, and with often unconscionable delays in the administration of justice so that justice delayed does indeed often become justice denied. Here technology can be a force for good. On the other, law often deals with citizens who are in particularly vulnerable conditions, and subject to power and information imbalances the risks that the use of AI in the legal sector creates are not always reducible to risks for individual clients, citizens, victims of crime or suspects. Some of the risks manifest themselves as risks against the conceptual integrity of the legal system, weakening of the rule of law ideal, or our understanding of the relation between citizen and state in a democratic system committed to human rights and the overarching principle of human dignity. Protecting the ideals of open and public adjudication, equality before the law, contestability and transparency of legal decision making are among the challenges that the legal services working group explored.

A

Speakers:

  • Sophia Adams Bhatti, Head of Strategy and Policy, Wavelength
  • Jamie J. Baker, Associate Dean and Director of the Law Library; Professor of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Gry Hasselbalch, Co-Founder, DataEthics
  • Leonardo Calini, Policy Manager, European Government Affairs, Microsoft
  • Jacob Slosser, Carlsberg Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Copenhagen
  • Dame Wendy Hall, Regius Professor of Computer Science; Executive Director of the Web Science Institute, University of Southampton

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Chair:

  • Burkhard Schafer, Professor of Computational Legal Theory; Director, SCRIPT Centre for IT and IP Law, University of Edinburgh


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09:00 - 10:45 CETWorking Session 4 | Healthcare2 December

2 December 2020 | 09:00 – 10:45 CET

The draft of the Good AI Global Framework for the Healthcare industry will be the starting point of this session’s debate. The Healthcare Committee’s draft paper has mapped out the impact that the 7 Key Requirements for a Trustworthy AI will have on this sector and suggested some concrete and practical steps that businesses operating within this sector must take to become and remain compliant with the 7 Requirements.
The risk-based approach introduced in the HLEG Ethics Guidelines and outlined in the EU Commission’s Whitepaper in February 2020 is examined in regard to the 7 Requirements, and more specifically the Assessment List for Trustworthy AI related to these requirements. Different exemplar use cases in Healthcare, raising different issues, are analyzed to provide a solid foundation for practical risk assessment and mitigation of AI systems
operating in Healthcare in order ensure their compliance with the 7 Requirements.

A

Speakers:

  • C. Donald Combs, Vice President and Dean, School of Health Professions, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Eugenio Guglielmelli, Full Professor of Bioengineering and Prorector for Research, Campus Bio-Medico, University of Rome (UCBM)
  • Eva Kaili, Member of the European Parliament
  • Ben MacArthur, Deputy Programme Director for Health and Medical Sciences, The Alan Turing Institute
  • Robert Madelin, Member of the AI4People Scientific Committee; former Director-General DG Connect
  • Danny Van Roijen, Digital Health Director, COCIR
  • Wendy Yared, Director, European Cancer Leagues

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Chair:

  • Raja Chatila, Professor and Director Emeritus of the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR), Sorbonne Université
11:00 - 13:00 CETWorking Session 5 | Insurance2 December

2 December 2020 | 11:00 – 13:00 CET

The draft of the Good AI Global Framework for the Insurance industry will be the starting point of this session’s debate. The Insurance Committee’s draft paper has attempted to map out the impact that the 7 Key Requirements for a Trustworthy AI are likely to have on this sector and suggested some concrete and practical steps that businesses operating within this sector must take to become and remain compliant with the 7 Requirements.

We explore the issue of standards related to AI ethics and
trustworthiness, which aims to prepare the ground for an AI Global Mark of Compliance.

A

Speakers:

  • Patrice Chazerand, Director, DIGITALEUROPE
  • Rui Ferreira, Chief Data Governance Officer, Zurich Insurance Group (ZIG)
  • Paul Jorion, Associate Professor of Ethics, Université Catholique de Lille
  • Maria-Manuel Leitão-Marques, Member of the European Parliament
  • Alex Towers, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, BT Group

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Chair:

  • Frank McGroarty, Professor of Computational Finance and Investment Analytics; Director of Centre for Digital Finance, Southampton Business School

14:00 - 16:00 CETWorking Session 6 | Automotive2 December

2 December 2020 | 14:00 – 16:00 CET

The draft of the Good AI Global Framework for the Automotive industry will be the starting point of this session’s debate. The Automotive Committee’s draft paper has mapped out the impact that the 7 Key Requirements for a Trustworthy AI will have on this sector and suggested some concrete and practical steps that businesses operating within this sector must take to become and remain compliant with the 7 Requirements. Furthermore, the draft could serve as a basis for developing a certification of ethics in the automotive sector. Three general emphases that are central to this paper need to be highlighted: first, a responsible offsetting / balancing of risk or potential harm in line with consequentialism should be permitted for autonomous vehicles. Furthermore, as a radical implementation of fully autonomous vehicles (level 4 and higher) seems rather unrealistic in the short run, companies and policy-makers should consider a more incremental, step-by-step approach. Finally, policy-makers are challenged: a clear regulatory frame needs to be developed as soon as possible.

A

Speakers:

  • Aida Joaquin Acosta, Head of the International Relations Department, depending directly on the Minister of Transport, Mobility, and the Urban Agenda in Spain; Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University
  • David Danks, L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy and Psychology Chief Ethicist, Block Center for Technology and Society, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Aisha Naseer, AI Ethics Research Manager, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe
  • Patrizia Toia, Vice-Chair of the ITRE Committee, European Parliament

Chair:

  • Christoph Lütge, Director, TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence, Technical University of Munich

16:30 - 18:30 CETWorking Session 7 | Energy2 December

2 December 2020 | 16:30 – 18:30 CET

The first draft of the Good AI Global Framework for the Energy industry will be the starting point of this session’s debate. The Energy Committee’s draft paper has mapped out the impact that the 7 Key Requirements for a Trustworthy AI will have on this sector and suggested some concrete and practical steps that businesses operating within this sector must take to become and remain compliant with the 7 Requirements. The aim of the Energy Committee report is to provide a comprehensive guideline with practical recommendations and obligations based on the fundamental rights and ethical principles of the 7 key requirements about how AI will impact the Energy Industry Sector. Based on such fundamental rights and ethical principles, the Committee suggested some concrete steps that the Energy industry must take in order to be trustworthy, such as data protection and data security.

The digitalization of the energy sector or the smart grid technology supporting the integration of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) make the energy industry more efficient, reliable and secure. The Energy Committee also highlighted some case studies considering the ethical principles, standards and EC guidelines: for instance, predictive maintenance-based AI and Machine Learning algorithms for early fault detection, preventive corrective maintenance or equipment failure.

A

Speakers:

  • Rónán Kennedy, Lecturer in Law, School of Law, National University of Ireland Galway
  • Robert Madelin, Member of the AI4People Scientific Committee; former Director-General DG Connect
  • Sergio Saponara, Full Professor of Electronic Engineering, University of Pisa
  • Afzal S. Siddiqui, Professor, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University; Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis, Aalto University

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Chair:

  • Lucian Mihet, Professor in Energy Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Oestfold University College


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Meet our Speakers

Luciano FloridiProfessor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information; Director of the OII Digital Ethics Lab, University of Oxford

Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, where he is Director of the OII Digital Ethics Lab. He is a world-renowned expert on digital ethics, the ethics of AI, the philosophy of information, and the philosophy of technology. He has published more than 300 works, translated into many languages. He is deeply engaged with policy initiatives on the socio-ethical value and implications of digital technologies and their applications, and collaborates closely on these topics with many governments and companies worldwide.

Luciano FloridiProfessor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information; Director of the OII Digital Ethics Lab, University of Oxford

Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, where he is Director of the OII Digital Ethics Lab. He is a world-renowned expert on digital ethics, the ethics of AI, the philosophy of information, and the philosophy of technology. He has published more than 300 works, translated into many languages. He is deeply engaged with policy initiatives on the socio-ethical value and implications of digital technologies and their applications, and collaborates closely on these topics with many governments and companies worldwide.

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Raja ChatilaChairmain Healthcare Committee, AI4People; Professor and Director Emeritus of the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR), Sorbonne Université

Raja Chatila, IEEE Fellow, is Professor Emeritus of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Ethics at Sorbonne University in Paris. He is former director of the SMART Laboratory of Excellence on Human-Machine Interactions and of the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics. He contributed in several areas of Artificial Intelligence and autonomous and interactive Robotics along his career and is recipient of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Pioneer Award. He is chair of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems and co-chair of the Responsible AI Working group of the Global Partnership in AI.

Raja ChatilaChairmain Healthcare Committee, AI4People; Professor and Director Emeritus of the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR), Sorbonne Université

Raja Chatila, IEEE Fellow, is Professor Emeritus of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Ethics at Sorbonne University in Paris. He is former director of the SMART Laboratory of Excellence on Human-Machine Interactions and of the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics. He contributed in several areas of Artificial Intelligence and autonomous and interactive Robotics along his career and is recipient of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Pioneer Award. He is chair of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems and co-chair of the Responsible AI Working group of the Global Partnership in AI.

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Eva KailiMember of the European Parliament

Eva Kaili is a Member of the European Parliament, part of the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) Delegation since 2014.

She is the Chair of the Future of Science and Technology Panel in the European Parliament #STOA, Member of the Industry and Energy Committee (ITRE), Member of the Committees on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and Member of the Committee on Budgets (BUDG). In her capacity, she has been working intensively on promoting innovation as a driving force of the establishment of the European Digital Single Market. She has been the draftsperson of multiple pieces of legislation in the fields of blockchain technology, online platforms, big data, Fintech, AI and cybersecurity.

She is the founder of the Future Forum, a network of influential politicians, officials and public figures promoting innovation.

As a high ranking and influential MEP she is often invited to talk for her work in important conferences and academic institutions world widely.
She has also been the Chair of the Delegation to the NATO PA in the European Parliament, focusing on Defense and Security of Europe.
Prior to that she has been elected as a Member of the Hellenic Parliament (2007-2012), with the PanHellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK).
She also worked as a journalist and newscaster prior to her political career.
She holds a Bachelor degree in Architecture and Civil Engineering, and Postgraduate degree in European Politics.

Eva KailiMember of the European Parliament

Eva Kaili is a Member of the European Parliament, part of the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) Delegation since 2014.

She is the Chair of the Future of Science and Technology Panel in the European Parliament #STOA, Member of the Industry and Energy Committee (ITRE), Member of the Committees on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and Member of the Committee on Budgets (BUDG). In her capacity, she has been working intensively on promoting innovation as a driving force of the establishment of the European Digital Single Market. She has been the draftsperson of multiple pieces of legislation in the fields of blockchain technology, online platforms, big data, Fintech, AI and cybersecurity.

She is the founder of the Future Forum, a network of influential politicians, officials and public figures promoting innovation.

As a high ranking and influential MEP she is often invited to talk for her work in important conferences and academic institutions world widely.
She has also been the Chair of the Delegation to the NATO PA in the European Parliament, focusing on Defense and Security of Europe.
Prior to that she has been elected as a Member of the Hellenic Parliament (2007-2012), with the PanHellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK).
She also worked as a journalist and newscaster prior to her political career.
She holds a Bachelor degree in Architecture and Civil Engineering, and Postgraduate degree in European Politics.

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Robert MadelinMember of the AI4People Scientific Committee; former Director-General DG Connect

Robert Madelin is the Chairman of FIPRA International Ltd, where he brings to bear his direct professional experience in all things European Union, notably IT and life sciences, technology, research and innovation, health, trade and investment, food and drink.
Robert also sits on the International Advisory Council of Teladoc Health, Inc. He is a non-executive director at Médisanté Group AG and a consultant to PlusValue Advisory Ltd.
British by birth, French by marriage, Robert was educated in England, and is a graduate from both the University of Oxford and the French Ecole Nationale d’Administration.
Before joining FIPRA in 2016, Robert served over 35 years as a UK and then a European Union public servant. He was a trade negotiator for over 20 years, and a European Commission Director General for 12.
Robert is author of 'Opportunity Now: Europe's mission to innovate' (2016), ‘An ethical framework for a good AI society’ (2018) and ‘On good AI governance’ (2019).
Robert is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, an Honorary Doctor of the University of Edinburgh and an alumnus Fellow at both the Oxford Department of Politics and International Relations and the Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy.

Robert MadelinMember of the AI4People Scientific Committee; former Director-General DG Connect

Robert Madelin is the Chairman of FIPRA International Ltd, where he brings to bear his direct professional experience in all things European Union, notably IT and life sciences, technology, research and innovation, health, trade and investment, food and drink.
Robert also sits on the International Advisory Council of Teladoc Health, Inc. He is a non-executive director at Médisanté Group AG and a consultant to PlusValue Advisory Ltd.
British by birth, French by marriage, Robert was educated in England, and is a graduate from both the University of Oxford and the French Ecole Nationale d’Administration.
Before joining FIPRA in 2016, Robert served over 35 years as a UK and then a European Union public servant. He was a trade negotiator for over 20 years, and a European Commission Director General for 12.
Robert is author of 'Opportunity Now: Europe's mission to innovate' (2016), ‘An ethical framework for a good AI society’ (2018) and ‘On good AI governance’ (2019).
Robert is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, an Honorary Doctor of the University of Edinburgh and an alumnus Fellow at both the Oxford Department of Politics and International Relations and the Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy.

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Lucilla SioliDirector of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry, DG CONNECT

Ms Lucilla Sioli is the Director for "Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry" within Directorate-General CONNECT at the European Commission. She is responsible for the coordination of the European digitisation of industry strategy and for policy development in the area of artificial intelligence (AI). The directorate also supports R&D&I in key digital industrial technologies including microelectronics, photonics, robotics and AI. Lucilla holds a PhD in economics from the University of Southampton (UK) and one from the Catholic University of Milan (Italy) and has been a civil servant with the European Commission since 1997.

Lucilla SioliDirector of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry, DG CONNECT

Ms Lucilla Sioli is the Director for "Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry" within Directorate-General CONNECT at the European Commission. She is responsible for the coordination of the European digitisation of industry strategy and for policy development in the area of artificial intelligence (AI). The directorate also supports R&D&I in key digital industrial technologies including microelectronics, photonics, robotics and AI. Lucilla holds a PhD in economics from the University of Southampton (UK) and one from the Catholic University of Milan (Italy) and has been a civil servant with the European Commission since 1997.

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Ravi GurumurthyChief Executive Officer, Nesta

Ravi joined Nesta in December 2019, and has since focused on combining and applying innovation methods and rigorous evaluation, to design test and scale solutions that prove measurable impact for millions.

Ravi previously founded and led the Airbel Innovation Lab at the International Rescue Committee where he was responsible for designing, testing and scaling products and services for people affected by crisis in over 40 countries, from reducing acute malnutrition to expanding employment for refugees.

Prior to joining the International Rescue Committee in 2013, Ravi held a number of roles in the UK Government, including Director of Strategy at the Department of Energy and Climate Change and strategic advisor to the Foreign Secretary. During this period, Ravi led a number of major social and environmental reforms including the development of the world’s first legally binding carbon emissions targets and the integration of children’s services.

Ravi has also worked as a researcher at the think-tank Demos and in local government in London.

Ravi GurumurthyChief Executive Officer, Nesta

Ravi joined Nesta in December 2019, and has since focused on combining and applying innovation methods and rigorous evaluation, to design test and scale solutions that prove measurable impact for millions.

Ravi previously founded and led the Airbel Innovation Lab at the International Rescue Committee where he was responsible for designing, testing and scaling products and services for people affected by crisis in over 40 countries, from reducing acute malnutrition to expanding employment for refugees.

Prior to joining the International Rescue Committee in 2013, Ravi held a number of roles in the UK Government, including Director of Strategy at the Department of Energy and Climate Change and strategic advisor to the Foreign Secretary. During this period, Ravi led a number of major social and environmental reforms including the development of the world’s first legally binding carbon emissions targets and the integration of children’s services.

Ravi has also worked as a researcher at the think-tank Demos and in local government in London.

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Dragos TudoracheChair of the AIDA (Artificial Intelligence in the Digital Age) Special Committee, European Parliament

Dragos Tudorache is a Member of the European Parliament (Renew Europe) and the Executive President of the PLUS party in Romania. He is the Chair of the AIDA (Artificial Intelligence in the Digital Age) special committee and sits in LIBE, AFET, SEDE, and the European Parliament’s delegation with the United States.
Dragos began his career in 1997 as judge at the Galati court. Between 2000 and 2005 he built and led the legal departments at the OSCE and UN missions in Kosovo. After working on justice and anticorruption at the Commission Representation in Romania, supporting the country’s EU ascension, he joined the Commission and, subsequently, qualified for leadership roles in EU institutions, managing a number of units and strategic projects such as the Schengen Information System, Visa Information System, and the establishment of eu-LISA.
During the migration crisis, he was entrusted with leading the coordination and strategy Unit in DG-Home, until he joined the Government led by Dacian Ciolos. Between 2015 and 2017, in Romania, he was Head of the Prime Minister’s Chancellery, Minister of Communications and for the Digital Society, and Minister of Interior. His current interests in the European Parliament include Artificial Intelligence and new technologies, the Republic of Moldova, internal affairs, security, and transatlantic issues.

Dragos TudoracheChair of the AIDA (Artificial Intelligence in the Digital Age) Special Committee, European Parliament

Dragos Tudorache is a Member of the European Parliament (Renew Europe) and the Executive President of the PLUS party in Romania. He is the Chair of the AIDA (Artificial Intelligence in the Digital Age) special committee and sits in LIBE, AFET, SEDE, and the European Parliament’s delegation with the United States.
Dragos began his career in 1997 as judge at the Galati court. Between 2000 and 2005 he built and led the legal departments at the OSCE and UN missions in Kosovo. After working on justice and anticorruption at the Commission Representation in Romania, supporting the country’s EU ascension, he joined the Commission and, subsequently, qualified for leadership roles in EU institutions, managing a number of units and strategic projects such as the Schengen Information System, Visa Information System, and the establishment of eu-LISA.
During the migration crisis, he was entrusted with leading the coordination and strategy Unit in DG-Home, until he joined the Government led by Dacian Ciolos. Between 2015 and 2017, in Romania, he was Head of the Prime Minister’s Chancellery, Minister of Communications and for the Digital Society, and Minister of Interior. His current interests in the European Parliament include Artificial Intelligence and new technologies, the Republic of Moldova, internal affairs, security, and transatlantic issues.

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Michelangelo Baracchi BonviciniPresident, Atomium–EISMD

Michelangelo Baracchi Bonvicini is President of Atomium – European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy launched together with the former French President and Honorary President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing on 27 November 2009 at the European Parliament. He graduated in History at the University of Bologna.

In 2011, Baracchi Bonvicini and Giscard d’Estaing received the medal “Plus Ratio Quam Vis” from the Polish university Jagiellonian University for “their contribution to the European academic community by founding the institute”. The medal was first awarded in 1997 to mark the 600th anniversary of the university’s re-foundation to Pope John Paul II.

In 2016 Baracchi Bonvicini promoted together with Massimo Marchiori the set-up of REIsearch, a non-profit initiative co-funded by the European Commission, Nokia, Elsevier, and other Atomium partners. The aim is to connect researchers and policy makers on topics linked to scientific research in order to promote evidence-based policy making. After the launch Jean-Claude Juncker declared: “Innovation and new scientific discoveries are improving people’s lives and making our economy more competitive. Science should be open and freed from its traditional ivory tower; to be discussed, submitted to critique and fed with new perspectives. That’s why I warmly welcome efforts such as the REIsearch initiative to inspire fresh ideas about how to solve some of our society’s most pressing problems”.

In the first three years of activity REIsearch has focused on specific subject areas such as Chronic Diseases, in collaboration with European Commission’s DG Sante, Next Generation Internet and Digital Skills, in collaboration with DG Connect, reaching hundreds of thousands of European citizens with its media campaigns and surveys.

Under the auspices of Atomium-EISMD, in 2018 Baracchi Bonvicini and Luciano Floridi promoted AI4People, a multi-stakeholder forum bringing together key actors interested in shaping the social impact of new applications of AI, such academics, civil society organisations and the founding members Audi, Elsevier, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, Intesa SanPaolo, Johnson & Johnson and Microsoft.

As result of the first year of activity AI4People presented at the European Parliament the “AI4People’s Ethical Framework for a Good AI Society: Opportunities, Risks, Principles, and Recommendations” during the “Towards a Good AI Society Summit” opened By Tony Blair. This work served as inspiration to the European Commission and guided the identification of the 7 Key Requirements for a Trustworthy AI presented by the Commission in April 2019.

Michelangelo Baracchi BonviciniPresident, Atomium–EISMD

Michelangelo Baracchi Bonvicini is President of Atomium – European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy launched together with the former French President and Honorary President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing on 27 November 2009 at the European Parliament. He graduated in History at the University of Bologna.

In 2011, Baracchi Bonvicini and Giscard d’Estaing received the medal “Plus Ratio Quam Vis” from the Polish university Jagiellonian University for “their contribution to the European academic community by founding the institute”. The medal was first awarded in 1997 to mark the 600th anniversary of the university’s re-foundation to Pope John Paul II.

In 2016 Baracchi Bonvicini promoted together with Massimo Marchiori the set-up of REIsearch, a non-profit initiative co-funded by the European Commission, Nokia, Elsevier, and other Atomium partners. The aim is to connect researchers and policy makers on topics linked to scientific research in order to promote evidence-based policy making. After the launch Jean-Claude Juncker declared: “Innovation and new scientific discoveries are improving people’s lives and making our economy more competitive. Science should be open and freed from its traditional ivory tower; to be discussed, submitted to critique and fed with new perspectives. That’s why I warmly welcome efforts such as the REIsearch initiative to inspire fresh ideas about how to solve some of our society’s most pressing problems”.

In the first three years of activity REIsearch has focused on specific subject areas such as Chronic Diseases, in collaboration with European Commission’s DG Sante, Next Generation Internet and Digital Skills, in collaboration with DG Connect, reaching hundreds of thousands of European citizens with its media campaigns and surveys.

Under the auspices of Atomium-EISMD, in 2018 Baracchi Bonvicini and Luciano Floridi promoted AI4People, a multi-stakeholder forum bringing together key actors interested in shaping the social impact of new applications of AI, such academics, civil society organisations and the founding members Audi, Elsevier, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, Intesa SanPaolo, Johnson & Johnson and Microsoft.

As result of the first year of activity AI4People presented at the European Parliament the “AI4People’s Ethical Framework for a Good AI Society: Opportunities, Risks, Principles, and Recommendations” during the “Towards a Good AI Society Summit” opened By Tony Blair. This work served as inspiration to the European Commission and guided the identification of the 7 Key Requirements for a Trustworthy AI presented by the Commission in April 2019.

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Paula BoddingtonSenior Lecturer in Philosophy, New College of the Humanities

Paula Boddington is a philosopher specialising in moral philosophy and applied areas of philosophy, and in interdisciplinary research. She has worked in areas such as medical ethics, ethical and social aspects of genetics and genomics, and the ethics of artificial intelligence. She is the author of _Ethical Challenges in Genomics Research_ (Springer, 2011) and _Towards a Code of Ethics for Artificial Intelligence_ (Springer, 2017).

Paula BoddingtonSenior Lecturer in Philosophy, New College of the Humanities

Paula Boddington is a philosopher specialising in moral philosophy and applied areas of philosophy, and in interdisciplinary research. She has worked in areas such as medical ethics, ethical and social aspects of genetics and genomics, and the ethics of artificial intelligence. She is the author of _Ethical Challenges in Genomics Research_ (Springer, 2011) and _Towards a Code of Ethics for Artificial Intelligence_ (Springer, 2017).

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Elizabeth CrossickHead of Government Affairs EU, RELX

Elizabeth is head of government affairs EU for RELX, a leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. RELX includes the well-known brands of Lexis Nexis, Elsevier and Reed Exhibitions.
Elizabeth is a UK trained Barrister, but for the majority of her working life has lived and breathed the policy world of Brussels. She started her EU life at the European Policy Centre, after which she established the Public Affairs practice at the European office of a leading law firm and grew it over ten years before moving into industry. Over the years, she has headed up amongst other things, a multi-million-dollar campaign on responsible drinking, a change in legislation on CFCs and a campaign involving a Committee of Enquiry in the European Parliament. Working at RELX puts her at the centre of innovation and technology and its variety means every day is different. She is the global policy lead on AI within RELX and chairs the Technology Working Group of the British Chamber of Commerce.

Elizabeth CrossickHead of Government Affairs EU, RELX

Elizabeth is head of government affairs EU for RELX, a leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. RELX includes the well-known brands of Lexis Nexis, Elsevier and Reed Exhibitions.
Elizabeth is a UK trained Barrister, but for the majority of her working life has lived and breathed the policy world of Brussels. She started her EU life at the European Policy Centre, after which she established the Public Affairs practice at the European office of a leading law firm and grew it over ten years before moving into industry. Over the years, she has headed up amongst other things, a multi-million-dollar campaign on responsible drinking, a change in legislation on CFCs and a campaign involving a Committee of Enquiry in the European Parliament. Working at RELX puts her at the centre of innovation and technology and its variety means every day is different. She is the global policy lead on AI within RELX and chairs the Technology Working Group of the British Chamber of Commerce.

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Norberto AndradeGlobal Policy Lead for Digital & AI Ethics, Facebook

Norberto Andrade is a Global Public Policy, Ethics and Privacy Expert, and a Legal Scholar and Researcher, with over 18 years of professional experience in international organizations, national regulatory authorities, academia, and corporate positions. Norberto is Facebook's Global Policy Lead for Digital and AI Ethics, working at the intersection of Privacy, Ethics and Public Policy, having previously worked as Global Data Privacy Program Manager at Workday, as Scientific Officer at the European Commission, as Public Policy Contributor at Mozilla, and as Legal Policy and International Relations Manager at the Portuguese Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications (ANACOM).

Norberto is also Professor at IE Law School, and an Affiliated Scholar at Stanford Law School - Center for Internet & Society (CIS). Norberto holds a PhD in Law, Policy and Technology and a Master of Research in European, International and Comparative Law from the European University Institute (Italy), an MA in International Relations and European Studies from the Central European University (Hungary), and an LLB from the University of Lisbon.

Norberto AndradeGlobal Policy Lead for Digital & AI Ethics, Facebook

Norberto Andrade is a Global Public Policy, Ethics and Privacy Expert, and a Legal Scholar and Researcher, with over 18 years of professional experience in international organizations, national regulatory authorities, academia, and corporate positions. Norberto is Facebook's Global Policy Lead for Digital and AI Ethics, working at the intersection of Privacy, Ethics and Public Policy, having previously worked as Global Data Privacy Program Manager at Workday, as Scientific Officer at the European Commission, as Public Policy Contributor at Mozilla, and as Legal Policy and International Relations Manager at the Portuguese Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications (ANACOM).

Norberto is also Professor at IE Law School, and an Affiliated Scholar at Stanford Law School - Center for Internet & Society (CIS). Norberto holds a PhD in Law, Policy and Technology and a Master of Research in European, International and Comparative Law from the European University Institute (Italy), an MA in International Relations and European Studies from the Central European University (Hungary), and an LLB from the University of Lisbon.

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Natali HelbergerDistinguished University Professor of Law and Digital Technology, with a special focus on AI, University of Amsterdam

Professor Natali Helberger is Distinguished University Professor of Law and Digital Technology, with a special focus on AI at the University of Amsterdam. She is the founder and leader (together with Professor Claes de Vreese, ASCoR) of an interdisciplinary research programme “Information & Communication in the DataSociety (ICDS)” and one of the founders of the new Research Priority Area Human(e) AI.
Helberger is elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW).

Natali HelbergerDistinguished University Professor of Law and Digital Technology, with a special focus on AI, University of Amsterdam

Professor Natali Helberger is Distinguished University Professor of Law and Digital Technology, with a special focus on AI at the University of Amsterdam. She is the founder and leader (together with Professor Claes de Vreese, ASCoR) of an interdisciplinary research programme “Information & Communication in the DataSociety (ICDS)” and one of the founders of the new Research Priority Area Human(e) AI.
Helberger is elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW).

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José van DijckDistinguished University Professor, Utrecht University

José van Dijck is a distinguished university professor at Utrecht University (The Netherlands) in media and digital societies. She has (co-)authored and (co-)edited ten books and numerous articles. Her books The Culture of Connectivity. A Critical History of Social Media (2013) and The Platform Society. Public values in a connective world (2018, co-authored with Thomas Poell and Martijn de Waal) were both published by Oxford University Press and translated into Spanish, Italian, Chinese and distributed worldwide.
Van Dijck formerly served as Chair of the Department of Media Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam. From 2015 to 2018, she was (elected) President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2019, José van Dijck received an honorary doctorate from Lund University (Sweden).

José van DijckDistinguished University Professor, Utrecht University

José van Dijck is a distinguished university professor at Utrecht University (The Netherlands) in media and digital societies. She has (co-)authored and (co-)edited ten books and numerous articles. Her books The Culture of Connectivity. A Critical History of Social Media (2013) and The Platform Society. Public values in a connective world (2018, co-authored with Thomas Poell and Martijn de Waal) were both published by Oxford University Press and translated into Spanish, Italian, Chinese and distributed worldwide.
Van Dijck formerly served as Chair of the Department of Media Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam. From 2015 to 2018, she was (elected) President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2019, José van Dijck received an honorary doctorate from Lund University (Sweden).

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Stephen CaveExecutive Director, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge

Dr Stephen Cave is Executive Director of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI), Senior Research Associate in the Faculty of Philosophy, and Fellow of Hughes Hall, all at the University of Cambridge, UK. At CFI, he leads a team of researchers across five programmes on the nature and impact of AI in the short and long term. His own research interests currently focus on conceptions and ethics of intelligent machines. Previously, Stephen earned a PhD in philosophy from Cambridge, and spent a decade in the British Foreign Office, where he served as a policy advisor and diplomat.

Stephen CaveExecutive Director, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge

Dr Stephen Cave is Executive Director of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI), Senior Research Associate in the Faculty of Philosophy, and Fellow of Hughes Hall, all at the University of Cambridge, UK. At CFI, he leads a team of researchers across five programmes on the nature and impact of AI in the short and long term. His own research interests currently focus on conceptions and ethics of intelligent machines. Previously, Stephen earned a PhD in philosophy from Cambridge, and spent a decade in the British Foreign Office, where he served as a policy advisor and diplomat.

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Philip Michael NapoliJames R. Shepley Professor of Public Policy; Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

Philip M. Napoli is the James R. Shepley Professor of Public Policy, and the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. He is also a Faculty Affiliate with Duke's DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy. Professor Napoli is the author of four books on media technology and policy, most recently Social Media and the Public Interest: Media Regulation in the Disinformation Age (Columbia University Press, 2019).
Professor Napoli's research has been supported by organizations such as the Knight Foundation, the Democracy Fund, and the Ford Foundation. He has testified in front of, and conducted research for, governmental and non-governmental organizations such as the Federal
Communications Commission, the U.S. Senate, and UNESCO.

Philip Michael NapoliJames R. Shepley Professor of Public Policy; Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

Philip M. Napoli is the James R. Shepley Professor of Public Policy, and the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. He is also a Faculty Affiliate with Duke's DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy. Professor Napoli is the author of four books on media technology and policy, most recently Social Media and the Public Interest: Media Regulation in the Disinformation Age (Columbia University Press, 2019).
Professor Napoli's research has been supported by organizations such as the Knight Foundation, the Democracy Fund, and the Ford Foundation. He has testified in front of, and conducted research for, governmental and non-governmental organizations such as the Federal
Communications Commission, the U.S. Senate, and UNESCO.

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John CookeChairman of the Liberalisation of Trade in Services (LOTIS) Committee, TheCityUK

John Cooke is a consultant at TheCityUK on international trade and investment policy. He is also a Deputy Chairman of the Policy Committee of the European Services Forum, and a member of the Advisory Council of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE). From 1997 to 2003 he was Head of International Relations at the Association of British Insurers. His earlier career (1966-97) was with the UK Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), where he was a specialist ininternational trade and competition matters. He was twice posted to the UK Permanent Representation in Brussels (first during the UK accession negotiations in 1969-73 and then for the first UK Presidency 1976-77). He is a contributor to conferences and seminars on international trade policy and trade in services. He was a principal author of TheCityUK’s publications “Future UK Trade and Investment Policy: TheCityUK submission” (published January 2017) and “A UK-EU Association Agreement and future UK Free Trade Agreements” (published August 2018).

John CookeChairman of the Liberalisation of Trade in Services (LOTIS) Committee, TheCityUK

John Cooke is a consultant at TheCityUK on international trade and investment policy. He is also a Deputy Chairman of the Policy Committee of the European Services Forum, and a member of the Advisory Council of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE). From 1997 to 2003 he was Head of International Relations at the Association of British Insurers. His earlier career (1966-97) was with the UK Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), where he was a specialist ininternational trade and competition matters. He was twice posted to the UK Permanent Representation in Brussels (first during the UK accession negotiations in 1969-73 and then for the first UK Presidency 1976-77). He is a contributor to conferences and seminars on international trade policy and trade in services. He was a principal author of TheCityUK’s publications “Future UK Trade and Investment Policy: TheCityUK submission” (published January 2017) and “A UK-EU Association Agreement and future UK Free Trade Agreements” (published August 2018).

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Paul JorionAssociate Professor of Ethics, Université Catholique de Lille

Paul Jorion is, since 2016, Associate Professor at the Catholic University of Lille. He is a columnist for L'Écho, Trends-Tendances, and Quinzaines. He was a member of the High Committee for the Future of the Belgian Financial Sector and of the Reflection Group on the Positive Economy led by Jacques Attali. He graduated in sociology and social anthropology (Université Libre de Bruxelles). He is also as a practicing psychoanalyst.

Jorion taught social anthropology at the University of Cambridge (1979/84), UC Irvine (Regents' Lecturer), and at Paris VIII where he taught psychoanalysis.

Jorion was also a United Nations (FAO) official involved in development projects in Africa. He was a member of the AI British Telecom Connex project (1987/90), during which he developed ANELLA (Associative Network with Emergent Logical and Learning Abilities).

Jorion played a pioneering role in the development of high frequency trading (Bank of the European Union, Frontier & Cos.), he was a key developer of e-MITS, a fully automated home loan allocation system for the Californian bank IndyMac.

Paul JorionAssociate Professor of Ethics, Université Catholique de Lille

Paul Jorion is, since 2016, Associate Professor at the Catholic University of Lille. He is a columnist for L'Écho, Trends-Tendances, and Quinzaines. He was a member of the High Committee for the Future of the Belgian Financial Sector and of the Reflection Group on the Positive Economy led by Jacques Attali. He graduated in sociology and social anthropology (Université Libre de Bruxelles). He is also as a practicing psychoanalyst.

Jorion taught social anthropology at the University of Cambridge (1979/84), UC Irvine (Regents' Lecturer), and at Paris VIII where he taught psychoanalysis.

Jorion was also a United Nations (FAO) official involved in development projects in Africa. He was a member of the AI British Telecom Connex project (1987/90), during which he developed ANELLA (Associative Network with Emergent Logical and Learning Abilities).

Jorion played a pioneering role in the development of high frequency trading (Bank of the European Union, Frontier & Cos.), he was a key developer of e-MITS, a fully automated home loan allocation system for the Californian bank IndyMac.

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Mark NitzbergExecutive Director, Center for Human-Compatible AI

Dr. Mark Nitzberg is Executive Director of the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence (CHAI) as well as head of strategic outreach at the University of California Berkeley AI Research (BAIR) Lab. He studied AI at MIT and Harvard, built technology startups, worked at Bell Laboratories, Microsoft and Amazon, and currently advises corporations, governments and international organizations on the evolving benefits, risks, and governance of intelligent technologies.

Mark NitzbergExecutive Director, Center for Human-Compatible AI

Dr. Mark Nitzberg is Executive Director of the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence (CHAI) as well as head of strategic outreach at the University of California Berkeley AI Research (BAIR) Lab. He studied AI at MIT and Harvard, built technology startups, worked at Bell Laboratories, Microsoft and Amazon, and currently advises corporations, governments and international organizations on the evolving benefits, risks, and governance of intelligent technologies.

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Nir VulkanAssociate Professor of Business Economics, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Nir Vulkan is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Said Business School, and the Oxford Man Institute. He is also a Fellow or Worcester College. His research focuses on fin tech, algorithmic trading and AI in finance. He is the director of the Oxford Programmes on algorithmic trading; fin tech; and on Blockchain Strategy. In addition to his academic work, he developed algorithms that are used widely by hedge funds and e-commerce platforms.

Nir VulkanAssociate Professor of Business Economics, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Nir Vulkan is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Said Business School, and the Oxford Man Institute. He is also a Fellow or Worcester College. His research focuses on fin tech, algorithmic trading and AI in finance. He is the director of the Oxford Programmes on algorithmic trading; fin tech; and on Blockchain Strategy. In addition to his academic work, he developed algorithms that are used widely by hedge funds and e-commerce platforms.

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C. Donald CombsVice President and Dean, School of Health Professions, Eastern Virginia Medical School

C. Donald Combs, Ph.D. serves as Vice President and Dean, School of Health Professions, at the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). Dr. Combs holds faculty appointments as tenured Professor of Health Professions at EVMS, Professor of General Medicine at the State Medical and Pharmaceutical University “Nicolae Testemitsanu”, Visiting Professor of Medical Simulation at University of Paris-Descartes and as Adjunct Professor of Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Engineering at Old Dominion University.

He has long-standing research interests in health and human services management, peer review and accreditation, health services research, strategic planning, and medical modeling and simulation. He currently serves on several national and international boards, including the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the National Modeling and Simulation Coalition. In the international arena, Dr. Combs worked with colleagues at the Naval Postgraduate School to implement the International Health Resource Management program that served some 20 nations, including Moldova, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Nepal, Botswana and El Salvador. Recent research efforts are reflected in a book, The Digital Patient: Advancing Healthcare, Research and Education, and recent
rticles in JAMA and Academic Medicine on AI in healthcare and medical education.

C. Donald CombsVice President and Dean, School of Health Professions, Eastern Virginia Medical School

C. Donald Combs, Ph.D. serves as Vice President and Dean, School of Health Professions, at the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). Dr. Combs holds faculty appointments as tenured Professor of Health Professions at EVMS, Professor of General Medicine at the State Medical and Pharmaceutical University “Nicolae Testemitsanu”, Visiting Professor of Medical Simulation at University of Paris-Descartes and as Adjunct Professor of Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Engineering at Old Dominion University.

He has long-standing research interests in health and human services management, peer review and accreditation, health services research, strategic planning, and medical modeling and simulation. He currently serves on several national and international boards, including the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the National Modeling and Simulation Coalition. In the international arena, Dr. Combs worked with colleagues at the Naval Postgraduate School to implement the International Health Resource Management program that served some 20 nations, including Moldova, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Nepal, Botswana and El Salvador. Recent research efforts are reflected in a book, The Digital Patient: Advancing Healthcare, Research and Education, and recent
rticles in JAMA and Academic Medicine on AI in healthcare and medical education.

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Danny Van RoijenDigital Health Director, COCIR

Danny Van Roijen is Digital Health Director at COCIR. Danny holds a Master in Business Engineering and has 15 years of experience as a public affairs professional on environmental, technical and digital topics. Coordinating the association's digital health activities Danny focuses on European policy making, including in the area of AI, cybersecurity and data protection, with the aim to meaningfully contribute to the digital transformation of health and care.
On behalf of COCIR, Danny is chairing the Healthcare working group within the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Application (INATBA). Danny is also a member of the Stakeholder Cybersecurity Certification Group, a formal advisory body established by the European Commission under the EU's Cybersecurity Act.

COCIR is the leading European trade association representing the medical imaging radiotherapy, electromedical and health IT industries.

Danny Van RoijenDigital Health Director, COCIR

Danny Van Roijen is Digital Health Director at COCIR. Danny holds a Master in Business Engineering and has 15 years of experience as a public affairs professional on environmental, technical and digital topics. Coordinating the association's digital health activities Danny focuses on European policy making, including in the area of AI, cybersecurity and data protection, with the aim to meaningfully contribute to the digital transformation of health and care.
On behalf of COCIR, Danny is chairing the Healthcare working group within the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Application (INATBA). Danny is also a member of the Stakeholder Cybersecurity Certification Group, a formal advisory body established by the European Commission under the EU's Cybersecurity Act.

COCIR is the leading European trade association representing the medical imaging radiotherapy, electromedical and health IT industries.

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Ben MacArthurDeputy Programme Director for Health and Medical Sciences, The Alan Turing Institute

Ben MacArthur is professor of quantitative biomedicine at the University of Southampton. In accordance with his interdisciplinary research interests he holds a joint Chair between the Faculty of Medicine and Mathematical Sciences. At the Turing he is Deputy Programme Director for Health and Medical Sciences.

He obtained a PhD in applied athematics (Southampton, 2003) before training in experimental cell biology, first in the Faculty of Medicine at Southampton (2003-2008) and then at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA (2008-2010).

He is a visiting professor at the International Research Centre for Medical Sciences at Kumamoto University, Japan.

Ben MacArthurDeputy Programme Director for Health and Medical Sciences, The Alan Turing Institute

Ben MacArthur is professor of quantitative biomedicine at the University of Southampton. In accordance with his interdisciplinary research interests he holds a joint Chair between the Faculty of Medicine and Mathematical Sciences. At the Turing he is Deputy Programme Director for Health and Medical Sciences.

He obtained a PhD in applied athematics (Southampton, 2003) before training in experimental cell biology, first in the Faculty of Medicine at Southampton (2003-2008) and then at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA (2008-2010).

He is a visiting professor at the International Research Centre for Medical Sciences at Kumamoto University, Japan.

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Patrice ChazerandDirector, DIGITALEUROPE

Currently a director at DIGITALEUROPE, Patrice Chazerand was formerly Secretary-General of the Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE), the trade body of PC and videogames publishers operating in Europe between 2002 and 2009. He established PEGI, the pan-European system of harmonised rating of digital content dealing with topics including: internet content, protection of minors, privacy, freedom of expression, intellectual property, competition law, and net neutrality. In 1999, Patrice set up the Brussels office of Viacom which he ran as Vice President, European Affairs until 2002. From 1989 to 1995, he was Director, Public Affairs, at AT&T France, and subsequently Managing Director from 1995 to 1999. Patrice spent the first fifteen years of his career with the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, seven of which were at the Embassy of France in Washington DC. He holds an MBA from HEC, France's top business school, and a degree from Sciences Po Paris.

Patrice ChazerandDirector, DIGITALEUROPE

Currently a director at DIGITALEUROPE, Patrice Chazerand was formerly Secretary-General of the Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE), the trade body of PC and videogames publishers operating in Europe between 2002 and 2009. He established PEGI, the pan-European system of harmonised rating of digital content dealing with topics including: internet content, protection of minors, privacy, freedom of expression, intellectual property, competition law, and net neutrality. In 1999, Patrice set up the Brussels office of Viacom which he ran as Vice President, European Affairs until 2002. From 1989 to 1995, he was Director, Public Affairs, at AT&T France, and subsequently Managing Director from 1995 to 1999. Patrice spent the first fifteen years of his career with the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, seven of which were at the Embassy of France in Washington DC. He holds an MBA from HEC, France's top business school, and a degree from Sciences Po Paris.

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Rui FerreiraChief Data Governance Officer, Zurich Insurance Group (ZIG)

Rui Ferreira is the Chief Data Governance Officer of Zurich Insurance Group (ZIG) since July 2018. In his role, he is accountable for the supervision of the development and implementation of the Zurich Group Data Strategy and Data Policy at both Group and Business Unit level. Additionally, he led the global development and implementation of Zurich Data Commitment. He is currently managing the AI Assurance Framework Program to ensure the adherence to best practices and regulatory guidelines related to ethical use of data and artificial intelligence (AI). From Jul 2016 to Dec 2018, he was the GDPR Program Manager at Group level.

He is Data & Analytics SME with 10+ years of consulting experience in the financial services industry with IBM, assisting global companies in major transformation programs, managing development and execution of strategic, enterprise-wide data and analytics solutions and projects.

Rui FerreiraChief Data Governance Officer, Zurich Insurance Group (ZIG)

Rui Ferreira is the Chief Data Governance Officer of Zurich Insurance Group (ZIG) since July 2018. In his role, he is accountable for the supervision of the development and implementation of the Zurich Group Data Strategy and Data Policy at both Group and Business Unit level. Additionally, he led the global development and implementation of Zurich Data Commitment. He is currently managing the AI Assurance Framework Program to ensure the adherence to best practices and regulatory guidelines related to ethical use of data and artificial intelligence (AI). From Jul 2016 to Dec 2018, he was the GDPR Program Manager at Group level.

He is Data & Analytics SME with 10+ years of consulting experience in the financial services industry with IBM, assisting global companies in major transformation programs, managing development and execution of strategic, enterprise-wide data and analytics solutions and projects.

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Dame Wendy HallRegius Professor of Computer Science; Executive Director of the Web Science Institute, University of Southampton

Dame Wendy Hall, DBE, FRS, FREng is Regius Professor of Computer Science, Associate Vice President (International Engagement), and is an Executive Director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton.

She was President of the ACM, President of BCS, Senior Vice President of the Royal Academy of
Engineering, and has been a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology, the Global Commission on Internet Governance and the World Economic Forum’s Global
Futures Council.

Dame Wendy was co-Chair of the UK government’s AI Review, and is the UK’s first Skills Champion
for AI.

In May 2020, she was appointed as Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute.

Dame Wendy HallRegius Professor of Computer Science; Executive Director of the Web Science Institute, University of Southampton

Dame Wendy Hall, DBE, FRS, FREng is Regius Professor of Computer Science, Associate Vice President (International Engagement), and is an Executive Director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton.

She was President of the ACM, President of BCS, Senior Vice President of the Royal Academy of
Engineering, and has been a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology, the Global Commission on Internet Governance and the World Economic Forum’s Global
Futures Council.

Dame Wendy was co-Chair of the UK government’s AI Review, and is the UK’s first Skills Champion
for AI.

In May 2020, she was appointed as Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute.

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David DanksL.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy and Psychology; Head, Department of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University

David Danks is L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy & Psychology, and Head of the Department of Philosophy, at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also the Chief Ethicist of CMU's Block Center for Technology & Society; and co-director of CMU's Center for Informed Democracy and Social Cybersecurity (IDeaS).

His research interests are at the intersection of philosophy, cognitive science, and machine learning, using ideas, methods, and frameworks from each to advance our understanding of complex, interdisciplinary problems. Danks has examined the ethical, psychological, and policy issues around AI and robotics in transportation, healthcare, privacy, and security. He has also done significant research in computational cognitive science, culminating in his Unifying the Mind: Cognitive Representations as Graphical Models (2014, The MIT Press). Danks is the recipient of a James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar Award, as well as an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.

David DanksL.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy and Psychology; Head, Department of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University

David Danks is L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy & Psychology, and Head of the Department of Philosophy, at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also the Chief Ethicist of CMU's Block Center for Technology & Society; and co-director of CMU's Center for Informed Democracy and Social Cybersecurity (IDeaS).

His research interests are at the intersection of philosophy, cognitive science, and machine learning, using ideas, methods, and frameworks from each to advance our understanding of complex, interdisciplinary problems. Danks has examined the ethical, psychological, and policy issues around AI and robotics in transportation, healthcare, privacy, and security. He has also done significant research in computational cognitive science, culminating in his Unifying the Mind: Cognitive Representations as Graphical Models (2014, The MIT Press). Danks is the recipient of a James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar Award, as well as an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.

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Eva MaydellMember of the European Parliament

Eva Maydell (née Paunova) is a Member of the European Parliament (EPP Group) and President of European Movement International, the largest organisation of associations and civil societies in Europe.

Maydell´s policy priorities include innovation and the use of technologies, supporting entrepreneurs and sustainable investments in Europe, and enhancing access to quality education. In the European Parliament, she is a member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy as well as the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. She is a member of the Delegation for relations with Japan as well as the Delegation for relations with the US. Maydell is also EPP Group Coordinator/Spokesperson for the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age.

Eva Maydell is among the most active members of the EP. Currently, she is EPP Group rapporteur on the Data Strategy. She was the main Parliament rapporteur on the Regulation on charges on cross-border payments as well as worked on several legislative files, part of the Digital Single Market Strategy – the e-Privacy Regulation, the Directive for the supply of digital content, the Regulation on portability, Digitising European industry and the European cloud initiative. She was also rapporteur for the EPP Group on the implementation of the European Fund for Strategic Investments, the New Skills Agenda and the Influence of technology on the future of the financial sector (FinTech).

Eva has been awarded the European Parliament's MEP of the Year Award twice. She has also been included in FT's own 'New Europe 100' ranking of CEE's emerging change-makers, European Forbes' 30 Under 30 list and others. She has also been featured in POLITICO’s 40 most influential MEPs and “POLITICO 28” list of people who shape Europe and POLITICO’s 2018 Women who shape Brussels.

Eva MaydellMember of the European Parliament

Eva Maydell (née Paunova) is a Member of the European Parliament (EPP Group) and President of European Movement International, the largest organisation of associations and civil societies in Europe.

Maydell´s policy priorities include innovation and the use of technologies, supporting entrepreneurs and sustainable investments in Europe, and enhancing access to quality education. In the European Parliament, she is a member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy as well as the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. She is a member of the Delegation for relations with Japan as well as the Delegation for relations with the US. Maydell is also EPP Group Coordinator/Spokesperson for the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age.

Eva Maydell is among the most active members of the EP. Currently, she is EPP Group rapporteur on the Data Strategy. She was the main Parliament rapporteur on the Regulation on charges on cross-border payments as well as worked on several legislative files, part of the Digital Single Market Strategy – the e-Privacy Regulation, the Directive for the supply of digital content, the Regulation on portability, Digitising European industry and the European cloud initiative. She was also rapporteur for the EPP Group on the implementation of the European Fund for Strategic Investments, the New Skills Agenda and the Influence of technology on the future of the financial sector (FinTech).

Eva has been awarded the European Parliament's MEP of the Year Award twice. She has also been included in FT's own 'New Europe 100' ranking of CEE's emerging change-makers, European Forbes' 30 Under 30 list and others. She has also been featured in POLITICO’s 40 most influential MEPs and “POLITICO 28” list of people who shape Europe and POLITICO’s 2018 Women who shape Brussels.

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Cornelia KuttererSenior Director, Rule of Law & Responsible Tech, European Government Affairs, Microsoft

Cornelia leads Microsoft’s European Rule of Law & Responsible Tech team which focuses on the impact of new technologies and regulatory frameworks that meet expectation of society. Her team covers policies such as responsible/ethical/trustworthy AI, digital safety and content regulation, privacy, lawful access, human rights and competition. In her role, she works hand in hand with Microsoft’s Office of Responsible AI, Microsoft Research and members of the AI, Ethics, and Effects in Engineering and Research (Aether) Committee. She regularly engages with leading European scholars in these fields to advance academic thinking. Cornelia has long standing experience in Information Society & Internet policies and speaks regularly at regional and international conferences. Before joining Microsoft, she headed the legal department of BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation. She has also gained experience in a top 10 law firm and started her professional career in the European Parliament as a political advisor to an MEP. Cornelia is a qualified German lawyer, and holds a master’s degree in information technology and telecommunication laws. She studied law at the Universities of Passau, Porto, Hamburg and Glasgow/Strathclyde.

Cornelia KuttererSenior Director, Rule of Law & Responsible Tech, European Government Affairs, Microsoft

Cornelia leads Microsoft’s European Rule of Law & Responsible Tech team which focuses on the impact of new technologies and regulatory frameworks that meet expectation of society. Her team covers policies such as responsible/ethical/trustworthy AI, digital safety and content regulation, privacy, lawful access, human rights and competition. In her role, she works hand in hand with Microsoft’s Office of Responsible AI, Microsoft Research and members of the AI, Ethics, and Effects in Engineering and Research (Aether) Committee. She regularly engages with leading European scholars in these fields to advance academic thinking. Cornelia has long standing experience in Information Society & Internet policies and speaks regularly at regional and international conferences. Before joining Microsoft, she headed the legal department of BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation. She has also gained experience in a top 10 law firm and started her professional career in the European Parliament as a political advisor to an MEP. Cornelia is a qualified German lawyer, and holds a master’s degree in information technology and telecommunication laws. She studied law at the Universities of Passau, Porto, Hamburg and Glasgow/Strathclyde.

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Aida Joaquin AcostaHead of the International Relations Department, depending directly on the Minister of Transport, Mobility, and the Urban Agenda in Spain; Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University

Aida researches the ethics and governance of AI and the impact of emerging technologies, such autonomous vehicles (AVs) and the Internet of Things (IoT), in law, public policy, and society.

She has developed a series of policy papers for regulators and policymakers to help them govern AVs and IoT. Aida is Head of the International Relations Department of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility, and the Urban Agenda in Spain; and an Affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, where she participated in the Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative of Harvard University and the MIT Media Lab. Her educational background includes a Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Washington, where she obtained an LL.M. focusing on Robotics Law and received an Academic Excellence Award; a Master's Degree in Computer Engineering focused in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics; and a Master's Degree in Law.

Aida Joaquin AcostaHead of the International Relations Department, depending directly on the Minister of Transport, Mobility, and the Urban Agenda in Spain; Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University

Aida researches the ethics and governance of AI and the impact of emerging technologies, such autonomous vehicles (AVs) and the Internet of Things (IoT), in law, public policy, and society.

She has developed a series of policy papers for regulators and policymakers to help them govern AVs and IoT. Aida is Head of the International Relations Department of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility, and the Urban Agenda in Spain; and an Affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, where she participated in the Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative of Harvard University and the MIT Media Lab. Her educational background includes a Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Washington, where she obtained an LL.M. focusing on Robotics Law and received an Academic Excellence Award; a Master's Degree in Computer Engineering focused in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics; and a Master's Degree in Law.

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Christoph LütgeFull Professor and Peter Löscher Chair of Business Ethics, TUM

Professor Lütge is the Director of the IEAI and has held the Chair of Business Ethics at TUM since 2010.

He has a background in business informatics and philosophy, having received his doctorate in philosophy from TU Braunschweig in 1999 and his habilitation from Ludwig Maximilians University Munich in 2005. He has held visiting positions at Harvard, Taipei, Kyoto and Venice, and was awarded a Heisenberg Fellowship from the German Research Foundation.

Professor Lütge has been a member of the Ethics Commission on Automated and Connected Driving of the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, as well as of the European AI Ethics initiative, AI4People.

Christoph LütgeFull Professor and Peter Löscher Chair of Business Ethics, TUM

Professor Lütge is the Director of the IEAI and has held the Chair of Business Ethics at TUM since 2010.

He has a background in business informatics and philosophy, having received his doctorate in philosophy from TU Braunschweig in 1999 and his habilitation from Ludwig Maximilians University Munich in 2005. He has held visiting positions at Harvard, Taipei, Kyoto and Venice, and was awarded a Heisenberg Fellowship from the German Research Foundation.

Professor Lütge has been a member of the Ethics Commission on Automated and Connected Driving of the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, as well as of the European AI Ethics initiative, AI4People.

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Sergio SaponaraFull Professor of Electronic Engineering, University of Pisa

Sergio Saponara is an Italian scientist, engineer and entrepreneur. He is Full Professor of Electronics at the University of Pisa, Italy, where he is President of the BSc and MSc degrees in Electronic Engineering. He got his Master and PhD degrees cum Laude in Electronic Engineering in 1999 and 2003, respectively. He started his research activities in 1999 first with a research grant from the National Research Council and then a grant from TMicroelectronics. In 2002 he has been a Marie Curie Research Fellow at IMEC, Belgium, Leuven. He is the teaching responsible of courses in Automotive Electronics,
Electronic Systems for Robotics, HW and Embedded Security. Since 1999 he is also teaching Electronics at Italian Naval Academy. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded in 2014 the company IngeniArs, winner of several innovation prizes, such as the H2020 SME Instrument. Since 2016 he is founder and director of the Summer School Enabling Technologies for IoT, awarded in 2017 and 2018 by the IEEE CAS society. He is IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Director of the Automotive Electronics and Powertrain Electrification specialization course involving 100 R&D of the Vitesco (Continental) group. He is ViceDirector of  UCAR (University Center for Automotive Research). He co-organized more than 150 conferences and he is Associate Editor of many journals from IEEE, MDPI and SpringerNature. Currently, he coordinates University of Pisa in the H2020 European Processor Initiative where is WP leader for
security HW implementation and steering committee member. He had also projects with MIT on green vehicles. He co-authored about 300 scientific articles, 6 books, 15 journal special issues, and 20 patents. In his technology transfer activity he collaborated with Marelli, Maserati, BMW, STMicroelectronics, Renesas, Intel, Huawei, Infineon, Ericsson, PPC, Solari, Trenitalia, AMS, RiCo, INTECS, IDS, Sitael, Leonardo, Magna, Vitesco, Pierburg, ABB. He worked as evaluator for scientific projects for the governments of Italy, Romania, Kazakhstan, and the EU Commission, and as  an expert for the AI4people initiative of the Atomium-EISMD.

Sergio SaponaraFull Professor of Electronic Engineering, University of Pisa

Sergio Saponara is an Italian scientist, engineer and entrepreneur. He is Full Professor of Electronics at the University of Pisa, Italy, where he is President of the BSc and MSc degrees in Electronic Engineering. He got his Master and PhD degrees cum Laude in Electronic Engineering in 1999 and 2003, respectively. He started his research activities in 1999 first with a research grant from the National Research Council and then a grant from TMicroelectronics. In 2002 he has been a Marie Curie Research Fellow at IMEC, Belgium, Leuven. He is the teaching responsible of courses in Automotive Electronics,
Electronic Systems for Robotics, HW and Embedded Security. Since 1999 he is also teaching Electronics at Italian Naval Academy. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded in 2014 the company IngeniArs, winner of several innovation prizes, such as the H2020 SME Instrument. Since 2016 he is founder and director of the Summer School Enabling Technologies for IoT, awarded in 2017 and 2018 by the IEEE CAS society. He is IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Director of the Automotive Electronics and Powertrain Electrification specialization course involving 100 R&D of the Vitesco (Continental) group. He is ViceDirector of  UCAR (University Center for Automotive Research). He co-organized more than 150 conferences and he is Associate Editor of many journals from IEEE, MDPI and SpringerNature. Currently, he coordinates University of Pisa in the H2020 European Processor Initiative where is WP leader for
security HW implementation and steering committee member. He had also projects with MIT on green vehicles. He co-authored about 300 scientific articles, 6 books, 15 journal special issues, and 20 patents. In his technology transfer activity he collaborated with Marelli, Maserati, BMW, STMicroelectronics, Renesas, Intel, Huawei, Infineon, Ericsson, PPC, Solari, Trenitalia, AMS, RiCo, INTECS, IDS, Sitael, Leonardo, Magna, Vitesco, Pierburg, ABB. He worked as evaluator for scientific projects for the governments of Italy, Romania, Kazakhstan, and the EU Commission, and as  an expert for the AI4people initiative of the Atomium-EISMD.

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Afzal S. SiddiquiProfessor, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University

Afzal S. Siddiqui is a Professor in the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis at Aalto University. Previously, he was Professor of Energy Economics in the Department of Statistical Science at University College London and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Decision Sciences at HEC Montréal. His research interests are in the application of operational research methods to analyse decision making under uncertainty and competition in the energy sector. Besides participation in and coordination of several research projects, Afzal has also served as a consultant to Berkeley Lab and the European Commission.

Afzal S. SiddiquiProfessor, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University

Afzal S. Siddiqui is a Professor in the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis at Aalto University. Previously, he was Professor of Energy Economics in the Department of Statistical Science at University College London and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Decision Sciences at HEC Montréal. His research interests are in the application of operational research methods to analyse decision making under uncertainty and competition in the energy sector. Besides participation in and coordination of several research projects, Afzal has also served as a consultant to Berkeley Lab and the European Commission.

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Rónán KennedyLecturer in Law, National University of Ireland Galway

Dr Rónán Kennedy is a lecturer in the School of Law, National University of Ireland Galway, specialising in environmental law, information technology law, and the intersections between these. In addition to many journal articles, he is co-author of “How to Think, Write and Cite: Key Skills for Irish Law Students” (Round Hall, 2016) and “Information and Communications Technology Law in Ireland” (Clarus, 2017). He has studied in NUI Galway, the King’s Inns, New York University, and University College London. He was Executive Legal Officer to the Chief Justice of Ireland, Mr Justice Ronan Keane, from 2000 to 2004.
He was a member of the Advisory Committee of the Environmental Protection Agency from 2016 to 2019. From October 2020, he will be a Science Foundation Ireland Public Service Fellow in the Library and Research Service of the Oireachtas, researching the use of information and communications technology in legal services.

Rónán KennedyLecturer in Law, National University of Ireland Galway

Dr Rónán Kennedy is a lecturer in the School of Law, National University of Ireland Galway, specialising in environmental law, information technology law, and the intersections between these. In addition to many journal articles, he is co-author of “How to Think, Write and Cite: Key Skills for Irish Law Students” (Round Hall, 2016) and “Information and Communications Technology Law in Ireland” (Clarus, 2017). He has studied in NUI Galway, the King’s Inns, New York University, and University College London. He was Executive Legal Officer to the Chief Justice of Ireland, Mr Justice Ronan Keane, from 2000 to 2004.
He was a member of the Advisory Committee of the Environmental Protection Agency from 2016 to 2019. From October 2020, he will be a Science Foundation Ireland Public Service Fellow in the Library and Research Service of the Oireachtas, researching the use of information and communications technology in legal services.

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Lucian MihetProfessor in Energy Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Oestfold University College

Lucian MIHET (M’12, SM’15) was born in 1969. He received his Habilitation (2015) and Ph.D. degree (2002) in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s degree (2000) in Electric Drives and Power Electronics and a Bachelor’s degree (1999) in Electrical Engineering, from the Politehnica University of Timisoara-Romania. Since 2016, he is working as Full Professor in Energy Technology at Oestfold University College in Norway. From 1999 to 2016, Professor Mihet-Popa has been with the Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania. He has also worked as a Research Scientist with the Danish Technical University (2011–2014) and Aalborg University (2000–2002) in Denmark and as a Post Doc with Siegen University in Germany in 2004. Dr. Lucian Mihet has published more than 130 papers in national and international journals and conference proceedings, and
10 books. Since 2017, he has been a Guest Editor for five Special Issues for the MDPI Energies and Applied Sciences Journals, for Maljesi and for the Advances in Meteorology Journal. He has served as Scientific and Technical Programme Committee Member for many IEEE Conferences. Professor Mihet-Popa has participated in more than 15 international grants/projects, such as FP7, EEA and Horizon 2020, and has been awarded more than 10 national research grants. He
is also the head of the Research Lab “Intelligent Control of Energy Conversion and Storage Systems” and is one of the Coordinators of the Master Program in “Green Energy Technology” at the Faculty of Engineering. His research interest include modelling, simulation, control and testing of Energy Conversion Systems, Distributed Energy Resources (DER) components and systems, including battery storage systems-BSS (for electric vehicles and hybrid cars and vanadium redox batteries (VRB)), energy efficiency in smart buildings and smart grids.

Lucian MihetProfessor in Energy Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Oestfold University College

Lucian MIHET (M’12, SM’15) was born in 1969. He received his Habilitation (2015) and Ph.D. degree (2002) in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s degree (2000) in Electric Drives and Power Electronics and a Bachelor’s degree (1999) in Electrical Engineering, from the Politehnica University of Timisoara-Romania. Since 2016, he is working as Full Professor in Energy Technology at Oestfold University College in Norway. From 1999 to 2016, Professor Mihet-Popa has been with the Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania. He has also worked as a Research Scientist with the Danish Technical University (2011–2014) and Aalborg University (2000–2002) in Denmark and as a Post Doc with Siegen University in Germany in 2004. Dr. Lucian Mihet has published more than 130 papers in national and international journals and conference proceedings, and
10 books. Since 2017, he has been a Guest Editor for five Special Issues for the MDPI Energies and Applied Sciences Journals, for Maljesi and for the Advances in Meteorology Journal. He has served as Scientific and Technical Programme Committee Member for many IEEE Conferences. Professor Mihet-Popa has participated in more than 15 international grants/projects, such as FP7, EEA and Horizon 2020, and has been awarded more than 10 national research grants. He
is also the head of the Research Lab “Intelligent Control of Energy Conversion and Storage Systems” and is one of the Coordinators of the Master Program in “Green Energy Technology” at the Faculty of Engineering. His research interest include modelling, simulation, control and testing of Energy Conversion Systems, Distributed Energy Resources (DER) components and systems, including battery storage systems-BSS (for electric vehicles and hybrid cars and vanadium redox batteries (VRB)), energy efficiency in smart buildings and smart grids.

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Aisha NaseerAI Ethics Research Manager, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe

Dr Aisha Naseer is Research Manager at Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Limited (FLE) UK, where she is leading the AI Ethics research activity through representing Fujitsu’s involvement at the AI4People forum, the EU AI Alliance, and the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. She is a GDPR-certified professional and participates in debates around AI Ethics, privacy, and digital trust including bias mitigation and AI fairness. In previous research projects, she has been providing strategic direction with leadership and expert advice in various industry sectors such as Healthcare, Finance, IoT & Cyber Security. She has extensive experience in successfully leading projects internationally, negotiated complex and strategic contracts. Dr Naseer is an innovative scientist with several patents, and has been an author of numerous papers in journals, international conferences, and book chapters. She has also chaired various ACM and IEEE conference sessions, and pioneered multiple special tracks and workshops. Dr Naseer is member of the founding Editorial Board of the Springer Journal of AI and Ethics.

Aisha NaseerAI Ethics Research Manager, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe

Dr Aisha Naseer is Research Manager at Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Limited (FLE) UK, where she is leading the AI Ethics research activity through representing Fujitsu’s involvement at the AI4People forum, the EU AI Alliance, and the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. She is a GDPR-certified professional and participates in debates around AI Ethics, privacy, and digital trust including bias mitigation and AI fairness. In previous research projects, she has been providing strategic direction with leadership and expert advice in various industry sectors such as Healthcare, Finance, IoT & Cyber Security. She has extensive experience in successfully leading projects internationally, negotiated complex and strategic contracts. Dr Naseer is an innovative scientist with several patents, and has been an author of numerous papers in journals, international conferences, and book chapters. She has also chaired various ACM and IEEE conference sessions, and pioneered multiple special tracks and workshops. Dr Naseer is member of the founding Editorial Board of the Springer Journal of AI and Ethics.

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Eugenio GuglielmelliFull Professor of Bioengineering and Prorector for Research, Campus Bio-Medico, University of Rome (UCBM)

Eugenio Guglielmelli is Professor of Bioengineering at Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, where he serves since 2013 as Prorector (Deputy Rector) for Research and founded in 2004 the Research Unit of Biomedical Robotics and Biomicrosystems. His main research interests are on human-centered design of intelligent robotic systems and in their application to healthcare, wellness and independent living. He is author/co-author of more than 450 peer-reviewed papers, co-inventor of 7 patents, co-founder of 4 spin-off companies. He is Senior Member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), where he served as Vice-President for Publication Activities, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE RAS Magazine, and in various other roles. Since 2012, he serves as Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Springer Series on Biosystems and Biorobotics. He is the Italian National Delegate in the European Board of Funders of the FET-FLAGSHIP projects, member of the Board of Directors/Stakeholder Board of the EBRAINS AISBL/Human Brain Flagship Project, and of the Steering Committee of the National PhD Programme on Artificial Intelligence (www.phd-ai.it) as the scientific leader of the area of AI for Health & Life Science.

Eugenio GuglielmelliFull Professor of Bioengineering and Prorector for Research, Campus Bio-Medico, University of Rome (UCBM)

Eugenio Guglielmelli is Professor of Bioengineering at Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, where he serves since 2013 as Prorector (Deputy Rector) for Research and founded in 2004 the Research Unit of Biomedical Robotics and Biomicrosystems. His main research interests are on human-centered design of intelligent robotic systems and in their application to healthcare, wellness and independent living. He is author/co-author of more than 450 peer-reviewed papers, co-inventor of 7 patents, co-founder of 4 spin-off companies. He is Senior Member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), where he served as Vice-President for Publication Activities, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE RAS Magazine, and in various other roles. Since 2012, he serves as Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Springer Series on Biosystems and Biorobotics. He is the Italian National Delegate in the European Board of Funders of the FET-FLAGSHIP projects, member of the Board of Directors/Stakeholder Board of the EBRAINS AISBL/Human Brain Flagship Project, and of the Steering Committee of the National PhD Programme on Artificial Intelligence (www.phd-ai.it) as the scientific leader of the area of AI for Health & Life Science.

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Gry Hasselbalch Co-Founder, DataEthics

Gry Hasselbalch is cofounder of the thinkdotank DataEthics.eu. For over a decade, she has worked with the industry, policymakers, NGOs, and end users in the cross field of tech, ethics, human rights, and society. She is an independent advisor (www.gryhasselbalch.com ) and has been tasked by international institutions and governments on multiple occasions as an independent expert. Most recently, she was appointed member of the European Commission's high level group on AI developing ethics guidelines and recommendations for the EU and a member of the first Danish Expert Group on Data Ethics appointed by the Danish government. She is also vice chair of the P7006 standard within the IEEE's Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in AI and Autonomous Systems. Gry is behind several studies, reports and articles on the power and ethics of data and AI, which includes the book Data Ethics – The New Competitive Advantage (Hasselbalch & Tranberg, 2016).

Gry Hasselbalch Co-Founder, DataEthics

Gry Hasselbalch is cofounder of the thinkdotank DataEthics.eu. For over a decade, she has worked with the industry, policymakers, NGOs, and end users in the cross field of tech, ethics, human rights, and society. She is an independent advisor (www.gryhasselbalch.com ) and has been tasked by international institutions and governments on multiple occasions as an independent expert. Most recently, she was appointed member of the European Commission's high level group on AI developing ethics guidelines and recommendations for the EU and a member of the first Danish Expert Group on Data Ethics appointed by the Danish government. She is also vice chair of the P7006 standard within the IEEE's Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in AI and Autonomous Systems. Gry is behind several studies, reports and articles on the power and ethics of data and AI, which includes the book Data Ethics – The New Competitive Advantage (Hasselbalch & Tranberg, 2016).

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Sophia Adams BhattiHead of Strategy and Policy, Wavelength

Sophia is a public policy expert with 20 years' experience working a cross a number of sectors including the law, financial services, competition, consumer affairs, health care and immigration and asylum. she is currently the head of strategy and policy at Simmons Wavelength where she leads on the intersection of law, technology and policy. previously, she was the director of policy at the law society of England and wales, where she led , amongst other things all law reform programs and the law society's ground breaking work on the use of AI in the Criminal justice sector. she speaks regularly across the world on policy, regulation and technology, and is a member of a number of advisory groups on related issues.

Sophia Adams BhattiHead of Strategy and Policy, Wavelength

Sophia is a public policy expert with 20 years' experience working a cross a number of sectors including the law, financial services, competition, consumer affairs, health care and immigration and asylum. she is currently the head of strategy and policy at Simmons Wavelength where she leads on the intersection of law, technology and policy. previously, she was the director of policy at the law society of England and wales, where she led , amongst other things all law reform programs and the law society's ground breaking work on the use of AI in the Criminal justice sector. she speaks regularly across the world on policy, regulation and technology, and is a member of a number of advisory groups on related issues.

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Giulia Del GambaDigital and Innovation Policy Advisor, Intesa San Paolo

Giulia graduated in Law in 2015 with a specialization in European Union Law. In 2016 she joined the Data Office of Intesa Sanpaolo where she worked as AI ethicist and legal advisor. In 2017 Giulia had the chance to work at the European Data Protection Supervisor during 5 months. Currently she sits on the Founding Editorial Board for Springer's AI & Ethics Journal and she deals with European Digital and Innovation Policies within the Institutional Affairs Department of Intesa Sanpaolo.

Giulia Del GambaDigital and Innovation Policy Advisor, Intesa San Paolo

Giulia graduated in Law in 2015 with a specialization in European Union Law. In 2016 she joined the Data Office of Intesa Sanpaolo where she worked as AI ethicist and legal advisor. In 2017 Giulia had the chance to work at the European Data Protection Supervisor during 5 months. Currently she sits on the Founding Editorial Board for Springer's AI & Ethics Journal and she deals with European Digital and Innovation Policies within the Institutional Affairs Department of Intesa Sanpaolo.

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Jo PiersonFull Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Jo Pierson, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Media and Communication Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Belgium (Faculty of Social Sciences & Solvay Business School) and Principal Investigator at the research centre SMIT (Studies on Media, Innovation and Technology). In this position, he is in charge of the research unit ‘Data, Privacy & Empowerment’, in close cooperation with imec (Belgian/Flemish R&D and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technology). He holds the VUB Chair in ‘Data Protection on the Ground’, while also being affiliated with Hasselt University (B) and University of Amsterdam (NL). His main research expertise is in online platforms, algorithms, data privacy and user innovation.

Jo PiersonFull Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Jo Pierson, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Media and Communication Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Belgium (Faculty of Social Sciences & Solvay Business School) and Principal Investigator at the research centre SMIT (Studies on Media, Innovation and Technology). In this position, he is in charge of the research unit ‘Data, Privacy & Empowerment’, in close cooperation with imec (Belgian/Flemish R&D and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technology). He holds the VUB Chair in ‘Data Protection on the Ground’, while also being affiliated with Hasselt University (B) and University of Amsterdam (NL). His main research expertise is in online platforms, algorithms, data privacy and user innovation.

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Patrizia ToiaVice-Chair of the ITRE Committee, European Parliament

Patrizia Toia worked as Director of the Planning Service at Lombardy Region. She served as regional councillor, Member of the Chamber of Deputies and of the Italian Senate as well as Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Minister for European Affairs and for Relations with Parliament.
In 2004 she was elected at the European Parliament. Member of the S&D Group, she is Vice-Chair of the ITRE Committee.
Patrizia Toia was born in Pogliano Milanese (Milan); she is graduated in Political Science at the University of Milan. She worked as Director of the Planning Service at Lombardy Region. She was regional councillor in Lombardy, with different responsibilities (Health, Budget)
She was Member of the Chamber of Deputies and in 1996 she was elected at the Senate of the Republic. She held various institutional positions: Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs with responsibility for Latin America, Asia and Oceania, Relations with the United Nations, Human Rights, Migration and Italians abroad, in 1999 she was appointed Minister for European Affairs and Minister for Relations with Parliament.
In 2004 she was elected at the European Parliament, confirmed in 2009, 2014 and 2019 Member of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S & D), she is Vice-Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. She is also substitute member of the Committee on Development and in Committee on Transport.

Patrizia ToiaVice-Chair of the ITRE Committee, European Parliament

Patrizia Toia worked as Director of the Planning Service at Lombardy Region. She served as regional councillor, Member of the Chamber of Deputies and of the Italian Senate as well as Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Minister for European Affairs and for Relations with Parliament.
In 2004 she was elected at the European Parliament. Member of the S&D Group, she is Vice-Chair of the ITRE Committee.
Patrizia Toia was born in Pogliano Milanese (Milan); she is graduated in Political Science at the University of Milan. She worked as Director of the Planning Service at Lombardy Region. She was regional councillor in Lombardy, with different responsibilities (Health, Budget)
She was Member of the Chamber of Deputies and in 1996 she was elected at the Senate of the Republic. She held various institutional positions: Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs with responsibility for Latin America, Asia and Oceania, Relations with the United Nations, Human Rights, Migration and Italians abroad, in 1999 she was appointed Minister for European Affairs and Minister for Relations with Parliament.
In 2004 she was elected at the European Parliament, confirmed in 2009, 2014 and 2019 Member of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S & D), she is Vice-Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. She is also substitute member of the Committee on Development and in Committee on Transport.

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Frank McGroartyProfessor of Computational Finance and Investment Analytics, Director of Centre for Digital Finance, Southampton Business School

Frank McGroarty is Professor of Computational Finance and Investment Analytics and Director of Centre for Digital Finance at the Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, UK. He is also a Board Director of the European Capital Markets CRC. He holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Southampton, has published over 50 papers in leading academic journals and won multiple research awards. His research has attracted around €4.5m in research funding. Prior to becoming an academic, he spent 13 years working as a quantitative investment analyst and quantitative fund manager in London for Barclays Global Investors, UBS and State Street. As an investment practitioner, he served on committees and working groups of the Institute of Quantitative Investment Research, the Global Association of Risk Professionals and the Fund Managers’ Association (Investment Association).

Frank McGroartyProfessor of Computational Finance and Investment Analytics, Director of Centre for Digital Finance, Southampton Business School

Frank McGroarty is Professor of Computational Finance and Investment Analytics and Director of Centre for Digital Finance at the Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, UK. He is also a Board Director of the European Capital Markets CRC. He holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Southampton, has published over 50 papers in leading academic journals and won multiple research awards. His research has attracted around €4.5m in research funding. Prior to becoming an academic, he spent 13 years working as a quantitative investment analyst and quantitative fund manager in London for Barclays Global Investors, UBS and State Street. As an investment practitioner, he served on committees and working groups of the Institute of Quantitative Investment Research, the Global Association of Risk Professionals and the Fund Managers’ Association (Investment Association).

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Maria Manuel Leitão MarquesFull Professor, University of Coimbra; Member of the European Parliament

Maria Manuel Leitão Marques is a full professor of the faculty of economics at the University of Coimbra and was elected MEP in the last European elections of 2019 for the Portuguese Socialist Party. She is currently vice-chair of the International Market and Consumer Protection committee and a member of the delegations to both the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly. She is also a substitute MEP in the ITRE and FEMM committees, as well as in the delegation to EU-Mexico Joint Parliamentary Committee. She previously served as Minister of the presidency and administrative modernisation between 2015-2019 and as a Secretary of State for administrative modernisation between 2007-2011.

Maria Manuel Leitão MarquesFull Professor, University of Coimbra; Member of the European Parliament

Maria Manuel Leitão Marques is a full professor of the faculty of economics at the University of Coimbra and was elected MEP in the last European elections of 2019 for the Portuguese Socialist Party. She is currently vice-chair of the International Market and Consumer Protection committee and a member of the delegations to both the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly. She is also a substitute MEP in the ITRE and FEMM committees, as well as in the delegation to EU-Mexico Joint Parliamentary Committee. She previously served as Minister of the presidency and administrative modernisation between 2015-2019 and as a Secretary of State for administrative modernisation between 2007-2011.

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Burkhard SchaferProfessor of Computational Legal Theory; Director, SCRIPT Centre for IT and IP Law, University of Edinburgh

Burkhard Schafer studied Theory of Science, Logic, Theoretical Linguistics, Philosophy and Law at the Universities of Mainz, Munich, Florence and Lancaster. His main field of interest is the interaction between law, science and computer technology from doctrinal, comparative and legal-theoretical perspectives. This research encompasses both the problems that technology and technological change poses to the law – technology law – and the use of technology in the justice system and the legal services industry – legal informatics. He is co-founder and currently Director of the SCRIPT Centre for IT and IP law, where his work covers all aspects of technology regulation. Since its inception, the hope for SCRIPT was to break down disciplinary silos, develop a holistic approach to technology regulation that crosses the lines between legal subdisciplines, and trains lawyers that are technology literate, and technologists with sound understanding of law and ethics.

Burkhard SchaferProfessor of Computational Legal Theory; Director, SCRIPT Centre for IT and IP Law, University of Edinburgh

Burkhard Schafer studied Theory of Science, Logic, Theoretical Linguistics, Philosophy and Law at the Universities of Mainz, Munich, Florence and Lancaster. His main field of interest is the interaction between law, science and computer technology from doctrinal, comparative and legal-theoretical perspectives. This research encompasses both the problems that technology and technological change poses to the law – technology law – and the use of technology in the justice system and the legal services industry – legal informatics. He is co-founder and currently Director of the SCRIPT Centre for IT and IP law, where his work covers all aspects of technology regulation. Since its inception, the hope for SCRIPT was to break down disciplinary silos, develop a holistic approach to technology regulation that crosses the lines between legal subdisciplines, and trains lawyers that are technology literate, and technologists with sound understanding of law and ethics.

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Jacob Livingston SlosserCarlsberg Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Copenhagen

Dr Jacob Livingston Slosser is a Carlsberg Postdoctoral Research Fellow at iCourts – The Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts at the University of Copenhagen Law Faculty. His research focuses on the use of cognitive science to understand conceptual change in international law and the use of artificial intelligence in law. This focus is reflected in his published work and lectures on areas such as: the regulation of artificial intelligence in public administrative law; experimental and empirical approaches to legal linguistics; the force of precedent the European Court of Human Rights; law and gender; and feminist legal theory. Jacob completed his PhD at the University of Kent - Brussels School of International Studies where he developed a proof of method for efficacy of analysing legal concepts through the use of cognitive linguistics.

Jacob Livingston SlosserCarlsberg Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Copenhagen

Dr Jacob Livingston Slosser is a Carlsberg Postdoctoral Research Fellow at iCourts – The Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts at the University of Copenhagen Law Faculty. His research focuses on the use of cognitive science to understand conceptual change in international law and the use of artificial intelligence in law. This focus is reflected in his published work and lectures on areas such as: the regulation of artificial intelligence in public administrative law; experimental and empirical approaches to legal linguistics; the force of precedent the European Court of Human Rights; law and gender; and feminist legal theory. Jacob completed his PhD at the University of Kent - Brussels School of International Studies where he developed a proof of method for efficacy of analysing legal concepts through the use of cognitive linguistics.

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Alex TowersDirector of Policy and Public Affairs, BT Group

Alex Towers is Director of Policy and Public Affairs for BT Group. He leads BT’s political strategy and its public policy work, both in the UK and around the world. Before joining BT, he was the Director of the BBC Trust – the BBC’s regulator and governing body until 2017. In his earlier career, he worked at DCMS and at Ofcom.

Alex TowersDirector of Policy and Public Affairs, BT Group

Alex Towers is Director of Policy and Public Affairs for BT Group. He leads BT’s political strategy and its public policy work, both in the UK and around the world. Before joining BT, he was the Director of the BBC Trust – the BBC’s regulator and governing body until 2017. In his earlier career, he worked at DCMS and at Ofcom.

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Wendy YaredDirector, European Cancer Leagues (ECL)

Dr Wendy Yared is the Director of the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL), a pan-European alliance of national and regional cancer leagues created in 1980. ECL’s 29 member leagues provide advice, support and other services in cancer control in 25 countries, to a total of 489 million European citizens. ECL’s vision is for a Europe Free of Cancer. The mission of the European Cancer Leagues is to influence and improve cancer control and cancer care in Europe through collaboration between its members in their fight against cancer, and to influence EU and pan-European policies. Dr Yared represents ECL in EU Joint Actions on cancer control, and participates in various EU discussions and platforms related to cancer prevention and health promotion. She represents ECL in the eHealth Stakeholder Group. ECL is co-funded by the European Commission under an operating grant from the Third Health Programme (2014-2020).
Wendy is a Doctor of Public Health (in International Health Systems from Johns Hopkins), and a Master of Public Health (in Health Policy from UC Berkeley, both degrees from the USA). She has over 25 years’ experience in public health and health policy. She has worked at the World Health Organization; the European Parliament; the United States Public Health Service and in sub-Saharan Africa.

Wendy YaredDirector, European Cancer Leagues (ECL)

Dr Wendy Yared is the Director of the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL), a pan-European alliance of national and regional cancer leagues created in 1980. ECL’s 29 member leagues provide advice, support and other services in cancer control in 25 countries, to a total of 489 million European citizens. ECL’s vision is for a Europe Free of Cancer. The mission of the European Cancer Leagues is to influence and improve cancer control and cancer care in Europe through collaboration between its members in their fight against cancer, and to influence EU and pan-European policies. Dr Yared represents ECL in EU Joint Actions on cancer control, and participates in various EU discussions and platforms related to cancer prevention and health promotion. She represents ECL in the eHealth Stakeholder Group. ECL is co-funded by the European Commission under an operating grant from the Third Health Programme (2014-2020).
Wendy is a Doctor of Public Health (in International Health Systems from Johns Hopkins), and a Master of Public Health (in Health Policy from UC Berkeley, both degrees from the USA). She has over 25 years’ experience in public health and health policy. She has worked at the World Health Organization; the European Parliament; the United States Public Health Service and in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Jamie BakerAssociate Dean and Law Library Director and Professor of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law

Professor Jamie J. Baker is the Associate Dean and Law Library Director and Professor of Law at Texas Tech University School of Law. Her scholarship focuses primarily on cognitive computing in the legal research realm, and Professor Baker’s works on algorithms used in law have appeared in the Law Library Journal and South Carolina Law Review. Professor Baker advocates for extending the duty of technology competence to the use of algorithms in law and has spoken at the American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, and Governance of Emerging Technologies & Science Conference, among others. Her forthcoming article devises a code of professional conduct for computer programmers working in law.

Jamie BakerAssociate Dean and Law Library Director and Professor of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law

Professor Jamie J. Baker is the Associate Dean and Law Library Director and Professor of Law at Texas Tech University School of Law. Her scholarship focuses primarily on cognitive computing in the legal research realm, and Professor Baker’s works on algorithms used in law have appeared in the Law Library Journal and South Carolina Law Review. Professor Baker advocates for extending the duty of technology competence to the use of algorithms in law and has spoken at the American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, and Governance of Emerging Technologies & Science Conference, among others. Her forthcoming article devises a code of professional conduct for computer programmers working in law.

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