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Under the High Patronage of
Mr Emmanuel MACRON
President of the French Republic

Paris • Oct. 28th - 29th - 30th

International multidisciplinary forum to

put the progress of AI
for the benefit of humankind

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GFAIH will take place in Paris, France, at the 3 Mazarine conference centre of the Institut de France from October the 28th to the 30th, 2019.

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The Global Forum on AI for Humanity (GFAIH) takes place in the context of the forthcoming organisation of a Global Partnership on AI (GPAI), as decided at the last G7 summit. It will serve as the formal launch pad for GPAI and will inform GPAI Working Groups’ future agenda.

The GFAIH will gather experts from AI, social sciences, humanities, and engineering, as well as innovators, economic actors, policy makers and civil society representatives in order to:

• reach a common understanding of the perspectives brought by AI, of the challenges to be addressed, and the methods and tools for addressing them
• deliberate about projects, studies and social experiments that can lead to a corpus of shared knowledge and shape R&D agendas
• consider Global Partnership initiatives to put the progress of AI for the benefit of humankind.

The art exhibition of the forum is "Au-delà du Terroir, Beyond AI Art", curated by Emily L. Spratt

The GFAIH is organised under the auspices of the French governement.

GFAIH workshops
and plenary

5 co-located workshops are organised on Monday, October the 28th, from 9am to 6pm. Then plenary sessions will be held on Tuesday the 29th and Wednesday the 30th.

Detailed information on conferences, workshops and speakers will be soon available in the downloadable program.

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Mon 28 OCT

  • Workshop 1. Rethinking cultural and ethical issues in AI
    Organisers: Raja Chatila (Sorbonne University, France), Véronique Guèvremont (Laval University, Québec), Vanessa Nurock (Paris 8 University, France), Marie-Hélène Parizeau (Laval University, Québec, Chair of COMEST/UNESCO).
  • Workshop 2. AI for Digital Humanities and Computational Social Sciences
    Organiser: Alexandre Gefen (CNRS, France)
  • Workshop 3. CoCoLAd: Human-Machine Co-Creation, Co-Learning and Co-Adaptation
    Organisers: Andreas Dengel (DFKI, Germany), Laurence Devillers (CNRS / Sorbonne University, France)
  • Workshop 4. AI and Information Disorder
    Organisers: Claude Castelluccia (Inria, France), Ioana Manolescu (Inria and Ecole Polytechnique, France)
  • Workshop 5. 'AI Commons' for Humanity
    Organisers:Amir Banifatemi (XPRIZE / AI commons), Alexandre Cadain (Anima / AI Commons), Buse Cetin (The Future Society), Lisa Hadj (Anima), Cyrus Hodes (The Future Society / AI Commons) Konstantinos Karachalios (IEEE), Yolanda Lannquist (The Future Society / AI Commons), Nicolas Miailhe (The Future Society / AI Commons), and Alpesh Shah (IEEE)


  • add remove 8:45 - 9:00: Opening speech by Cédric Villani (Mathematician, Fields Medal 2010 and deputy of Essonne)
  • 9:00 - 10:30: Session 1. Trustworthy AI: cybersecurity, safety, privacy, intelligibility of AI techniques
    Chairs: Raja Chatila (Sorbonne University) and Virginia Dignum (Umeå University)

    Speakers: Sylvie Delacroix (University of Birmingham & Alan Turing Institute), Michael Fisher (Liverpool University), Fosca Giannotti (CNR Italy), Stuart Russell (University of California at Berkeley) and Karen Yeung (University of Birmingham)
  • 11:00 - 12:30: Session 2. Data governance: ethical, political & legal challenges
    Chairs: Sylvie Delacroix (University of Birmingham & Alan Turing Institute) and Joelle Pineau (McGill University & Facebook)

    Speakers: Lise Getoor (University of California at Santa Cruz), Neil Lawrence (Cambridge University), Paul Nemitz (European Commission) and Nigel Shadbolt (Open Data Institute)
  • 14:00 - 15:30: Session 3. Future of work and economic impacts of AI
    Chairs: Yuko Harayama (Tohoku University) and Michela Milano (University of Bologna)

    Speakers: Céline Antonin (Paris Institute of Political Studies), Richard Baldwin (Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute, Geneva), Janine Berg (International Labor Organization, Geneva), Anousheh Karvar (French Ministry of Labour) and Andrew Wyckoff (Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD, Paris)
  • 16:00 - 17:30: Session 4. Delegation of decisions to machines, human agency and oversight
    Chairs: Rebecca Finlay (CIFAR) and Hideaki Takeda (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)

    Speakers: Virginia Dignum (Umeå University), Marzyeh Ghassemi (Vector Institute, University of Toronto), Jeroen van den Hoven (Delft University of Technology), Illah Nourbakhsh (Carnegie Mellon University) and Carme Torras (Spanish Scientific Research Council)
  • 17:30 - 18:30: Summary of the 5 workshops
    Chair: Bertrand Pailhès (Interministerial Directorate for Digital and Information and Communication System)


  • 8:30 - 10:00: Session 5. AI & Human values: inequalities, biases, fairness, representation of minorities, gender balance
    Chair: Françoise Soulié-Fogelman (Hub France IA)

    Speakers: Ricardo Baeza-Yates (NTENT and Northeastern University), Francesco Bonchi (ISI Foundation), Kate Crawford (AI Now Institute & Microsoft), Laurence Devillers (Sorbonne University) and Eric Salobir (Office of Priests for ICT)
  • 10:30 - 12:00: Session 6. Next big challenges in core AI technology
    Chairs: Fei-Fei Li (Stanford University) and Junichi Tsujii (Artificial Intelligence Research Center, Japan)

    Speakers: Andreas Dengel (DFKI), Oren Etzioni (Allen Institute, University of Washington), Martial Hebert (Carnegie Mellon University), Holger Hoos (Leiden University), Bernhard Schöllkopf (Max Planck Institute at Tübingen) and Paolo Traverso (Fondiazione Bruno Kessler)
  • 13:30 - 15:00: Session 7. AI for Humanity: The Global Challenges
    Chairs: Jocelyn Maclure (Laval University) and Stuart Russell (University of California at Berkeley)

    Speakers: Cristina Conati (University of British Columbia), Celine Herweijer (Price Waterhouse Coopers), Isaac Kohane (Harvard University - TBC) and Stephen Muggleton (Imperial College)
  • 15:30 - 17:30: Session 8. Global cooperation issues and the GPAI organisation
    Panel 1: Regulations and redlines
    Panel chair: Pekka Ala-Pietila (Chairman of the Board of Huhtamaki and of Sanoma, member of the Supervisory Board of SAP), Blyk Ltd. & chair of EU HLEG
    Panelists: Yuko Harayama (Tohoku University), Konstantinos Karachalios (IEEE), David Sadek (Thales) and Jim Snabe (Siemens)

    Panel 2: GPAI
    Panel chairs: (French Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs), Jordan Zed (DG of External and Trade Policy Branch, Canada)
    Panelists: to be announced

GFAIH venue
and practical

You may find hotels near the Forum venue on the Paris Convention and Visitors website. You can also check nearby hotels list on the right.

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3 Mazarine
3, rue Mazarine 75006 Paris

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Citadines Saint-Germain-des-Prés
53 Ter, quai des Grands Augustins 75006 Paris, France

Dauphine Saint-Germain
36, rue Dauphine 75006 Paris, France

Hôtel De Seine
52 rue de Seine 75006 Paris, France

Hôtel Des Marronniers
21, rue Jacob 75006 Paris, France


Participation to the forum is by invitation only.

Registration includes:

- One workshop of your choice
- Plenary sessions
- Coffee/tea at breaks
- Three hall lunches
- One Cocktail dinner

The forum registration does not include the participant’s travel costs, accommodation or expenses (except for invited speakers).

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