Towards Ethical Design and Implementation of AI in Peacebuilding

22 November 2022 14:30 – 16:00 CET

Artificial Intelligence brought many technical, legal, and ethical questions that exceed the scope of existing ICT ethics frameworks. Algorithms are a new type of tool that differs in many ways from ICT devices and other hardware as well as from systems traditionally used for the collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of information. In addition to that, some of AI applications come with unintentional harms or unintended consequences approaches that intend to sustain peace and prevent conflict but also cause harms and exacerbate conflict and violence. Raising awareness about these risks, applying tools to mitigate them and transfer ethical principles into the practice of AI-based projects is a necessary first step of designing and applying ethical AI-based peacebuilding work.

This workshop will explore the possibility of creating a more central ethics resource for peacebuilding practitioners working with AI-based technologies. AI for Peace will present insight from their research and interviews conducted with practitioners and based on those engage workshop participants in co-creating a sort of a Primer or a Guide for Ethical AI in Peacebuilding field.

The objective is to learn from experiences of workshop participants, and jointly explore best practices and opportunities for ensuring the design and implementation of Ethical AI in Peacebuilding. The workshop is open to all in-person participants of the Global Peace Tech Conference 2022, experts and representatives from different Peace Tech Labs, research institutes, non-profit organizations, governments, and companies.

    • Branka Panic, Founder and Executive Director, AI for Peace
    • Andrea Renda, Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and the Digital Economy (GRID) at CEPS and Professor of Digital Policy at the EUI School of Transnational Governance
    • Evelyne Tauchnitz, University of Lucerne – Institute of Social Ethics ISE
    • Stefaan Verhulst, Co-Founder and Chief R&D Officer at The GovLab, New York Universit

The venue for in-person attendance and the zoom link for remote participation will be shared upon registration. You can register on the EUI website at the following link: https://www.eui.eu/events?id=554619 


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