Dr. Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes Brief Bio A distinguished and globally recognized thought leader, executive, academician, angel investor and deep-tech entrepreneur.
Expert Advisor to the European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum, Advisory Partner at Virtue Consultants, Executive Partner at GlobalReach BI, and holding several leadership roles at the World Business Angels Investment Forum and its Institutes, which is an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) chaired by Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.
Founder & CEO of the Institute for Science, Entrepreneurship and Investments, Board Member of the Partners in Digital Health Institute, as well as the Government Blockchain Association, where she remains the acting Chief Innovation Officer and Gloabl lead of the World Smart Cities Group.
She is the Global Ethics Working Grpuo Lead for The World Metaverse Council and a Women in AI Ambssador.. Executive partner or advisor to Fortune 500 and UN-affiliated organizations.
Most recent executive consulting engagements include the EU Central Bank and US Bank.
Earned a Doctor in Medicine and an Executive Masters in Business Administration, and is an alumna of MIT, Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia Universities. Executive certifications in AI, Blockchain, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Bioethics.
She continues to teach at the University of Miami Business School and the WBAF Business School, while serving as an Affiliate Faculty at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, as well as the US Institute of Diplomacy and Human Rights as a certified consultant.
Member of the Forbes Business Council, and Co-Founder of the WBAF World Smart Cities Economic Development Commission.
Numerous lifetime recognitions and 30+ awards, most notably the WBAF World Excellence Award for Social Entrepreneurship, Award of Excellence in Research by Columbia University in New York City, and Teacher of The Year twice by the University of Miami, FL.
Member of several prestigious professional organizations, including the International Business Honor Society, Lifetime Fellow of the ACP, a Fellow of ACHE, and a Member of IEEE.
She has authored or co-authored books, book chapters, and guest-edited several scientific journals.
She is TV/Media partner, guest editor for the Journal of JDSIS, contributor to several UN and EU collaborative reports, as well as a publishing editor at IGI Global and Frontiers Media.
Building a trusthworthy, explainable and responsible Gatherverse
Talk Description :
In today’s rapidly advancing technological landscape, the development and implementation of cutting-edge technologies have become ubiquitous. As we venture into the era of the Gatherverse, a comprehensive and holistic approach is required to ensure that these technologies are not only trustworthy and explainable but also responsible in their deployment.
This keynote addresses the imperative need for digital ethics programs that encompass all frontier technologies, including digital twins, brain-computer interfaces, quantum tech, and beyond.
The Gatherverse represents a paradigm shift, where our physical and digital worlds converge, intertwining the realms of virtual reality, augmented reality, and the Internet of Things.
As we embrace this new reality, building trust in these technologies becomes paramount. Trustworthiness necessitates transparency, accountability, and reliability.
It demands the development of robust frameworks that instill confidence in the integrity and security of data, algorithms, and systems. Explainability serves as the foundation for trust.
As we witness the emergence of complex, algorithm-driven systems, the ability to explain their decision-making processes becomes essential.
This keynote underscores the importance of building models and architectures that are inherently interpretable, enabling users and stakeholders to understand the reasoning behind system outputs. Explainability bolsters transparency, engenders user trust, and fosters responsible decision-making.
Responsible development and deployment of frontier technologies require ethical considerations at their core.
Digital twins, replicating physical entities and processes in the digital realm, raise profound ethical questions regarding privacy, data ownership, and the potential for unintended consequences.
Brain-computer interfaces, with their ability to directly interface with the human brain, demand careful ethical deliberation to safeguard individuals’ autonomy, privacy, and mental well-being. Quantum technologies, with their unprecedented computational power, necessitate ethical frameworks that address potential security risks and societal implications.
To navigate this evolving technological landscape, comprehensive digital ethics programs are imperative. Such programs should encompass interdisciplinary collaborations, involving experts from fields such as computer science, ethics, law, and social sciences. They should foster dialogue and engagement with industry, academia, policymakers, and civil society to develop ethical guidelines, regulations, and best practices.
This keynote stresses the need for proactive engagement in addressing ethical challenges posed by frontier technologies. It calls for robust governance mechanisms that transcend national boundaries and foster international cooperation. Ethical considerations must be integrated into the entire lifecycle of technology development, from design and implementation to monitoring and adaptation.
As we strive to harness the potential of the Gatherverse and frontier technologies, the keynote emphasizes that digital ethics programs must be forward-thinking and adaptable. They should anticipate emerging technologies, engage in continuous ethical evaluation, and be responsive to societal concerns and values.
In conclusion, building a trustworthy, explainable, and responsible Gatherverse requires a comprehensive digital ethics framework that encompasses all frontier technologies.
By integrating ethical considerations into the development and deployment of digital twins, brain-computer interfaces, quantum tech, and other emerging technologies, we can ensure that the benefits of these innovations are realized while safeguarding societal values and protecting individual rights.
Through collaborative efforts and a proactive approach to digital ethics, we can shape a future where technology serves humanity’s best interests.