Responsible AI in Digital Platforms, Telco & Media


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András Koltay profile photo
President, National Media and Infocommunications Authority
Opening speech

Smoke and mirrors


Adrian Gonzalez Sanchez profile photo
Data & AI Lead for Public Sector & Health, Microsoft
Keynote speech

Public-Private Collaboration Approaches for Responsible AI Knowledge Transfer

Panel discussion

Big Enterprise, esp. digital frontrunners like Tech platforms, Telcos and Media have an extensive history not just in developing and rolling out AI products, but manifesting and chiseling a wide range of methods and practices that ensure the de-risking of them and ensuring competitiveness rooted in AI consumer trust.

  • What do they use AI for, where are their AI strategy big bets, and what are their challenges and solutions for proving trustworthiness of AI technologies deployed?
  • Responsible AI is a set of practices and guardrails that soon will be mandated by law: how do they see their path forward when it comes to compliance preparation?
  • What is the right-sized role of big enterprise in the multi-stakeholder process of delivering beneficial AI for society?
  • At this rapidly acceleration AI age, how do executives define the right mixture of innovation and regulation for the task at hand?


  • Erik Slooten (Global Lead Delivery Quality & Transformation Cloud Services, T-Systems International)
  • Imre Bárd (researcher, Dutch National Laboratory for AI in Education – NOLAI)
  • Adrián Gonzalez Sanchez (Principal Specialist, Cloud, Data & AI for Public Sector, Microsoft Spain)
  • George Tilesch (Founder & President, Phi Institute for Augmented Intelligence)


Brando Benifei profile photo
Member of the European Parliament, EU AI ACT Co-Rapporteur
Online check-in

Online speech on the forthcoming AI Act


Coffee break

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AI, Safety and Security. AI for Good and Protecting the Next Generation


Maria Axente profile photo
Responsible AI & AI for Good Lead, PwC UK
Keynote speech

Raising children in the age of AI

Panel discussion

AI as a socio-technical construct lands in an age of big uncertainties, conflicts, and insecurities. AI can be a force for Good: its power should be tapped at a much bigger magnitude in helping solve big civilizational challenges and social development goals. Parallel to that, AI’s agency is active in everyday solutions that surround us and soon, they will power everything digital: its prowess and impact will be omnipresent, and so will be risks and harms that have to do with this line of technologies, that are here to stay.

  • There are risks and harms unique to AI  - and there is also luggage, unsolved. How can we protect populations most vulnerable, especially youth, from the unintended harms and clashes of AI misuse?
  • How do institutions, both national and international, react to these challenges and what can be considered cutting edge initiatives that instill hope and a sense of safety?
  • When it goes wrong: how can we build awareness and understanding around AI safety and security for non-coders and what is the cutting edge in that?
  • AI transforms 21st century defense: how do we protect our societies from aggressors who increasingly develop robust AI capabilities?



Coffee break

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AI Regulation, Ethics and Governance


Olivia Erdélyi profile photo
Professor, Canterbury (NZ) & Bonn (DE) Universities | Senior Partner, AI Ethics and Governance, PHI Institute
Keynote speech

AI Regulation around the globe – State of Play

Panel discussion

The world seems to converge by and large on what is considered ethical AI – soon there will be a sweeping range of regulations worldwide that lay down the foundations for it to be enforced, starting with the EU AI Act.

  • AI Ethics principles may not be universally the same but increasingly overlapping. How do we establish the norms and then ensure reliable operationalizing?
  • The world of AI policy and standardization is booming. What are the major directions, cutting edge best practices, and the towering challenges in this regard that leaders should know about? How can we best communicate the ethical implications of AI to society, make it more graspable in the present tense?
  • How can we come up with the right AI governance structures in large organizations (sometimes with a lot of self-restraint practiced?)
  • In what senses do we consider the coming EU AI Act pioneering, what are your expectations in delivering “the Brussels effect” worldwide and where is room for improvement going forward?


  • Levente Juhász (Government Affairs & Public Policy Manager, CEE, Google)
  • Olivia Erdélyi (Professor, Canterbury (NZ) & Bonn (DE) Universities | Senior Partner, AI Ethics and Governance, PHI Institute)
  • George Tilesch (Founder & President, PHI Institute for Augmented Intelligence)


Coffee break

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AI in Society & Public Services


Gianluca Misuraca profile photo
Executive Director, AI4GOV
Keynote speech

Mastering AI for government: governance "of, with, and by" AI

Panel discussion

AI-infused government services are one of the key areas where citizens may first encounter and internalize the boons of AI. How do governments of the world realize the potential of AI for their citizens, either via public-facing services or in the background, strategically?

  • How can current EU leadership and the incoming next generation of government leaders be ready for the challenges of steering governmental AI for public benefit?
  • How do Europeans governments contribute to a safer, more predictable and trustworthy digital environment in the AI Age for people and the economy?
  • What role can AI sandboxes play in operationalizing these objectives and where do we stand with them?
  • Considering the close proximity of the DSA and the AI Act, what is the right balance of partnerships and oversight between public authorities and large platforms, the forerunners of AI?


  • Andrea Halmos (Deputy Head of Unit, Unit B2 Interoperability, Directorate-General Informatics, European Commission)
  • Kristel Kriisa (AI Project Manager, Estonian Information System Authority)
  • Gianluca Misuraca (Executive Director of the Master on Artificial Intelligence in public services – AI4GOV)
  • George Tilesch (Founder & President, PHI Institute for Augmented Intelligence)


George Tilesch profile photo
President, PHI Institute for Augmented Intelligence
Closing speech

Riding the wave, steering the ship together: Responsible AI as our societal compass


Standing reception

This informal event is a great opportunity to break out of your shell.