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Welcome to the online event on Ethics of AI!

27 November, 13:00-15:00 (Helsinki)

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This event is organised by the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Centre for Artificial Intelligence FCAI in collaboration with the City of Helsinki.

Join us to hear more on what our top researchers find as the most challenging ethical questions in using artificial intelligence,  examples on what kind of ethical challenges the City of Helsinki has confronted in using artificial intelligence in public administration and how exactly is the cooperation between European city administrations and the University of Helsinki going to help us to understand better what kind of challenges the technological changes are going to bring us in the near future and how to address them.

Our keynotes are  Jan Vapaavuori, Mayor of Helsinki and Pekka Ala-Pietilä, chair of the EU comission High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence.

In this event, you will learn about real-life challenges and solutions for the use of artificial intelligence and get acquainted with the newly published open online course Ethics of AI, where you can enhance your own skills in addressing them. You will also hear more about the specific cases on the challenges of using artificial intelligence in public services in the cities of Helsinki, London and Amsterdam and the Ministry of Finance of Finland.

The preliminary program for the event:

Opening words, Vice-Rector Paula Eerola, University of Helsinki

Implementing the ethics of AI in the City of Helsinki, Jan Vapaavuori, mayor of the City of Helsinki

Introducing the new Ethics of AI open online course, Sasu Tarkoma, Anna-Mari Rusanen & Jukka K. Nurminen, University of Helsinki

Keynote: Ethics of AI in EU from the industry point of view, Pekka Ala-Pietilä, chair of the EU comission High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence in public services, University of Helsinki and public administration solving challenges together.

  • City of Helsinki
  • City of Amsterdam
  • City of London
  • Ministry of Finance of Finland

Moderators Anna-Mari Rusanen and Jukka K. Nurminen, the creators of the Ethics of AI course from the University of Helsinki


After the event, we will send the recording of the event for registered participants.

This event is free, open for the public and with the chance to open discussion. The event is going to be held in English. It will be broadcasted from Tiedekulma – Think Corner but due to the covid-restrictions it is possible to attend only online. Warm welcome!