AI POLICY CONFERENCE

November 16 & 17, 2020 | EPFL, SwissTech Convention Center

In collaboration with

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a force for the good, yet it poses many challenges. Policy is a tool to build trust and create a better future for all. Come join this interactive conference, a unique opportunity to co-create and stress-test new AI policy ideas alongside high level business leaders, regulators and academia.

THE CONFERENCE IN A NUTSHELL

An unbiased platform for a truly multi-stakeholder exchange among policy makers, business, civil society and academia.

25+ confirmed speakers:
International Business Leaders, Government Representatives & Academics.

5 panels.

3 key themes.

2 academic paper review sessions,
led by ETH Zürich.

3 KEY THEMES

HOW CAN POLICY BUILD TRUST?

HOW CAN WE ALIGN REGULATION ACCROSS DIFFERENT GEOGRAPHIES?

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED IN SHAPING A BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL?

WHO SHOULD JOIN?

BUSINESS | GOVERNMENT | ACADEMIA | STUDENTS | GENERAL PUBLIC

BUSINESS

Whether you are creator or user of AI technologies, this is a unique opportunity to have a seat at the table and actively participate in shaping AI policy, alongside key regulators from Switzerland and abroad.

“Nestlé is a global company, so we want to operate using the same standard in all the markets where we are, but if we make the regulation more complex we are limiting the opportunity to innovate.”
– David Campos Pavon, Nestlé

GOVERNMENT

In this exclusive event you will be able to align with all stakeholders and listen to their concerns and challenges first hand. This is certainly a powerful opportunity to set common ground and define next steps.

“Governance needs to evolve too. If everybody is at the table this is when we find solutions that may actually not just be what the people want but also work in the end.”

– Ambassador Thomas Schneider

ACADEMIA

With 2 academic paper sessions – led by ETH Zürich – we provide a forum for cutting edge research in AI Governance.

“The ubiquity of AI, and the scale of Big Data already means that we have a complex governance challenge. How do you trace lines of responsibility and liability through a system that has a learning component that is adapting?”

– Ron Chrisley, Stanford University

STUDENTS

A unique opportunity to learn directly from the experts, share your views and concerns, and actively take part in shaping AI policy.

GENERAL PUBLIC

Our AI Governance Conference is an unbiased platform where you will learn about the current state of AI policy. A safe space for you to be heard and highlight your concerns to key decission-makers, as well as challenge both regulators and businesses.

SPEAKERS

Ambassador Thomas Schneider

Ambassador Thomas Schneider

Ambassador and Director International Affairs at the Swiss Federal Office of Communication (OFCOM)

Robert Madelin

Robert Madelin

Chairman, FIPRA (Ex DG Connect & Ex DG SANCO, EU Commission)

Dr. David Weinberger

Dr. David Weinberger

Renowned author and senior researcher at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Eva Kaili

Eva Kaili

Chair, Future of Science and Technology Panel, European Parliament

Elliott Ash

Elliott Ash

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

Alberto-Giovanni Busetto

Alberto-Giovanni Busetto

Group Head of Data & AI at The Adecco Group, Zurich

Miguel Amaral

Miguel Amaral

Senior Economist, OECD, Directorate of Public Governance - Regulatory Policy Division

Prof. Marcel Salathé

Prof. Marcel Salathé

Academic Director EPFL Extension School, Co-founder AIcrowd

Dr. Daniel Egloff

Dr. Daniel Egloff

Head of Innovation Unit, Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI)

Dr. Jochen Friedrich

Dr. Jochen Friedrich

Technical Relations, IBM

Joanna Bryson

Joanna Bryson

Professor of Ethics and Technology, Hertie School of Governance

Markus Kalliola

Markus Kalliola

Sitra, Finland

Dr. Gabriel Krummenacher

Dr. Gabriel Krummenacher

Lead of the Data Science Team, Zühlke Group

David Campos Pavon

David Campos Pavon

Nestlé e-Business and Digital General Counsel and Group Data Privacy Officer

Ivana Bartoletti

Ivana Bartoletti

Founder, Women Leading in AI & Technical Director - Privacy, Deloitte, UK

Gilles Lunzenfichter

Gilles Lunzenfichter

CEO and Co-Founder, Medisanté

Dimitrios Psarrakis

Dimitrios Psarrakis

Technology & Innovation Policy Specialist at the Europen Parliament

Anna Wippel

Anna Wippel

Cognitive Systems, IBM, Zurich

Jan Kleijssen

Jan Kleijssen

Director for Information and Action Against Crime, Council of Europe

Dr. Prof Philippe Ryvlin

Dr. Prof Philippe Ryvlin

Head of Department of Clinical Neurosciences (DNC) CHUV

Matthew Howard

Matthew Howard

Head Healthcare Artificial Intelligence & Data Science, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Aileen Nielsen

Aileen Nielsen

Chair, NYC Bar Science and Law Committee & Fellow Law and Tech ETH Zurich

Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Founder PersonalData.IO, Hestia.AI and MyData Geneva

Dr. Christian Busch

Dr. Christian Busch

Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation

Dr. Ron Chrisley

Dr. Ron Chrisley

Director, Center for Cognitive Science, University of Sussex, UK

Aldo Podestà

Aldo Podestà

CEO, L2F

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Executive Director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform

Dr. Ekkehard Ernst

Dr. Ekkehard Ernst

President at Geneva Macro Labs & Future of Work and AI specialist at ILO

Leila Delarive

Leila Delarive

CEO, Empowerment Foundation

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CONFERENCE THEMES 


The conference will explore three key questions:

  • What role can policy frameworks play to instill trust in AI and protect the society and businesses against harmful misuse?
  • How can we address geo-harmonization of AI policy to manage cross-border business risks, enhance competitiveness and foster innovation?
  • How to get AI ready as an individual & as an organization to maximize the benefits from this powerful tool for our future generations? 

The two-day program will combine keynote speeches, panel discussions (followed by Q&A) and academic review sessions.

 

TARGET AUDIENCES

  • If you are interested in Ethics and Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Politics, Social Change, Sustainable Development, Public Sector Modernization, Better Governance, Regulatory Policy, this is a conference you don’t want to miss.
  • If you are a decision maker in a multinational, a startup, an SME, an IGO or an NGO, a thought leader, an academic or a regulator, time to join the conversation is now, the debate is already on, are you missing out?

KEY BENEFITS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS

  • Take part in a one of a kind forum for exchange of experiences and best practices in regulatory risk management.
  • Learn and share cutting-edge thinking on trends in AI in order to better predict the operating future for the company / industry
  • Discuss use of regulatory strategy for business development purposes
  • Participate in a multi-stakeholder debate and help co-create a common platform shaping the future of AI regulation
  • Get full insights from the key experts on how to effectively engage in the new digital age (Industry 4.0)\
  • Walk away with a hands-on toolbox allowing you to predict, plan and engage optimizing your future strategic business objectives
  • Receive 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.