The “Governance Of and By Digital Technology” conference is hosted by the EPFL International Risk Governance Center (IRGC) and the Trigger Project. Attendance is possible online and advance registration is mandatory.
This event will bring together leading policymakers, researchers and practitioners to discuss the rapid pace of technological change and society’s increasing reliance on digital technologies.
In addition to issues regarding the governance of technology, this event will also include discussions of governance by technology, looking at the danger that decision-making algorithms will reduce or remove the ability of people and societies to make decisions. What kinds of rules and regulations are necessary to prevent new technologies from causing harm?
Chief Research & Innovation Officer and Head of Research & Engagement
Swiss Re Institute
Professor Emeritus of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Ethics
Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics, Sorbonne University
Academic Director, IRGC@EPFL
Professor & Dean, School of Computer and Communication Sciences, EPFL
Stuart J. Russell
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley
Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery, UC San Francisco
Peteris Zilgalvis, J.D.
Head of Unit, Digital Innovation and Blockchain
DG CONNECT, European Commission