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​​​​​​​​​ITU Workshop on Explainable AI (XAI) for Autonomous and Assisted Driving
London, United Kingdom, 21 January 2020 


Tuesday, 21 January 2020

08:30 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 10:15 Background on FG-AI4AD

Workshop Moderator: Bryn Balcombe, Autonomous Drivers Alliance (ADA) [ Bi​​ography ]
10:15 - 11:00 Session 1: Future of Mobility – Roadmaps and Perspectives

This session will provide a snapshot of the autonomous vehicle industry; progress, status and roadmap for the future.

Open floor discussion
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break​
11:30 - 12:15 Session 2: Who drives in the AI & Robotics Future of Mobility?

This session will explore the role of the “driver” in the AI & Robotics future. How is “driver” being defined? Is it software, hardware or new legal entity? It will look at existing Automated Driving System (ADS) frameworks that helps delineate function and responsibilities. Does the AI become the Driver while the vehicle become a Robot?


Open floor discussion

12:15 - 13:00
Session 3: Reading the Road - Situational Awareness requirements for Human & AI drivers

This session will focus what unites human & AI drivers as a foundation for safety on our roads. The discussion will cover the value of Distributed Situational Awareness (DSA) as an emergent property within collaborative systems, arising from the interactions between involved agents, both human and technological. 

Open floor discussion
13:00 - 14:00Lunch Break
​14:00 - 15:00
Session 4: How safe is safe enough? 
This session will explore the different AV industry perspectives arising from the question of how safe is safe enough when it comes to deploying automated vehicles and their testing. What approaches are being taken already, what ones are planned and what do the public really expect?  ​

Open  floor  discussion
​15:00 - 15:45
Session 5: AI Ethics and implications for future mobility

This session will consider the impact that broader regulation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Algorithmic Systems may have on the future mobility. What common approaches will be required in order to build public trust in these new systems in every sector? How do Ethics, Trustworthiness, Explainability and Transparency relate to each other and our everyday understanding of acceptable behaviour. 
Open floor discussion
15:45 - 16:15 ​​Coffee Break 
​16:15 - 17:00
Session 6: Assurance & regulation for Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) & implications for future mobility

This session will consider how regulations of the mobility sector will be influenced by the cross-domain, cross-technology and cross-application research being conducted on the assurance and regulation of Robotic & Autonomous Systems (RAS). It will expand upon the discussion of “required behaviour”; it’s definition, implementation, monitoring of deviations and approvals.

Open floor  discussion
​17:00 - 17:30
​Session 7: FG-AI4AD - The way ahead

This final session will review the proposed direction of FG-AI4AD in light of the day’s presentations, discussions and debates. It will cover the proposed activities, objectives and expected outcomes of FG-AI4AD designed to integrate with existing global regulatory frameworks and the potential for a new Convention on Road Traffic.
Open floor discussion
Evening Reception
The workshop will be followed by the first FG-AI4AD meeting (22 January 2020)