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EUNIC AI Science Café: AI & Personal and Cybersecurity

29 Sep 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Online Event



The pandemic has exponentially increased the time we spend in digital realm with staggering number of interconnected electronic devices. This new paradigm of personal and professional online presence has created an unprecedented degree of array of cyber risks and necessity to keep our data private and secured. Will the AI algorithms protect our digital privacy and provide online security?

The talk invites you to learn more about the threats and risks in online environment and most efficient approaches of cyber security and privacy with Karoliina Ainge, Cybersecurity and Technology Lead at Independent Diplomat, Dr Luis Espinosa-Anke from Cardiff University and Jiří Berger, forensic expert in Cybersecurity. The virtual event will be chaired by PhD. Joanna J. Bryson, the Professor of Ethics and Technology at Hertie School of Governance.

Register HERE to join the Zoom talk. You will receive a link & password via email on the day of the event.

The AI Science Cafe is organized by EUNIC London in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in London, the Estonian Embassy in the UK, and the Czech Centre.


Joanna J Bryson is an academic recognised for broad expertise on intelligence, its nature, and its consequences. Holding two degrees each in psychology and AI (BA Chicago, MSc & MPhil Edinburgh, PhD MIT), she is since 2020 the Professor of Ethics and Technology at Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Bryson advises governments, corporations, and other agencies globally, particularly on AI policy. Her work has appeared in venues ranging from reddit to the journal Science. From 2002-2019 she was Computer Science faculty at the University of Bath; she has also been affiliated with Harvard Psychology, Oxford Anthropology, The Mannheim Centre for Social Science Research, The Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, and the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy. Bryson first observed the confusion generated by anthropomorphised AI during her PhD, leading to her first AI ethics publication “Just Another Artifact” in 1998. She is now a leader in AI ethics, having since coauthored the first national-level AI ethics policy, the UK’s (2011) Principles of Robotics, and contributed to efforts by the OECD, EU, UN, OSCE, Red Cross and Google among others. She also continues to research the systems engineering of AI and the cognitive science of intelligence. Her present research focuses are the impacts of technology on human societies, and new models of governance for AI and digital technology. She is a founding member of Hertie School’s Centre for Digital Governance, and one of Germany’s nine nominated experts to the Global Partnership for AI.


Karoliina Ainge is Independent Diplomat’s Cybersecurity and Technology Lead. In this role, she explores diplomatic processes on cyberspace and technology issues. Karoliina is the former Head of Estonian Cyber Security Policy. She worked in the government CIO’s office where she coordinated activities under the national cyber strategy and participated in the launch of numerous e-government initiatives, including data embassies and e-residency. She concentrated on ensuring that e-government innovations are respectful of cyber security concerns without compromising the digital rights of users. Karoliina holds an MA (First Class Honours) in Politics and International Relations and MRes in Political Research from the University of Aberdeen where she focused on security issues in her research.

Dr Luis Espinosa-Anke is a lecturer and researcher at the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University. His research interests revolve around artificial intelligence, more specifically natural language processing, where he regularly publishes in top-tier venues and acts as technical reviewer and editor for international conferences and journals. He is a Fulbright fellow, and has attracted over 1M research funding in AI-related areas. In addition to his research-focused role, he also helps companies to embed AI techniques into their processes, and has experience in diverse areas such as health-tech, social media and user-centered AI. He received his PhD from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in Barcelona, and holds an MA in translation and an Erasmus Mundus MA in human language technologies

Jiří Berger is an officially appointed forensic expert in Cyber Security and the area of computer and communication technology. He serves as an expert assessor to the Court of Justice. At the same time, he is an entrepreneur, founder, and investor of innovative and creative projects with a strong, successful track record. During the last 27 years in business, he has built several successful projects on three different continents with a global revenue exceeding 20M Euros. Apart from his professional success, Jiří is also a Conservatoire graduate and enjoyes composing music and playing the piano. While most of his life and career has drew from his degree in Informatics and Computer Scineces, he also holds a university degree related to nature and biology.


29 Sep
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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