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IGF 2018 BPF Artifical Intelligence, Big Data & Internet of Things

A discussion about the  IGF 2018 BPF IoT, Big Data, AI


1. Welcome and Introduction to the BPF IoT, Big Data, AI

Concettina Casa (BPF Co-facilitator), Sumon A. Sabir (BPF Co-facilitator), Wim Degezelle (BPF Consultant)

BPF IoT, Big Data, AI draft output document: download / comment



IGF 2018 Report

“Emerging Technologies: Fostering benefits, managing risks through multistakeholder governance”

- Session Type: Panel discussion - Main Session

- Title: Emerging Technologies: Fostering benefits, managing risks through multistakeholder governance

- Date & Time: Monday, 12 November 2018, 10:00-11:20

- Organizer(s): Christoph Steck, Nataša Glavor, Wafa Dahmani, Raquel Gatto

- Chair/Moderator: Vladimi Radunović, Ogla Cavalli

IGF 2018 LIGHTNING SESSION #14 How blockchain can impact the Internet

Despite the fact that almost ten years have passed since blockchain was introduced by bitcoin, the technology remains mysterious to many people particularly in understanding how it could impact the Internet and its future. In this session, we highlight some key attributes that make blockchain standout compared to any earlier database technology and how this may in fact disrupt traditional banking, real estate, media, and a host of other sectors.

IGF 2018 LIGHTNING SESSION #21 From Open data to open government for a better governance: the case of French policies

Etalab is the French State task force for open data and open government. Through this mandate, the French State has made the choice of opening public data and public algorithm as a fundamental principle for improving its government policies and actions. This lightning session will aim at presenting the French open data and open algorithm policies, and its on going work on data and algorithms, and how it contributes to a more open global governance and to reinforcing ethic in Artificial intelligence

IGF 2018 LIGHTNING SESSION #3 Emerging Technologies and Rights Future


- Title:  Emerging Technologies and Rights Future

- Organizer(s): Dynamic Coalition IRPC 

- Chair/Moderator: Hanane Boujemi 

- Rapporteur/Notetaker: Minda Moreira

- List of speakers and their institutional affiliations (Indicate male/female/ transgender male/ transgender female/gender variant/prefer not to answer):

Sarah Moulton (female): Senior Technology Innovation Analyst- NDI (NGO)

IGF 2018 NRI Session on Emerging Technologies

IGF 2018 Report Template

Pre-Session Synthesis Due: 2 November 2018

Short Report Due: Within 12 hours of when session is held

Long Report Due: 27 November 2018


- Session Type (Workshop, Open Forum, etc.): Panel

IGF 2018 OF #21 What future for the Internet?

The Internet of the next decade will be built around the users. It will have to be a human centric Internet, an Internet of values, that ensure privacy and data control and a more inclusive, transparent and democratic digital environment for all.

The European Commission has launched the Next-Generation Internet initiative, aiming at designing this internet of values. To this end we have engaged all different stakeholders that will help us build the internet of the future: top innovators, startup and civil society.

IGF 2018 WS #11 AI Ethics: privacy, transparency and knowledge construction

Additional Speakers: 

Mr. Jasper Wang, Deputy Editor of Sina Weibo, Editor-in-chief of Weibo Think Tank in China. Mr. Wang has 10 years of working experience in news business, social media and Journalism industry. With the special passion towards Internet industry, he moved to the Weibo after working in government's education department.  He researches into the areas of information dissemination and user governance in social media platform, development model of social and public opinion, the ecological pattern of we-media. Depend on Weibo's more than 200 million active user data per day, the Weibo think tank he manages is committed to working with universities and overseas academic institutions to research the evolution of social media, media convergence and development.


Dr. Félicien Vallet,  a privacy technologist at the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), the French data protection authority. His missions are to analyze technical systems and study the challenges they raise on a privacy and data protection standpoint in order to elaborate CNIL’s position on these issues. While working closely with legal experts of the CNIL, he regularly meets with professionals to help them design their systems in accordance with data protection requirements. He also participates in the works of several groups of data protection authorities such as the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) or the International Working Group on Data Protection and Telecommunications (IWGDPT) in order to develop international standards for data protection. He holds engineering and doctoral degrees in Computer Science from Télécom ParisTech (obtained in 2007 and 2011 respectively).


Mr. Yuqiang Chen,  the co-founder and chief research scientist of the 4th Paradigm, which is a AI start-up company in China. He received his bachelor and master degrees from the CS department of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He was major in machine learning, and his main research interests include transfer learning, large-scale machine learning and deep learning.  Mr. Chen had serval papers published in NIPS, AAAI, SIGKDD, ACL, and one of his work was reported by MIT Technology Review in 2011. Mr. Chen worked in Baidu, which is the largest search engine company in China and deployed online the first deep learning system for commercial advertising use, which consists of a large model of billions of raw features as input.  He worked in Toutiao, which is a leading mobile new feeds company in China,  helping to build up one of the largest ML systems in the world.  Later, with Wenyuan Dai and others, Mr. Yuqiang Chen co-founded“the 4th Paradigm”- an AI development platform that enables enterprises to build their own AI applications in various settings such as finance, telecommunication and Internet applications, and thereby significantly increase their operation's efficiency.


Mr. Jake Lucchi, Head of AI, Public Policy, Google Asia Pacific. Jake Lucchi leads Google’s policy work on AI, among other areas, for the Asia Pacific region. In this role, he works with government, academia, industry and civil society to build an ecosystem in which AI can be leveraged to achieve economic and social benefit around the region through promoting the positive development and application of AI, while also establishing strong governance frameworks. He also works to amplify the voice of APAC on AI governance and adoption in various global fora. In addition to AI, Jake also leads Google’s work managing content for the region.Prior to joining Google he worked on a range of law and policy issues for the United Nations, INGOs and as a consultant for the Thai government, for which he helped redesign the migrant labor regulatory scheme to prevent human trafficking. Originally from the US, he has lived full time in the APAC region since 2010 and speaks fluent Thai and intermediate Spanish. He holds a juris doctorate (law) from Yale University and a BA, summa cum laude,in politics and philosophy from University of Missouri. He is based in Hong Kong.




Panel Introduction    by Dr. Kuo-wei Wu          

Presentations From Six Speakers

Dr. Yik Chan Chin/Prof. Changfeng Chen             XJTL University/Tsinghua University                    AI policies and ethical frameworks    


Dr. Ansgar Koene            University of Nottingham                           Governance frameworks for algorithmic transparency and accountability


Mr. Jasper Wang                 Sina Weibo                               The Rumor shredder —Social media platform has a new role in an age of post-truth


Dr. Félicien Vallet            Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL)          How can humans keep the upper hand? Presentation of CNIL's report on the ethical matters raised by artificial intelligence. (link :


Mr. Yuqiang Chen                The 4th Paradigm                                                    How will AI serve human better in the future?


Mr. Jake Lucchi                 Head of AI, Public Policy, Google Asia Pacific      Ethical AI at Google         


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