Report of the Expertmeeting
Slides Nick Hart, CeO, Data Coalition, USA
Slides Barbara Ubaldi, Digital Government Lead, OECD
Please read this position paper on the meeting.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a complex process which needs substantial specialized knowledge to understand how it works. Caused by this lack of transparency, AI - and its included algorithms – gained increased concern among policymakers who have to deal with this phenomenon and feel obliged to protect their citizens.
No matter how righteous these concerns are, we see a rapidly growing gap between the potential to use algorithms for the public good (e.g. Security, Covid-19, Environmental monitoring) and the pace with which they are applied (it could be argued China is excluded from this). We see an understand-able focus within western governments on the risks of bias and failing algorithms, therewith giving less priority to prepare themselves internally and technically for well substantiated applications. Opportunities to implement the fundamental contributions of AI are currently being missed.
New chances for linking AI with innovative policymaking
Several developments in the past year have created opportunities to bring together AI-expertise and public ambitions to better apply its AI potential for the public good:
At December 2 an international expert meeting with speakers from Washington DC, Brussels and the OECD will investigate the current conditions on how the current AI potential in the public arena can be realized.
The meeting will be used as input for the conference “Evidence for Policymakers” (December 15-18, The Hague) and will be exclusively accessible – in persona - for a small dedicated group of max. eight governmental bodies.
Opportunities to be discussed
The preliminary subjects of this expert meeting may address the following:
Senior Scientist in AI, European Commissionlees meer
Professor of Data Science, University of Amsterdamlees meer
Professor of Computer Science and Law & Chair of the Board of Directors of the Leiden Centre of Data Science (LCDS)lees meer
Chief Executive Officer of the Data Coalition and President of the non-profit Data Foundationlees meer
Strategist and Manager, Netherlands AI Coalitionlees meer
Professor Digitalization and Public Policylees meer
Managing-Director of SWOV, the national Institute for Road Safety Research in The Netherlandslees meer
Professor by special appointment Communicative AI and TNOlees meer