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In recent months, you’ve likely encountered AI systems with names like GPT-3 or DALL.E These are some of the AI systems that have become surprisingly good at creating convincing computer-generated images from text. But these models come with risks too: for example, they can perpetuate harmful stereotypes against women or marginalized groups. How can these risks be addressed? And what part can regulation play in this?

In the EU, these AI systems are now referred to as “general-purpose AI” and policymakers are grappling with this exact question in negotiations for the EU’s so-called AI Act. This month’s Dialogues and Debate series will explore what effective regulation of “general-purpose AI” could look like in the EU and who needs to be held accountable.

The panel will be streamed live on November 29, 2022, 18:30 - 19:15 CET, via Youtube and LinkedIn.

Here are the featured panelists:

Kim van Sparrentak

Kim van Sparrentak, Member, European Parliament

Twitter: @kimvsparrentak

Kim van Sparrentak is a Member of the European Parliament for the GroenLinks political party from the Netherlands. She is a member of the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance. She serves on the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and is a shadow rapporteur on the AI Act.

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Irene Solaiman, Policy Director, Hugging Face

Twitter: @IreneSolaiman

Irene Solaiman is an AI safety expert and Policy Director at Hugging Face, where she is conducting social impact research and building public policy. She also advises responsible AI initiatives at the OECD and IEEE. Irene formerly built AI policy at Zillow Group. Before that, she led public policy at OpenAI, where she initiated and led bias and social impact research. Irene holds a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University.

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Maximilian Gahntz, Senior Policy Researcher Mozilla


Maximilian Gahntz is a senior policy researcher at Mozilla. His work explores what a regulatory and governance framework for AI and data could and should look like. He also leads Mozilla’s work on the AI Act and the proposed AI Liability Directive in the EU.

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Melissa Heikkilä, Senior AI Reporter, MIT Tech Review

Twitter: @Melissahei

Melissa Heikkilä is a senior reporter at MIT Technology Review, where she covers artificial intelligence and how it is changing our society. Previously she wrote about AI policy and politics at POLITICO. She has also worked at The Economist and used to be a news anchor. Forbes named her as one of its 30 under 30 in European media in 2020.