SCEWC side-event “Ethical Urban AI: Public-Private Collaboration for Trustworthy Cities”

Organized by CIDOB with the support of the Barcelona City Council and the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights (CC4DR), this session premiered the documentary “Trustworthy Cities: Ethics in the AI Era”, followed by a roundtable addressing the challenges and opportunities of public-private collaboration to promote an ethical use and development of artificial intelligence in urban contexts.

First regulatory sandbox on artificial intelligence presented

A pilot of the first regulatory sandbox on Artificial Intelligence (AI) was presented earlier this week by the government of Spain and the European Commission at an event held in Brussels in the presence of Spanish, European authorities as well as renowned experts in the field.

The sandbox aims to bring competent authorities close to companies that develop AI to define best practices that will guide the implementation of the future European Commission’s AI Regulation (Artificial Intelligence Act). This would also ensure that the legistlation can be implemented in two years.

The tests will begin from October 2022 and the results will be published during the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of 2023. Experience collected in the sandbox will be presented in the form of good practices and implementation guidelines and will be made available to all Member States and the European Commission and may be used in preparation of the implementation of the future AI Regulation.

‘Algorithm democracy or democratise the algorithm?’ – international seminar

Can algorithms help make the urban governance of cities more democratic? What are the limits of algorithmic democracy? How could cities help mitigate the risks to democracy posed by the use of algorithmic tools? What is the role of citizenship? The objective of the session is to analyse, in a humanistic and practical debate, how to rethink the integration of artificial intelligence in the urban environment, and how to do this from a civil society standpoint. 

‘Democracy, Algorithms and Resistance’ Conference

Conference joining together collectives and social movements to generate shared knowledge and action proposals, towards a democratic, decolonial and human rights-based approach for artificial intelligence. Online 26th May | Barcelona 27th May | Madrid 28th May.

The EU convenes a high-level forum on: the EU vision for trustworthy AI in the world

On 15 March 2022, the European Union organised a High-Level Forum on the EU Vision for Trustworthy AI in the World at the Italian Pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai. The discussion focused on the EU efforts to promote Trustworthy AI at a global level and will feature high-level representatives and experts from Europe and all around the world.