Innovation and ethical implication – TOPIC 03 Sub 01 2024

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19 June 2024 | 10:30 - 11:15 EEST | Auditorium
Consolidated programme 2024 overview

Proposals: (#27) #40 #42 #48 (see list of proposals)

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Session teaser

As Europe embraces artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies, ethical considerations become increasingly crucial. This session delves into the ethical implications of AI, machine learning, and related technologies, exploring issues such as bias in algorithms, privacy concerns, and their impact on human rights.

Session description

This session invites participants to engage in discussions on advancing digital freedoms and ethical technology in Europe at the upcoming EuroDIG meeting. As Europe embraces artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies, ethical considerations become increasingly important. The aim of this session is to address critical issues at the intersection of technology, human rights, and societal well-being, focusing on AI and Human Rights: With the increasing adoption of AI and emerging technologies, ethical considerations are essential. This session will examine the ethical implications of AI, including algorithmic bias, privacy concerns, and potential impacts on human rights, advocating for responsible AI frameworks.


To ensure an interactive format of the session, at the beginning, the poll is used to ask participants to share their opinion on what they consider to be the main ethical concerns of AI or their views on AI impact on human rights. Then, based on their answers, key participants will share 3-minute insights on the topic from their fields of expertise. This would lead to a further, more informed debate between the audience and key participants, including an exchange of comments and Q&A.

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  • Meri Baghdasaryan
  • Minda Moreira

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Key Participants

  • Vanja Skoric, Program Director at ECNL | European Center for Not-For-Profit Law Stichting
  • Nicola Palladino, Assistant Professor of Global Governance of Artificial Intelligence, University of Salerno, Founder Member of the Digital Constitutionalism Network (Center for Advanced Internet Studies, Bochum, DE), Expert Member of the ISO JTC 42 on Artificial Intelligence
  • Marine Rabeyrin, EMEA Education Segment Director
  • Thomas Schneider, Ambassador, Chair of the CAI, Vice-Director, Swiss Federal Office of Communication (OFCOM), Swiss Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC)

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  • Prof. Dr. Paulius Pakutinskas, UNESCO Chair on AI, Emerging Technologies and Innovations for Society.
    A full Professor at Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) (Vilnius, Lithuania). He is Head of Legal Tech Centre. Professor is Director of Legal Tech LL.M and Law, Technology & Business Master degree programmes at MRU.
    He is a Board member of Artificial Intelligence Association of Lithuania and works extensively on ethical and regulatory issues related to AI, including in the medical and military fields.
    He has studied, interned and lectured at the Norwegian School of Management BI (Norway), University of Cambridge (UK), Tel Aviv University (Israel), Kanagawa University (Japan), Re: Humanize Institute (Denmark), Singularity University (Denmark), Vilnius University, Faculty of Law (Lithuania), International School of Management (Lithuania).
    He is experienced Senior Legal Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. He has a very strong legal professional background with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Technology & Business and is a top professor at MRU.
    All his Interdisciplinary research, projects, and publications are related to an interrelation of Law, Business, Emerging Technologies and Innovations, including in the field of AI, ICT, New Technologies, Cyber Security, harmful content on the internet, etc.
    Professor, together with Lithuanian laser and biotechnology scientists, founded Vital3D Technologies – high-tech startup working with cutting edge technologies in lasers/materials/biotech/AI to develop advanced 3D tools for the future of personalized medicine. He is a Board Member of Vital3D Technologies.

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