One major challenge to humankind today is the transformative power of digital technologies, especially Artificial Intelligence (AI). The innovation dynamics of AI have attracted wide attention. Some fear that AI could pose a risk to societies, for example by augmenting and disseminating biases, by replacing human workforce, by undermining political deliberation or developing autonomous weapons. Others stress the opportunities of AI to improve health care, provide automated mobility, support the protection of the environment, protect our security with new and powerful means or otherwise support human welfare.
At our online conference in June 2020 we want to discuss some of the most pressing technological, philosophical, ethical and legal challenges of AI and AI systems for the next decade from a global and transdisciplinary perspective. To this end we welcome researchers, scholars, experts from various fields, and lawmakers to exchange thoughts and ideas about fundamental and specific key elements of responsible AI. The exchange with participants from different continents (Africa, Asia, Australia, USA, and Europe) and from different disciplines (AI, computer science, medicine, neurosciences, philosophy, and law) shall give an opportunity to find a common basis and new answers to pressing questions of AI governance and regulation.
This event is oranzied by the Saltus! Responsible AI Group in cooperation with ELLIS@Freiburg.