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Technology Frontier Talk on Artificial Intelligence

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When

20 April 2021

17:00 - 19:00 Italian time

Where

Zoom

This lecture features two presentations by Carlos Escapa (PyTorch Global Business Development Manager at Facebook) and Norberto Andrade (Global Policy Lead for Digital and AI Ethics at Facebook). Carlos Escapa will explain how AI starts; how companies are organising themselves and evolving their cultures to leverage data with machine learning; and how they are integrating inferences into their operations; while Norberto Andrade will assess different approaches to the regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) and provide an overview of Facebook’s work on AI ethics and governance.

How to Think about AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is accelerating innovation in all areas of our economy and society, in some cases introducing incremental changes and in others disrupting entire industries. With numerous use cases and concrete examples, this presentation explains in non-technical language how AI starts; how companies are organising themselves and evolving their cultures to leverage data with machine learning; and how they are integrating inferences into their operations. My emphasis on the business impact of AI on innovation is highly relevant not only for senior management in business but for public sector leaders responsible for adopting AI.

Carlos Escapa is an IT business executive who specialises in building global operations for technology companies. He is currently at Facebook AI Research, where he leads business development for PyTorch, a Deep Learning library that powers the world’s most innovative AI applications. He was previously Senior Principal of Business Development at Amazon Web Services, where he built AWS's partner network for Machine Learning and Data Science. Prior to that he was co-founder and CEO of VirtualSharp Software, with a successful exit to Unitrends Inc (Insight Venture Partners). Before that venture, Carlos was the General Manager of Southern Europe at VMware, Vice President of Channels at CA Technologies in Europe and Business Development Director at Sterling Software Japan. Carlos is from Valladolid Spain and has a Master of Science degree from Virginia Tech in Computer Science.

AI Ethics and Governance

This presentation will invite the audience to assess different approaches to the regulation of artificial intelligence (AI). I will discuss concrete regional and international developments, while presenting a comparative and critical review of the various governance initiatives currently in development both across and between countries to regulate the development of AI and automated decision-making processes. The presentation will also provide an overview of Facebook’s work on AI ethics and governance, describing projects such as the call for papers on AI Ethics in the Global South, or Open Loop, an experimental global governance program that bridges the gap between tech and policy innovation.

Norberto Andrade works at the intersection of ethics, law and public policy at Facebook, as Global Policy Lead for Digital and AI Ethics. He previously worked as Global Data Privacy Program Manager at Workday, as Public Policy Contributor at Mozilla, as Scientific Officer at the European Commission and as Legal Policy and International Relations Manager at the Portuguese Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications (ANACOM). Norberto is also a Professor at IE Law School (Madrid), and an Affiliated Scholar at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet & Society (CIS). Previously, Norberto was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at UC Berkeley School of Law, where he worked at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (BCLT), a Legal Foresight Fellow at the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL, The Netherlands) and a Visiting Scholar at the Singapore Internet Research Centre (SiRC) of Nanyang Technological University. Norberto holds a PhD in Law, Policy and Technology and a Master of Research in European, International and Comparative Law from the European University Institute (Italy), an MA in International Relations and European Studies from the Central European University (Hungary) and an LLB from the University of Lisbon.

This event is part of the "Technology Frontier Talks" series organised by the Technological Change and Society cluster.

Please register via the link below by 19 April 2021. Registered participants will receive the Zoom link shortly before the event.

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