15 mars 2022

European AI Week

Geopolitics of AI Standardization : who will define tomorrow’s societal values and norms ?

par Gregory Lewkowicz

In the context of the European AI Week, the Perelman Centre will held on March 15 from 10:00 to 12:00 an online panel on the Geopolitics of AI Standardization with :

Gregory Lewkowicz (Chair), Professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles, director of the Global Law Program of the Perelman Centre.
Jerome Debrulle, Director General ad interim, Directorate general “Economic Regulation” at FPS Economy.
Jelle Hoedemakers, Expert ICT Standardization for Agoria.
Clara Neppel, Senior Director European Operations at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Karine Perset, Head of the AI Unit of the OECD Division for Digital Economy Policy.
David Restrepo Amariles, Associate Professor of Data Law & AI at HEC-Paris and and director of the Smart Law Hub.

In the context of an increasing digitalization of society, essential aspects of the global regulation of AI are already at stake at the level of technical standardization. Article 40 of the European AI Act gives a central role to European “harmonized standards” in the future regulation of AI. In the US, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has the ambition to lead the development of global technical AI standards, while China and its National Standardization Committee are implementing the national strategy “Standards 2035”. In January 2022, the UK government decided to back an AI Standards Hub comprising the Alan Turing Institute, the National Physical Laboratory and the British Standards Institution, in order to shape global AI standards. Initiatives are also on their way at the level of the International Standard Organization (ISO), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and in other standardization forums around the world. The stakes are particularly high since tomorrow’s AI technical standards will also address societal values and fundamental rights. This panel will address the issues raised by socio-technical standards for AI : What is the current state of play ? How are concerns regarding the impact of AI on societal values and fundamental rights addressed in the standardization process ? Are we going in the direction of universal standards for a human-centric AI ? Are we witnessing the emergence of a geopolitics of technical standards leading to the emergence of several conflicting digital ecosystems that may play the role of political « sphere of influences » ?

Free registration here : https://www.eventbrite.be/e/european-ai-week-2022-geopolitics-of-ai-standardization-tickets-277377713207
YouTube live stream : https://youtu.be/142lhCBVPEM

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