The AI Governance Conference will take place on 5-6 March 2019 in Ecublens, Switzerland.
Although artificial intelligence (AI) can be a force for good, it also poses many challenges. Governance is a tool to build trust and create a better future for all.
This interactive conference is a unique opportunity to co-create and stress-test new AI governance ideas alongside high-level business leaders, regulators, and academia. It is a platform for a multistakeholder exchange among policymakers, business, civil society, and academia.
DiploFoundation Director and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform, Jovan Kurbalija, will take part in Panel 3: – Approach to regulatory harmonizationwhich will take place on Thursday, 5th March at 15:30 – 17:30 CET.
For more information about the event and how to register, visit the dedicated webpage.
Dr Jovan Kurbalija is the Executive Director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP). He was a member of the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (2004‒2005), special advisor to the Chairman of the UN Internet Governance Forum (2006‒2010), and a member of the High Level Multistakeholder Committee for NETmundial (2013‒2014). In 2018-2019, he served as co-Executive Director of the Secretariat of the United Nations (UN) High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation.
A former diplomat, Jovan has a professional and academic background in international law, diplomacy, and information technology. He has been a pioneer in the field of cyber diplomacy since 1992 when he established the Unit for Information Technology and Diplomacy at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies in Malta, and later, DiploFoundation.
Since 1997, Jovan’s research and articles on cyber diplomacy have shaped research and policy discussion on the impact of the Internet on diplomacy and international relations. His book, An Introduction to Internet Governance, has been translated into 9 languages and is used as a textbook for academic courses worldwide. He lectures on e-diplomacy and Internet governance in academic and training institutions in many countries, including Austria (Diplomatic Academy of Vienna), Belgium (College of Europe), Switzerland (University of St Gallen), Malta (University of Malta), and the United States (University of Southern California).