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Welcome to the Ethics of AI webinar on 27 November

What is ethical artificial intelligence? How can public administrations and companies utilise artificial intelligence in a fair manner? These are the questions that will be explored in the webinar organised by the University of Helsinki, City of Helsinki and Finnish Centre for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) on Friday 27 November. 

Welcome to the webinar on Friday 27 November at 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (UTC +2).

Artificial intelligence is being increasingly used to support decision-making relating to citizens. What ethical considerations must be taken into account by users and developers of AI systems? What are the ethical pitfalls of processing personal health information, for example?

The Ethics of AI webinar will shed light on the ways in which public administrations in Finland and abroad are responding to these questions. The event will be organised by University of Helsinki, Finnish Centre for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) and City of Helsinki.

A new open and free Ethics of AI online course will also be introduced during the event. The course provided by the University of Helsinki will help public administration, companies and citizens understand what the ethical use of artificial intelligence actually means and what it requires from society and individuals. The course was prepared in cooperation with the cities of Helsinki, Amsterdam and London, and the Ministry of Finance.

The Ethics of AI webinar will be held in English. The event is free and open to everyone. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the event will be held remotely.

Programme 27.11. 13.00–15.00:

Opening words
Vice-Rector Paula Eerola, University of Helsinki

Implementing the ethics of AI in the City of Helsinki
Mayor Jan Vapaavuori, City of Helsinki

Introducing the new Ethics of AI open online course
Professor Sasu Tarkoma, University Lecturer Anna-Mari Rusanen and Professor Jukka K. Nurminen, University of Helsinki

Keynote: Ethics of AI in EU from the industry point of view
Chair of the EU High-level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence Pekka Ala-Pietilä

Four examples demonstrating the use of artificial intelligence in public services
City of Helsinki, City of Amsterdam, City of London and the Ministry of Finance of Finland.

The developers of the Ethics of AI course, Anna-Mari Rusanen and Jukka K. Nurminen, will serve as the moderators.

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Digital Helsinki

City of Helsinki AI Register

Helsinki Centre for Data Science

Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI