June 01, 2023 @ 11:45 – June 01, 2023 @ 13:00
IDLO The Hague Office
Hofweg 9-E
in The Hague 2511 AA Den Haag

Registration is required as space is limited. Please RSVP by 26 May 2023 to vwitula@idlo.int.

Without a doubt, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has opened up new opportunities. But being designed and informed by humans, it also inherits their human flaws such as gender and racial biases. If not developed responsibly and ethically, AI may offer as many potential risks and harms as it does solutions. What if a voice recognition system fails to respond to a female pilot’s voice? Or if a face recognition system identifies a wrong perpetrator? Therefore, following years of pushing innovation in AI there have been increasing calls to pause and take stock of where and how we use it. However existing research on bias in AI is mostly focused on commercial applications, lacking reflections on their use in the peace and security sectors. In response to these growing concerns there has been a significant drive to regulate AI and to develop industry standards to ensure the responsible development and use of AI. Bringing together academia, advocacy and policymakers, this event will discuss the risks resulting from AI bias in the military, crime prevention and judicial domains and outline solutions to address the continuing challenge of increasing diverse input to AI design and use.

The event is organized by the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus and the Embassy of Switzerland in partnership with the International Gender Champions Den Haag Hub and Women Leading in AI. The discussion is accompanied by a brown bag lunch. Kindly make sure to arrive on time or to cancel your registration in advance should you not be able to make it.


11:45-11:55 Welcoming remarks by

  • Dr. Fabricio Guariglia, Director of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) Branch Office in The Hague
  • H.E. Ambassador Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn of Switzerland

11:55-12:55 Panel discussion and Q&A

  • Dr. Allison Gardner, Co-founder of Women Leading in AI
  • Mr. Irakli Beridze, Head of UNICRI’s Centre for AI and Robotics
  • Ms. Klaudia Klonowska LL.M., PhD Researcher at the Asser Institute and the University of Amsterdam

​​​​​​​Moderated by Dr. Fabricio Guariglia, Director of the IDLO Branch Office in The Hague

12:55-13:00 Closing remarks by

  • H.E. Ambassador Frances-Galatia Lanitou Williams of the Republic of Cyprus.