1. High-Level Forum on: The EU Vision for Trustworthy AI in the world

Venue: Pavilion Italia (Auditorium)

Date and Time: 15th March 2022 – 15:30-18:00 GST / 12:30-15:00 CET

The High-Level Forum on the EU Vision for Trustworthy AI in the World will be hosted at the Pavilion Italia. The discussion will focus on the EU efforts to promote Trustworthy AI at a global level and will feature high-level representatives and experts from Europe and all around the world.

15:30 – 16:00 GST
12:30 – 13:00 CET

Welcome and Institutional Opening

Welcome Remarks Paolo Gentiloni, Commissioner General of Italy for Expo 2020 Dubai

Opening Statements

Giancarlo Giorgetti, Minister for Economic Development, Italy
Roberto Viola, Director-General of DG Connect, European Commission
Brando Benifei, Member of the European Parliament
Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, United Arab Emirates
Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

16:00 – 16:15 GST
13:00 – 13:15 CET

Keynote speech

AI Ethics by Design

Aimee van Wynsberghe, Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Applied Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, University of Bonn

16:15 – 17:45 GST
13:15 – 14:45 CET

High-Level Panel – The EU Vision on Trustworthy AI in the World


Juha Heikkilä, Adviser for Artificial Intelligence, DG Connect, European Commission

Nozha Boujemaa, Global VP – Digital Ethics & Responsible AI, IKEA Retail (Ingka Group)
Julien Chiaroni, Director, Trustworthy AI for Industry Programme, General Secretary for Investment, French Innovation Council, Prime minister’s office, France
Fosca Giannotti, Director, KDD Lab, University of Pisa & Italian National Research Council
Malavika Jayaram, Executive Director, Digital Asia Hub
Mariarosaria Taddeo, President, Noovle S.p.A
Eric Xing, President, Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, UAE

17:45 – 18:00 GST
14:45 – 15:00 CET

Closing Remarks

Andrea Matteo Fontana, EU Ambassador to the UAE



Venue: Pavilion Spain (Multipurpose room)

Date and Time: 16th March 2022 – 14:00-19:00 GST/11:00-16:00 CET

The workshops will feature world-renowned experts as well as selected representatives from government institutions, academia, business and civil society. A specific attention is devoted to research projects funded by the European Commission, showcasing the excellence on AI being developed in the EU and the potential for collaboration at the global level, both from a research and industry perspective. 

13:30 – 14:00 GST
11:00 – 11:15 CET

Welcome Remarks

H.E. Íñigo de Palacio España, Ambassador of Spain to the UAE

Introduction to the Workshops:

Gianluca Misuraca, InTouchAI.eu Team Leader and Senior Expert in Technology Diplomacy and Gry Hasselbalch, InTouchAI.eu Senior Expert in AI Ethics


Venue: Pavilion Spain (Multipurpose room)

Date and Time: 16th March 2022 – 14:00-16:00 GST/11:00-13:00 CET

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can contribute to reaching the European Green deal targets and global Sustainable Development Goals in various ways. This can be, for example, through a more efficient use of scarce resources, prediction and management of environmental impacts, optimisation of production processes, and policy foresight ideas. A global value-based conversation is needed to address the opportunities as well as implications of AI for sustainability and the green transition.

During this workshop a number of renowned international experts will explore the role of AI to support the green transition and will showcase example of EU research to promote the EU vision to promote sustainable and trustworthy AI in the world. As the implications of new digital technologies such as AI transcend borders, the EU seeks cooperation with like-minded countries and the broader multi-stakeholder community and will support a human-centric approach to AI.


Gry Hasselbalch, InTouchAI.eu Senior Expert in AI Ethics

EU research projects’ representatives

AI4Cities, Anja Reimann, Project Lead AI4Cities for the City of Amsterdam
Cybele, Yiannis Georgiou, CTO, Ryax Technologies
i-NERGY, Spyros Mouzakitis, Project Manager Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS)


Aimee van Wynsberghe, Professor in Applied Ethics of AI at the University of Bonn
Emanuela Girardi, Founder of Pop AI
Ricardo Vinuesa Motilva, Associate Professor at AKTH Royal Institute of Technology
Lynn H. Kaack, Assistant Professor at Hertie School (TBC)
Sibylle Braungardt, Senior Researcher Energy & Climate at Oeko-Institut (TBC)

Workshop Manager

Sara Mancini, IntouchAI.eu Expert / Intellera Consulting

16h00 – 17h00 GST
13h00 – 14h00 CET

Coffee break



Venue: Pavilion Spain (Multipurpose room)

Date and Time: 16th March 2022 – 17:00-19:00 GST/14:00-16:00 CET

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare offers great promise. It can help ease the administrative burden on the healthcare system, optimise the use of scarce healthcare resources and improve clinical trials. AI applications like the analysis of health images can among other things accelerate the discovery of new medicines or support the clinical treatment decisions of healthcare staff while AI-powered robotics can free human resources for patient care. The global health crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted AI applications used in the detection and analysis of infections, for instance AI-assisted chest tomography, or by analysing data used for the development of vaccines. 

This workshop aims to display practical examples of European AI excellence in the healthcare sector and discuss with international experts the practical implications of AI in healthcare, including how to ensure that these technologies are developed with adequate consideration for their social and ethical aspects. The EU is among the global leaders in the use of AI in healthcare, and its priority is to put human beings at the centre. International collaboration can maximise the potential benefits of AI in healthcare while minimising its potential risks. It can amplify the efficiency and value of responses and secure their sustainability. For example, exchanging health data across borders can help combat pandemics and other diseases, but it has to be done in a way that complies with data protection legislation, guarantees privacy and follows well-considered data governance arrangements.


Gianluca Misuraca, InTouchAI.eu Team Leader and Senior Expert in Technology Diplomacy

EU-funded projects’ representatives

DIH-HeRo, Stefano Stramigioli, Project leader, Professor, University of Twente
EUCanImage, Karim Lekadir, Project leader, Professor, Universitat de Barcelona
GENOMED4All, Federico Álvarez-Garcia, Project leader, Professor, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid


Malavika Jayaram, Executive Director of the Digital Asia Hub
Angela Spatharou, Member of EIT Health supervisory board (tbc)
Nora Khaldi, Founder/CEO Nuritas (tbc)
Steffen Pauws, Professor, Tilburg University, Project Lead, Philips Research (tbc)
Rony Medaglia, Professor, Copenhagen Business School (tbc)

Workshop manager

Signe Daugbjerg, IntouchAI.eu Expert / Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


3. AI Walk

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