2024 call for proposals is now closed.

Thank you for your submissions. After the overwhelmingly positive response we received for our inaugural AI governance conference in Boston last year, we are excited to bring you AI Governance Global 2024 this spring -- across the pond in Brussels. In case we missed you in 2023, you can see a summary of the conference below.

This new location is the perfect setting to learn about all the latest developments, laws, regulations, technologies, and best practices in the ever-changing world of AI governance. These include the implications of the EU AI Act, mitigating bias and algorithmic discrimination, generative AI risks and opportunities to name a few.

Mark your calendar now for 4-7 June and be sure to secure your seat as soon as registration opens in February, as we expect the conference to sell out again.

Registration: Opens February 2024

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Thought-provoking content highlighted the inaugural IAPP AI Governance Global conference

The IAPP kicked off its first-ever AI Governance Global event amid a storm of AI-related news, developments, declarations and executive orders from the U.S., U.K., G7 and United Nations.

It was clearly an appropriate time to bring together experts in a variety of fields to help attendees uncover practical, actionable solutions for implementing AI systems and governing them responsibly.

Keynote speakers, panels and breakout sessions discussed why meaningful AI controls are necessary and why privacy and data protection professionals may be ideally positioned, based on their skills and knowledge, to help build guardrails that allow AI to become the powerful tool enterprises envision.

Attendees heard influential voices declare that wide acceptance of AI demands an equally wide, diverse and global governance community, along with a decidedly human touch that tackles such critical issues as intellectual property, competition law, legitimate interests, the right to be informed and the right to be forgotten.

Speakers noted that building AI governance operations is not a Herculean task if we borrow from the foundations already in place around data protection and privacy. Which may also prevent AI systems from taking on the weird, scary attributes of the “Shoggoth,” a science fiction character and newly minted AI meme featured in several presentations during the event.

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2023 keynote speakers

Right Honorable Dame Jacinda Ardern

Special Envoy for the Christchurch Call and former Prime Minister of New Zealand

The Christchurch Call is built on a community of governments, tech companies, and civil society, together seeking to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online and uphold human rights and the principle of a free, open and secure internet. Drawing on Christchurch Call’s approach, lessons learned, and the tools it has developed so far, Ardern addressed the challenges of today and the future.

Susan Bennett

The original voice of SIRI

Susan Bennett has been described as “the most famous voice in the world.” Susan revealed her unique personal journey from singer to voice actress to giving information to the world as the original voice of Apple’s SIRI.

Right Honorable Michelle Donelan

Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology

The Secretary of State discussed the U.K. Government’s leadership on artificial intelligence, including its approach to AI governance. She set out the key work her department is undertaking – together with the FCDO – ahead of the U.K. hosting the first major global summit on AI safety at Bletchley Park this November.

Jane Friedman

Publisher and Editor, The Hot Sheet

Jane Friedman has seen it all in her 25 years in the publishing industry, including the dawning of the digital age and how it is transforming creative work and intellectual property. Jane spoke on the perils AI presents to authors and other creatives, but also on the new models the internet era offers that can allow both art and business to flourish.

Kevin Roose

Bestselling Author of “Futureproof,” Award-Winning Technology Columnist, The New York Times

Artificial intelligence is leaping out of research labs and into the center of our lives. No one understands this better than New York Times technology columnist Kevin Roose, who writes and podcasts about the technologies that influence our lives, culture and society. Roose’s hopeful, pragmatic vision of how humans can thrive in the machine age, one he lays out in his recent book “Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation,” was well received.

Jonathan Zittrain

Harvard Law School Professor; Co-founder, Faculty Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

An expert on the Internet, digital technology, law and public policy, Jonathan Zittrain’s most recent work has focused on what digital tech is doing to us and what we should do about it – specifically the governance of AI and the incentives that shape major social media platforms. His latest thoughts and insights from our keynote stage were both funny and concerning.


Keynote panel

Moderator: Jennifer Strong

Pulitzer Fellow for AI Accountability and Host of SHIFT Podcast

Julie Brill

Chief Privacy Officer, Corporate Vice President, Global Privacy, Safety & Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft

Keith Enright

Global Chief Privacy Officer, Google

Christina Montgomery

Chief Privacy and Trust Officer, IBM

Rob Sherman

Vice President and Deputy Chief Privacy Officer, Policy, Meta

Technology thought leaders and senior executives from major tech companies offered their innovative approaches to AI governance. Each panelist shared their perspective on the emerging role of this multidisciplinary field and offered their ideas on how to build safe, secure, trustworthy AI and innovation systems that protect privacy.

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