Lecture: Humanism and Artificial intelligence – HumAInism
22 Nov 2019
On Friday, November 22, in hall 62, from 13-15h, at the School of Electrical Engineering, Dr Jovan Kurbalija, director of DiploFoundation will hold a guest lecture “Humanism and Artificial intelligence – HumAInism”. As one of the world experts on questions of digital policy and cooperation, he will share his experiences on the questions of ethics, legislation and accountability around artificial intelligence. During the lecture, he will also give an introduction to HumAInism, an interdisciplinary project which will bridge discussions on the future of humanity with AI. The lecture is aimed at students and researchers, while also open to the public.
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).