24.06.2021 . 17:00—19:00

MKAI June Inclusive Forum | Responsible AI Event Series – Part 3: AI in 2030

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A Community Event from MKAI

Format: Talks

This MKAI Inclusive AI Forum Series discusses the big themes around Responsible AI. The June event examines what to expect from Artificial Intelligence in 2030

June Forum Objectives: At the MKAI Inclusive AI forum in June, we seek to discover what the state of Artificial Intelligence will be at the beginning of the next decade. Not in terms of purely technological advances, but in terms of the impact of this technology; distribution, power, adoption, control, safety and scale.

June Forum Areas of Exploration:

  • As we progress into this decade, certain nations and regions are beginning to implement their distinct strategies and objectives for AI. Will these become the standards for the rest of the world; will the leaders of AI control the world as Russian Leader Vladimir Putin suggests? Or are we on a trend towards AI being more inclusive, accessible and equitable?
  • Is the stronghold of a handful of Big-Tech companies unbreakable this decade, or will new companies displace them? If so what will be the market forces that make this possible?
  • How will AI scale into developing regions? What leapfrogging could we see?
  • How successful will various governance, policies and legislation be this decade in controlling AI and data monopolies?

Our expert speakers make the subject approachable and comprehensible to help all of us improve our AI-fluency and understanding of the domain.

Speaker 1: Dr. Valérie Morignat

Title: CEO of Intelligent Story and Professor of AI Strategy & Responsible AI Design

Talk: TBC

A polymath by trade, Dr. Valérie Morignat is the CEO of Intelligent Story and Associate Professor of AI Strategy and Ethical AI Design at aivancity. She is a global AI expert and interactive design leader with cross-functional experience in business, government, and academia. She holds a Ph.D. from the Sorbonne University, two certifications from MIT in AI Strategy and Machine Learning, and is certified by IDF in VR/AR design.

Dr. Morignat also worked as a tenured Associate Professor of Cinema and Interactive Arts at the University of Montpellier. A Government-appointed policy advisor, she devised inclusive forward-leaning reforms and transferred high-value technology to the public sector. Based in San Francisco since 2015, she led world-class teams in technology firms and healthcare marketing agencies, servicing a portfolio of 20+ Fortune 100 clients.

Dr. Morignat is an AI Ethics advisor to organizations such as IEEE (USA), Springer Nature (UK), and Women in AI (USA), and an Ambassador to the World AI Summit.

Speaker 2: Rose Mwebaza PhD

Title: Director at UN Climate Technology Centre and Network

Talk: TBC

Rose is the Director of the UN Climate Technology Centre and has 20 years’ experience providing policy advice on a wide range of climate change, environment and sustainable development issues. She has previously served as Chief Natural Resources Officer at the African Development Bank, and held leadership positions within the UN Development Programme. Rose holds a PhD in Environment and Natural Resource Governance, a Master’s Degree in International Comparative Law and a Bachelor of Law Degree.

Speaker 3: Timi Olagunju

Title: Tech Lawyer and Policy Consultant

Talk: TBC

Timi Olagunju is one of Africa’s foremost tech lawyer and policy consultant, with core capacity in digital policy and open governance. He is Africa’s representative and Global Vice President on the Global Members Advisory Board at the International Republican Institute’s Generation Democracy (IRI-GD), representing policy leaders and organizations across 70 countries working on driving open governance. He is 2020 Most Influential Young Nigerian in Policy Influencing (YNaija). He also sits on the board of Feed to Grow Africa.

Timi is a recipient of several awards for his distinction in policy influencing and open governance, including an award from the Ooni of Ife and President Barack Obama. He has made several presentations on digital policy, open governance, and has authored two books namely: ‘The Hustlers’ Mentality’, and ‘Yes Africa Can’. He participated in the Research Sprint on digital self determination at the Berkman Klein Centre Society for Internet and Society in Harvard University. He tweets @timithelaw.