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AI For Good Summit Schedule

Day 1, 7 June 2017

08:00 - 09:30High-level networking breakfast
09:30 - 10:00 Welcome Address
The hosts, ITU and XPRIZE, set the goals and opportunities in collaborating for a better future with Artificial Intelligence.
10:00 - 10:45Opening Keynotes: ‘Moonshots’ - Inspiration for the Future
Distinguished keynote speakers from industry and academia will share their ‘moonshots’ for the future of Artificial Intelligence.

Inaugural moonshot keynote: Inspirations about the future: Moderator: Zenia Tata, Global International Development, XPRIZE Foundation
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 - 12:45Plenary 1: State of Play
Recent breakthroughs have driven rapid growth in massive data sets, storage capacity, computing power, and open APIs. These changes have fueled the development of machines that can do things that once relied solely on human experience, creativity, and ingenuity.

In the opening presentations of the summit, we explore perspectives of the current moment including how AI is affecting life and organizations.

Speakers: Moderator: Wendell Wallach, Consultant, Ethicist, and Scholar at Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center For Bioethics and Senior Advisor to The Hastings Center, and the World Economic Forum
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 15:30 Plenary 2: Transformations on the Horizon
Industry and academia are working towards the next generation of computers that can understand and learn from natural spoken language, full motion video, and more. Given how much the world is already changing, what can we expect from the next generation of Artificial Intelligence systems How will these technologies affect the world

Presenters will explore these global opportunities, transformations, and challenges.

Speakers: Moderator: Urs Gasser, Executive Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University [ Biography ]
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 18:00 Plenary 3: Future Roadmap – Collaborating for Good
A wide range of voices have been debating the future of AI. A roadmap for governments, industry, academia, media, and civil society is critical to ensure that this technology develops in a safe, responsible, and ethical manner benefiting all segments of society.

The presenters and panelists will address the issues above and will introduce the role of the ‘Breakthrough Sessions’ taking place over the next two days of the Summit.

Speakers: Panel: Co-Moderators:
18:30 - 21:00Welcome Dinner (tour and dinner at the United Nations Office in Geneva) 

Note: * - To be confirmed

Day 2, 8 June 2017

09:00 - 10:00Plenary 4: Privacy, Security, Ethics and Societal Challenges
AI will have far-reaching effects on the future of society that could redefine global ethics, economics, and law.

This session will discuss the need for a guiding ethical framework and code of conduct to direct the design, production, and use of AI and robotics. The session will also explore the framework’s requirements in the areas of fundamental human rights, equality, justice, non-discrimination, privacy and social responsibility. These requirements center the role of the ‘Breakthrough Sessions’ taking place over the next two days of the Summit.

Speakers: Moderator: Mike Hinchey, President, International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) [ Biography ]
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 12:00
Breakthrough Groups on Privacy and EthicsBreakthrough Groups on Societal Challenges
Enhancing Privacy and Security
Lead: UNICRI, OHCHR, Global Pulse

Moderator: Irakli Beridze, Senior Strategy and Policy Advisor, UNICRI

Speakers:

Panelists:

Ethical development of AI
Lead: Global Pulse, UNESCO, OHCHR

Moderator: Robert Kirkpatrick, Director, UN Global Pulse

Speakers:
Future of Work
Lead: ILO, UNIDO, UNDESA

Moderator: TBD*
Lead: UNESCO, Joseph Konstan, University of Minnesota

Moderator: Joseph Konstan, University of Minnesota

Panels:

 Rapporteur:

 

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 14:00 Plenary 5: ‘Breakthrough’ Proposals on Privacy, Security, Ethics and Societal Challenges
The rapporteurs of the ‘breakthrough groups’ will present their proposals on near-term, practical applications of AI to solve the challenges presented in their sessions.

14:00 - 15:00 Plenary 6: AI for Common Good and Sustainable Living
AI has the potential to yield enormous value in solving many of humanity’s grandest challenges and advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This session will explore how AI can accelerate and advance the development and democratization of solutions to promote common good and enable sustainable living.

Speakers: Moderator/Speaker: Thomas Wiegand, Executive Director, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and Professor, TU Berlin
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 17:00
Breakthrough Groups on Common GoodBreakthrough Groups on Sustainable Living
AI for Prosperity
Lead: Yoshua Bengio, Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms
Social Good Data
Lead: Global Pulse, UNDESA 
 Promoting Healthier Citizens
Lead: WHO

Moderator: Mohammed Alkady, President, Hart
 Smart Cities and Communities
Lead: ITU, UNIDO

17:00 - 17:30 Plenary 7: ‘Breakthrough’ Proposals on Common Good and Sustainable Living
The rapporteurs of the ‘breakthrough groups’ will present their proposals on near-term, practical applications of AI to solve the challenges presented in their sessions.
19:00 - 20:00 Reception

Note: * - To be confirmed

Day 3, 9 June 2017

09:00 - 10:00 Plenary 8:  Poverty Reduction and Capacity Building
This session will examine how AI can help end deprivation and the dangers of poverty. In addition, it will explore the opportunity for all countries to participate in the development and application of AI. The goal is to avoid expanding the “digital divide” into an “intelligence divide.”

Speakers:
Moderator/Speaker: [TBD]
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 12:00
Breakthrough Groups on Poverty Reduction Breakthrough Groups on Capacity Building
Ending Hunger
Lead: WFP, IFAD

Moderator: Robert Opp, Director, Innovation and Change Management, WFP [ Biography ]

Panelists:

Co-Rapporteurs: Johanna Jochim, Special Projects Manager, WFP; Jamie Green, Innovation Accelerator Projects Manager, WFP

 

Disaster Prevention and Relief
Lead: UNICEF

Moderator: Chris Fabian, Principal Advisor, UNICEF Innovation

Panelists:

 

Education
Lead: UNESCO, UNITAR, WIPO, UNICRI

Co-Moderator: Alex Mejia, Senior Manager, UNITAR; Fengchun Miao, Chief of ICT in Education, UNESCO

Speakers:


Panelists:
 Promoting equality in AI
Lead: OHCHR, UNIDO, ITU, Amnesty international

Moderator: Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Head of Technology and Human Rights, Amnesty International

Rapporteur: Ahmed Motala, Human Rights Officer, OHCHR


12:00 - 12:30 Plenary 9: ‘Breakthrough’ Proposals on Poverty Reduction and Capacity Building
The rapporteurs of the ‘breakthrough groups’ will present their proposals on near-term, practical applications of AI to solve the challenges presented in their session.
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 14:30 Plenary 10: Investments, Economic Aspects and Designing the Future
Government, industry, academia, private sector and civil society need to work together to mitigate the risks posed by AI, ensuring that AI benefits all of humanity. This session will explore how Global partnerships inclusive of all segments of society will offer crucial support to the pursuit of this goal.

Speakers:
Moderator: Andy Chen, Board Chair, IEEE Computer Society [ Biography ] 
14:30 - 16:15 
Breakthrough Groups on investment and Economic Aspects Breakthrough Groups on Designing the Future
Impact Investment

Lead: Ash Fontana, Managing Director, Zetta Ventures
KPI for Success

Lead: Marie-Jose Bahnam, Sr. Director, Foundation Priorities, XPRIZE 
Lead: Lynne Parker, Professor, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Co-lead of task force that created the U.S. National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan
Roadmap for Collaboration

Lead: XPRIZE and ITU
16:15 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 17:00 Plenary 11: ‘Breakthrough’ proposals on investments, economic aspects and designing the future
The rapporteurs of the ‘breakthrough groups’ will present their proposals on near-term, practical applications of AI to solve the challenges presented in their sessions.
17:00 - 18:00 Plenary 12: Closing Session - Applying AI for Good 
Drawing on all of the proposals from the ‘Breakthrough Sessions’, the Summit will propose strategies for:
  1. Development of applications and systems that benefit humanity
  2. Identifying opportunities to pinpoint practical and impactful applications, with impact in the near term
  3. Identifying a roadmap for ethical, safe, and democratic access
  4. Ongoing UN ITU and XPRIZE inspired projects to support and monitor the practical implementations of AI for Good
Speakers:

Note: * - To be confirmed

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