AI values, biases & perspectives: Paris hosts the international Global Forum on AI for Humanity

What are the perspectives brought by artificial intelligence, what the challenges and what the methods and tools for addressing them? What projects, studies and social experiments can lead to a corpus of shared knowledge and shape R&D agendas? And what are the initiatives that may help the progress of AI for the benefit of humankind? These are just some of the issues addressed by the international and multidisciplinary Global Forum on AI for Humanity (GFAIH).

Experts from AI, social sciences, humanities, and engineering, as well as innovators, economic actors, policy makers, and civil society representatives are gathering in Paris, France, from 28th to 30th October 2019. Among them is ISI Foundation Deputy Director Francesco Bonchi, who will join a session about “AI & Human values: inequalities, biases, fairness, representation of minorities, gender balance” (Wednesday 30th, 8.30), chaired by Françoise Soulié-Fogelman (Hub France IA), with Ricardo Baeza-Yates (NTENT and Northeastern University), Kate Crawford (AI Now Institute & Microsoft), Laurence Devillers (Sorbonne University) and Eric Salobir (Office of Priests for ICT). Other sessions will focus on cybersecurity, data governance, economic impacts, delegation of decisions, global cooperation and challenges.

Organized in the context of the forthcoming Global Partnership on AI (GPAI), under the the High Patronage of President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron and the auspices of the French government, the Global Forum on AI for Humanity will serve as the formal launch pad for GPAI and will inform GPAI Working Groups’ future agenda.

“AI & Human values: inequalities, biases, fairness, representation of minorities, gender balance”, with Françoise Soulié-Fogelman (chair), Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Francesco Bonchi, Kate Crawford, Laurence Devillers, and Eric Salobir. Wednesday 30th October, 8.30, plenary session of the Global Forum on AI for Humanity (28-30 October), 3 Mazarine, Paris, France. Link