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Artificial Intelligence: Ethics, governance and policy challenges

2nd meeting of the Task Force

By Invitation Only
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Artificial intelligence has finally reached its “hype” phase, with countless experts, real and self-proclaimed gurus, and also generalist newspapers, blogs, magazines becoming more and more attentive to its breath-taking development.

However, the current debate too often falls short of addressing concrete policy challenges: sometimes, the discussion appears trapped into extreme cases such as the “trolley problem” for self-driving cars; or the possibility that artificial general intelligence surpasses human intelligence. This often leads to a rather dystopian view of AI as an existential risk for humanity, and also as an unprecedented job-killer. At the same time, it leaves important ethical, governance and policy questions unaddressed.

This second meeting of the Task Force will focus on issues such as the morals of AI, how to programme machine learning for the good or questions of algorithmic accountability.

Rapporteur: Andrea Renda, Senior Research Fellow, CEPS

For further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Andrea Renda, Associate Senior Research Fellow, CEPS by email at: andrea.renda@ceps.eu.

This meeting is only open to the members of the Task Force.

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Discussants &

Below is our list of speakers and discussants.

Andrea Renda Andrea Renda

Andrea Renda

Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation & Digital Economy

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Roberto Viola

Director-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Vincent Conitzer

Professor of Computer Science, Economics and Philosophy, Duke University

Michal Pěchouček

Professor of Computer Science, Czech Technical University

Virginia Dignum

Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology

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Event Details


Artificial Intelligence: Ethics, governance and policy challenges

2nd meeting of the Task Force

Event Address

CEPS Conference room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels
Event Date

Day 1 - Monday
Ada Modzelewska Ada Modzelewska
Ada Modzelewska
+32 (0)2 229 39 75
By Invitation Only

CEPS Corporate members: Euro 1500. Non-Members: Euro 5000 SMEs / Industry Associations 500 EUR. Civil Society (NGOs, Trade Unions) / Academics 300 EUR. More information: If you would like to become a member or need more information, please contact Andrea Renda, at andrea.renda@ceps.eu Discounted fees for this Task Force will be considered for non-members if they decide to become member of CEPS.

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