International Committee Meeting of Aspen Institutes in Berlin

March 27-29, the Aspen Institute Germany welcomed the Presidents and Chairmen of  Aspen Institutes from 13 countries around the globe for the annual International Committee Meeting in Berlin. Yulia Tychkivska, Executive Director, represented the Aspen Institute Kyiv at the meeting.

Highlights on the agenda were an exclusive dinner discussion about the future of Europe and the world with Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (Leader of the Christian Democratic Union) and Elliot Gerson (Vice president of the Aspen Institute (USA).

As part of the meeting, the Aspen Institute Germany hosted the second annual Berlin AI conference on the topic “Humanity Defined: Politics and Ethics in the AI Age”. The conference gathered more than 200 selected high-level guests for deeper into the debate around ethics and politics of AI in Germany, Europe and beyond. The conference explored how citizens, developers, governments, companies, and civil society can create the proper ethical and political framework to guarantee the immense power of AI and machine learning serves the public and global good. In particular, discussions were around the promise of the Enlightenment that “Human dignity is inviolable. To respect and protect it shall be the duty of all state authority.”