#AIConf2023

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As the development of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to build at speed, and in the wake of the rapid advances in generative AI, governments are racing to adopt national policies and develop global regulatory cooperation. While jurisdictions will necessarily develop differing approaches at varying speeds, international regulatory cohesion can lead to improved outcomes, particularly where there is close cooperation between policymakers, industry, civil society, and other stakeholders.

Several initiatives promoting international cooperation are underway: the OECD has been active for some time; the G7, G20, and United Nations have all adopted broad principles and new initiatives, such as the G7’s recent ‘Hiroshima AI process’ to regulate generative AI, have been launched. Cooperation between like-minded partners is also ramping up in various bilateral and multilateral forums, with the EU and the US notably working on voluntary codes of conduct and other mechanisms designed to avoid divergence and foster responsible, human-centric AI. Meanwhile, the EU is finalising the first comprehensive regulatory scheme for AI. The extent to which major players who are also looking at regulating the technology but do not share similar political and social values and see AI as an instrument of geopolitical competition will be included in these discussions will shape the scope and potential for global AI governance.

The governance of AI has emerged as one of the most pressing questions of our time. This conference, presented by Forum Europe and Euronews and curated by Cameron Kerry and Joshua Meltzer of The Brookings Institution and Andrea Renda of the Centre for European Policy Studies, founders of the Forum for Cooperation on Artificial Intelligence, sought  to address many of the questions around global regulatory cooperation, and what this would mean in practice.   

International AI Summit

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Speakers included

Věra Jourová

Věra Jourová

Vice-President,
European Commission

Nadia Calvino

Nadia Calviño

First Deputy Prime Minister of Spain and Minister for Economy and Digitalization

*Virtual

Amandeep Singh Gill

Amandeep Singh Gill

UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology/ Under Secretary General

*Virtual

Simon Coveney WP

Simon Coveney

Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Ireland

Neema K. Lugangira

Neema K. Lugangira

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

*Virtual

Dragoș Tudorache

Dragoș Tudorache

MEP

Eva Maydel

Eva Maydell

MEP

Pedro Miguel da Costa e Silva

Pedro Miguel da Costa e Silva

Ambassador to the EU, Brazilian Mission to the European Union

Maive Rute

Maive Rute

Deputy Director-General and Chief Standardisation Officer, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROW), European Commission

Simon Kennedy

Simon Kennedy

Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Canada

*Virtual

Rumman Chowdhury WP

Rumman Chowdhury

Data Scientist

*Virtual

Alan Davidson

Alan Davidson

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, Administrator NTIA

*Virtual

Elham Tabassi

Elham Tabassi

Associate Director for Emerging Technologies, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST

Yoichi Lida Website Image

Yoichi Iida

Assistant Vice Minister, Ministry for Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan; Chair of Hiroshima Process WG

*Virtual

Juha Heikkilä

Juha Heikkilä

Adviser for Artificial Intelligence,
DG CONNECT, European Commission

John Kamara

John Kamara

Founder of AI Center of Excellence (AICE) Africa

Rebecca Finlay

Rebecca Finlay

CEO, Partnership on AI

Gemma Galdón Clavell

Gemma Galdón Clavell

CEO, Eticas Tech

Davio Larnout

Davio Larnout

CEO, Radix

Wael Diab

Wael William Diab

Chair of JTC 1/ SC 42, ISO/ IEC

*Virtual

Bob kimball

Bob Kimball

Vice President & AGC,
Amazon

Jeremy Rollison

Jeremy Rollison

Head of EU Policy, European Government Affairs,
Microsoft Europe

Elena Fersman

Elena Fersman

Vice President and Head of Global AI Accelerator, Ericsson

*Virtual

Jean-Marc (1)

Jean-Marc Leclerc

Director of EU Affairs, Government and Regulatory Affairs,
IBM

Aliki Foinikopoulou

Aliki Foinikopoulou

Senior Director, EU Government Affairs and Public Policy, Salesforce

Matteo Quattrocchi

Matteo Quattrocchi

Director, Policy - EMEA, BSA | The Software Alliance

Corinna Schulze

Corinna Schulze

Director, EU Government Affairs, SAP

Matthew McDermott

Matthew McDermott

Director of Growth,
Access Partnership

Marjorie Buchser

Marjorie Buchser

Executive Director, Digital Society Initiative, Chatham House

Jerry Sheehan (1)

Jerry Sheehan

Director, Directorate for Science, Technology & Innovation, OECD

Rebecca Arcesati

Rebecca Arcesati

Lead Analyst,
The Mercator Institute for China Studies

Anu Bradford

Anu Bradford

Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization,
Columbia Law School

Matt Sheehan

Matt Sheehan

Fellow, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

*Virtual

Méabh Mc Mahon (2)

Méabh
Mc Mahon

European Affairs Correspondent, Euronews

Andrea Renda

Andrea Renda

Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation & Digital Economy,
The Centre for European Policy Studies

Cam Kerry

Cameron F. Kerry

Distinguished visiting fellow, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution

Joshua Metzler

Joshua P. Meltzer

Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institution

Andrew Wyckoff

Andrew Wyckoff

Former Director of Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD; Senior Visiting Fellow, School of Transnational Governance, EUI

Agenda

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International Artificial Intelligence Summit 2023
2023-11-08
08:30 - 09:00
Registration
09:00 - 09:10
Welcome and Introduction
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Cameron F. Kerry
Distinguished visiting fellow, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution
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Joshua P. Meltzer
Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institution
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Andrea Renda
Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation & Digital Economy, The Centre for European Policy Studies
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Méabh Mc Mahon
European Affairs Correspondent, Euronews
09:10 - 09:30
Keynote Speeches
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Nadia Calviño
First Deputy Prime Minister of Spain and Minister for Economy and Digitalization
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Simon Coveney
Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Ireland
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Méabh Mc Mahon
European Affairs Correspondent, Euronews
09:30 - 10:20
Roundtable Discussion: Assessing the AI Trajectory – Responsibility & Innovation
Roundtable Discussion: Assessing the AI Trajectory –  Responsibility & Innovation image
Gemma Galdón Clavell
CEO, Eticas Tech
Roundtable Discussion: Assessing the AI Trajectory –  Responsibility & Innovation image
Davio Larnout
CEO, Radix
Roundtable Discussion: Assessing the AI Trajectory –  Responsibility & Innovation image
Bob Kimball
Vice President & AGC, Amazon
Roundtable Discussion: Assessing the AI Trajectory –  Responsibility & Innovation image
Matthew McDermott
Director of Growth, Access Partnership
Roundtable Discussion: Assessing the AI Trajectory –  Responsibility & Innovation image
Elena Fersman
Vice President and Head of Global AI Accelerator, Ericsson
Roundtable Discussion: Assessing the AI Trajectory –  Responsibility & Innovation image
Méabh Mc Mahon
European Affairs Correspondent, Euronews
10:20 - 10:40
Coffee Break
10:40 - 11:20
Panel Discussion: Pushing National Excellence into the Global Arena
Panel Discussion: Pushing National Excellence into the Global Arena image
Jerry Sheehan
Director, Directorate for Science, Technology & Innovation, OECD
Panel Discussion: Pushing National Excellence into the Global Arena image
John Kamara
Founder of AI Center of Excellence (AICE) Africa
Panel Discussion: Pushing National Excellence into the Global Arena image
Pedro Miguel da Costa e Silva
Ambassador to the EU, Brazilian Mission to the European Union
Panel Discussion: Pushing National Excellence into the Global Arena image
Joshua P. Meltzer
Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institution
11:20 - 12:00
Panel Discussion: Developing International Consensus on AI
Panel Discussion: Developing International Consensus on AI image
Yoichi Iida
Assistant Vice Minister, Ministry for Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan; Chair of Hiroshima Process WG
Panel Discussion: Developing International Consensus on AI image
Jeremy Rollison
Head of EU Policy, European Government Affairs, Microsoft Europe
Panel Discussion: Developing International Consensus on AI image
Eva Maydell
Member, European Parliament
Panel Discussion: Developing International Consensus on AI image
Marjorie Buchser
Executive Director, Digital Society Initiative, Chatham House
Panel Discussion: Developing International Consensus on AI image
Andrew W. Wyckoff
Former Director of Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD; Senior Visiting Fellow, School of Transnational Governance, EUI
12:00 - 12:40
Standards: From Principles to Practice
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Maive Rute
Deputy Director-General and Chief Standardisation Officer, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROW), European Commission
Standards: From Principles to Practice image
Elham Tabassi
Associate Director for Emerging Technologies, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST
Standards: From Principles to Practice image
Wael Diab
Chair of JTC 21 1/ SC 42, ISO/ IEC
Standards: From Principles to Practice image
Cameron F. Kerry
Distinguished visiting fellow, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution
12:40 - 13:00
Cooperation or Competition? China and the Imperative for Engagement and Collaboration on AI
Cooperation or Competition? China and the Imperative for Engagement  and Collaboration on AI image
Rebecca Arcesati
Lead Analyst, The Mercator Institute for China Studies
Cooperation or Competition? China and the Imperative for Engagement  and Collaboration on AI image
Matt Sheehan
Fellow, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Cooperation or Competition? China and the Imperative for Engagement  and Collaboration on AI image
Joshua P. Meltzer
Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institution
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 14:20
Fireside Chat
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Rumman Chowdhury
Data Scientist
Fireside Chat image
Andrea Renda
Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation & Digital Economy, The Centre for European Policy Studies
14:20 - 15:05
The EUs AI ACT: what role in driving global cooperation?
The EUs AI ACT: what role in driving global cooperation? image
Juha Heikkilä
Adviser for Artificial Intelligence, DG CONNECT, European Commission
The EUs AI ACT: what role in driving global cooperation? image
Dragoș Tudorache
MEP
The EUs AI ACT: what role in driving global cooperation? image
Anu Bradford
Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization, Columbia Law School
The EUs AI ACT: what role in driving global cooperation? image
Jean-Marc Leclerc
Jean-Marc Leclerc, Director of EU Affairs, Government and Regulatory Affairs, IBM
The EUs AI ACT: what role in driving global cooperation? image
Corinna Schulze
Director, EU Government Affairs, SAP
The EUs AI ACT: what role in driving global cooperation? image
Andrea Renda
Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation & Digital Economy, The Centre for European Policy Studies
15:05 - 15:25
Coffee Break
15:25 - 16:35
Organised Chaos: trajectories for global governance of AI
Organised Chaos: trajectories for global governance of AI image
Rebecca Finlay
CEO, Partnership on AI
Organised Chaos: trajectories for global governance of AI image
Neema K. Lugangira
MP, Tanzania; Chair, African Parliamentary Network on Internet Governance (APNIG)
Organised Chaos: trajectories for global governance of AI image
Matteo Quattrocchi
Director, Policy - EMEA, BSA | The Software Alliance
Organised Chaos: trajectories for global governance of AI image
Aliki Foinikopoulou
Senior Director, EU Government Affairs and Public Policy
Organised Chaos: trajectories for global governance of AI image
Simon Kennedy
Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Canada