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27 Jan 2022 / 15:45 - 16:30
Artificial Intelligence in Government: Why, What and How
The masterclass aims at covering the main issues concerning applications of artificial intelligence in the public sector, at national, regional or local administrative levels.
After analysing the key AI technologies that can be applied in the public sector, the course gives an overview of potential applications (e.g. chatbots, intelligent agents, decision making algorithms, machine learning systems, etc) in various European countries and sectors of the economy. Furthermore, the aims, the benefits and the possible challenges and risks of such applications are being presented, together with the means for risk mitigation. The course also presents the main initiatives for promoting , monitoring and regulating the use of artificial intelligence in the public sector, in Europe and the world.
University of the Aegean
Yannis Charalabidis is Full Professor of Digital Governance at the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean, based in Samos, Greece. He is the founding director of the Digital Governance Research Centre, coordinating policy making, research and application projects for governments and enterprises worldwide.
He is heading the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit of the Aegean University, and the MSc on Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship, in collaboration with National Technical University of Athens.
He has more than 25 years of experience in designing, implementing and managing complex information systems, 10 of which as executive director in SingularLogic Group, leading the 500-staff software products unit and its expansion in Greece and Europe.
He has published more than 10 books and 300 papers in international journals and conferences, and actively participates in international scientific and policy making bodies. Yannis has been teaching as an invited professor at UC Berkeley, TU Delft, Stevens Institute NY, State University NY, University of Washington, City University Hong Kong, Swinburne University Melbourne and Wollongong University in Australia.
In 2016, he was ranked as the 8th most prolific author in Digital Government, among 10,000 authors of the domain, by the Washington University survey. In 2018, he was included in the “100 most influential people in Digital Government”, by Apolitical Group.