AI’s unrelenting ascent produces extraordinary innovation, systemic
changes, hopes and fears in domains ranging from healthcare to
warfare, and from the labor market to the administration of all
institutions of society. Increasingly, AI affects the rights, quality
of life, freedom of opportunity, agency and dignity of citizens.
Tomorrow, it will challenge our conception of what it means to be
human. How should policy makers and ordinary citizens think about the
impact of artificial intelligence in the midst of great uncertainty?
What unique ethical and societal challenges arise from AI’s ascent?
What governance frameworks are available to the international community?
Nicolas Economou Chief Executive of H5 Future Society at Harvard Kennedy School
Nicolas Economou is the chief executive of H5 and was a pioneer
in advocating the application of artificial intelligence and
scientific methods in the legal system. He is a Senior Advisor to the
Artificial Intelligence Initiative of the Future Society at Harvard
Kennedy School, the chair of the Future Society’s Science, Law and
Society Initiative, the chair of the Law Committee of the IEEE Global
Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, and served
as chair of the Law Committee of the First Global Governance of AI
Roundtable hosted in Dubai in February 2018. Trained in political
science at the Graduate Institute of International Studies of the
University of Geneva (Switzerland), he earned his M.B.A. from the
Wharton School of Business, and chose to forgo completion of his M.P.A
at Harvard’s Kennedy School in order to co-found H5.
Ana Rold Founder, Publisher Diplomatic Courier
Ana C. Rold is the Founder and Publisher of Diplomatic Courier,
the flagship media network and magazine for top diplomats in
Washington, DC, New York, Brussels and Geneva. Rold is also the
President of Medauras Global, a global communications firm for “The
Connected Generation.” She is the Host of global event series and
virtual think tank, The World in 2050–A Forum About Our Future. Since
2009 Rold has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the annual leadership
publications of the G7 Summit (formerly the G8), the G20 and B20
Summits, and APEC CEO Summit. In tandem with her publishing and
editorial work, Rold has taught Comparative Politics and Political
Science at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies
since 2006. At Northeastern, she has also served as Director of the
Cyprus Program and co-Director for the Egypt Program for
Northeastern’s Dialogue of Civilizations Initiative.