The recent surge in AI development and application has exceeded most predictions.
Leading scientists and industry experts believe AI will create unprecedented socio-economic and technological shifts, sparking intense ethical and political debates.
Robert Oppenheimer once remarked that when scientists encounter something ‘technically sweet,’ they can be so captivated that they postpone ethical considerations until after the innovation has occurred.
Today, AI epitomizes this allure, promising transformative changes across sectors and immense enhancements to human life.
However, its rapid advancements are sounding alarms throughout the field. Notable AI experts urge regulatory measures to prevent uncontrollable outcomes, with over a thousand tech leaders even advocating for a halt in AI development due to its significant societal risks.
The conference will address the balancing act of regulation: seeking to ensure neither too little nor too much. While we’ll present and discuss major societal threats posed by AI, we’ll also consider the missed opportunities if stringent regulations hinder AI-based scientific, economic, and general human progress.
The planned EU Act on AI, creating the world’s first comprehensive AI legal framework, aims to address these concerns. It not only speaks to AI’s dual risks but also positions Europe at the forefront of global AI governance. Therefore, the principles and possible implementations of the EU Act will be a primary conference theme. Our distinguished speakers represent business, science, development, regulation, and legal and ethical oversight.
Organizer: IDA Risk – IDA, Engineering Society