EUROPEAN STATES 

“UNESCO Electoral Group II encompasses 23 UNESCO Member States.”

ALBANIA
ARMENIA
AZERBAIJAN
BELARUS
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
BULGARIA
CROATIA
CZECH REPUBLIC
ESTONIA
GEORGIA
HUNGARY
LATVIA
LITHUANIA
MONTENEGRO
NORTH MACEDONIA
POLAND
REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA
ROMANIA
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
SERBIA
SLOVAK REPUBLIC
SLOVENIA
UKRAINE

ALBANIA, ARMENIA, AZERBAIJAN, BELARUS, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, BULGARIA, CROATIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, ESTONIA, GEORGIA, HUNGARY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, MONTENEGRO, NORTH MACEDONIA, POLAND, REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA, ROMANIA, RUSSIAN FEDERATION, SERBIA, SLOVAK REPUBLIC, SLOVENIA, UKRAINE

UNESCO Group II
27 – 29 July 2020
Online Expert Meeting
UNESCO RECOMMENDATION ON THE ETHICS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

UNESCO RECOMMENDATION ON THE ETHICS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

WELCOME NOTE

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the virtual Sub-Regional Consultation (Group II) on the elaboration of a Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence which is jointly organized by the International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence under the auspices of UNESCO (IRCAI), the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia, the Slovenian National Commission for UNESCO and UNESCO HQ.

The Sub-Regional Consultation of European States of Group II to UNESCO will follow the theme of a truly global and inclusive Recommendation on the Ethics of Al that reflects different cultural values, addresses regional concerns, and ensures that Al supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, a task at the core of IRCAI´s workload.

The objectives of the European Region (Group II) virtual Sub-Regional Consultation are to give meaningful inputs into the overall structure and draft text of the Recommendation to be accepted at the 41st session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 2021. We are looking forward to a proactive consultation process.

Yours sincerely,
prof dr Simona Kustec Lipicer
Minister of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia
prof dr John Shawe Taylor
IRCAI Acting Director

PROGRAMME

Monday, 27th July

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM (CEST)
OPENING

Master of Ceremonies Davor Orlič, Chief Operating Officer at IRCAI

Welcome by prof dr Simona Kustec, Minister of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia 

Welcome by John Shawe-Taylor, Acting Executive Director of IRCAI

11:10 AM – 11:40 AM (CEST)
INTRODUCTION

Gabriela Ramos, UNESCO, Assistant Director General for Social and Human Sciences

  • Presentation of the background, process of elaboration of the Recommendation, resolution made by the General Conference, explanation of the rationale of the consultation and future use of results of consultation

  • Presentation of the UNESCO online consultation survey

Rok Sternad, MediaInteractive & Kim Sevšek, IRCAI – Modalities of work and IRCAI platform technical details

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM (CEST)
PLENARY DEBATE

Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem, Ad Hoc Expert Group (AHEG) – Presentation of the draft text: Key Issues relating to the Recommendation

Luka Omladič, Irena Nesterova, Robert Kroplewski, Maxim Fedorov (all AHEG) – Presentation of specific chapters in Aims, Objectives, and Scope of the Recommendation

All participants – Discussion and Q/A 

Tuesday, 28th July

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM (CEST)
SUMMARY OF DAY 1

Wrap up and summary of day 1

John Shawe-Taylor, Acting Executive Director of IRCAI 

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM (CEST)
WORKING GROUP 1

Breakout Sessions In Working Groups Examination And Discussion Of The Draft Text

Vanessa Nurock, UNESCO Chair in Ethics of the Living and the Artificial, Université Paris 8

Luka Omladič, UNESCO World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST), University of Ljubljana

Magdalena Rakovec, student

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM (CEST)
WORKING GROUP 2

Breakout Sessions In Working Groups Examination And Discussion Of The Draft Text

Maria Fasli, UNESCO Chair in Analytics and Data Science, Director of Institute for Analytics and Data Science, University of Essex

Mitja Jermol, UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for Open Educational Resources and Open Learning, Jožef Stefan Institute

Nika Gregorin, International Cooperation and EU Office, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Republic of Slovenia

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM (CEST)
WORKING GROUP 3

Breakout Sessions In Working Groups Examination And Discussion Of The Draft Text

Gregor Strojin, President CAHAI, Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence, Council of Europe

Katie Evans, Researcher in Philosophy, Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, Sorbonne Universités

Maruša Gregorič, International Cooperation and EU Office, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Republic of Slovenia

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (CEST)
REPORT SESSION

Working Group Moderators + Rapporteurs – Report for each Working Group (CLOSED SESSION)

6:00 PM (CEST) –
REPORT SESSION

MC + Moderators + Rapporteurs – Meeting for overall Report (CLOSED SESSION)

Wednesday, 29th July

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM (CEST)
PLENARY SESSION

Reports of the 3 Working Groups

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (CEST)
CLOSING SESSION

Presentation of overall Results, Conclusion & Closure

EXEMPLARS

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LIBRARY

UNESCO RECOMMENDATION ON THE ETHICS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

DRAFT TEXT OF A RECOMMENDATION ON THE ETHICS OF AI (ENG)

UNESCO RECOMMENDATION ON THE ETHICS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

DRAFT TEXT OF A RECOMMENDATION ON THE ETHICS OF AI (FR)

UNESCO RECOMMENDATION ON THE ETHICS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

DRAFT TEXT OF A RECOMMENDATION ON THE ETHICS OF AI (SPA)

UNESCO RECOMMENDATION ON THE ETHICS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

DRAFT TEXT OF A RECOMMENDATION ON THE ETHICS OF AI (RUS)

UNESCO RECOMMENDATION ON THE ETHICS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

PRELIMINARY STUDY ON THE ETHICS OF AI

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