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AI for Good Global Summit - Speakers

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The AI for Good Global Summit brings together policymakers, industry leaders, financial institutions, academia and civil society from developed and developing countries as well as United Nations agencies and other itnernational organisations. It is the key global forum ​​to discuss international understanding of the capabilities of emerging AI technologies and a unique opportunity to join the leadership dialogue.​

Confirmed speakers for AI for Good Global Summit include:

Padmanabhan Anandan
Vice President of Adobe Research India

Head of Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA), and Canada R​esearch Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms​ 
Antoine Blondeau's Photo
Co-Founder and Chairman of 
Sentient Technologies
Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT and Director of the Personal Robots Group at 
MIT Media Lab
[USA] ​​
​Frits Bussemaker​
​Secretary General, International Relations and Partner at CIONET
Founder and CEO of Future Advocacy
Stephen Cave's photo
Stephen Cave
Executive Director of Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at University of Cambridge
Margaret Chan
Margaret Chan​
Director-General of ​World Health Organization (WHO)
Andy Chen Photo
President & CEO of ​Catronic Enterprise, and Board Chair at 
IEEE Computer Society
Nicholas Davis
​Nicholas Davis
Head of Society and Innovation at 
World Economic Forum​

Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs, Chair of the 
Working Group on robotics​​​
Virgina Dignum Photo
 Virginia ​Dignum​
​Associate Professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management of Delft University of Technology
​[The Netherlands]
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering ​at University of Washington
Katsumi Emura
Katsumi Emura​
Chair of Industrialization Roadmap Task Force, Strategic Council for AI Technology​
Ernst Ekkehard
​Ekkehard Ernst
Chief of the Macroeconomic Policies and Jobs Unit, Research Department at International Labour Organization (ILO)
Chris FabianChristopher Fabian​
Co-Founder of UNICEF Innovation
Chief Economist, Economics and Statistics Divison for Improving Gaps at World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Ash Fontana 
Ash Fonta​na
Managing Director of ​
Zetta Ventures
Sylvie Forbin's photo
Sylvie Forbin
Deputy Director General, Copyright & Creative Industries Sector at 
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Urs Gasser Photo
Executive Director of Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society 
at Harvard University
Staff Reseach Scientist at 
Google Brain
Antonio Guterres
Secretary-General of the United Nations
(Video message)
David Hanson Photo
Founder and CEO of ​Hanson Robotics
President of ACM, and Distinguished Professor of Computing at the Rochester Institute of Technology
Barmak Heshmat Photo
Barmak Heshmat​
Research Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Peggy Hicks
Peggy Hicks​

Director of Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development, at OHCHR
Mike Hinch​ey​
President of IFIP, and Director of Irish Software Engineering Research Centre (Lero)
[Australia] [Ireland]
Eric Horvitz
Eric Horvitz
Managing Director of Microsoft Research at Microsoft
Nadia Isler
Director of SDG Labs at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)
Managing Director of
IEEE Standards Association
Anja Kaspersen
Anja Kaspersen​
Head of Strategic Engagement and New Technologies, at ICRC​
Robert Kirkpatrick's photo
Robert Kirkpatrick​
Director of UN Global Pulse
Professor at the University of Minnesota
La Rue 
Frank La Rue​
Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information at UNESCO
Peter Lee Photo 
Corporate Vice President of Microsoft AI and Research ​at Microsoft
Fei-Fei Li​
Director of Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL), and Chieft Scientist of AI at Google Cloud 
Katherine Maher
Katherine M​aher
Executive Director of Wikimedia Foundation​
​Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at New York University
 Robin Murphy
Professor at Texas A&M University, and Founder of Roboticists Without Borders
Rob Nail
Rob Nail
CEO of Singularity University

Izumi Nakamitsu
Izumi Nakamitsu​
Under-Secretary General and High-Representative for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)

Executive Director of 
Lowes Innovation Lab
Mark Nelson's photo
Mark R. Nelson
Executive Director of Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)
Peter Nprvog's photo
Peter Norvig
Director of Research at Google​​

Irmgard Nubler's photo
Irmgard Nübler
Senior economist, Research Department at International Labour Organization (ILO)

Expert at NSF
Jean Ponce Photo 
Professor and Head of research AI at Ecole Normale Superieure
Pablo Rodriguez
​Pablo Rodriguez

CEO of Telefonica Alpha​
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at the O​ffice of the UN High Commissioner For Human Rights (OHCHR)​
Francesca Rossi's photo
Professor at University of Padova, and Research Scientist at IBM Watson
[Italy] [USA]​​​​
Stuart Russell
Stuart Russell​
 Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC-Berkeley, and Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery at UC-San Francisco
Neil Sahota Photo 
Neil Sahota​
World Wide Business Development Leader at IBM Watson
Anders Sandbeg's photo Anders Sandberg
James Martin Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute​, at 
University of Oxford
Juergen Schmidhuber Photo
Scientific Director, Swiss AI Lab, IDSIA; Professor of AI, USI & SUPSI, Switzerland; President of NNAISE​NSE 
Salil Shetty's photo 
Secretary General of
Amnesty International​
Marcus Shingles
CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation
Director of United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
Rupert Stadler's photo
CEO and Chairman​ of the Board of Management of AUDI ​AG
Vice President, Global Impact Strategy at XPRIZE
Manuela Veloso Photo
Professor in Computer Science and Robotics ​at Carnegie Mellon University, and Former President of AAAI
Thomas Wiegand Photo
​Professor at TU Berlin, and 
Executive Director of 
Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute
Jason Williamson
Jason Williamson​
Executive Director of Special Projects at XPRIZE​​
Senior Director of Symantec Research Labs at Symantec​
Lan Xue 
Lan Xue
Cheung Kong Chaired Professor and Dean of School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University
Hongjiang Zhang 
Head of ByteDance Technical Strategy Research Center
Houlin Zhao
Houlin Zhao​​
Secretary General ​of International Telecommunication Union (ITU)