Policy for Artificial Intelligence: Ethics and Inclusion for the Algorithmic Age

Webinar: Policy for Artificial Intelligence: Ethics and Inclusion for the Algorithmic Age

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PROGRAM

Policy for Artificial Intelligence: Ethics and Inclusion for the Algorithmic Age

Join us on 7 September 2017 at 11:00 a.m. EDT for the first in a series of three online events on Policy for Artificial Intelligence. The first of these events, Policy for Artificial Intelligence: Ethics and Inclusion for the Algorithmic Age, will feature Frank Escoubes (Bluenove's CEO), John C. Havens: Executive Director, The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems, and Cyrus Hodes, director of the AI Initiative with The Future Society at Harvard Kennedy School.

This introductory webinar will provide a general perspective on why creating proactive and inclusive policy for AI is so important, featuring the efforts of The Harvard AI Initiative and their 6 month, global Online Civic Debate called, Governing the rise of Artificial Intelligence featuring Assembl, the collective intelligence platform.

As Moderator, John will provide perspectives AI Ethics and how it relates to policy regarding The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems while also delving into specific issues Cyrus and Frank feel are most compelling to focus on in AI Policy today.


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Speakers

Frank Escoubes Frank Escoubes, President and co-founder, bluenove

Frank Escoubes is the President and co-founder of bluenove, a consulting and technology firm specialized in open innovation and collective intelligence based in France and Canada.

Frank is a former Deloitte Principal. He worked as a strategy consultant for 20 years in Europe and North America, including 8 years with Deloitte in Canada, in charge of Strategy Innovation and Cluster Acceleration. Frank is also the founder of the Social Innovation platform Imagination for People aimed at supporting collective intelligence applied to societal issues at a global scale.

Frank is focused on new participative business models, innovation-related policy-making, co-design supported by digital platforms and “massive collective intelligence” within business, politics, smart cities and civil society communities.

He was a member of the « Paradiso Expert Panel » with the European Commission on the Future of the Internet (Club of Rome) and managed the FP7 European project Catalyst on Collective Awareness platforms.

Frank is an Ashoka Fellow (Social Entrepreneurship) and a Royal Society of Arts 21st Century Enlightenment RSA Fellow (UK). He wrote his first novel on the hidden world of corporate whistleblowers.


Cyrus Hodes Cyrus Hodes, Director and co-Founder, the AI Initiative and Director, The Future Society at HKS

Cyrus is passionate about radically disruptive technologies, such as AI, robotics, nanotech, biotech, genetics, IT and cognitive sciences & their impacts on society. Coming from a background of international trade, humanitarian and development work and international security, Cyrus is currently involved in life sciences and robotics global ventures.

With the rise of AI, and its universal transformational power, Cyrus embraced the massively positive changes it will bring to mankind, while realizing at the same time that we have to build much needed safeguards in order for the medium and long-term effects of AI to be beneficial to our species. This motivated him to co-found and lead the AI Initiative with The Future Society at HKS.

Cyrus was educated at Sciences Po Paris, has a Master in Defense, Geostrategy and Industrial Dynamics from Paris II University and a Master in Public Affairs from Harvard Kennedy School. He is a Public Policy committee member of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in the Design of Autonomous Systems.

Twitter: @CyrusHodes


John C. Havens John C. Havens (Moderator): Executive Director, The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems

John C. Havens is a regular contributor on issues of technology and wellbeing to Mashable, The Guardian, HuffPo and TechCrunch and is author of Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity To Maximize Machines and Hacking Happiness: Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World. John was an EVP of a Top Ten PR Firm, a VP of a tech startup, and an independent consultant where he has worked with clients such as Gillette, P&G, HP, Wal-Mart, Ford, Allstate, Monster, Gallo Wines, and Merck. He is also the Founder of The Happathon Project, a non-profit utilizing emerging technology and positive psychology to increase human wellbeing. John has spoken at TEDx, at SXSW Interactive (six times), and as a global keynote speaker for clients like Cisco, Gillette, IEEE, and NXP Semiconductors. John was also a professional actor on Broadway, TV and Film for fifteen years.