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About The Paris Conference

Why do we exist?

The social, ethical and political impacts of AI and digital technologies are central to public debates; however, they are most often not discussed by the relevant experts. This results in a misalignment between public and private decision-makers’ understanding of the socio-ethical challenges of digital technologies versus those addressed by academic researchers and industry practitioners.

To address this matter, we created the Paris Conference on AI & Digital Ethics: a cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral meeting platform welcoming academics from various disciplines and stakeholders in the development of digital technologies from the industry, civil society and politics. Specialists from the humanities and social sciences are invited to mix their methods to examine the changes transpiring in societies and to steer the development of technologies toward the common good.

Our missions

1.     Gather researchers into an international collaborative community to advance research. Led by top researchers from leading academic institutions and technology companies, this community aims to gather academic and industry researchers from around the world working on the ethical, social, and political implications of AI and digital technologies to develop international scientific collaboration projects. The Paris Conference allows researchers to publish important work in AI and digital ethics that would struggle to fit in traditional academic journals–for instance, because of their transdisciplinary methods–within the year and following a rigorous peer-review process.

2.     Build a meeting platform for decision-makers to advance public debates grounded in science. Whereas self-proclaimed experts occupy the mediatic space with preconceived ideas and clickbait content, academic and industry experts actively working on addressing meaningful issues face difficulties in relaying their results to key decision-makers and civil society. The Paris Conference provides top researchers with a platform for re-aligning discussions with the state of the art in research. It invites everyone to partake in public debates on scientifically grounded bases to facilitate a fruitful dialogue between academics and experts involved in technological development, including computer scientists, corporate ethicists and representatives of international organisations.

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