Artificial intelligence is one of the most talked-about technologies today. And while the business world has enthusiastically embraced this technology, there are still questions among companies and governments about the ethical and legal issues. The challenges are well known, but it can be difficult to take them into account in practice in AI projects. To address this, the Knowledge Centre Data & Society is organising a learning networking event on Wednesday 14 December on artificial intelligence and ethics. The first meeting of this learning network, AI and Ethics in Practice, is for people who encounter ethical challenges related to data-driven applications and AI in their professional practice.
The Knowledge Centre Data & Society regularly receives questions from governments and companies on how to start using artificial intelligence, while considering the technology’s social impact. The centre - consisting of the university research groups imec-SMIT-VUB, CiTiP of KU Leuven and imec-MICT-UGent - is launching a learning network to connect experts around artificial intelligence so they can share their experiences, knowledge and insights. It aims to encourage knowledge exchange between academics, governments and business and bring together ethics officers, digital ethicists and similar profiles to learn and seek solutions to societal challenges together.
The Knowledge Centre Data & Society is part of the Flemish Artificial Intelligence Policy Plan and receives support from the Flemish government.
You can register for the event here.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel is an internationally oriented university in Brussels, the heart of Europe. By providing excellent research and education on a human scale, VUB wants to make an active and committed contribution to a better society.
The World Needs You
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel assumes its scientific and social responsibility with love and decisiveness. That’s why VUB launched the platform De Wereld Heeft Je Nodig - The World Needs You, which brings together ideas, actions and projects based on six Ps. The first P stands for People , because that’s what it’s all about: giving people equal opportunities, prosperity, welfare, respect. Peace is about fighting injustice, big and small, in the world. Prosperity combats poverty and inequality. Planet stands for actions on biodiversity, climate, air quality, animal rights... With Partnership , VUB is looking for joint actions to make the world a better place. The sixth and last P is for Poincaré , the French philosopher Henri Poincaré, from whom VUB derives its motto that thinking should submit to nothing except the facts themselves. VUB is an ’urban engaged university’, strongly anchored in Brussels and Europe and working according to the principles of free research.