Launch

Lytt til Oss and Amnesty International Norway invites you to the Launch:

Time: Tuesday 18th June at 18.00 
Place: Athene, OsloMet, Pilestredet 46 
Registration by 17th June via this form: https://forms.gle/sTX4J4pVUYhkjBpm9 

Program

  • Welcome by Prorector at OsloMet Morten Irgens

  • Keynote by Prof. Toby Walsh
    Toby Walsh is Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of New South Wales and Data61. He is Guest Professor at the Technical University of Berlin. He was named by the Australian newspaper as one of the “rock stars” of Australia’s digital revolution. Professor Walsh is a strong advocate for limits to ensure AI is used to improve our lives. He has been a leading voice in the discussion about autonomous weapons (aka “killer robots”), speaking at the UN in New York and Geneva on the topic and organizing a number of open letters from scientists and technologies calling for regulation of such weapons. He is a Fellow of the Australia Academy of Science and recipient of the prestigious Humboldt Research Award. He appears regularly on TV and radio, and has authored two books on AI for a general audience, the most recent entitled “2062: The World that AI Made”.

  • Comments by Dr. Cecilie Hellestveit
    Cecilie Hellestveit is a researcher of international law and armed conflict. Hellestveit participated as an independent expert to the first expert-panel in the CCW-process on autonomous weapons in Geneva in 2016, and contributed to the resulting anthology on International Law and Lethal Authonomous Weapons Systems edited by Prof. Robin Geiss in 2017. Hellestveit recently co-authored an article on synthentic biology and the ban on bioweapons in the 2019 Routledge Handbook on War, Law and Technology. Arms regulations and techonology is also treated in her book on The laws of armed conflict (Krigens folkerett – Norge og vår tids kriger) co-authored with Dr. Gro Nystuen forthcoming at Universitetsforlaget in October. Hellestveit is a fellow with the newly established Norwegian Academy of International Law (NAIL). She is a member of the Ethical Council for the Norwegian Petroleum Fund, and a member of the Government-appointed comite to review the ethical guidelines for the Fund.

  • Additional speakers TBA

  • Q and A

  • Mingling and finger food