Policy for Artificial Intelligence: A Global Perspective Webinar

Policy for Artificial Intelligence: A Global Perspective

Presented by IEEE Standards Association

24 October 2017
12:00 p.m. EDT

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PROGRAM

Join us on 24 October 2017 at 12:00 p.m. EDT for the second in a series of three online events on Policy for Artificial Intelligence. The second of these events, Policy for Artificial Intelligence: A Global Perspective, will feature Konstantinos Karachalios (Managing Director, IEEE-SA; Member of IEEE Management Council), Arisa Ema (Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo and Visiting Researcher at the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project), and Nicolas Miailhe (Co-Founder and President, The Future Society; Harvard Kennedy School, Senior Visiting Fellow, Program on Science Technology and Society and member, the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Autonomous Systems).

This webinar will provide an overview of:

  • How IEEE is working in the AI Policy realm
  • What Policy and governance Japan has created regarding AI
  • How The Harvard AI Initiative and their 6 month, global Online Civic Debate called, Governing the rise of Artificial Intelligence is aggregating global response to AI Policy

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Speakers

Arisa Ema Arisa Ema, Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo and Visiting Researcher at the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project

Arisa Ema is Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo and Visiting Researcher at RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project in Japan. She is a researcher in Science and Technology Studies (STS), and her primary interest is to investigate the benefits and risks of artificial intelligence by organizing an interdisciplinary research group. She is co-founder of Acceptable Intelligence with Responsibility Study Group (AIR) established in 2014, which seeks to address emerging issues and relationships between artificial intelligence and society. She is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI), which released the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence Society Ethical Guidelines in 2017. She is also one of the organizers of “IEEE Ethically Aligned Design, Version 1 Workshop in Japan” in the spring 2017. She obtained Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in 2012 and previously held position as Assistant Professor at the Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University.


Konstantinos Karachalios Konstantinos Karachalios, Managing Director, IEEE-SA; Member of IEEE Management Council

A globally recognized leader in standards development and intellectual property, Dr. Ing. Konstantinos Karachalios is managing director of the IEEE Standards Association and a member of the IEEE Management Council.

As managing director, he has been enhancing IEEE efforts in global standards development in strategic emerging technology fields, through technical excellence of staff, expansion of global presence and activities and emphasis on inclusiveness and good governance, including reform of the IEEE standards-related patent policy.

As member of the IEEE Management Council, he championed expansion of IEEE influence in key techno-political areas, including consideration of social and ethical implications of technology, according to the IEEE mission to advance technology for humanity. Results have been rapid in coming and profound; IEEE is becoming the place to go for debating and building consensus on issues such as a trustworthy and inclusive Internet and ethics in design of autonomous systems.

Before IEEE, Konstantinos played a crucial role in successful French-German cooperation in coordinated research and scenario simulation for large-scale nuclear reactor accidents. And with the European Patent Office, his experience included establishing EPO’s patent academy, the department for delivering technical assistance for developing countries and the public policy department, serving as an envoy to multiple U.N. organizations.

Konstantinos earned a Ph.D. in energy engineering (nuclear reactor safety) and masters in mechanical engineering from the University of Stuttgart.


Nicolas Miailhe Nicolas Miailhe, Co-Founder and President, The Future Society; Harvard Kennedy School, Senior Visiting Fellow, Program on Science Technology and Society, and member of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems

Nicolas Miailhe is the co-founder and President of "The Future Society at Harvard Kennedy School" under which he also co-founded and leads the "AI Initiative". A recognized strategist, social entrepreneur, and thought-leader, he advises multinationals, governments and international organizations.

Nicolas is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow with the Program on Science, Technology and Society (STS) at HKS. His work centers on the governance of emerging technologies. He also specializes in urban innovation and civic engagement. Nicolas has ten years of professional experience in emerging markets such as India, working at the nexus of innovation, high technology, government, industry and civil society. Before joining Harvard, he was Regional Director South Asia at Safran Sagem, the world leader in aerospace, defense and security. An Arthur Sachs Scholar, Nicolas holds a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He also holds a Master in Geostrategy and Industrial Dynamics from Pantheon-Assas University in Paris and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences from Sciences Po Strasbourg.


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.