Agenda

Agenda can be downloaded HERE.

Sunday
15th September 2019

17:00
Pre-summit reception (by invitation only)
Proud Engineers’ HQ Details

Delegates arriving early to the Tallinn Digital Summit have the opportunity to join key architects of e-Estonia at the pre-summit reception hosted by Estonia’s first CIO, Taavi Kotka.

Monday
16th September 2019

14:30
Open Lecture “AI: From Margins to Mainstream”
TalTech ScreenX Conference Room Details

Speakers

Nanjira

Nanjira Sambuli

Senior Policy Manager

World Wide Web Foundation

Stephen Hsu

Stephen Hsu

Senior Vice-President for Research and Innovation

Michigan State University

Joanna 2

Joanna Bryson

Associate Professor

University of Bath

Hosted by Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas.

Tuesday
17th September 2019

Opening speech by Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas.

Speakers

Jüri Ratas, PM

Jüri Ratas

Prime Minister of Estonia

Government of Estonia

09:00
How to deliver value in the age of AI
Main Stage Details

Speakers

© Matt Greenslade

Hans-Christian Boos

Founder & CEO

Arago

Joanna 2

Joanna Bryson

Associate Professor

University of Bath

Luukas Ilves

Luukas Ilves

Head of Strategy

Guardtime

09:00
AI race & rules: a European perspective
Main Stage Details

Speakers

Michel Van Der Bel

Michel van der Bel

President, Microsoft EMEA

09:00
How to foster public trust in intelligent technologies and systems
Main Stage Details

Speakers

Stephen P. Welby

Stephen P. Welby

Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer

IEEE

09:00
Panel on AI social and political impacts
Main Stage Details

Speakers

Ben Cerveny

Ben Cerveny

President

Foundation for Public Code

Stephen Hsu

Stephen Hsu

Senior Vice-President for Research and Innovation

Michigan State University

Nanjira

Nanjira Sambuli

Senior Policy Manager

World Wide Web Foundation

Heads of Delegations and speakers only.

11:30
Parallel Breakout Sessions I:
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AI enholds great potential to bring government to whole new level in terms of service delivery as well as policy effectiveness. This session will present some of the emerging success stories and beneficial use-cases from practical experience of different governments, as they start the AI journey. The core challenge that all governments do or will face, is capability and scaling issue – how to ensure that there is enough readiness to make use of AI fast and wide enough? What are some of the measures governments are trying to put in place to build up the readiness of their agencies to enter AI era?

Speakers

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Siim Sikkut

Government Chief Information Officer of Estonia

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

AI, along with other breakthrough technologies, such as Blockchain/DLT, IoT/sensors, and VR/AR, can enable great advances in healthcare, improving patient outcomes and efficiency of the healthcare system. Technologies can enable conducting clinical trials remotely and more efficiently. How can we ensure that medical data leads to good patient outcomes while protecting patient privacy?

Facilitated by the IEEE

Speakers

Dan Bogdanov

Dan Bogdanov

Head of the Department of Information Security Systems

Cybernetica

Edward Bukstel

Edward Bukstel

CEO

Clinical Blockchain LLC

Stephen Hsu

Stephen Hsu

Senior Vice-President for Research and Innovation

Michigan State University

Susan Kaplan

Susan Kaplan

EVP and CMO

Modal Technology Corporation

Lili Milani

Lili Milani

Head of Estonian Genome Center

Institute of Genomics, University of Tartu

Moira Patterson

Moira S. Patterson

Global Market Affairs & Community Engagement Director

The IEEE Standards Association

The law affects and is affected by the development and deployment of autonomous and intelligent systems (A/IS) in contemporary life. Science, technological development, law, public policy, and ethics are not independent fields of activity that occasionally overlap. Instead, they are disciplines that are fundamentally tied to each other and collectively interact in the creation of a social order.

Facilitated by the IEEE.

Speakers

Dr. Salma Abbasi

Salma Abbasi

Chairperson and CEO

eWorldwide Group

Karen Mccabe

Karen McCabe

Senior Director of Technology Policy and Marketing

The IEEE Standards Association

Massimo Marelli

Massimo Marelli

Head of Data Protection Office

International Committee of the Red Cross

Eileen M. Lach

Eileen M. Lach

Member, Executive Committee

The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

12:45
Lunch Discussion on AI global governance (by invitation only)
Fotografiska Restaurant Details

Facilitated by The Future Society.

 

Speakers

Cyrus Hodes

Cyrus Hodes

Co-founder and Executive Director

AI Initiative

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Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen

Deputy Secretary-General

OECD

The representatives of e-Estonia Briefing Centre will show you what it’s like to be a citizen of the world’s most advanced digital society. See how to give the digital signature, i-vote, track your personal data and much more.

14:00
Parallel Breakout Sessions II:
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Faced with more social challenges, cities have been using technologies more and more to monitor, regulate and make new policy to improve the quality of life in cities. Smart cities, combining sensors from the Internet of Things, policy and other forms of data, are already using advanced forms of Artificial Intelligence within their jurisdictions. Other uses of Artificial Intelligence are to improve the contact with their citizens or improve public services. This session will give the floor to leading Smart Cities in the world to illustrate which kind of AI they are already using and what lies in front for the future.

Speakers

Ben Cerveny

Ben Cerveny

President

Foundation for Public Code

Jarmo Eskelinen

Jarmo Eskelinen

Executive Director of the Data Driven Innovation programme

University of Edinburgh

Stephen Lorimer

Stephen Lorimer

Smart London Strategy and Delivery Officer

Greater London Authority

Ralf Martin Soe

Ralf-Martin Soe

Founding Director

Smart City Center of Excellence

Leong Der Yao

Leong Der Yao

Director of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Division

Government Technology Agency of Singapore

AI provides means that enable great benefit to humanity, but that can also be used for control and coercion, from facial recognition to data capture and analysis. Policies to avoid that need to be developed, and a critical dialogue with the real-world developers and implementers of AI tools needs to inform policy development to ensure that the goals can be met and to avoid AI being used as a tool of control and coercion.

Facilitated by the IEEE.

Speakers

Benjamin Bathke

Benjamin Bathke

Entrepreneurial journalist

Deutsche Welle

Joanna 2

Joanna Bryson

Associate Professor

University of Bath

Peggy Hicks

Peggy Lynn Hicks

Director of the Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division

United Nations Human Rights Office

Eileen M. Lach

Eileen M. Lach

Member, Executive Committee

The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

Nanjira

Nanjira Sambuli

Senior Policy Manager

World Wide Web Foundation

14:00
Trust & Security: building trust for use of AI by law enforcement
Stage ATLAS Details

Machine learning, an application of AI, promises to support law enforcement to more effectively and efficiently identify persons of interest, stolen vehicles or suspicious sounds and behaviour; predict trends in criminality or terrorist action; track illicit money flows; and flag and respond to terrorist use of the internet. Its use by law enforcement is not, however, without controversy and very real and serious human rights concerns have been raised that can damage and undermine the trust placed in law enforcement by the community.

Facilitated by UNICRI and Interpol.

Speakers

Irakli Beridze

Irakli Beridze

Head of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute

Eleanor Hobley

Eleanor Hobley 

Head of Research

ZITiS

Steffen Ousdal Interpol

Steffen Ousdal

Head of Adaptive Policing Lab

INTERPOL’s Innovation Centre Directorate

Bente Skattør

Bente Skattør

Senior Advisor ICT in the department of business governance

Oslo Police District

N. Smuha 6264 (003)

Nathalie Smuha

Assistant Lecturer & Researcher

KU Leuven Faculty of Law

The knowledge service of the European Commission is tasked with monitoring and assessing the AI landscape in the European Union in order to inform European Commission making. The AI-Watch is currently monitoring the technology development of AI, AI-enablers, market developments and uptake of AI in the private and the public sector.

Speakers

Stina Billinger

Stina Billinger

State Secretary

Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation

Gianluca Misuraca

Gianluca Misuraca

Senior Scientist

European Commission's Joint Research Centre

Karol Okoński

Karol Okoński

Secretary of State

Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs

Maria Rautavirta

Maria Rautavirta

Director of Data Business Unit

Ministry of Transport and Communications Finland

15:15
AI in achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals
Main Stage Details

Artificial Intelligence applications can play a significant role in achieving the different UN SDG’s by assisting the monitoring and tackling of many of the world’s main challenges: from healthcare to environmental. One of the most tackling issues is how to move from the potential of Artificial Intelligence to achieving the goals as there are still challenges in capabilities and data accessibility. Other challenges are how to limit potential unwanted side effects in achieving the SDG’s with AI.

Facilitated by The Future Society.

Speakers

Nikolai Astrup

Nikolai Astrup

Minister of Digitalisation

Norway

Julien Cornebise

Julien Cornebise

Director of Research, AI for Good

Element AI

Hovig Etyemezian

Hovig Etyemezian

Head Of Innovation

UNHCR

Cyrus Hodes

Cyrus Hodes

Co-founder and Executive Director

AI Initiative

Benjamin Kumpf

Benjamin Kumpf

Head of Innovation

UK Department for International Development

Sofia Kyriazi

Sofia Kyriazi

Artificial Intelligence Engineer

UNHCR

Yolanda Lannquist

Yolanda Lannquist

Head of Research & Advisory

The AI Initiative at The Future Society

Jonnie Penn

Jonnie Penn

Affiliate

Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University