Global Perspectives on Responsible AI  

An Interdisciplinary Research Symposium – 25/26 June 2020


Thursday, June 25th 2020:

8.30 am – 9.00 am Welcome
Saltus Group Responsible AI – Wolfram Burgard, Philipp Kellmeyer, Oliver Müller, Silja Vöneky (University of Freiburg & FRIAS)
Bernd Kortmann (FRIAS)
Frederik Wenz (University Medical Center Freiburg)

9.00 am – 10.45 am Scientific Challenges for AI
Chair: Wolfram Burgard (University of Freiburg, FRIAS & ELLIS)

Krishna Gummadi (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems): Foundations for Fair Algorithmic Decision Making
Bernhard Nebel (University of Freiburg): Moral Principles and Algorithms
Tonio Ball (University of Freiburg): AI for Medicine and Healthcare
Iyad Rahwan (Max Planck Institute for Human Development): How to make sure machines behave themselves?

10.00 am – 10.45 am Discussion

11.00 am – 12.15 pm AI Legal Framework A Private Law Dialogue
Chair: Silja Vöneky (University of Freiburg & FRIAS)

Christiane Wendehorst (University of Vienna): Liability for AI and other Algorithmic Systems
Jan von Hein (University of Freiburg): Liability for Artificial Intelligence in Private International Law

11.40 am – 12.15 pm Discussion

1.15 pm – 2.15 pm AI, Corporations and the Law
Chair: Joseph Straus (Max-Planck-Institute for Innovation and Competition)

Stefan Thomas (University of Tübingen): Autonomization and Antitrust
Jan Lieder (University of Freiburg): From Corporate Governance to Algorithm Governance: AI as a Challenge for Corporations and Their Executives

1.45 pm – 2.15 pm: Discussion

2.30 pm – 4.15 pm New Approaches to Frame and Regulate AI: An European – American – Asian Dialogue
Chair: Jan von Hein (University of Freiburg)

Jens-Peter Schneider (University of Freiburg): A European Approach to regulating AI – the EU Commission White Paper of February 2020
Weixing Shen (University of Tsinghua): The Dual System of Responsible AI in Law and Ethics
Mathias Risse (Harvard School of Government): A Work In Progress: Regulation of Artificial Intelligence in the United States as of June 2020, as seen through a human rights lens
Mark Coeckelbergh (University of Vienna): Some challenges for Global Governance of AI

3.30 pm – 4.15 pm Discussion

4.30 pm – 6.00 pm Panel: Pressing Topics of Responsible AI
Moderator: Eva Wolfangel (currently MIT)
Format: Introduction, 5 min Talks by Panelists, moderated Discussion

Haksoo Ko (University of Seoul): Covid-19, Contact Tracing, and Data Governance – a South Korean View
Volker Stollorz (Science Media Center Germany): AI and the Quest for Augmented Science Journalism
Anna Christmann (Member of the German Parliament): What kind of AI do we need for a Good Living and a Healthy Planet?
Hannah Bast (University of Freiburg): Artificial Intelligence, what is hype and what is real?

6.30 pm 7.00 pm How to Frame AI Driven Risks – Part I
Moderator: Eva Wolfangel (currently MIT)

Interview with Jaan Tallinn (Centre for the Study of Existential Risk): The Ultimate Risks from Advanced AI

Friday, June 26th 2020:

9.05 am – 9.15 am Opening Remarks by Rektor Hans-Jochen Schiewer (University of Freiburg)

9.15 am 10.45 am Pressing Problems of AI Applications and Digitalisation – New Ethics and New Law?
Chair: Oliver Müller (University of Freiburg & FRIAS)

Ralf Poscher (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law): Artificial Intelligence and the Right to Data Protection
Christoph Durt (University of Vienna): How to better understand AI (in order to assess it)
Tatjana Hörnle (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law): Programming self-driving Cars for moral Dilemmas

10.15 am –10.45 am Discussion

11.15 am – 12.45 pm (How) Should We Limit the Use and Development of Autonomous Weapons?
Chair: Oliver Müller (University of Freiburg & FRIAS)

Toby Walsh (University of New South Wales Sydney): Autonomous Weapons: A Scientist’s View
Markus Wagner (University of Wollongong): Autonomous Weapon Systems: Where Have We Come From, Possible Future Pathways
Alex Leveringhaus (University of Surrey): Ethical Issues in the Autonomous Weapons Debate

12.00 pm – 12.45 pm Discussion

1.30 pm 2.30 pm AI induced Security Challenges
Chair: Silja Vöneky (University of Freiburg & FRIAS)

Ebrahim Afsah (University of Vienna): AI and National Security Law
Dustin Lewis (Harvard Law School): International Legal Responsibility concerning AI in Armed Conflict: A Framework aimed at Discerning General Concepts and Specific Attributes

2.00 pm – 2.30 pm Discussion

3:00 pm 4.45 pm Panel: AI-based Neurotechnology: Brain Data, Mental Privacy and Neurorights
Chair: Philipp Kellmeyer (University Medical Center Freiburg & FRIAS)

Format: Introduction, 5 min inputs by panelists, moderated discussion


Rafael Yuste (Columbia University): The NeuroRights Initiative: Human Rights Guidelines for Neurotechnology and AI
Karen Herrera-Ferrá (Mexican Association of Neuroethics, Mexico City): Sociocultural Perspectives on Neurorights Marcello Ienca (ETH Zurich): Brain Data and Consumer Neurotechnology
Ricardo Chavarriaga (CLAIRE Initiative and ZHAW Zurich): Governance of AI and Neurotechnologies
Thomas Metzinger (University of Mainz): Three Types of Arguments for a Global Moratorium on Synthetic Phenomenology

5.00 pm 6.00 pm AI Governance – Current Challenges
Chair: Philipp Kellmeyer (University Medical Center Freiburg & FRIAS)

Antje von Ungern-Sternberg (Trier University): Discrimination by Algorithm – Does Data Protection provide any answers?
Fruzsina Molnar-Gabor (Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities): Issues around AI in Medicine

5.30 pm – 6.00 pm Discussion

6.00 pm – 6.15 pm (pre-recorded):

Boris Paal (University of Freiburg): AI as a Challenge for Data Protection – Data protection as a Challenge for AI

6.30 pm 7.30 pm How to Frame AI Driven Risks – Part II
Chair: Eva Wolfangel (currently MIT)

Johanna Thoma (London School of Economics and Political Science): Risk Imposition by Artificial Agents: The Moral Proxy Problem
Kate Vredenburgh (Stanford University): Against Rationale Explanations

7.00 pm – 7.30 pm Discussion

7.30 pm Closing Remarks
Saltus Group Responsible AI – Wolfram Burgard, Philipp Kellmeyer, Oliver Müller, Silja Vöneky

Responsible Artificial Intelligence

Prof. Dr. Joschka Boedecker
Dr. Philipp Kellmeyer
Prof. Dr. Oliver Müller
Prof. Dr. Silja Vöneky

Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
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79104 Freiburg
Phone:  0049 (0)761 203- 97354

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