Giving Agency to the AI Act

Earlier this year, we conducted research comparing different institutional models for an EU-level body to oversee the implementation and enforcement of the AI Act. We’re pleased to share our memo: Giving Agency to the AI Act.

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Strengthening the AI operating environment

In a paper published at the International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Assistance for Legal Professionals in the Digital Workplace (Legal AIIA), Dr. Bruce Hedin and Samuel Curtis present an argument for distributed competence as a means to mitigate risks posed by AI systems.

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Policy achievements in the EU AI Act

The draft AI Act approved by the European Parliament contains a number of provisions for which TFS has been advocating, including a special governance regime tailored to general-purpose AI systems. Collectively, these operationalize safety, fairness, accountability, and transparency in the development and deployment of AI systems.

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Consider supporting our work

In these turbulent times, civil society organizations like ours are doubling down on our efforts. Here are a handful of reasons why your financial support to our organization can make a significant difference.

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National AI Strategies for Inclusive & Sustainable Development

From 2020 to 2022, TFS supported the development of 3 National AI Strategies in Africa with public sector partners, GIZ, and Smart Africa. These programs build capacity through AI policy, regulatory, and governance frameworks to support countries’ efforts to harness AI responsibly, to achieve national objectives and inclusive and sustainable development goals.

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Cross-ministerial consultation workshop for Ghana’s National AI Strategy

In 2022, TFS is supporting the development of Ghana’s National AI Strategy with the Government of Ghana represented by Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation, GIZ FAIR Forward and Smart Africa. On August 11th, TFS with project partners held the third high-level public sector consultation workshop to review the draft recommendations. These cross-ministerial and cross-sectoral policies…

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POLITICO AI & Tech Summit in Brussels

This year again, The Future Society is supporting POLITICO for their AI & Tech Summit on April 21st 2022 in Brussels and online, exactly a year after the European Commission introduced its EU AI Act, the legislation to govern the use of AI.  At the heart of the issue is the will to balance the…

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IRCAI UNESCO AI Award 2021 – Adriana Bora for Project AIMS

In 2021, the International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI) under the auspices of UNESCO launched the AI Award for individuals who have dedicated their work to solving problems related to the SDGs by means of the application of Artificial Intelligence. This year’s winner is Adriana-Eufrosina Bora, PhD Candidate at the Centre for Data Science,…

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AI Policy Seminar for U.S. State Legislators

In the United States, many paramount AI issues are litigated, regulated, and evaluated in lower jurisdictions before reaching the federal government. States, in essence, serve as laboratories for broader policymaking—providing insight into national regulatory trajectories. In spite of state legislators’ critical role, relatively little is known about their AI expertise, capabilities, and priorities, and few…

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Leveraging Responsible AI in the Banking Sector in Africa 

Between May and August 2021, The Future Society collaborated with the bank Société Générale, its 16 branches in Africa, and the civic tech Bluenove to up-skill Société Générale employees’ understanding about the risks and benefits linked to the adoption of AI in the banking sector. The three workshops organised throughout the summer cumulated in the production of a manifesto for the responsible use of AI and data. 

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Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for Development in Africa During and After the Pandemic at Ibrahim Governance Weekend

The Ibrahim Governance Weekend (IGW), organized by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, brings together leading voices from across Africa and beyond to discuss issues of critical importance to the continent’s progress. As part of this year’s IGW, The Future Society (TFS) organized and led a panel discussion on how AI can be harnessed responsibly to address…

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International Women’s Day Celebrations

Girl Trouble: Breaking Through The Bias in AI. On the occasion of International Women’s Day UNESCO and the  World Economic Forum organized the panel Girl Trouble: Breaking Through The Bias in AI.   This roundtable brought together leading female voices in tech to confront the deep-rooted gender imbalances skewing the development of artificial intelligence – as…

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Rwanda’s National AI Policy: Stakeholder Workshop

For the past six months, the Ministry of ICT and Innovation (MINICT) and the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA),  supported by GIZ FAIR Forward and The Future Society (TFS) have partaken in a multi-stakeholder process to develop a National AI Policy framework and implementation plan for the Republic of Rwanda.

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