AI Policy Summit 2022

October 10 – 12 | Online
October 13 | Hybrid event
in collaboration with ETH AI Center’s AI+X Summit

WHO JOINED

GOVERNMENT

“By linking science to the outside world, this Summit connects people and communities in a unique way, and helps catalyze opportunities that won’t be realized in traditional silos” – Ambassador Thomas Schneider, Swiss Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM)

“For Canton of Zurich it was extremely beneficial to get this international perspective on AI Policy discussions at the AI Policy Summit” – Raphael von Thiessen, Canton of Zurich

WHO JOINED

ACADEMIA

“The best solutions to problems are found in communities. The AI Policy Summit helped me to discover a new community!” – Bulelani Jili, Harvard University

“The AI Policy Summit for me is a truly global and neutral platform, inclusive of the Global North and South, which presents excellent opportunities to develop future collaborations” – Avinash Dadhich, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Bangalore, India

WHO JOINED

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

“If you want to know what is going on in AI Policy at a global scale, then the AI Policy Summit is the place to be!” – Manuel Kugler, Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences

WHO JOINED

PRIVATE SECTOR

“It was a very thought-provoking interactive panel discussion around AI-specific market regulations that I enjoyed very much” – Dorian Selz, CEO Squirro

WHO JOINED

STUDENTS

“The event was excellent due to the high quality of discussions, interesting presentations on current research, and lots of networking opportunities” – Samuel Welde, ETH Zurich

“It was a fantastic opportunity to see how ML innovations are integrated into our environment and exchange with policymakers and experts who make it happen” – Dragos Gorduza, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

WHO JOINED

CIVIL SOCIETY

“Participating in a substantial debate around AI policy and reflecting my ideas with global experts was a true value added for me. I also appreciated the collaborative approach to bring the Swiss ecosystem together on this topic” – Nicolas Zahn, Swiss Digital Initiative

In a world shaped every day by technology developments, it is of utmost importance to discuss what roles these technologies should play in society.

In collaboration with

RegHorizon and ETH Zurich’s Center for Law and Economics have partnered since 2019 to create an unbiased platform for a timely multi-stakeholder discussion among policy makers, academia, business and society focussing on challenges that AI technologies pose and exploring relevant policy solutions to address them. 

The 3rd AI Policy Conference continues the multi-stakeholder dialogue with leading experts to explore the use of public policy and societal engagement to capture the benefits of artificial intelligence, minimize its risks and enhance its adoption.

The Conference offers a unique opportunity for a truly multi-stakeholder exchange among high level policymakers, business leaders, civil society, and academia to discuss and co-create the future of AI policies and build AI Policy together for a better world!

GLOBAL OUTREACH

80+ countries            6 continents

PARTICIPANT AFFILIATION

AI POLICY SUMMIT DISCUSSION THEMES

SUPPORTED BY KEY PARTNERSHIPS

SELECTED MEDIA FROM 2022 EVENT

Balancing Innovation with Building Trust

with keynote by Zee Kin Yeong “Singapore’s Approach to AI Governance”

AI & Justice

in collaboration with UNESCO

Future of AI and Work

at ETH Zurich Main Building

Future of AI and Democratic Values and Fundamental Rights

Keynote and Q&A

with Eva Kaili (VP of the European Parliament) on “The EU Regulatory System on AI”

Few glimpses of the Hyrbid day

at ETH Zurich Main Building

Download all speakers’ presentations

Find all event recordings on RegHorizon YouTube channel

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS 2022

Eva A. Kaili

Eva A. Kaili

Vice President of the European Parliament, MEP

Tawfik Jelassi

Tawfik Jelassi

Assistant Director General UNESCO for Communication and Information

Zee Kin Yeong

Zee Kin Yeong

Assistant Chief Executive IMDA Singapore, Deputy Commissioner, Personal Data Protection Commission

Justice Jasmeet Singh

Justice Jasmeet Singh

Delhi High Court in New Delhi, India

Neema K. Lugangira

Neema K. Lugangira

MP Tanzania, Chair, African Parliamentary Network on Internet Governance (APNIG)

Keith E. Sonderling

Keith E. Sonderling

Commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, US Government

Agus Sudjianto

Agus Sudjianto

Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Model Risk Wells Fargo

Amb. Roger Dubach

Amb. Roger Dubach

Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Executive Director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform

Clara Neppel

Clara Neppel

Senior Director, IEEE European Business Operations

Ylli Bajraktari

Ylli Bajraktari

CEO at Special Competitive Studies Project, ex-ED US National Security Commission on AI

Golestan (Sally) Radwan

Golestan (Sally) Radwan

Ex Ministry of Communication & IT, Government of Egypt

Jan Kleijssen

Jan Kleijssen

Director for Information and Action Against Crime, Council of Europe

Amb. Thomas Schneider

Amb. Thomas Schneider

Director of International Affairs at the Swiss Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM)

Beena Ammanath

Beena Ammanath

Executive Director, Global Deloitte AI Institute

David N. Barnes

David N. Barnes

Vice President, Global Workforce Policy, IBM Corporation

Dragoş Tudorache

Dragoş Tudorache

Co rapporteur EU AI Act, European Parliament

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Arti Garg

Arti Garg

Chief Strategist for the AI Strategy & Solutions Organization, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Andreas Iten

Andreas Iten

CEO & Co-Founder, F10 Incubator & Accelerator

Dr. des. Angela Müller

Dr. des. Angela Müller

Head of Policy & Advocacy at AlgorithmWatch

Axel Voss

Axel Voss

Member of the European Parliament, EPP coordinator of the JURI committee

Tatiana Juel

Tatiana Juel

Danish Business Authority, Special Advisor, Denmark

Cédric Wachholz

Cédric Wachholz

UNESCO Communication and Information Sector, Chief of Section, Digital Innovation and Transformation Section (CI/DIT)

Amar Patnaik

Amar Patnaik

Member of Indian Parliament, Biju Janata Dal party’s national spokesperson and head of the party’s IT wing

Livia Walpen

Livia Walpen

Senior Policy Advisor, Swiss Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM)

Philip Marsden

Philip Marsden

Deputy Chair, Enforcement Decisions, Bank of England

Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez

Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez

Future of Life Institute, IEEE

José Escamilla

José Escamilla

Associate Director of the Institute for the Future of Education at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

Dex Hunter-Torricke

Dex Hunter-Torricke

VP Global Communications and Public Engagement, The Oversight Board, UK

Merve Hickok

Merve Hickok

Research Director at Center for AI and Digital Policy, Founder of AIethicist.org

Zeeshan Qamer

Zeeshan Qamer

Deputy Commissioner IAS, Government of India

Marc Rotenberg

Marc Rotenberg

President and Founder of Center for AI and Digital Policy, Washington DC, USA

Bulelani Jili

Bulelani Jili

Meta Research PhD Fellow, Harvard University

Matthew Forshaw

Matthew Forshaw

Advisor for Skills, The Alan Turing Institute, UK

Antonella Zarra

Antonella Zarra

AI Policy Program Manager, Meta

Gerhard Andrey

Gerhard Andrey

National Council member, Swiss Parliament

Jean-Marc Leclerc

Jean-Marc Leclerc

Head of EU Affairs, IBM Government and Regulatory Affairs

Raphael von Thiessen

Raphael von Thiessen

Project Lead Innovation-Sandbox for AI, Canton of Zurich, Co-Founder, Momentum Collaboration

Rahel Estermann

Rahel Estermann

Deputy Secretary General, Green Party, Switzerland

Ekkehard Ernst

Ekkehard Ernst

International Labour Organization (ILO), President Geneva Macro Labs and STOA International Advisory Board/European Parliament

Prateek Sibal

Prateek Sibal

Programme Specialist, Digital Innovation and Transformation, UNESCO

Kristina Podnar

Kristina Podnar

Native Trust Consulting, US

Dorian Selz

Dorian Selz

Co-Founder & CEO, Squirro

Hilary Sutcliffe

Hilary Sutcliffe

Director, SocietyInside and TIGTech, UK

Avinash Dadhich

Avinash Dadhich

Director & Professor of Law, Manipal Law School, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Bengaluru Campus), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Celine Caira

Celine Caira

Economist/Policy Analyst at OECD Artificial Intelligence Policy Observatory

Judge Khaled Ahmed

Judge Khaled Ahmed

Senior Rule of Law Officer at United Nations

Filippo Lancieri

Filippo Lancieri

ETH Zurich Center for Law & Economics

Angeline Wairegi

Angeline Wairegi

Senior Research Fellow Center for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT), co-director of CIPIT's Data Governance Policy Center

Judge Paul W. Grimm

Judge Paul W. Grimm

District Judge for the US District Court for the District of Maryland

Judge Isabela Ferrari

Judge Isabela Ferrari

Brazilian Federal Judge

Manuel Kugler

Manuel Kugler

Project Manager, Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW)

Nicolas Zahn

Nicolas Zahn

Senior Project Manager, Swiss Digital Initiative

Kerstin Johansson Baker

Kerstin Johansson Baker

Head of CNAI Unit, Swiss Federal Statistical Office

Markus Leippold

Markus Leippold

Chair in Financial Engineering University of Zurich and Swiss Finance Institute (SFI)

Paulina Grnarova

Paulina Grnarova

CEO & co-founder at DeepJudge

Nidhi Singh

Nidhi Singh

JSM & SPILS Fellow, Stanford Law School, Counsel, Supreme Court of India

Dominik Hangartner

Dominik Hangartner

Professor of Public Policy at ETH Zurich, affiliate faculty at the London School of Economics and the ETH AI Center, Co-Director of the Stanford – Zurich Immigration Policy Lab (IPL).

Mona Sloane

Mona Sloane

Research Assistant Professor and Senior Research Scientist, NYU Center for Responsible AI

Boris Inderbitzin

Boris Inderbitzin

Legal and Technology Policy Advisor, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)

Alexander Stremitzer

Alexander Stremitzer

Professor of Law, Economics, and Business at ETH Zurich

Elliott Ash

Elliott Ash

Assistant Professor (Chair of Law, Economics, and Data Science), ETH Zurich

Ayisha Piotti

Ayisha Piotti

Director AI Policy ETH Zurich, Managing Partner RegHorizon

2022 PARTICIPANTS

  •  Policymakers: Government representatives from Switzerland, Denmark, US, UK, Singapore, India, Egypt, Brazil Tanzania; Swiss Parliament, European Parliament, Council of Europe, Canton of Zurich
  • Academia & Professional Organizations: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ), Harvard University, University of Oxford, New York University, Brown University, University of South Florida, National University of Singapore, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Alan Turing Institute (UK), , Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW), Institute for the Future of Eductation de Monterrey (Mexico), Center for Intellectual Property and Information Technology (Kenya),  Center for Artificial Intelligence, Law and Society (CAILS, India), Center for AI and Digital Policy (US), Future of Life Institute (US)
  • Business: IBM, Meta, Deloitte, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, SIX, F10, Wells Fargo, Squirro, DeepJudge

  • Civil Society & IGOs: UNESCO, OECD, Algorithm Watch, ILO, Meta Oversight Board, DiploFoundation, GenevaMacroLabs, Swiss Digital Initiative

 AGENDA 

All times CET (Central European Time)
Monday | October 10th, 2022 | ONLINE

13h00 – 13h15 Welcome & Opening
Ayisha Piotti, Elliott Ash
13h15 – 15h15

Panel 1

Balancing Innovation with Building Trust

Moderator: Philip Marsden (Bank of England)

Keynote

Zee Kin Yeong, Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA), Personal Data Protection Commission, Singapore

“Singapore’s Approach to AI Governance”

Panel Discussion

Zee Kin Yeong (IMDA)
Agus Sudjianto (Wells Fargo)
Dorian Selz (Squirro)
Andreas Iten (F10)
Dr. Kerstin Johansson Baker (Swiss Federal Statistical Office)

15h15 – 15h30 Coffee Break
15h30 – 16h00

Discussion with Ylli Bajraktari (Special Competitive Studies Project, ex-ED US National Security Commission on AI)

“Partnerships & Building Bridges”

Moderator: Ayisha Piotti

16h00 – 16h45

Swiss Highlights 1

Nicolas Zahn (Swiss Digital Initiative)
Livia Walpen (Swiss Federal Office of Communication)

16h45 – 17h00 Coffee Break
17h00 – 17h30

Academic Spotlight 

Prof. Dominik Hangartner (ETH Zurich)

17h30 – 18h00

Fireside Chat & Closing

Beena Ammanath (Global Deloitte AI Institute)

“Innovating with Trustworthy AI”

Moderator: Ayisha Piotti

 

All times CET (Central European Time)
Tuesday | October 11th, 2022 | ONLINE

13h00 – 13h15 Welcome & Opening
Prateek Sibal, Cedric Wachholz, UNESCO
13h15 – 15h15

AI & Justice discussion in collaboration with UNESCO

Keynote

Justice Jasmeet Singh (India)

Panel 2

Moderator: Justice Isabela Ferrari (Brazil)

Panel Discussion

Judge Paul W. Grimm (USA)
Justice Jasmeet Singh (India)
Prof. Elliott Ash (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Dr. Angeline Wairegi (Center for IP and IT Law, Kenya)
Judge Khaled Ahmed (Egypt)

15h15 – 15h30 Coffee break
15h30 – 16h00

Academic Spotlight

Prof. Markus Leippold  (University of Zurich) 

“Climate Finance and Natural Language Processing”

16h00 – 16h45

DeepJudge Presentation and Q&A

Paulina Grnarova

Moderator: Elliott Ash

16h45 – 17h05

Presentation by Nidhi Singh

“Role of AI technologies in improving the productivity of the Indian Judicial system”

17h05 – 17h45

Regulatory Sandboxes Danish Example

Tatiana Juel, Danish Business Authority, Special advisor

“How can regulatory sandboxes promote innovation and create better regulation?”

Moderator: Ayisha Piotti

17h45 – 18h00 Closing (Ayisha Piotti, Elliott Ash)

 

All times CET (Central European Time)
Wednesday | October 12th, 2022 | ONLINE

13h00 – 13h15 Welcome remarks
Ayisha Piotti, Elliott Ash
13h15 – 14h45

Panel 3

Future of AI & Democratic Values and Fundamental Rights

Moderator: Merve Hickok (CAIDP, USA)

Panel Discussion

Amb. Thomas Schneider (Swiss Federal Office of Communication, CAI Council of Europe)
Marc Rotenberg (Center for AI and Digital Policy (CAIDP)
Angela Mueller (AlgorithmWatch)
Jean-Marc Leclerc (IBM Europe)
Celine Caira (OECD)

14h45 – 15h00 Coffee Break
15h00 – 16h45

Panel 4

AI & Democratic Engagement

Moderator: Kristina Podnar (Native Trust Consulting, US)

Panel Discussion

Dex Hunter-Torricke (The Oversight Board)
Gerhard Andrey (Swiss National Parliament)
Jovan Kurbalija (DiploFoundation & Geneva Internet Forum)
Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez (Future of Life Institute, IEEE)
Hilary Sutcliffe (Society Inside & TIGtech)

16h45 – 17h00 Coffee Break
17h00 – 17h45

Discussion with MEP Axel Voss on EU AI Draft

Moderator: Ayisha Piotti

17h45 – 18h00 Closing
Ayisha Piotti, Elliott Ash

 

All times CET (Central European Time)
Thursday | October 13th, 2022 | HYBRID EVENT at The Audi Max (HG F 30), ETH Zurich Main Building

 8h00 – 8h30 Coffee and Registration
8h30 – 9h15

Opening & Welcome Remarks
Ayisha Piotti, Elliott Ash

Tawfik Jelassi, Assistant Director General for Communication and Information, UNESCO

Prof. Alexander Stremitzer, ETH Zürich

9h15 – 10h40

Panel 5  

Building Bridges in AI Policy Part 1

Moderator: Boris Inderbitzin (Swiss FDFA)

Panel Discussion

Jan Kleijssen (Council of Europe)
Amar Patnaik (Parliament of India)
Antonella Zarra (Meta)
Bulelani Jili (Harvard)
Prof. (Dr) Avinash Dadhich (Manipal Law School, India)

10h40 – 11h00 Coffee Break
11h00 – 11h45

Keynote and Q&A

Eva Kaili, VP European Parliament

“The EU Regulatory System on AI: The Implications of the AI Act”

Moderator: Ayisha Piotti

11h45 – 12h15

Swiss Highlights 2 

Manuel Kugler (SATW)
Raphael Etienne von Thiessen (Canton of Zurich)

12h15 – 13h00

Keynote and Q&A

Hon. Neema Lugangira, MP Tanzania, Chair, African Parliamentary Network on Internet Governance (APNIG)

Moderator: Ayisha Piotti

13h00 – 14h30 Lunch
14h30 – 16h00

Panel 6

AI & Future of Work

Moderator: Dr Ekkehard Ernst (ILO, GemLabs)

Keynote

Commissioner Keith Sonderling, EEOC, Washington, USA

Panel Discussion

Commissioner Keith Sonderling (EEOC, USA)
David Barnes (IBM)
Matthew Forshaw (Alan Turing, UK)
Mona Sloane (NYU)
Merve Hickok (CAIDP, USA)
Jose Escamilla (Institute for the Future of Education, Mexico)

16h00 – 16h20 Coffee Break
16h20 – 17h50

Panel 7

Building Bridges in AI Policy Part 2

Moderator: Filippo Lancieri (ETH Zurich)

Panel Discussion

Amb. Roger Dubach (Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs)
Zeeshan Qamer (Government of India)
Golestan ‘Sally’ Radwan (Government of Egypt)
Arti Garg (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
Rahel Estermann (Green Party, Switzerland)

17h50 – 18h00 Closing Remarks and Next Step
19h30

Speakers & Partners dinner

Dinner attendance by invitation

 

Friday | October 14th, 2022 | HYBRID

Register for the Workshop in AI+Economics discussing global call for papers for the 2022 AI Policy Summit HERE

TARGET AUDIENCES

  • Policy makers and governments
  • Business leaders from multinationals, SMEs and startups
  • Representatives of international organizations and civil society.
  • Academics, experts and thought leaders

KEY BENEFITS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS

  • Take part in an unbiased forum for the exchange of experiences and best practices in regulatory risk management
  • Develop insights into the likely near and far future for European and global AI regulations allowing you to predict, plan and optimize your stakeholder outreach and reach your strategic business objectives
  • Hear and share best practices in developing digital business strategy respecting societal concerns and governance approach
  • Engage with key experts on how to address business risk and build trust in the digital age 
  • Contribute to a follow-up publication prepared by a world-class university with key conference take-aways helping define the path to an appropriate AI regulatory environment.

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ABOUT THE ORGANISERS

The Center for Law & Economics at ETH Zurich is a leading interdisciplinary research center in the areas of law and AI, economic analysis of law and algorithms, intellectual property, algorithmic fairness, and contract design. Our three professorships, AI Policy Director, numerous postdocs, Ph.D. students, and scientific assistants apply tools from legal analysis, statistics, experimental methods, machine learning, and natural language processing to better understand these areas. Besides international conferences like the AI Policy Summit, the Center hosts international seminars, workshop series, and collaborations with peer institutions across the globe.

RegHorizon is a Swiss-based strategy organization that helps you manage your risks and position your organization for the future. We help you to build trust with customers, employees, governments, and civil society by developing and promoting policy solutions in emerging fields. We help you to optimize your stakeholder outreach by providing actionable advice, cutting edge tools, and executive training programs. We foster collaboration among our partners (businesses and innovators, top academics, global and regional decision-makers and civil society influencers) through regular workshops and events.