Ethical Reframing of AI: Time for a Geneva Compact?

Policy Briefing

Thematic Track: Harnessing technologies to build a better future

Ethical Reframing of AI: Time for a Geneva Compact?

Globethics, The Club of Rome
  • 02/11/2023 @ 09:00 - 10:30
  • Conference Center C1 (pétale 5) and Online

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is more than just another new technology. From face recognition to voter profiling, ChatGPT to weaponized drones, AI technologies present numerous ethical challenges. While AI offers significant benefits in many areas, it also has far-reaching implications for democracy, security, human rights, governance, the environment, intellectual property, privacy, human well-being, and peace. This panel recognizes that it is necessary, and urgently so, to convene diverse actors in order to create ethical AI pathways, and along the way to build knowledge and trust between humans and between humans and machines.

In light of this context, Globethics and the Club of Rome are co-hosting this panel to foster a critical dialogue on recent advancements in AI ethics policies and practical research. The main goal is to explore the feasibility of a multi-stakeholder compact centered on AI ethics. The panel, led by experienced moderators, will include experts from various sectors (technologists, academia, the public sector, the private sector, and civil society) as well as diverse regions, perspectives, and generations. This multi-lens view promises a unique opportunity to hear each other and establish an ongoing platform for significant progress in reshaping the future of AI.

The session will engage several key questions:

  •  How can we create a strong awareness of the changing world with digital and emerging technologies, including AI, and together take the time to process it?
  • What are the primary ethical challenges posed by AI technology, as identified through recent academic and policy debates?
  • What type of mechanism is needed for an inclusive multi-stakeholder compact for AI ethics? How can this dialogue process ensure that underrepresented voices are being heard?
  • What are past lessons learned from digital transformation that can be utilized to shape AI governance on national and international levels?
  • How can the private sector contribute to the global discourse surrounding the establishment of an ethical compass for AI?

The session will be dynamic and interactive between panelists and panelists and audience,  including  opportunities for participants to discuss and feed their ideas into the process. 




  • Iason Gabriel, Staff Research Scientist, Google DeepMind
  • Larissa Zutter, Fellow, Center for AI and Digital Policy
  • Dr. Lawrence Nderu, Chairman, Department of Computing at JKUAT. Researcher in AI/ML, Data Science and SE. Founder JHub, Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture And Technology
  • Anicia Peter, Chief Executive Officer, National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), Namibia
  • Arief Hamdani Gunawan, Senior Advisor,Indonesia Telecommunication (and Advisory Board member in the IEEE)
  • Karima Kadaoui, Co-Founder & Executive President, Tamkeen Community Foundation for Human Development
  • Musa Parmaksiz, Head of AI and Data Center of Excellence, UBS
  • Claudia López, Information Science Department, UTFSM - Associate researcher at the National Center of Artificial Intelligence (Chile)