• Past Event

UNIDIR 2022 Innovations Dialogue

Oct. 20, 2022
8:30am – 6:00pm EDT 4:30am PST7:30am EST

Organized by United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)

With over 40 years of experience, UNIDIR is an autonomous institution within the United Nations that conducts independent research on disarmament and related problems; particularly international security issues.

Launched in 2019, the Innovations Dialogue is one of UNIDIR’s flagship annual conferences organized by its Security and Technology Program. The event provides a unique multi-stakeholder forum—convening geographically diverse experts from the diplomatic and policy community, technical and scientific community, industry groups, and academia and civil society—to collectively examine developments in science and technology that have potentially radical and novel implications for international peace and security.

The theme for this year’s conference was AI Disruption, Peace and Security. As the field of AI is evolving rapidly, there is ambiguity and uncertainty regarding what AI is, what it can do, its perils and promises, and where it is headed. The Dialogue will examine the state of play and the future of AI, survey the potential risks and rewards of AI technologies for international peace and security, and explore the path to Responsible AI.

Event Overview

PAI’s CEO Rebecca Finlay joined a panel titled, “Unpacking and Operationalizing the Responsible AI Toolbox.” Panelists explored what Responsible AI is and the elements that comprise the responsible AI toolbox. They also examined how the Responsible AI toolbox can be put in practice.


Rebecca Finlay, Chief Executive Officer, Partnership on AI
Ashley Casovan, Executive Director, Responsible AI Institute
Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem, Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Pretoria, Centre for AI Research, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Sonali Sanghrajka, Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Kosa.ai
Eugenio Vargas Garcia, Tech Diplomat, Brazilian Consulate General in San Francisco
Daniel Kluttz, Director of Sensitive Uses at the Office of Responsible AI, Microsoft
Diane Staheli, Responsible AI Chief at the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office, Department of Defense, USA
Alice Xiang, Global Head of AI Ethics, Sony


PAI Representative

Rebecca Finlay