ETHICS & COMMONS
Wednesday 17th March- 3:00pm GMT
ZOOM on registration
Can AI, a major technological tool and the harbinger of many societal changes, play a role in the service of local communities? Beyond the myths and fantasies about its opportunities and dangers, what are the ethical stakes of emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, towards the common people, from the point of view of the African continent?
This agora will lead a collective reflection on the ethical issues of artificial intelligence for better living together. Based on a state of the art of the geopolitical and economic stakes of artificial intelligence as well as its uses at the international and pan-African levels, the objective of this exchange will be to question the stakes of governance, transparency and uses of the technologies associated with artificial intelligence by leading a cross reflection on the values of our contemporary African societies and the technological and societal choices they face.
© Marta Revuelta
With 12 years of experience in partnership strategies at the service of international, cultural but also digital solidarity structures, Estelle has collaborated with the public and private sectors in the service of development. She has coordinated numerous events for the general public and collaborated with NGOs, companies, festivals, museums and cities. For the past 5 years, her pronounced taste for the arts and technologies in the service of societal debate has taken shape with the co-creation of the Rivages Électroniques Festival, questioning the links between technologies and artistic creation. She has since devoted herself to these hybrid projects combining culture and digital technology and has collaborated with Kër Thiossane, the Dakar Institute of Technology, and the Atelier Arts Sciences. Based in Dakar, she founded La Muse, a production company that explores the intersections between arts, science and society.
A specialist in phenomenology, epistemology and the history of science, Bado Ndoye teaches philosophy at Cheikh Anta Diop University. Inspector General of Philosophy, he directs the Senegalese Philosophy Review and is the President of the Senegalese Philosophy Society. His recent research focuses on the societal impact of the digital revolution, on the empowerment of endogenous knowledge and on the decolonization of Husserlian phenomenology.
FILIPE VILAS BOAS
FR - PO
Conceptual artist playing on the porosity between the IRL and URL worlds, his creations combine recovery, diversion and new media. Full of humor and wit, his works make visible the transformations - both the excesses and the excesses - that technologies operate in society and human behavior. Without falling into the pitfall of naive technophilia or pure technophobia, he collectively questions us about our digital practices and their ethical and aesthetic implications.
Professor in Information and Communication Sciences at Bordeaux Montaigne University, he holds the Unesco Chair in Emerging Practices in Technologies and Communication for Development. Honorary President of the French Society for Information and Communication Sciences, he has published numerous books on artificial intelligence and its appropriation in developing countries and particularly in Africa.
ES - CH
Marta Revuelta is an artist and designer who lives and works in Geneva. His artistic practice appropriates and combines elements of scientific research in artificial intelligence, machine learning algorithms and computer vision while using mechatronics, software programming and biometric technologies to investigate ethical questions. fundamentals regarding times of drift or misuse, limitations and status of these AI-driven technological artefacts used in security and defense.
Entrepreneur and self-taught software engineer, he was born in Dakar, but mostly grew up in the United States. He has been interested in Bitcoin since 2011. He returned to Senegal to raise awareness about Bitcoin technology in his native Wolof / French. Back at Make School in San Francisco, he created Firebolt, allowing bitcoins to be sent with a simple text. In July 2019, he won the Mobility Transportation Hackathon as a solo hacker by building Litrides, a ridesharing service powered by Bitcoin Lightning payments. He is currently participating in the Bitcoin PR Review club to test new Bitcoin features, and hopes to someday contribute to Bitcoin Core.