Athens AI Roundtable – Agenda

Friday, September 20, 6pm: Welcome reception hosted by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, at Ouzeri

Day 1: Saturday, September 21
8:00am: Please gather in the Zeus conference room
8:15am – 8:20am: Welcome remarks (ELONTech) (5 min)
8:20am – 8:55am: “Detain or Release?” A live AI risk-assessment simulation (35 min)
8:55am – 9:00am: Welcome remarks (Covington & Burling LLP) (5 min)
9:00am – 9:25am: Opening speech. H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos (25 min)
9:35am – 9:45am: Roundtable overview, objectives, logistics (The Future Society and IEEE) (10 min)

9:45am – 10:30am: Current applications of AI in legal systems, legal practice, and related compliance
• 9:50am – 10:00am: A vignette from Brazil: Victor, an AI system at the Supreme Court (10 min)
• 10:00am – 10:10am: A vignette from the United States: lessons from US NIST (10 min)
• 10:10 – 10:20am: A vignette from Germany: Platforms and the Rule of Law: Will only those be served who
have a ‘scalable’ problem? (10 min)
• 10:20am – 10:30am: A vignette from China: Building Smart Courts: Opportunities and Challenges (10 min)

10:30am – 10:45am: break (15 min)

10:45am – 12:00pm: Principles for the Ethical Design and Use of Artificial Intelligence
• 10:50am – 11:00am: European Union Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI (10 min)
• 11:00am – 11:10am: OECD AI Principles (10 min)
• 11:10am – 11:20am: IEEE Global Initiative Principles for Intelligent and Autonomous Systems (10 min)
• 11:20am – 12:00pm: Implementing the Principles in Practice: the perspective of business (40 min)
12:00pm – 12:35pm: Principles for the trustworthy adoption (or avoidance of adoption) of AI in legal systems,
legal practice, and related compliance
• 12:05pm – 12:15pm: The Council of Europe CEPEJ European Ethical Charter (10 min)
• 12:15pm – 12:25pm: The IEEE Global Initiative Law Committee principles for the trustworthy adoption of AI in
legal systems (10 min)
• 12:25pm – 12:35pm: The CEPEJ and IEEE Law Committee Principles: similarities and differences; components
of the successful institutionalization of principles in practice (10 min)

12:35pm – 1:20pm: light lunch (45 min)

1:25pm – 2:15pm: Moderated Panel discussion: AI policy and beyond: What does the future hold? (50 min)
2:15pm – 4:25pm: From Principles to Practice
• 2:25 pm – 4:25pm: Defining, achieving, and measuring success (2 hours)
o Breakout Group 1: Sound evidence of implementation of the principles in practice, and scope for
certifications, accreditations, and standards
o Breakout Group 2: Policy foundations
o Breakout Group 3: Stakeholder education

4:25pm – 4:40pm: break (15 min)

• 4:40pm – 5:50pm: Report from Breakout Groups
o 4:40pm – 5:45pm Group 2 (Policy): Moderated discussion (65 min)

7:00pm: Dinner conversation on Regulation of Facial Recognition at Aphrodite Restaurant (on
premises), hosted by The Future Society

Day 2: Sunday, September 22
8:15am – 8:20am: Welcome remarks, administrative reminders (5 min)
8:25am – 10:40pm: From Principles to Practice (Continued)
• 8:25am – 10:40am: Report from Breakout Groups
o 8:25am – 9:30am Group 1 (Evidence): Moderated discussion (65 min)
o 9:35am – 10:40am: Group 3 (Education): Moderated discussion (65 min)
10:40am – 10:55am: coffee break (15 min)

10:55am – 11:55 am: Next steps (60 min)
• Steps in support of the institutionalization of the principles in practice
• Opportunities for collaboration among participants
• Considerations for a report of proceedings
11:55am – 12:00pm: Concluding remarks and logistics (5 min)


Post-event, for those who choose to linger longer:

Sunday, September 22nd, 7:00pm: Dinner Island Club & Restaurant (off-site) hosted by Eva Kaili,
Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the European Parliament’s Science and
Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Panel