Recap: The Governance Challenges of Artificial Intelligence

31 October 2023

Last Tuesday, United Nations University - CRIS, in collaboration with the Flemish Government, organized a high-level lecture and academic panel that delved deep into the rapid development of Artificial Intelligence. Guided by the expertise of Professor Tshilidzi Marwala (チリツィ マルワラ) the UNU Rector and United Nations Under-Secretary-General, we explored the multifaceted dimensions of AI governance.

During his lecture, Professor Marwala provided valuable insights into the ethical frameworks, technical standards, and policy interventions necessary to ensure that AI benefits society while minimizing potential risks from advanced algorithms and autonomous systems.

Afterwards, a distinguished panel of Flemish AI experts engaged in a thought-provoking discussion. We were honoured to have Sabine Demey (Director, Flanders AI Research Program, imecTijl De Bie (Professor in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Data Science, Ghent University), Rob Heyman (Lead, Knowledge Centre Data & Society, imec-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Tinne De Laet (Head Tutorial Services, Engineering Sciences, KU Leuven with us to share their perspectives.

The event served as a platform for in-depth exploration of AI governance, fostering dialogue and collaboration among experts in the field. It is through such discussions that we collectively contribute to shaping a responsible and ethical future for AI.

We extend our gratitude to all the participants, speakers, and attendees for making this event a resounding success. 


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