POLITICO Establishes Global AI Forum for Business Leaders and Policymakers with Accenture as Founding Partner First in series of AI summits will take place on March 19-20, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium BRUSSELS; March 8, 2018 – POLITICO, with Accenture Applied Intelligence as the founding partner, is launching a global artificial intelligence (AI) forum to help business leaders and government policymakers understand the impact of AI innovation and to inform responsible use of AI. As AI-based decisions have an increasing impact on human lives, the initiative aims to empower decision-makers to build a framework for governance in pivotal and unchartered territory. The initiative will hold a series of AI summits and roundtables in multiple cities in Europe and the US. The first AI Summit will take place on March 19-20, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. Carlos Moedas, European Union Commissioner for Research Science and Innovation, and John Delaney, US Congressman and founder of the bipartisan AI Caucus, are two keynote participants of the event.
Welcome back to EURACTIV's Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. Jumping straight back into the EU's digital agenda for the coming mandate, we recently heard Greek MEP Eva Kaili's thoughts on the big issues for the next five years. She highlighted concerns that the EU's data protection framework, the GDPR, could obstruct AI development on the bloc, saying that "if Article 22 of the GDPR is applied to AI tools, automated decision-making systems would be faced with regulatory backstops aimed at safeguarding the rights of data subjects." Staying with Artificial Intelligence, EU defence ministers are convening in Helsinki this week to discuss, amongst other things, the intersections between Artificial Intelligence and Defence.
Access Now is a growing international human rights organisation dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, including issues of privacy, security, freedom of expression, and transparency. Our policy, advocacy, technology, and operations teams have staff presences in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East/North Africa (MENA), North America, and South/Southeast Asia, to provide global support to our mission. Access Now's Policy team works globally and supports our mission by developing and promoting rights-respecting practices and policies. The Policy team seek to advance laws and global norms to affect long-term systemic change in the area of digital rights and online security, developing insightful, rights-based, and well-researched policy guidance to governments, corporations, and civil society. The need to hold both the public and private sectors accountable leads the Policy team to use diverse fora, including domestic and regional courts, intergovernmental bodies, and expert offices to promote norms and best practices.
The Scaffolded Sound Beehive is an immersive multi-media installation which provides viewers an artistic visual and audio experience of activities in a beehive. Data were recorded in urban beehives and processed using sophisticated pattern recognition, AI technologies, and sonification and computer graphics software. The installation includes an experiment in using Deep Learning to interpret the activities in the hive based on sound and microclimate recording.