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December Newsletter - Happy Holidays 🎄🎄🎄

Kate Crawford, Inaugural Abeona/ENS Chair in AI et Justice

Dr. Kate Crawford, professor at New York University and co-founder of the AI Now Institute, is the first holder of the new chair "Artificial Intelligence and Justice" that Fondation Abeona has created in partnership with Ecole Normale Supérieure. On September 18th she gave an inaugural lecture "Making AI Accountable: From Parity to Justice". She advanced that Artificial Intelligence is not only a technology, "it is also a social practice that requires an understanding of who is working on these systems, what data is used, how it is classified". By focusing on concrete examples, many of them from the United States, she showed the risk of generalizing stereotypes, bias and discrimination. She particularly mentioned image databases used to train facial recognition systems. For Kate Crawford, "it is much more than a question of fairness, loyalty, honesty or responsibility. It's a matter of justice." For an excellent article on this inaugural conference: Read the article (in French)

Fondation Abeona participates in the Global Forum in AI for Humanity

The Global Forum on AI for Humanity (GFAIH) was held at the end of October at Institut de France and gathered experts from AI, social sciences, humanities, and engineering, as well as innovators, economic actors, policy makers and civil society representatives to discuss AI challenges, solutions, and future projects. Anne Bouverot and Tanya Perelmuter participated in the workshop "AI Commons for Humanity" to talk about Fondation Abeona and in particular to present the online training course in Artificial Intelligence for all, currently under development with OpenClassrooms and the Institut MontaigneFind out more (in French)

Anne Bouverot chairs a session on common principles on AI at the Paris Peace Forum More than 7,000 participants representing no less than 164 countries

joined 33 heads of state and government as well as 12 international organizations,  at La Grande Halle de La Villette at the second edition of the Paris Peace Forum to advance concrete global governance solutions. Anne Bouverot, President of the Fondation Abeona led a session on solutions and common principles on Artificial Intelligence. Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia, suggested that before creating new laws, we should use existing regulation on human rights and data protection in particular. Sasha Rubel presented a UNESCO project for the development of multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary standards on ethical principles of AI. The discussion was lively and high-level! Watch the video

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