IGF 2019 WS #167 Artificial Intelligence, Law, Ethics & Emerging Challenges

Organizer 1: Private Sector, Asia-Pacific Group

Speaker 1: PAVAN DUGGAL, Private Sector, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 2: CHRISTOPH STUECKELBERGER, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 3: SALMA ABASSI, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

Policy Question(s): 

1. Artificial Intelligence is growing at a very rapid pace. However, how does it need to be regulated at international level?

2. Is there a need for providing legal recognition to Artificial Intelligence?

3. Can the ethical dimensions of the acts done by Artificial Intelligence be appropriately addressed by ethical and legal frameworks?

4. How can cybercrime connected through Artificial Intelligence thus be regulated?

5. How can the issue of misuse and breach of cyber security by Artificial Intelligence be appropriately addressed?

These and other important policy questions are likely to be raised by the present Workshop. The Workshop will also look at how the advent of Artificial Intelligence law and legal frameworks are having an impact upon the way how Artificial Intelligence jurisprudence is evolving.

Relevance to Theme: Artificial Intelligence has gained lot of centre-stage attention. Lot of cutting-edge developments are taking place in Artificial Intelligence. These developments have compelled the need for giving appropriate attention to the legal and policy challenges raised by Artificial Intelligence. Further, the ethical ramifications of Artificial Intelligence is increasingly getting more and more significant. It is imperative to ensure ethical behaviour standards for Artificial Intelligence.

This Workshop will examine the legal emerging challenges that Artificial Intelligence has thrown up and would also examine how different approaches at global level are trying to address the other legal challenges. Further, the ethical ramifications of Artificial Intelligence need to be appropriately addressed given the documented instances where Artificial Intelligence algorithms have demonstrated bias based on the big data sets that are fed therein. This workshop will also examine the ethical ramifications of Artificial Intelligence and how the same need to be addressed. It will further examine how the frameworks in this regard are evolving at global level which further would necessitate far more action.

Relevance to Internet Governance: The present Workshop on Artificial Intelligence has a direct relevance to Internet Governance. Today, for Internet to be properly governed, it must be taken into account the newly emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence. Artificial Intelligence can also provide more effective, practical and conducive ways for governing Internet in a right direction. The Workshop will try to explore some of the key areas or connection between Artificial Intelligence and Internet Governance and how Artificial Intelligence could be potentially harnessed for the purposes of better Internet Governance.

Format: 

Round Table - U-shape - 90 Min

Description: Artificial Intelligence has gained lot of centre-stage attention. Lot of cutting-edge developments are taking place in Artificial Intelligence. These developments have compelled the need for giving appropriate attention to the legal and policy challenges raised by Artificial Intelligence. Further, the ethical ramifications of Artificial Intelligence is increasingly getting more and more significant. It is imperative to ensure ethical behaviour standards for Artificial Intelligence.

This Workshop will examine the legal emerging challenges that Artificial Intelligence has thrown up and would also examine how different approaches at global level are trying to address the other legal challenges. Further, the ethical ramifications of Artificial Intelligence need to be appropriately addressed given the documented instances where Artificial Intelligence algorithms have demonstrated bias based on the big data sets that are fed therein. This workshop will also examine the ethical ramifications of Artificial Intelligence and how the same need to be addressed. It will further examine how the frameworks in this regard are evolving at global level which further would necessitate far more action.

The Workshop would be organized by Artificial Intelligence Law Hub which is world’s unique Hub looking at cutting-edge legal principles governing Artificial Intelligence.

Expected Outcomes: The workshop will aim to suggest practical approaches on how to deal with the emerging legal and ethical issues concerning artificial intelligence today.

Discussion Facilitation: 

The workshop will be in an interactive format. The workshop will encourage more participation from participants and also various stakeholders from different sectors and corners.

Online Participation: 

Usage of IGF Tool

SDGs: 

GOAL 4: Quality Education
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions