IGF 2018 WS #359
Reconciling Ethics and Internet : an European opportunity?


Organizer 1: Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Organizer 2: ,

Speaker 1: Benjamin André, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 2: Gaspard Koenig, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 3: Aurélie Jean, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)


Debate - 60 Min


Aurélie Jean, Dr Computational Scientist
Benjamin André, CEO and co-founder of Cozy Cloud
Gaspard Koenig, philosopher and writer of the report « Data are mine » and CEO of Think-Tank "Generation Libre".

Please above and below resumes.


---- Dr. Aurélie Jean - France & USA
Dr. Aurélie Jean graduated from France (Universite Pierre and Marie Curie, Ecole Normale Superieure and Mines ParisTech) where she obtained a Doctorate in 2009. The same year, she moved to the US to pursue her research in computational biomechanics at The Pennsylvania State University to study cardiac tissue engineering via computer modeling. From 2011 to 2016, she worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to computationally analyze traumatic brain injury and was a senior software developer and scientist at Bloomberg in NYC before becoming CEO of InSilicoVeritas.

From engineering, medicine to finance; Aurélie applies her skills in mathematics and software programming to a wide range of disciplines as she wants to code to innovate within our society and accross industries.

Dr. Aurélie Jean, PhD, CEO of InSilicoVeritas, communicates about women and software programming. She writes articles, gives speeches and interviews, and mentors girls, students and young professionals, individually.
Dr. Aurélie Jean also guides companies to better capture the ins and outs of the current tech ecosystem to help them to tackle the next generation challenges.
She is currently the Co-Founder & CIO/CTO of mixR - the 1st Social Network of Live Communities, driven by Women.

As a renowned numeric scientist she is convinced that code and Artificial Intelligence are formidable levers of emancipation and has been campaigning for years to diversify the world of technology. She is the patron of the first class at the Inauguration of the Microsoft School of Artificial Intelligence.

LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/aurélie-jean-phd-aa045932/fr

---- Célia Zolynski - France
Celia Zolynski is Doctor of Law at the University of Versailles Saint Quentin - Paris Saclay where she manages the Master Intellectual and Digital Property and co-manages the Master 2 Intellectual Property and Digital Business Law (PID@N).
Her research and teaching activities focus on digital law, intellectual property law, market law and fundamental freedoms.

She is the author of various publications in these fields, in particular on the links between domestic law and European Union law.
She leads several interdisciplinary working groups on European intellectual property law and data protection and exploitation in the era of big data.
Co-director of the Intellectual Property and Digital Law department of the Trans Europe Experts network, she is also a member of the Foresight Committee of the CNIL and the National Digital Council (CNNum).

Experiences :

---- Antti Jogi Poikola - Finland
Advocate and experimenter of openness in society. Researcher at Aalto University, founding member of the MyData Global Network and Open Knowledge Finland association and trustee at the Sovrin Foundation.

Antti ‘Jogi’ Poikola is the programme lead of the MyData conferences, he is the main author for the MyData white paper published by the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications and currently he is preparing PhD thesis on the MyData movement.

Description of the Session

Time Session : 60 minutes

The debate will be facilitated by a Rapporteur who will introduce the format and manage the allocated time among the different sides (proposition and opposition, composed of 3 speakers each).

The Rapporteur introduces the speakers and the moderator provides brief context for the debate.
The Rapporteur introduces the format and will pose a question which each speaker has 3 minutes to respond to the following question "Ethics and Internet : Myth or opportunity for the European Economy? ».

Then 3 questions for each speaker.
« From Privacy-by-Design to Ethical-by-Design ? »
3 minutes – 1st speaker response
3 minutes – 2nd speaker response
3 minutes – 3rd speaker response

« AI, a common democratic necessity? »
3 minutes – 1st speaker response
3 minutes – 2nd speaker response
3 minutes – 3rd speaker response

« Why is it relevant to conciliate Ethics and Digital for Europe? »
3 minutes – 1st speaker response
3 minutes – 2nd speaker response
3 minutes – 3rd speaker response

5 minutes: The Moderator facilitates a debate among the speakers, asking them to respond to specific points delivered in each response.

15-20 minutes: Open floor
After all three debaters have spoken, the debate will be opened to the floor, in which members of the audience will put questions to the teams. Questions must be addressed to all speakers – and speakers have a maximum of 2 minutes to respond.
After the floor debate, each speaker will present a two-minute summary speech.

1 minute: Rapporteur will present a closing statement.

With her academic background, Celia Zolynski is an expert for engaging and facilitate discussion amongst speakers but also with different profiles and audiences.

2018 got off to a flying start.
- Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook called for the decentralization of the controversial model.

- The Cambridge Analytica scandal made users of online services aware that they no longer had control over their data, which was overmanaged by the GAFAM. Nonetheless volume of Facebook users continues to grow (+13% compared to 2017).

- The Data Portability, introduced by the GDPR, would change the rules of the digital economy and, more generally, of the European Data.

- The users could then call for competition generating alternatives. This proliferation was not possible once data was sent on one-way highways to the silos of oligopolies anxious to consolidate their positions. How can we imagine futurs for all these ambitions of a more decentralized digital ecosystem?

Next November will be a perfect opportunity to debate with business leaders, thinkers and doers about this main issue :
Reconciling Ethics and Internet : an real opportunity for the European Economy?

We would like to discuss about this relevant issue with these 3 great leaders and thinkers through a Workshop as Oxford Debate.

-- Aurélie Jean, Dr Computational Scientist

Dr. Aurélie Jean will give her approach of Artificial Intelligence as the CEO and Founder of Silico Veritas that was created in order to provide curious human beings, institutions and companies with knowledge, ideas and inspiration around coding and new technologies.

-- Benjamin André, CEO and co-founder of Cozy Cloud

Benjamin André founded with a ambitious mission to create an ethical digital pathway. Your vacation destinations, future cars, playlists, preferred electoral candidate, encounters with others... Via their personalized suggestions, the GAFA companies increasingly influence your choices thanks to what they know about you. A democratic society in the digital era must enable individuals to reclaim ownership on data and algorithms. In his 2018 New Year resolutions, Mark Zuckerberg called for the de-centralization of technology. That has been Cozy’s mission since it was created!

-- Gaspard Koenig, writer of the report « Data are mine » and CEO of Generation Libre Think-Tank (https://www.generationlibre.eu/gaspard-koenig/)

Conducted by Gaspard Koenig, the Think tank GenerationLibre studies how to establish a system of ownership on personal data.
Just as the industrial revolution made intellectual property rights necessary, the digital revolution should create an ownership right on personal data. If data represent the oil of the 21st century, is it not time to ask who owns the oil elds ?
This legal innovation would change the way the digital ecosystem works, by giving user-producers:

• The possibility for e-citizens to negociate and conclude contracts with the platforms (possibly via intermediaries) regarding the use of their personal data, so that they can decide for themselves which use they wish to make of them.
• The ability to monetise these data (or not) according to the terms of the contract (which could include licensing, leasing, etc.).
• The ability, conversely, to pay the price of the service provided by the platforms without giving away our data (the price of privacy?).

GenerationLibre worked with a team of experts (law professors, engineers, data scientists and economists) to analyze the entire range of socio-economic and ethical issues relating to personal data and to envisage how to introduce ownership of personal data into the law.
The report "Data are mine" is available here in its english version : https://www.generationlibre.eu/data-a-moi/

Founded in 2013 by the French philosopher Gaspard Koenig, GenerationLibre is a liberal think tank. It is nanced exclusively by the generosity of its members, the only guarantee of its freedom to be outspoken and its independence. It refuses any public subsidy and is not involved in any consulting activity. GenerationLibre pursues 3 objectives which are: to live and let live, to liberalize economy, and to apprehend progress.

Online Participation

Cozy Cloud embraces the Open Source community that cares about privacy issues and already aimed at building a personal data platform.
Through our Twitter and IRC, we will cover the online participation.