Ethics of emerging technologies from international perspective: UNESCO’s projects on bioethics and the Ethics of AI

Published on October 4, 2023 Updated on October 27, 2023

on the October 26, 2023

From 5:30PM to 7:30PM (UTC +9)
Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan)

Public lecture by Orio Ikebe (program specialist, UNESCO) at Doshisha University (Kyoto) on the establishment of an international governance on AI.

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This lecture is co-organized by the Graduate School of Global Studies of Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan) as part of their Global Justice Conferences and by the UNESCO EVA Chair, CRHI, Idex, 3IA, Université Côte d’Azur.

Lecture summary

In a globalizing society, how could the international community establish governance for AI and other cutting-edge science and technology? What is the role of the United Nations? Let's discuss UNESCO's work on ethics of science and technology, mainly in AI and showcase how the organization provides the platform to achieve respect for cultural diversity and produce universal ethical norms that will be shared by all.


About the speaker

Orio Ikebe has been working on bioethics and ethics of science projects at UNESCO for more than 20 years. She began at the Headquarters in Paris then from 2007 to 2016, she worked at the UNESCO Office in Cairo, Egypt, where she witnessed the revolution in Egypt and the Arab Spring. Since 2017, she has returned to Paris and has been working on capacity building and supporting elaboration of normative instruments related to bioethics and ethics of science. Currently ethics of science program of UNESCO has been focusing on the ethics of AI, and the ethics of neurotechnologies, among other areas.