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HUMAINT Winter school on AI: ethical, social, legal and economic impact

HUMAINT Winter school on AI: ethical, social, legal and economic impact

HUMAINT Winter school on AI and its ethical, legal, social and economic (ELSE) impact

Centre for Advanced Studies, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

February 4-8th 2019, Seville, Spain

Location 
Calle Inca Garcilaso, 3
41092 Seville, Spain
 
 
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Introduction

Artificial Intelligence (AI), both embedded in systems or embodied in artifacts (e.g robots), is increasingly everywhere. It affects everyone, and has the capability to transform public and private organisations and the services and products they offer. Whereas AI has huge potential to make our lives easier, and help us to solve some of the world's biggest challenges, there are increasing concerns about its impact on humans and society. The development and use of AI raises fundamental ethical, legal and economic issues for society, which are of vital importance to our future.

The HUMAINT winter school is conceived as a one-week interdisciplinary discussion forum about the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems on human behaviour and the related ethical, social, economic and legal issues. The winter school is structure in two main parts, both sharing a panel discussion and a poster session:

  • The first part (Mon-Tue) provide an  introductory course to AI and its impact, targeting non-specialist technical audiences including policy-makers, middle and top-level management of enterprises and social organisations, and media makers . It is structured in a series of lectures, a panel discussion and a poster session.

  • The second part (Tue afternoon-Fri) includes research-oriented lectures and project-based team work on a set of ethical, legal and societal issues related to recent advancement in AI. This part is designed for early stage researchers (PhD students and postdocs) working in academic institutions and industry. It is structured in a series of lectures, project-based work with tutors and tutoring sessions on research projects by experts in the field.

 

Keywords

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, evaluation, transparency, accountability, fairness, discrimination, algorithms in decision making processes, future of work, human behaviour with AI, ethics, legal, diversity, industry concerns,  certification/standards.

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Context

This school in Seville is organized by the HUMAINT project (Centre for Advanced Studies, Joint Research Centre, European 

Commission) and linked to the research workshop   The Future of AI: Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues , taking place at the Lorentz Centre, Leiden, Netherlands, the week before.

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Participants

Attendees: Around 40 non-specialist technical participants (part 1) and 40 early researchers (part 2).

Academic coordination: Prof. Virginia Dignum (Technical University of Delft) and  Dr. Emilia Gómez (JRC and Universitat Pompeu Fabra).

Local committee: Dr. Songül Tolan, Dr. Marius Miron, Dr. Vicky Charisi, Ms. Paula Galnares. 

Faculty:

 

Panelists: The policy maker, media and industrial perspective

  • Richard Benjamins, Data & AI Ambassador, Telefonica, LUCA.
  • Dr. Nuria Oliver, Chief Data Scientist at DataPop Alliance and Director of Research in Data Science at Vodafone.
  • Esther Paniagua, Journalist.
  • Dirk Staudenmayer, DG JUST, European Commission. 

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Registration

The winter school is free of charge.

The HUMAINT project will provide financial support for a selected group of participants based on the applicant CV, degree of financial need and diversity. Financial support will mainly be granted to participants of the second part of the school.

Given the small number of available seats, there will be a selection process. 

  • Application deadline (including financial support): October 15th. 
  • Notification of acceptance: November 1st. 
  • Registration for accepted participants: November 30th.  
  • Registration is closed.

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Program overview    Link to Videos Playlist

 

  Non-specialist technical audiences  
    Early-stage researchers
  Mon. 4th Tue. 5th Wed. 6th Thu. 7th Fri. 8th

Morning

WELCOME

Emilia Gómez and Virginia Dignum
Welcome
/jrc/communities/en/file/00welcomepdfSlides
 
Alessandro Annoni
EU and JRC i
nitiatives on AI
/jrc/communities/en/file/01annonipdf​Slides
     Video

WHAT IS AI?

Ramón López de Mántaras
(Cancelled)
/jrc/communities/en/file/whatisai-presentandfutureofairamonlopezpdfAbstract
 
José H. Orallo
AI introduction
/jrc/communities/en/file/02orallopdfSlides
     Video

WHAT IS AI?

Aurelie Clodic
Robotics
/jrc/communities/en/file/whatisai-whatdoesitmeantoimplementjointactionaurelieclodicpdfAbstract
/jrc/communities/en/file/07clodicpdfSlides
     Video
 
Emilia Gómez and Marius Miron
Machine learning & music
/jrc/communities/en/file/whatisai-introductiontomachinelearningfromamusicalperspectiveemiliagomezandmariusmironpdfAbstrac
/jrc/communities/en/file/0809gomezmironpdfSlides
     Video
 

FUNDAMENTALS

Pierre-Yves Oudeyer
Developmental autonomous learning
/jrc/communities/en/file/aifundamentals-developmentalautonomouslearning-pierre-yvesoudeyerpdfAbstrac
/jrc/communities/en/file/12oudeyerpdfSlides
     Video
 
José H. Orallo
Evaluation
/jrc/communities/en/file/aifundamentals-thewhatandhowofaievaluation-josehernandezpdfAbstract
/jrc/communities/en/file/13orallopdfSlides
     Video

PRINCIPLES

Jonnathan Penn
Values and ethics
/jrc/communities/en/file/aiprinciples-theforgottenhistoriesofartificialintelligencejonathanpennpdfAbstract
/jrc/communities/en/file/15pennpdfSlides
     Video
 
Frank Dignum
Social interaction
/jrc/communities/en/file/aiprinciples-isaisocialyetfrankdignumpdfAbstract
/jrc/communities/en/file/16dignumfpdfSlides
     Video
 

IMPACT

Emilia Gómez
Human behaviour
/jrc/communities/en/file/aiimpact-theimpactofaionhumanbehaviour-emiliagomezpdfAbstract
/jrc/communities/en/file/18impactofaionhumanbehaviourpdfSlides
    Video
 
Vicky Charisi
Children, social robots
/jrc/communities/en/file/aiimpact-childrenandsocialrobots-vickycharisipdfAbstract
 
 
Bertin Martens and Songul Tolan
Economic impact
/jrc/communities/en/file/aiimpact-aneconomicperspectiveonaibertinmartensandsongultolanpdfAbstract
/jrc/communities/en/file/2021tolanmartenspdfSlides
     Video
  

Afternoon

IMPACT OF AI: ELSE
(ethics, legal, social and economic impact)
Virginia Dignum
Ethics
/jrc/communities/en/file/03dignumvpdfSlides
     Video
 
Ansgar Koene
Standards
/jrc/communities/en/file/impactofai-industrystandardsasvehicletoaddresssocio-technicalchallengesfromaiansgarkoenepdfAbstract
/jrc/communities/en/file/04koeneansgarpdfSlides
     Video
 

IMPACT OF AI (II)

Christopher Markou
Legal
/jrc/communities/en/file/impactofai-islawcomputablechristophermarkoupdfAbstract
/jrc/communities/en/file/05markoupdfSlides
     Video
 
Nuria Oliver
Social
/jrc/communities/en/file/impactofai-thetyrannyofthedatanuriaoliverpdfAbstract
/jrc/communities/en/file/06oliverpdfSlides
     Video
DISCUSSION PANEL
(The policy makers / industry / media perspective)

Moderator: Virginia Dignum

Gabriele Mazzini
Nuria Oliver
Esther Paniagua
Richard Benjamins
Jonathan Penn

 Video


ORAL SESSION (I)

meetup with AI startups and networking 
/jrc/communities/en/file/oralsession1-yourresearchin5minutes-algorithmicaccountabilitypdfAbstract1
/jrc/communities/en/file/oralsession1-yourresearchin5minutes-appliedaipdfAbstract2

     Video

FUNDAMENTALS

Virginia Dignum
Design methods
/jrc/communities/en/file/14dignumvpdfSlides
PDF icon  Slides
       Video
 
 

 

TEAM BUILDING

 


 

PROJECT WORK

/jrc/communities/en/file/winterschoolprojectspdfProjects description

 

ORAL SESSION (II)

meetup with AI startups and networking 
/jrc/communities/en/file/oralsession2-yourresearchin5minutes-ethicalaipdf-0Abstract1
/jrc/communities/en/file/oralsession2-yourresearchin5minutes-applicationsofaipdfAbstract2
       Video

   


 

PROJECT WORK

/jrc/communities/en/file/winterschoolprojectspdfProjects description

 

IMPACT

Bob Sturm
Music
/jrc/communities/en/file/aiimpact-talesfromtheaiwaronculture-bobsturmpdfAbstract
/jrc/communities/en/file/22sturmpdfSlides
PDF icon  Slides
       Video
 
 

PROJECT WORK

/jrc/communities/en/file/winterschoolprojectspdfProjects description

 


FINAL PROJECT PRESENTATION

/jrc/communities/en/file/projectkoeneansgarpdf1 Algoritmic Literacy Slides

/jrc/communities/en/file/projectdignum1pdf3 AI system and trust Slides

/jrc/communities/en/file/projectcharisipdf4 Human-robot interaction Slides

/jrc/communities/en/file/projectmirontolanpdf6 Fair ML algorithms Slides

 
 

Evening

     

Self-paid dinner

 
 

/jrc/communities/en/file/winterschoolprojectspdfProject topics:

 

  1. Algorithmic Literacy
  2. Analysis of indicators of AI progress
  3. AI systems and trust
  4. Societal impact in human-robot interaction settings
  5. Impact of AI in creativity and taste: the case of music 
  6. Fair ML algorithms

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Important dates

  • Application deadline for financial support: October 15th (application closed) 
  • Notification of acceptance: November 7th (sent) 
  • Registration: November 30th

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Contact

  jrc-humaint@ec.europa.eu

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Dates: 
Monday, 4 February, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, 8 February, 2019 - 17:00
Location: 
Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Seville, Spain
Organiser(s): 
Virginia Dignum
Emilia Gómez
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Simone Telles Martins Ramos's picture

Hi.

I am from Brazil and I would like to take part of the discussion. Do you have any online session?

Regards.

Simone

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Emilia GOMEZ GUTIERREZ's picture

Thear Simone, 

Thanks for your interest! We will enquiry about this. 

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Emilia GOMEZ GUTIERREZ's picture

Hi Simone,

Unfortunately we cannot compromise to online sessions but we will record all session and make all material available after the school.

emilia 

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