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Global Civic Debate on “Governing the Rise of Artificial Intelligence”

26 Sep 2018
JAN 4 q1 European Parliament

Citizens, academics, government and business leaders should be empowered to decide and shape the course of Artificial Intelligence development.

Join us on September 26, 2018 at the European Parliament in Brussels, to discuss the impact and governance of AI. During this event, we will also release the report of our Global Civic Debate on ‘Governing the rise of AI’ (

By assembling a diverse community of over 2,000 participants (experts, practitioners, policy-makers and citizens) from around the world, with over 3,300 contributions in five languages, we garnered novel perspectives on the governance of AI. We also collectively forged new insights on how the AI revolution is playing out, its consequences and how they need to be governed to capture the upsides, minimize the downsides and ensure that its benefits reach everyone.

We are proud to share the insights from our Global Civic Debate at the European Parliament. Expect a unique opportunity to take a seat at the table for shaping the global policy agenda on AI!

This event is organized in partnership with the Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake. It is free and open to the public.

Agenda, European Parliament, Room JAN 4Q1

  • 15:30-17:30 'Exploring AI for Good' workshop

    • Get hands-on and understand what lies behind the terms ‘Machine Learning’ and ‘Data Science’. Take part in a unique machine learning platform to explore data science of ‘hyperpersonalization’ and discuss ethical and governance dynamics. We are excited to host this workshop in collaboration with machine learning experts ML6! Feat. Caroline Jeanmaire, Raziye Buse Cetin, Pablo Hnatow

    • Explore surprising and fascinating stories that imagine our collective futures with AI. Films, arts and media are critical actors that help shape public perception, hopes and fears of AI. Written by participants of the Civic Debate, using pioneering collective intelligence methodology, imaginaries developed by The Future Society & Bluenove under the "Bright Mirror" concept will be shared.  Feat. Aude Sacha Alanoca, Mehdi Villequin, Yolana Lanquist

  • Break
  • 18:00-19:30 – Keynote + roundtable on findings from the Global Civic Debate on ‘Governing the Rise of Artificial Intelligence’

    • Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament

    • Nicolas Miailhe, President of The Future Society