Regulation of artificial intelligence – ethical and fundamental rights aspects

On 20 July 2021, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Slovenia will host a virtual conference focusing on the effective protection of fundamental rights in the regulation of artificial intelligence in Europe and beyond. The event will be moderated by Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M., founder and head of the Institute for Intellectual Property, who is also the Co-Chair of the Data Governance Group at the Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence (GPAI).

The first panel will focus on the EU perspective, in particular the Commission’s proposal for an Artificial Intelligence Act. The first panel will host following speakers:
– Michael O’Flaherty, Director of the Agency for Fundamental Rights
– Dr Joanna Bryson, Professor of Ethics and Technology, Centre for Digital Governance at Hertie School,
– Miha Lobnik, Advocate of the Principle of Equality in the Republic of Slovenia and member of the Equinet Executive Board,
– Kilian Gross, Head of Unit on Artificial Intelligence Policy Development and Coordination, DG CONNECT, European Commission
– Dr Joanna Bryson, Professor of Ethics and Technology, Centre for Digital Governance at Hertie School,
– Matthias Spielkamp, Co-founder and Executive Director, AlgorithmWatch
Catelijne Muller, LL.M., Co-founder and President of ALLAI.

The second panel is an international perspective with the aim of comparing the approaches of various regional and international organizations and promoting their cooperation in this field. The second panel will host following speakers:
– Louisa Klingvall, Team Leader in the Fundamental rights unit, DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission,
– Dr David Leslie, Ethics Theme Lead at the Alan Turing Institute, CAHAI Bureau Member,
– Karine Perset, Head the AI Unit of the OECD Division for Digital Economy Policy (AI Policy Observatory, AI Network of Experts),
– Dr Marielza Oliveira, Director for Partnerships and Operational Programme Monitoring, UNESCO,
– Prof Dr John Shawe Taylor, Director of IRCAI – International Research Centre on AI under the auspices of UNESCO.