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Global AI Narratives: Middle East and North Africa

13 October 2019 - 14 October 2019

The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence and the American University in Cairo are delighted to announce the Global AI Narratives Project: Middle East and North Africa.

Funded by DeepMind Ethics and Society and the Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc., the Global AI Narratives Project aims to establish newconnections between academics, artists, writers, designers and technologists working on AI in different regions of the world. The two-day event in Cairo will consist of a closed research workshop, a public keynote lecture and a public panel on AI Narratives. A detailed program is available here

Public Lecture by Nikolaos Mavridis
SUNDAY, 13 OCTOBER, 2019
ORIENTAL HALL, AUC TAHRIR CAMPUS
17:30-18:45

Dr Nikolaos Mavridis will deliver a keynote lecture open to the public titled 'From Robots and Artificial Intelligence Towards our Future.’

Dr Mavridis is the founder and director of the Interactive Robots and Media Lab and holds a PhD from MIT. He co-created the Ibn Sina Robot, which is the first Arab language android robot with conversational capabilities.


Global AI Narratives in the Middle East and North Africa: Public Panel
MONDAY, 14 OCTOBER, 2019
ORIENTAL HALL, AUC TAHRIR CAMPUS
18:30 – 20:00

Moderator: Hana Shaltout, Access to Knowledge for Development Center, School of Business, The American University in Cairo (Egypt)

Panelists:
Stephen Cave, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Assia Boundaoui, Director of ‘The Feeling of Being Watched’ (Algeria/United States)
Hosam El Zembely, The Egyptian Society for Science Fiction (Egypt)
Yasser Bahjatt, Yatakhayaloon: The League of Arab Sci-Fiers (Saudi Arabia)