Homo Roboticus presented in Paris

  • June 4, 2019

On 4 June, the General Representatives of the Government of Flanders, Dries Willems and Gaëtan Poelman welcomed Homo Roboticus, an initiative on Artificial Intelligence (AI) of the VUB – Vrije Universiteit Brussel. New developments and topics surrounding robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) were discussed together with the international network in Paris including UNESCO, OECD, and universities.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming every aspect of our lives. How do we make digitalisation work for all firms? How can we get everyone on board? How do industries want to use artificial intelligence? What kind of media society will we have in 20 years? Several speakers were invited to discuss their views and expertise on the matter, from fiscality to health to culture and arts.

The Homo Roboticus event was a co-organisation between the bilateral and multilateral representation in France and fits in with the OECD’s project on digitisation, the global ethical code on Artificial Intelligence that UNESCO is working on and other workflows within the international organisations. In the same week, UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee met to discuss a first draft study for an ethical code on Artificial Intelligence.