The Global Challenges around AI and Data Science, and the role of UNESCO

    Activity: Talk and presentationProfessional or public presentationProfessional

    Description

    UNESCO in collaboration with IRCAI, IFAP, and UNESCO Chairs of AI and Data Sciences have developed a draft set of Guidelines for Open Solutions to apprise governments of the value of data and AI openness for monitoring and achieving progress on the Strategic Development Goals, as well as the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, the first global instrument on the subject, adopted by Member States at UNESCO’s General Conference , which aims protect and promote human rights and human dignity.

    Points to ponder:
    •What are the challenges that governments are facing in opening up Data and AI for the public good?
    •What can UNESCO and governments do to accelerate the adoption of Open Solutions for re-use and sustainability of data technologies and e-government services worldwide?
    •What are the ethical implications of opening up data, technologies, and services?

    Participants:

    Introductory Address by Dr. Bhanu Neupane, Programme Manager for ICT and Sciences and Open Access, UNESCO.
    Oskar J. Gstrein, Data Research Centre, University of Groningen. The Netherlands.
    Dr. Anna Mitriaieva, Program manager Research and Development, Data Services, Research and Innovation Directorate, CBS Statistics Netherlands.
    Dr. Aisha Naseer, Director of Research, Huawei EMEA.
    Prof. Majdi Owda, Dean, Faculty of Data Science, and UNESCO Chair in Data Science for Sustainable Development, Arab American University, Palestine
    Period10-Nov-2022
    Event titleUNESCO Chair in AI & Data Science at The Hague University of Applied Sciences
    Event typeConference
    LocationDen Haag, NetherlandsShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational

    Keywords

    • Data Science
    • Governance
    • AI
    • Ethics
    • Human Rights
    • Education
    • UNESCO
    • interdisciplinary