AI and A/IS: Ethically Aligned Design for a Trusted Future

Tallinn, Estonia
Welcome to the AI and Autonomous & Intelligent Systems: Ethically Aligned Design for a Trusted Future Workshop
15 May 2019 - 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
RADISSON BLU SKY HOTEL, TALLINN | Rävala pst.3, 10143 Tallinn, Eesti

AI and Autonomous and Intelligent systems (A/IS) are specifically designed to reduce the necessity for human intervention in our day-to-day lives. In so doing, these new systems have raised concerns about their impact on individuals and societies. Likewise, they have raised many questions, including how do we ensure that these technologies and systems are developed in an ethical and sustainable way and operate in ways that are beneficial to people and the environment without losing site of people’s values and well-being.

AI and A/IS are driving powerful new applications in dozens of industries and sectors with many benefits for society. But we need to keep top of mind that the decisions, recommendations and results of AI and A/IS have hidden bias, missing demographics, accumulated inaccuracies in datasets and more that can guide these new technologies in the wrong directions and the applications can cause harm their creators never intended. A foundational component to addressing this and to realizing sustainable economic and societal benefits of these technologies, as well as the efficiencies and innovation they bring, is ethically aligned design. 

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A foundational component to addressing this and to realizing sustainable economic and societal benefits of these technologies, as well as the efficiencies and innovation they bring, is ethically aligned design. Further, ethically aligned design principles and practices need support via policy and legal frameworks and practical tools and programs for industry, such as global standards and conformity and certification programs.

Set in the context of the recently released Ethically Aligned Design, First Edition: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, produced by the open global community of the IEEE Global Initiative on Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, this interactive workshop will include distinguished guests from the Estonian government and industry where they will provide an overview of the AI ecosystem in Estonia and address Ethics and Trust—providing perspectives from a local level that can be applicable globally. The workshop will also have roundtable discussions on the following topics.

  • A/IS for Sustainable Development: How autonomous and intelligent systems can significantly alter institutions and institutional relationships toward more human-centric structures, and how they can address humanitarian and sustainable development issues resulting in increased individual societal and environmental well-being. 
  • Personal Data Rights and Agency Over Digital Identity: How people can have the right to access, share, and benefit from their data and the insights it provides through mechanisms to help create and curate the terms and conditions regarding access to their identity and personal data, and to control its safe, specific, and finite exchange. 
  • Legal Frameworks for Accountability: How the issue of the legal status of complex autonomous and intelligent systems intertwines with broader legal questions regarding how to ensure accountability and allocate liability when such systems cause harm.
  • Policies for Education and Awareness: How effective policy can address the protection and promotion of human rights, safety, privacy, and cybersecurity, as well as the public understanding of the potential impact of autonomous and intelligent technical systems on society and how policies can best serve the public interests.

 

Agenda
Time Segment Speaker/Moderator
08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Breakfast/registration  
09:00 AM - 09:05 AM Welcome Rob Fish
IEEE SA President
09:05 AM - 09:20 AM Key Note Maren Kaevats
National Digital Adviser
Government of Estonia
09:20 AM - 09:35 AM Overview of the Estonia AI Ecosystem Ott Velsberg
Chief Data Officer
Government of Estonia
09:35 AM - 09:50 AM Estonian AI Taskforce: A legal Perspective Jaanus Tehver
President of Estonian Bar Association
AI Law Taskforce with TalTech University
19:50 AM - 10:05 AM Algorithmic Agency and the EU Karmen Turk
TRINITI Law Firm
10:05 AM - 10:20 AM MyData - human-centric approach to personal data Karolina Mackiewicz
MyData Global
10:20 AM - 10:35 AM A/IS for Sustainable Development Kadi Kenk
Let's Do It Foundation
10:35 AM - 11:00AM Break  
11:00 AM - 11:45AM How IEEE is Advancing Technology for Humanity by Moving from “Principles to Practice”

Konstantinos Karachalios
IEEE SA Managing Director

Meeri Haataja
Chair of the IEEE Ethics Certification Program for Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
CEO/Co-Founder of @ai_saidot & Finnish Al Era Ethics Lead

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Personal Data Rights and Agency Over Digital Identity Roundtable

Margus Arm
eID Domain manager Estonian Information System Authority

Karolina Mackiewicz
MyData Global

Tanel Mällo
Member of Council
Open Knowledge Estonia

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM Lunch  
01:30 PM - 02:15 PM Legal Framework for Accountability Roundtable

Roland Pihlakas
Software Architect

Maarja Pild
University of Tartu

Jaanus Tehver
President of Estonian Bar Association
AI Law Taskforce with TalTech University

Thomas Hoffmann
Associate Professor for Private Law
Tallinn University of Technology

02:15 PM - 03:00 PM Policies for Education and Awareness Roundtable

Moderator: Meeri Haataja

Ott Velsberg
Chief Data Officer
Government of Estonia

Märt Aro
Chairman Of The Board 
Nordic EdTech Forum "N8"​

Marten Kaevats
National Digital Adviser
Government of Estonia

03:00 PM - 03:15 PM Notable highlights and actions Meeri Haataja
03:15 PM - 3:20 PM Closing Rob Fish
IEEE SA President
15 May 2019
08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Segment
Breakfast/registration
Speaker/Moderator
 
09:00 AM - 09:05 AM
Segment
Welcome
Speaker/Moderator
Rob Fish
IEEE SA President
09:05 AM - 09:20 AM
Segment
Key Note
Speaker/Moderator
Maren Kaevats
National Digital Adviser
Government of Estonia
09:20 AM - 09:35 AM
Segment
Overview of the Estonia AI Ecosystem
Speaker/Moderator
Ott Velsberg
Chief Data Officer
Government of Estonia
09:35 AM - 09:50 AM
Segment
Estonian AI Taskforce: A legal Perspective
Speaker/Moderator
Jaanus Tehver
President of Estonian Bar Association
AI Law Taskforce with TalTech University
19:50 AM - 10:05 AM
Segment
Algorithmic Agency and the EU
Speaker/Moderator
Karmen Turk
TRINITI Law Firm
10:05 AM - 10:20 AM
Segment
MyData - human-centric approach to personal data
Speaker/Moderator
Karolina Mackiewicz
MyData Global
10:20 AM - 10:35 AM
Segment
A/IS for Sustainable Development
Speaker/Moderator
Kadi Kenk
Let's Do It Foundation
10:35 AM - 11:00AM
Segment
Break
Speaker/Moderator
 
11:00 AM - 11:45AM
Segment
How IEEE is Advancing Technology for Humanity by Moving from “Principles to Practice”
Speaker/Moderator

Konstantinos Karachalios
IEEE SA Managing Director

Meeri Haataja
Chair of the IEEE Ethics Certification Program for Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
CEO/Co-Founder of @ai_saidot & Finnish Al Era Ethics Lead

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Segment
Personal Data Rights and Agency Over Digital Identity Roundtable
Speaker/Moderator

Margus Arm
eID Domain manager Estonian Information System Authority

Karolina Mackiewicz
MyData Global

Tanel Mällo
Member of Council
Open Knowledge Estonia

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Segment
Lunch
Speaker/Moderator
 
01:30 PM - 02:15 PM
Segment
Legal Framework for Accountability Roundtable
Speaker/Moderator

Roland Pihlakas
Software Architect

Maarja Pild
University of Tartu

Jaanus Tehver
President of Estonian Bar Association
AI Law Taskforce with TalTech University

Thomas Hoffmann
Associate Professor for Private Law
Tallinn University of Technology

02:15 PM - 03:00 PM
Segment
Policies for Education and Awareness Roundtable
Speaker/Moderator

Moderator: Meeri Haataja

Ott Velsberg
Chief Data Officer
Government of Estonia

Märt Aro
Chairman Of The Board 
Nordic EdTech Forum "N8"​

Marten Kaevats
National Digital Adviser
Government of Estonia

03:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Segment
Notable highlights and actions
Speaker/Moderator
Meeri Haataja
03:15 PM - 3:20 PM
Segment
Closing
Speaker/Moderator
Rob Fish
IEEE SA President
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