Ethics of AI Webinar

  • Friday, November 27, 2020 - Friday, November 27, 2020

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 on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. 27 November.

Welcome to the webinar on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 at 1 p.m. - 3 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 Ethics of AI online course opens

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.

Programme: Ethics of AI webinar  

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.

Participation instructions

  • The Ethics of AI webinar will be held in English. The webinar is free and open to everyone. 

  • Register for the event here. Afterwards, participants will be sent a link to a recording of the event.

  • Watch the live stream via the Think Corner website or Helsinki-kanava

  • Join the discussion on Presemo

  • Updates on any possible changes will be posted on this page.

  • Join the discussion on social media with the hashtag #EthicsofAI

November 27, 2020 - November 27, 2020
Start Date
November 27, 2020
End Date
November 27, 2020
Event Type
University of Helsinki, City of Helsinki and Finnish Centre for Artificial Intelligence

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