- Topic: Human-centric AI
- Speaker: Prof. Lampros Stergioulas, UNESCO Chair in AI and Data Science for Society
- Location: Delft Campus, The Hague University of Applied Sciences
- Date: 9th October 2023
- Organized by: Data Science Research Group
The Data Science Research Group at The Hague University of Applied Sciences hosted an enlightening masterclass as part of the “Next Level Engineering” Masters’ programme in the Faculty of Technology, Innovation & Society (TIS). The session, led by Prof. Lampros Stergioulas, centered on the theme of Humane AI. The lecture was well-received, witnessing active participation from the students of the TIS program.
Prof. Stergioulas delved deep into the core elements, challenges, and potential of humane AI technologies. He emphasized the role of open resources in AI development and presented the significance of open data as an essential asset for AI. Outlining the current global scenario, he highlighted that about 120 countries still lack Open Data policies, stressing the importance of accurate, timely, reliable, and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data.
Connecting the dots between the UNESCO Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and the UNESCO Recommendations on Open Science, Prof. Stergioulas underscored the importance of data sharing, reproducibility, transparency, and long-term accessibility.
The lecture further discussed the merits of Open Government Data (OGD) in enhancing government transparency, promoting innovation, encouraging public education, and preserving data over time. Prof. Stergioulas concluded with action points to bolster openness, advocating for the creation of networks, implementation of guidelines, and fostering growth in open technology ecosystems.
This advanced topics lecture series is meticulously designed to immerse students in multifaceted problems that seamlessly merge Key Enabling Technologies with the contemporary grand challenges. Through such sessions, the institution aims to provide students with a holistic understanding of the evolving technological landscape and its implications for society.
The guest lecture by Prof. Stergioulas added immense value to the academic discourse around humane AI at the university. It not only presented the technical nuances but also sparked a dialogue around the ethical and societal implications of AI technologies. The Data Innovation Hub looks forward to hosting more such enlightening sessions in the future to foster a culture of continuous learning and innovation.