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Putting people back in the equation: The future of Human-Centered AI

8 April 2024 17.30 - 19.30
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To mark the publication of Human-Centered AI: A Multidisciplinary Perspective for Policy-Makers, Auditors, and Users, join authors of the book and experts in responsible AI at the Intellectual Forum for a stimulating discussion on the current and future challenges of Human-Centered AI. 

“Artificial intelligence (AI) permeates our lives in a growing number of ways. Relying solely on traditional, technology-driven approaches won't suffice to develop and deploy that technology in a way that truly enhances human experience. A new concept is desperately needed to reach that goal. That concept is Human-Centered AI (HCAI)”.

Join us on 8 April to engage in thought-provoking conversations on how we can ensure that AI serves to enhance human well-being, and explore the ways in which the integration of human values and experiences shapes the trajectory of AI systems.

The event will be followed by a drinks and networking session open to all participants.

About the speakers

Cassandra Bowkett is a Researcher and Lecturer in Human Resource Management at the University of Manchester. She is an associate fellow at DIGIT, and a research fellow at the Institute for the Future of Work, as well as an academic associate member of the CIPD. Her work mainly examines the implications for productivity of the relationship between digital technologies, strategies around agency work and future skills in food manufacturing and telecommunications.

Gina Neff is the Executive Director of the Minderoo Centre for Technology & Democracy at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on the effects of the rapid expansion of our digital information environment on workers and workplaces and in our everyday lives. She led the team that won the 2021 Webby for the best educational website on the Internet, for the A to Z of AI, which has reached over 1 million people in 17 different languages.

Tapabrata (Rohan) Chakraborty is a postdoctoral Researcher at the Big Data Institute and Lead Tutor for Information Engineering with the Engineering Science Department, University of Oxford. His current research focuses on explainable AI (XAI) to make machine learning applications in biomedical imaging applications more transparent and trustworthy.

Vicky Charisi is a Research Affiliate at the UCL, Institute of Education, UK with extensive experience in Human-Robot Interaction from a Research, Policy, and Industry perspective. Vicky’s research focuses on the impact of AI/Robotics on human development with a special focus on Children and their learning. Her interests lie in the ways in which interactive and intelligent systems, including humanoid and non-humanoid robots, affect human cognitive development.

Amir Banifatemi is a technology and innovation strategist, investor, and entrepreneur. He co-funded the non-profit AI Commons and leads the global AI XPRIZE Foundation. His work focuses on identifying and developing emerging and transformative technologies that can impact society in significant and exponential ways. He has been a guest lecturer and adjunct professor at UC Berkeley, HEC Paris, Chapman University, Claremont McKenna College, and UC Irvine.

Benjamin Prud’homme is Vice-President, Policy, Society and Global Affairs at Mila – Quebec AI Institute. His focus areas include AI governance, with a particular emphasis on multilateral forums, human rights, and the inclusion of marginalized communities in the lifecycle of AI (eco)systems. He is a lawyer and former advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada on human rights and multilateral relations.

Catherine Régis is a Full professor in health law and innovation law at Université de Montréal (Canada). She holds a Canada Research Chair in Health Law & Policy and a Canada-CIFAR Chair in AI & Human Rights. Most of her work explores how to best regulate AI at the national and international levels, with a focus on the implementation of AI in healthcare systems. She has co-chaired (2021-2023) the Responsible AI Working Group of the Global Partnership on AI and is an Associate Academic Member at Mila, the Quebec AI Institute.

Maria Axente is a Senior Research Associate at the Intellectual Forum and an award-winning AI ethics and public policy global expert. In her role as Responsible AI and AI for Good Lead at PwC, Maria advises partners across industry, academia, governments, and more, on how to harness the power of AI in an ethical and responsible manner.

Atsuo Kishimoto works for the Institute for Datability Science and the Research Center on Ethical, Legal and Social Issues, Osaka University. His research focuses on addressing risks stemming from ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) accompanying research and development of emerging technologies, big data analytics, and AI.

Jennifer Garard is the Deputy Director of Sustainability in the Digital Age and Future Earth Canada and an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University. Her work focuses on bringing people together from different communities and research domains at the interface of digital transformations and environmental sustainability and addressing divergent viewpoints through collective foresight and intelligence.

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