INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE  “ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICYMAKERS”, Sofia 26th Feb 2019

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICYMAKERS”, Sofia 26th Feb 2019

Program

14.00 – 14.30 - Registration

– 15.00 OPENING and GREETINGS 
Mr. Thorsten Geissler – Director of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Bulgaria
Dr. Zdravko Popov, President of the Public Policy Institute

Mr. Tomislav Donchev – Vice-premier of the Republic of Bulgaria
- Mrs. Denitsa Sacheva – Deputy Minister of Ministry of Education and Science


KEYNOTE SPEAKER
15.00 – 15.30 Mrs. Mariya Gabriel, EU-Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society – “Artificial Intelligence – Human Oriented Approach”
 
Moderator: Assoc.Prof. Dr. Zdravko Popov, President of Public Policy Institute

15.30 – FIRST PANEL

15.30 – 16.10 – Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Yamakawa, Head of Dwango Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Japan – “Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Policymakers”

16.10 – 16.30 – COFFEE BREAK

16.30 – 17.00 – Ambassador Dr. Lubomir Todorov, Head of the Artificial Intelligence Program of the Public Policy Institute – “Artificial Intelligence and the Human Agency: the Empowerment Problem”
17.00 – 17.20 – Discussion
Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Boris Grozdanov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

17.20 – Second PANEL
17.20 – 17.40 – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Boris Grozdanov, Researcher in Bulgarian Academy of Sciences – “DISI and BAS: Challenges before Artificial General Intelligence”
17.40 – 18.00 – Mr. Deyan Mihaylov, University of Cambridge, UK – “Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence – a Match Made in Heaven”
18.00 – 18.15 - Mr. Sebastian Weise, Expert for Innovation Policy in Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Germany
18.15 – 18.30   DISCUSSION 
Moderator: Ambassador Dr. Lubomir Todorov, Public Policy Institute

18.30 – COCKTAIL 

 

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