Athens, June 2024

Lyceum Project | Athens hosts ground-breaking AI Ethics Conference

The Institute for Ethics in AI, University of Oxford, in partnership with Stanford University, Greece’s National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, and the World Human Forum will host a one day conference namely The Lyceum Project: AI Ethics with Aristotle” on June 20th, 2024, at the Athens Conservatoire and Aristotle’s Lyceum. Entry is free, online pre-registration required.

Set in the cradle of philosophy, adjacent to the ancient site of Aristotle’s school, the Lyceum, the conference will represent a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the intersection of ancient philosophy and ground-breaking AI thinking. The conference will include an address from the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, while philosophers discuss one of the most pressing questions of our times “how do we ethically regulate AI?”.

The event agenda and speakers can be found here

At the Lyceum Project, attendees will gain insights from leading philosophers, practitioners, and policymakers through a series of compelling sessions, including:

  1. Philosophers’ Panel: Professors John Tasioulas and Josiah Ober discuss the philosophical ideas that can guide the ethical development of AI.
  2. Practitioners’ Panel: A panel of major figures from academic, technical, entrepreneurial, and regulatory spheres of AI discuss the practicalities of integrating philosophy and ethics into AI practices.
  3. Speech by the Prime Minister of Greece: The conference will be honoured by an address from Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who will share his vision for the ethical advancement of AI in Greece, and beyond, and the importance of regenerating Aristotle’s Lyceum today.
  4. Early Career Researchers’ Parallel Sessions: Intimate breakout sessions for exploring the latest research from emerging scholars dedicated to advancing Aristotelian AI ethics.
  1. Aristotle Lyceum – Experiencing the spirit of the place: The day will conclude with an evening programme consisting of an interdisciplinary youth dialogue on the issues that have been discussed during the day and a dance project by Sasha Waltz with the Athens Conservatoire dance students, offering a vibrant close to an intellectually stimulating day.

It’s a great opportunity to be part of the most exciting conversations in the heart of Athens!