AI Governance roundtable: from principle to practice 

AI governance: from principle to practice is an online invitation-only roundtable event, happening on the 8th September 2022, focusing on contemporary and future AI regulation.

AI governance: from principle to practice is an online invitation-only roundtable event, happening on the 8th September 2022, focusing on contemporary and future AI regulation.

This event opens an exciting new series of policymaker/academic exchanges on AI governance & regulation, hosted by ART-AI, addressing a fundamental issue for the future of AI technologies. 

The international landscape of AI governance is rapidly transforming and generating a complex set of conditions for the design, development, trade, and use of AI technologies around the globe. Yet, while there is increasing agreement that AI technologies need regulating, there is very little agreement on how this regulation should be done, by whom, at what scale, for whom, and when.

Highly consequential choices are being made now and over the next five years about the conditions for, and purposes of, AI technology design, development and use. These choices will profoundly affect how and for whom AI technologies generate benefits or harms.

This series of workshops aims to facilitate an honest, frank and confidential discussion by policy professionals and academics, about the principles, purposes and practices of AI technology governance in this complex and contested global policy landscape.

In our opening workshop, policy professionals and scholars consider strengths and limits of existing general approaches to AI technology regulation; and identify the key challenges that policymakers and regulators face when trying to develop effective AI regulation in practice, in different social, economic and political contexts.

From this starting point, later roundtables will address specific areas of AI governance: for example, defence, health, employment, education. A series of ‘Key Findings’ papers reporting on the outcomes of each roundtable, will be published on the ART-AI website.


2.00pm Welcome and introductions
2.15pm Round table discussion (government/regulator/public sector)
3.15pm Break
3.30pm Round table discussion (academics)
4.30pm Synthesis and conclusion


Places are by invitation only and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis and are limited to 40. Once you have registered, you will be sent a calendar invite with the Zoom link for the event.

Confirmed roundtable participants

Government/Regulator/Public sector

Sophia Ignatidou –  Group Manager (Technology Policy) at Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Sophia Ignatidou is Group Manager for Tech Policy at the ICO’s Technology department. The department is working on new and emerging technologies and their impact on information rights and privacy. 


Ben Green – University of Michigan 

Ben Green is a postdoctoral scholar in the Michigan Society of Fellows and an assistant professor in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Ben studies the ethics of government algorithms, with a focus on algorithmic fairness, human-algorithm interactions, and AI regulation.

Fenwick McKelvey – Concordia University

Fenwick McKelvey is an Assistant Professor in Information and Communication Technology Policy in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University.  He is currently studying the shaping of artificial intelligence and its legitimacy as a solution to media problems building on his past studies of Network Neutrality and the discoverability of online content

John Havens – IEEE Standards Association

John is Executive Director of the Council on Extended Intelligence and The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. He is the Founding / current Vice-Chair of the IEEE 7010 Well-being Metric for Autonomous and Intelligent Systems Working Group, Founding Chair of the IEEE 7000 Model Process for Addressing Ethical Concerns During System Design Working Group, Founding / co-chair of The Personal Data and Individual Access Control Committee for The IEEE Global Initiative and Founding / co-chair of the Wellbeing Committee of the IEEE Global Initiative.

Adekemi Omotubora – University of Lagos 

Adekemi Omotubora holds a PhD and a Master Degree on Information Technology Law from the University of Leeds and is currently teaching law at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She specialises in investigating the law and regulation of emerging technologies particularly in developing countries. Her research interest spans privacy and data protection, cybersecurity and identify management and the regulation of artificial intelligence across use cases.

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Event Info

Date 08.09.2022
Start Time 2:00pm
End Time 5:00pm

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