[Parliamentary Session 2] Facilitating trustworthy innovation: how governance frameworks can enable the safe development and use of artificial intelligence

Room D

From a lack to an abundance of information, digital technologies have also revolutionized communication in online spaces. However, modern online disinformation has surged, challenging trustworthiness and reliability of consumed data and even threatening democracy. Emerging technologies, such as AI, are as well intensifying misinformation and disinformation threats, allowing the wide spread of misleading and contradictory pieces of information. While protecting and respecting freedom of opinion and expression, governments may find it difficult to address online disinformation without cooperation among multistakeholders including parliamentarians.

  • How can policy, regulatory and legislative frameworks facilitate collaboration for the development of artificial intelligence in a trusted way, while continuing to foster innovation? 
  • How to ensure that the design and use of AI is safe, fair, accountable, transparent, interpretable and trustworthy?
  • How to strengthen cooperation across Governments, industry, experts and civil society to elaborate and implement norms, guidelines and principles relating to the responsible use of AI?
  • How to ensure that artificial intelligence aligns with universal human rights and values, while its application is wide spreading in our societies, economies, and politics?  


  • Hon. Cedric Frolick, Member of Parliament, National Assembly House Chairperson for Committees, Oversight and ICT, South Africa 
  • James Hairston, Head of International Policy & Partnership, OpenAI 
  • Nicola Morini Bianzino, EY’s Global Chief Technology Officer
  • Genie Sugene Gan, Head of Government Affairs & Public Policy, Kaspersky
  • Eliamani Laltaika, Judge of the High Court of Tanzania, adjunct faculty member of The Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST)


  • Prateek Sibal, Programme Specialist, Digital Policies and Digital Transformation Section, UNESCO

Meet the speakers!

Session Time
Sunday, 8th October, 2023 (04:45 UTC) - Sunday, 8th October, 2023 (06:15 UTC)