Geneva Peace Week Policy Briefing Ethical Reframing of AI: Time for a Geneva Compact?

  • 2 November 2023
  • Maison de la Paix Geneva
  • In-person, Online

Event Overview

Geneva Peace Week (GPW) is a leading annual forum in the international peacebuilding calendar through which organisations in Geneva and their international partners come together to share knowledge and practice on a diverse range of topics related to peace across contexts and disciplines. Globethics and the Club of Rome will be co-hosting a policy briefing panel as part of this important event.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is more than just another new technology. From face recognition to voter profiling, ChatGPT to weaponized drones, AI technologies present numerous ethical challenges. While AI offers significant benefits in many areas, it also has far-reaching implications for democracy, security, human rights, governance, the environment, intellectual property, privacy, human well-being, and peace. This panel recognizes that it is necessary, and urgently so, to convene diverse actors in order to create ethical AI pathways, and along the way to build knowledge and trust between humans and between humans and machines.

Globethics and The Club of Rome are co-hosting a panel to foster a critical dialogue on recent advancements in AI ethics policies and practical research. The main goal is to explore the feasibility of a multi-stakeholder compact centered on AI ethics. The panel, led by experienced moderators, will include experts from various sectors (technologists, academia, the public sector, the private sector, and civil society) as well as diverse regions, perspectives, and generations. This multi-lens view promises a unique opportunity to hear each other and establish an ongoing platform for significant progress in reshaping the future of AI.

The session will engage several key questions:

  • How can we create a strong awareness of the changing world with digital and emerging technologies, including AI, and together take the time to process it?
  • What are the primary ethical challenges posed by AI technology, as identified through recent academic and policy debates?
  • What type of mechanism is needed for an inclusive multi-stakeholder compact for AI ethics?
  • How can this dialogue process ensure that underrepresented voices are being heard?
  • What are past lessons learned from digital transformation that can be utilized to shape AI governance on national and international levels?
  • How can the private sector contribute to the global discourse surrounding the establishment of an ethical compass for AI?

The session will be dynamic and interactive between panellists and audience, including opportunities for participants to discuss and feed their ideas into the process.

Panel

  • Pretam Maloor, Head of Emerging and Digital Technologies, ITU
  • Anicia Peters, Chief Executive Officer, National Commission on Research, Science and Technology
  • Iason Gabriel, Staff Research Scientist, Deepmind- Google
  • Claudia Lopez, Assistant Professor Informatics Department Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria
  • Arief Hamdani Gunawa, Senior Advisor, Telkom; Advisory board member in IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers)
  • Karima Kadaouin, Executive President, Tamkeen Community Foundation for Human Development
  • Anka Reuel, Ph.D. Computer Science, Stanford University
  • Lawrence Nderi, Researcher, lecturer, and chairman of the Department of Computing, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)

The event will be moderated by Fadi Daou and Carlos Alvarez Pereira, ensuring an engaging and informative discussion. 

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