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Athens Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence and the Rule of Law, Nov. 16-17, 2020

Athens Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence and the Rule of Law, Nov. 16-17, 2020The Athens Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence and the Rule of Law is the premier international, multi-stakeholder roundtable specifically focused on legal systems and the rule of law. Co-founded in 2019 by IEEE SA , The Future Society, and ELONtech, and held under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the roundtable seeks to advance the sound development of policies, educational initiatives, and evidence-based instruments, including standards and certifications, intended to enable the trustworthy adoption of AI in legal systems, the practice of law, and related regulatory compliance.

The inaugural event, co-hosted in September 2019 in Athens with the prominent international law firm of Covington & Burling LLP and with the support of NYU School of Law’s Center on Civil Justice and of the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, included representatives from the EU Commission, the Council of Europe, the EU Parliament, OECD, UNESCO, eminent academic and research institutions active at the intersection of AI and the law (including Cambridge, Oxford, Princeton, and the Max Plank Institute), global corporations (including Microsoft, IBM, Google, and SAP), leading law societies (including the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, and the Hamburg bar), major judicial training centers, advocates, prominent industry bodies, leading international law firms, and a range of other stakeholders.

The 2020 (virtual) event, hosted from New York City, will welcome many of the previous participants in order to create continuity in the roundtable’s purpose, but will also expand its participation to the Global South, with the support of UNESCO. The objective of the 2020 proceedings will be to review the progress of the AI governance initiatives of key participating regulatory and non-regulatory
bodies, to hear the perspectives of General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officers of global corporations and other civil society stakeholders, to exchange views on emerging best practices, to discuss the world’s most mature AI standards and certifications initiatives, and to examine those initiatives in the context of specific real-world AI applications.

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