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Beyond the AI hype: Balancing Innovation and Social Responsibility

The full details of this event are currently being finalized.

Join us on July 4th for an insightful seminar with Professor Virginia Dignum, a leading expert in Responsible AI, as she explores the complex landscape of AI development and implementation. This event will take place at INESC TEC´s headquarters (Auditorium A)

Key Topics:

  • Recent AI advancements: foundational models, transformers, and large language models (LLMs)
  • The human element in AI: responsibility and decision-making
  • Ethical considerations and dilemmas in AI
  • Designing AI systems with values and the common good in mind
  • Regulation and governance as catalysts for innovation
  • The imperative of Responsible AI for future development

This seminar is ideal for researchers, professionals, and students in AI, computer science, ethics, policy-making, and related fields. Anyone interested in the responsible development and deployment of AI technologies will find valuable insights in Professor Dignum's presentation.


About the speaker:

Virginia Dignum is Professor of Responsible Artificial Intelligence at Umeå University, Sweden and associated with the TU Delft in the Netherlands. She is the director of WASP-HS, the Wallenberg Program on Humanities and Society for AI, Autonomous Systems and Software, the largest Swedish national research program on fundamental multidisciplinary research on the societal and human impact of AI. She is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, and a Fellow of the European Artificial Intelligence Association (EURAI). Her current research focus is on the specification, verification and monitoring of ethical and societal principles for intelligent autonomous systems. She is committed to policy and awareness efforts towards the responsible development and use of AI, as member of the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI), the World Economic Forum’s Global Artificial Intelligence Council, lead for UNICEF's guidance for AI and children, the Executive Committee of the IEEE Initiative on Ethically Aligned Design, and as founding member of ALLAI, the Dutch AI Alliance. Her book “Responsible Artificial Intelligence: developing and using AI in a responsible way” was published by Springer-Nature in 2019. She studied at the University of Lisbon and the Free University of Amsterdam and has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Utrecht University in 2004.




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    04th July 2024
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  • End

    04th July 2024
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    Auditorium A, INESC TEC HQ