Experts from Science, Business, and Public Administration from Latvia and France to Discuss the Impact of Artificial Intelligence

17th of November

On November 22 at 16.00 in Faculty of Architecture of Riga Technical University (RTU) atrium, Ķīpsalas street 6, Latvian and foreign experts will discuss the development of artificial intelligence, its impact on everyday life and social progress, the almost unlimited possibilities, and challenges in the round table discussion: France – Latvia dialogue on AI.

The event is organized by the French Embassy in Latvia, the French Institute in Latvia, RTU and Riga TechGirls. The round table discussion is part of Digital November, an annual festival of digital cultures that aims to highlight the diversity of digital creativity in its various manifestations. 

Doctor Isabelle Ryl, Director of PRAIRIE (PaRis Artificial Intelligence Research InstitutE) and professor at the University of Lille in France, will participate in the round table discussion. PRAIRIE is one of four institutes in France created as part of the national artificial intelligence strategy. 

ChatGPT Academy founder Megan Martinsone, who also previously worked as an artificial intelligence and new technology consultant in the Amsterdam and London offices of PwC, and Nathan Bonnet, CEO of the Polymnia start-up company will also take part in the discussion. 

Elīna Lidere, head of innovation ecosystems of LMT and 5G expert of the Latvian Information and Communication Technologies Association, Māris Ancāns, engineer of the Giraffe360 technology company, Māra Pudāne, researcher of the Department of Artificial Intelligence and Sythe stems Engineering of the RTU Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology will share their thoughts and vision with attendees, as will Ēriks Urtāns, founder of and Pitch Patterns technology companies and leading researcher at the Institute of Applied Computer Systems of DITF.

Event organizers point out that artificial intelligence is one of the most exciting and promising technologies, but raises many questions at the same time - about safety, ethics, the future of employment, etc. Therefore, all involved parties should act in a coordinated manner to ensure its maximum benefits for the development of society and economy, mitigating possible risks and gaps. 

France – Latvia dialogue on AI event attendees will also be able to enjoy an artistic performance - performative multimedia art project called «Portreti. Jellyfish.»

The event will be held in English. All interested parties - students, professionals of various fields, academics, representatives of non-governmental organizations and government - are invited to participate.

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