Data Science & Law Forum
03/03/2020

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Data Science
& Law Forum

Tools & Rules for Responsible AI

03/03/2020

Microsoft Center in Brussels

Overview

Significant progress has been made by researchers, industry and other stakeholders to develop tools and practices that help operationalize ethical principles for AI both in Europe and the rest of the world. At the same time, breakthroughs in machine learning, cognition and even in the field of quantum computing continue to accelerate. While this pace of innovation is enabling exponential progress in nearly every field of human endeavor, finding the optimal approach to rules and practices that fully encompass context, dignity, and human-centered intent is especially challenging.

Following the enthusiastic feedback on the first edition of the Data Science and Law Forum in September 2018, we are again gathering experts from the research community, civil society, policymaking and the legal practice to advance the dialogue on developing robust and responsible AI governance rules, and to promote early conversations on the state of quantum computing.

Speakers include

Keynote Speech by:

Didier Reynders

Commissioner for Justice, European Commission

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Werner Stengg

Cabinet Member of EVP Vestager,
European Commission

Director of Policy Partnership on AI

Head of Office for Responsible AI, Microsoft

Vice President UN Affairs, Microsoft

Head of Research and Data Unit, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

Director of Business Development, Microsoft Quantum

Dirk Staudenmayer

Head of Unit, Civil and Commercial Justice, European Commission

Senior Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research New York City

Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research Cambridge

Christian Wiese Svanberg

Head of Center for Data Protection at the Danish National Police

Fabio Chiusi

Project Manager, AlgorithmWatch

Agenda

Event Day
2020-03-03
08:00 - 09:00
Registration & Welcome Breakfast
09:00 - 09:05
Welcome remarks
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Casper Klynge
VP European Government Affairs, Microsoft
09:05 - 09:35
Keynote “Technology that works for people”
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Didier Reynders
Commissioner for Justice, European Commission
09:35 - 10:40
High-Level Panel on future regulatory frameworks for AI

With the White Paper on AI published, the European Commission has taken a first step to sketch out the regulatory approach that could guide the responsible development and deployment of AI-based technologies in Europe. This expert panel takes a deeper look at the proposals.

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Director of Policy, Partnership on AI
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Head of Office for Responsible AI, Microsoft
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Werner Stengg
Cabinet Member of EVP Vestager, European Commission
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MODERATOR: Justin Nogarede
Digital Policy Advisor, Foundation for European Progressive Studies
10:40 - 11:00
Coffee break​
11:00 - 12:30
Breakout Sessions on civic and law enforcement uses of facial recognition technologies (FRT)
Public safety, rule of law and human rights in the light of the potential roll-out of FRT in policing

The potential roll-out of FRT for police investigations  varies across Europe. Participants will share  perspectives on these developments and discuss – also in light of the European Commission’s White Paper on AI – technical issues, surveillance risks, opportunities and safeguards that must accompany its deployment.

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Professor, University of Essex
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Megan Goulding
Lawyer, Liberty
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Head of Research and Data Unit, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
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Christian Wiese Svanberg
Head of Center for Data Protection at the Danish National Police
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John Frank
Vice President UN Affairs, Microsoft
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University Grenoble Alpes
From ethical principles to practice – how companies implement responsible AI policies into their engineering and operational processes

Building and deploying responsible AI requires tools that help assess the  impact of the envisioned application on diverse groups and solve value tensions that might occur. This interactive session dives into a civic use case of FRT to explore how tools – such as the assessment list developed by the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on AI – can be operationalized in engineering practices throughout the AI lifecycle. More information on Project Tokyo is available here.

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Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research Cambridge
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Head of Office for Responsible AI, Microsoft
Theo Holroyd
Student and Project Tokyo Developer
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Martin Ulbrich
Policy officer, DG Connect, European Commission
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MODERATOR: Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director General of DIGITALEUROPE and member of the High-Level Expert Group on AI
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch

Project Tokyo Demo

13:30 - 13:50
Inspirational Note “Quantum Computing – unlocking new solutions to our most complex challenges”
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Director of Business Development, Microsoft Quantum
13:50 - 14:00
Transition
14:00 - 15:30
Exploratory Roundtables – These sessions will be under Chatham House rule
AI in judicial decision-making processes

Predictive judicial analytics hold the promise of increasing efficiency and fairness in the application of the law. This session explores the promises and pitfalls as well as potential consequences of legal change.

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Daniel Chen
Professor, Toulouse School of Economics
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Louisa Klingvall
Policy Officer, Fundamental Rights Policy Unit, DG Justice, European Commission
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Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research New York
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Gijs van Dijck
Professor, Maastricht University
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MODERATOR: Susanna Makela
Senior Director Government Affairs Finland and Sweden, Microsoft
Liability rules for AI systems

How should liability regimes be designed – and, where necessary, changed – to incorporate new value chains, challenges and risks posed by AI-based systems?

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Dirk Staudenmayer
Head of Unit, Civil and Commercial Justice, DG Justice, European Commission
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Assistant Professor, Sant’Anna of Pisa
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Lorelien Hoet
Director EU Government Affairs, Microsoft
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Karl Ortmann
Manager, Liability and Aviation Insurance, German Insurance Association
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MODERATOR: Andrew Austin
Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Policy questions in Quantum Computing

At the cusp of a quantum revolution, we have not yet fully considered the legal and social questions that it poses. This roundtable explores the policy challenges as well as potential norms for quantum technologies.

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Professor Ian Walden
Professor, Queen Mary University of London
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Professor, VUB
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Director of Business Development, Microsoft Quantum
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Delft University of Technology
Military use of AI

AI, augmented reality and other emerging technologies are raising new and profoundly important issues, including the ability of weapons to act autonomously. This session explores state- of-the-art views, existing policies, regulation in place, as well as laws for responsible and ethical use of AI by the military. Are best practices available? How do we prioritize in addressing these issues?

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Steven Hill
Former Legal Adviser and Director, Office of Legal Affairs, NATO (2014-2020)
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Senior Researcher, Asser Institute
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University of Namur
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Mario Beccia
Project Officer Cyber Defence, European Defence Agency (EDA)
15:30 - 15:45
Coffee break
Transition to the keynote
15:45 - 16:10
Inspirational Note: “Unavoidable Tensions in Explaining Algorithmic Decisions”
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Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research New York
16:10 - 17:50
Critical conversation on tools, processes, and resources for Fairness, Accountability and Transparency
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Senior Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research New York
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Research Fellow & British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Oxford University
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Fabio Chiusi
Project Manager, AlgorithmWatch
17:50 - 18:00
Concluding remarks
18:00
Networking reception
Master of Ceremony, Cornelia Kutterer, Senior Director European Government Affairs, Microsoft
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The Event

This conference will be divided into an opening plenary, a series of breakout sessions drilling into the vertical sectors and a final closing plenary. You can find more information on the agenda timings here. Sectors that will be debated at the event include:

AI & Manufacturing

Autonomous Vehicles

Cloud-powered Retail

Digital Banking/Finance

Digital Health

Digital Farming

Publications

Venue

Microsoft Center,
Rue Montoyer 51, 1000 Brussels Belgium

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