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The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan Cyprus) Head of School of Law to be speaking at the Paris Peace Forum 2020 alongside Great Leaders of International Organisations.

Paris Peace Forum concentrates prestigious experts from a variety of sectors across the globe including world leaders, international organisations, academia, philanthropy and more. The forum, which will be held from the 11th until the 13th of November 2020 aims to mobilise all stakeholders for collective action in a variety of themes, such as peace and security, development, environment, new technologies, inclusive economy, culture and education. Key speakers include Antonio Guterres, Secretary General at United Nations, Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group, Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General at World Health Organisation (WHO) and John Kerry, Former Secretary of States, United States.

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan Cyprus) Head of School of Law, Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou will participate to a discussion on the values of Artificial Intelligence technology: Bring ethics into the table on Friday 13 November 2020 at 10 o’clock Cyprus time. The use of AI constantly raises concerns regarding privacy and data protection, increased digital exposure for populations at risks and an escalation of misinformation and hate speech. Fellow speakers on the panel include H.E. Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia, Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director – General for Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO, Prof. Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley and Bertrand Braunschweig, Director, Paris Centre of Expertise, Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (INRIA).

The selected project that will be featured in this session is the EU funded SHERPA (Shaping the ethical dimensions of smart information systems). The project analyses how AI, big data analytics and smart information systems (SIS) impact ethics and human rights. Through dialogue, the project aims to develop ways of understanding and addressing SIS challenges and advocate the most desirable and sustainable solutions. Prof. Shaelou’s contribution will be invaluable since she is an expert on the Horizon 2020 Sherpa project.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, Paris Peace Forum 2020 will be held online and organised within a virtual stage.

Click here to see the full list of speakers. For registration to the Paris Peace Forum, click here.