UNESCO to give key note speech at AI UK 2022

The Alan Turing Institute welcomes UNESCO’s Gabriela Ramos to AI UK 2022

Monday 21 Mar 2022

Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO will give a keynote speech at AI UK, hosted by The Alan Turing Institute.

Ramos, who oversees UNESCO’s contributions to building inclusive societies, will discuss the recent adoption of the ‘Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence’, by its Member States.

Her speech will be followed by a panel discussion on intercultural and global approaches to AI ethics and governance. The panel will explore some of the potential challenges facing, and the opportunities presented by, the UNESCO Recommendation as its 193 member states put it into practice. It will be chaired by The Alan Turing Institute’s Dr David Leslie, Director of Ethics and Responsible Innovation Research. 

Dr Leslie said: “We’re delighted to welcome Gabriela Ramos to speak at AI UK this year. UNESCO’s work on the recent ethics of AI recommendation was a crucial step forward in ensuring AI technology is regulated in the right way across the globe. 

“It puts us in a better position to steer rapidly changing technology in accordance with human rights, fundamental freedoms, and democratically shaped visions of a sustainable human future. It also ensures that countries will be better equipped to protect impacted people as AI continues to become a bigger part of our lives.” 

This session will take place at 15:15 on Wednesday 23 March on the Public Policy stage at AI UK, the UK’s national showcase of artificial intelligence and data science research. Secure your place to hear from our panel.  

Professor David Leslie

Director of Ethics and Responsible Innovation Research at The Alan Turing Institute and Professor of Ethics, Technology and Society, Queen Mary University of London