Women at the Table

Managing AI Risk: Perspectives from Around the World Roundtable

This session is co-organized with the OECD.AI 


Interactive discussion of speakers and other participants, facilitated by the moderator, concluding with questions from the audience.


Many potential risks associated with artificial intelligence have been identified and as capabilities mature, risks will grow in scale and scope. The EU AI Act proposes to address this through a proportionate system of regulation, with flexible mechanisms to enable dynamic adaptability to changing situations. The US administration, at the same time, just proposed an AI Bill of Rights and is also developing a voluntary risk management framework. Does the understanding of the risks posed by AI converge or diverge across these jurisdictions? Furthermore, what is the conception of AI risk as seen from the Global South, and how are Global South actors’ interests and concerns reflected in these emerging norms? With AI risk assessments tied deeply to societies’ values, policy makers and AI experts from across the world will explore what level of global consensus can be achieved to effectively govern AI risk. Is global interoperability an achievable goal, and, if not, what will be the implications?


Ms. Elina Noor, Director, Political-Security Affairs, Asia Society Policy Institute

Speakers (confirmed):

Ms. Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO

Ms. Karine Perset, Head of OECD.AI, OECD

Mr. Vilas Dhar, President and Trustee, McGovern Foundation

Ms. Elham Tabassi, Chief of Staff, NIST, Department of Commerce

Ms. Lucilla Sioli, Director of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry, European Commission

Dr. Rachel Adams, Principal Researcher, Research ICT Africa

Ms. Nighat Dad, Founder and Executive Director, Digital Rights Foundation

Ms. María Paz Canales, International Affairs Coordinator, Derechos Digitales

Ms. Peggy Hicks, Director of Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division, UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR)

Other Participants (confirmed):

Nicolas Miailhe, Co-Founder and President, The Future Society

Stephanie Ifayemi, Head of Policy, Partnership on AI

Lourdes Montenegro, Director of Research and Digitisation, World Benchmarking Alliance,

Gry Hasselbalch, Key Expert in AI Ethics, InTouchAI.eu

Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, CEO and Founder, Women at the Table

Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm, Founder, Artificial Mind

Last modified: November 8, 2022