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Transforming the AIDV-WG’s deliverables into horizontal actions by incorporating ELSI into data tools and systems across disciplines and sectors

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    Francis Crawley

    The following agenda has been developed by the AIDV-WG. It will be further refined in order to identify the specific speakers based on the developing work.





    Title and Speaker(s)


    Opening Remarks from the Session Chairperson
    Claudia Bauzer Mederios, Brazil
    Co-chair, EOSC-Future/RDA Artificial Intelligence & Data Visitation Working Group (AIDV-WG)


    An Overview of the AIDV-WG’s Activities and Deliverables
    Natalie Meyers, USA
    Co-chair, EOSC-Future/RDA Artificial Intelligence & Data Visitation Working Group (AIDV-WG)


    The AIDV-WG’s Fellowship Programme
    Its impact on the fellows for an equitable, inclusive, and de-colonialised for tackling SDGs and ensuring real-world outcomes for tomorrow’s digitalized global, regional, national, and local communities
    Luis Retanan, The Philippines
    Ugochi Okengwu, Nigeria


    Results of the pilot of a global survey on AI and LLMs
    What roles do data scientists and others see for ELSI in our digital societies?
    P. Elif Ekmekci, Turkey
    Co-chair, EOSC-Future/RDA Artificial Intelligence & Data Visitation Working Group (AIDV-WG)



    How can we engage data scientists, data commons and open science platforms in the implementation of Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) outputs?
    What horizontal actions across data disciplines, sectors, and systems can be taken to better engage the AIDV-WG’s outcomes data tools and systems for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and real-world outcomes?

    Facilitator: Anne Cambon-Thomsen, France


    Steps toward implementing the AIDV-WG Deliverable 2
    Guidance on legal considerations for AI and DV Speaker
    Ugochi Okengwu, Nigeria; Alexander Bernier, Canada;
    KANG Hui (Hubert), Hong Kong, China


    Steps toward implementing the AIDV-WG Deliverable 3
    Guidance for Informed Consent in AI and DV Speaker
    Gauthier Chassang, France; Noémie Dubruel, France; Luis Retanan, The Philippines; Kristy Hackett, Canada; Anne Cambon-Thomsen, France


    Steps toward implementing the AIDV-WG Deliverable 4
    Guidance for ethics committees reviewing AI and DV
    Valery Sokolchik, Belarus; Rita Sitorus, Indonesia; Challace Pahlevan-Ibrekic, USA; Ülkücan Kaplan, Turkey; Pukovisa Prawiroharjo, Indonesia; Aliaksei Razuvanau, Belarus; Natalia Chehovich, Belarus


    Steps toward implementing the AIDV-WG Deliverable 5
    An AI Bill of Rights
    Natalie Meyers, USA; Ronit Purian-Lukatch, Israel; Eyiuche Doris Ezigbo, Nigeria



    How can ELSI guidance and strategies contribute to other work in the RDA community as well as with that in inter-government and government agencies, academia, non-profit organizations, industry partners, citizen scientists, and digital communities?
    How can RDA as a whole raise awareness of the importance of ELSI for data and AI regarding our most importance societal goals and creating a better world?

    Facilitator: Anne Cambon-Thomsen, France


    Closing Remarks from the AIDV-WG Co-chairpersons
    The way forward for AI and data visitation ethics
    in contributing to the eco-system for open science
    Claudia Bauzer Menderios, Brazil; P. Elif Ekmekci, Turkey; Francis P. Crawley, Belgium
    Co-chairs, EOSC-Future/RDA Artificial Intelligence & Data Visitation Working Group (AIDV-WG)


    Close of the Working Session














    Additional links to informative material
    Please refer to the Shared AIDV-WG Literature Update, created and maintained by Natalie Meyers, This link will help to ensure that the working session participants have access to the past and most recent updates on AI and DV, particularly in the context of ELSI, the SDGs, and other important data and AI societal and governance concerns.
    Refer in addition to AIDV-WG’s Zotero list of most relevant references (currently at 455 references). This has also been created and is maintained by Natalie Meyers.

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    RDA-OfR Mapping the landscape of digital research tools WG

    Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group
    The EOSC-Future & RDA Artificial Intelligence and Data Visitation Working Group (AIDV-WG) began work in September 2022 with the aim of addressing ethical, legal, and social challenges of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Visitation (DV) affecting of state-of-the art data technology impacting scientific exchange in the context of data sharing and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The AIDV-WG was established through a competitive call for proposals for RDA Working Groups focusing on the development of solutions for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), working in conjunction with the European Commission-funded project EOSC Future.
    Both AI and DV open a myriad of ethical, legal, and social issues, often having their root in data collection, data processing, the FAIRification and curation of data, data interoperability as well as in the data archiving, data commons, and open science platforms. These ethical, legal, and social issues, however, take on new meaning when new technologies and new modes of interaction and conduct are developed for data processing, data and data tool interoperability, and data exchange. These challenges include those of access, privacy, confidentiality, consent, accountability, transparency, accuracy, integrity, and explainability. They also include issues of human rights, respect, equity, inclusion, and decolonization. The AIDV-WG has focused on the ELSI issues of these technologies in the context of Open Science. It further examined the impact of these technologies on society and science policy. As European and global scientific governance moves at an accelerated pace to reform science through Open Science, particularly in its attempt to address, situation, and govern AI, it is critical that we appreciate the complexities of the ethical, legal, technical, and societal issues affecting data and AI within the framework of Open Science and its goals for the future of science in our communities and globally. The AIDV-WG built an expert cross-disciplinary network that includes expertise in AI, data science, data interoperability, data systems, and data stewardship as well as involving researchers focused on the ethical, legal, and social questions and challenges that surround these technologies. This includes AI designers and developers so that technical aspects of these technologies represented in the work are considered. 

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    Meeting objectives
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    The main objective of the meeting is to transform the AIDV-WG’s deliverables into horizontal actions across data disciplines, sectors, and systems by exploring the means to engage digital communities in incorporating ELSI in data tools and systems for achieving the UN SDGs and real-world outcomes.
    During this working meeting the five deliverables of the EOSC-Future/RDA Artificial Intelligence & Data Visitation Working Group (AIDV-WG) will be presented to the RDA community and invite their input into the horizontal actions needed across data disciplines, sectors, and systems for engaging digital communities in incorporating ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) in data tools and systems for achieving the United Nations’ 2030 Strategic Development Goals (SDGs) and other real-world outcomes. This is a working meeting that is focused on discussion with, and input from, the RDA community to advance the dissemination, uptake, and implementation of the outcomes of the AIDV-WG across RDA activities and in relation with RDA and EOSC actors.
    The five AIDV-WG deliverables are as follows:

    Analysis and interpretation of the results of a survey on current ethical, legal, policy, and societal frameworks for AI

    Guidance on legal considerations for AI

    Guidance for informed consent in AI

    Guidance for ethics committees reviewing AI

    An AI Bill of Rights

    This working meeting will be prepared by video presentations or other digital support created by each workstream for the deliverables in the AIDV-WG. The video presentations or other support will be made available to the participants at least 2 weeks in advance of the RDA Plenary 21. The working session has been designed to be highly interactive with the audience and inclusive. During the session only lightning talks will be given and the majority of time will be dedicated to discussing with and learning from the participants. The five five-minute lightning talks on the deliverables may be condensed into a single ten-minute talk to allow more time for discussion.
    The AIDV-WG proposes this session to examine the dissemination and implementation phase of its work, having achieved its deliverables. This session will explore the AIDV-WG’s currently engaged work. It has studied, identified, and addressed through the five deliverables the ELSI needs within the data science and science communities for AI and data visitation in our digital societies. Further work is now needed to transform these ELSI outputs into concrete actions that engage digital communities in building data systems aligned with the UN SDGs. ELSI considerations for data and AI play a vital role in shaping responsible and ethical practices, protecting human rights, ensuring privacy and data protection, fostering inclusive governance, and assessing the impact of technologies. By integrating these considerations into data and AI tools and systems, the UN SDGs can be pursued in a manner that harnesses the potential of data and AI while upholding ethical principles and avoiding potential risks and negative social impacts. This approach promotes responsible data practices, a human-centered approach, ethical considerations (respect for persons and their fundamental freedoms, human rights, equity, inclusion, decolonization, research integrity), and social impact, ultimately contributing to sustainable development and positive outcomes.
    This working session will engage relevant experts from inside and outside the RDA community, including researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to ensure diverse perspectives are included and a wide range of feedback to support the AIDV-WG’s work is received. Emphasis will be placed on the value of incorporating ethical, legal, and social considerations throughout the data lifecycle and data, tools, and AI interoperability systems to ensure responsible and sustainable data practices. This session should foster an understanding of how collaborations can be achieved across stakeholders from different data disciplines, sectors, and systems, involving inter-government and government agencies, academia, non-profit organizations, industry partners, citizen scientists, and digital communities.
    The session will examine practical recommendations and feedback for ELSI best practices based on the AIDV-WG’s deliverables for data collection, storage, sharing, analysis, and decision-making. This contributes to the work of the AIDV-WG in ensuring that its deliverables are aligned with the SDGs and reflect the specific needs of different sectors and communities.The session will seek to receive advice on how to raise awareness and build capacity for the horizontal implementation of the AIDV-WG’s deliverables potentially through awareness campaigns, training programs, and capacity-building initiatives to educate digital communities about the importance of ELSI and their role in building data systems for SDG achievement. This includes the need to advocate for the integration of ELSI considerations into relevant policies, regulations, and guidelines at local, national, regional, and international levels. The session will help the AIDV-WG understand how it can collaborate with policymakers and advocate for responsible data governance frameworks that align with the SDGs as well as how the RDA community can support the implementation and enforcement of their deliverables into policies to ensure their impact.

    Please indicate at least (3) three breakout slots that would suit your meeting.
    Breakout 1, Breakout 3, Breakout 4

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