Learning Community 'AI and ethics in practice': How to implement new technologies in a socially sustainable way?

12.12.2023 — 09:30‐13:00

This meeting of the learning community will focus on the social sustainability of artificial intelligence in the workplace.

When digital (AI) innovations are introduced in the workplace, the technical and business model aspects of the innovation are often the sole or main focus. But a technological innovation needs to be embedded and accepted more broadly by employees in order to be successful. Many workplace innovations require new skills, competences and processes. They depend upon the engagement of competent employees in order to reach their potential. How do we ensure this social sustainability of innovations in the workplace?

Keywords: social sustainability, workplace innovation, change management, employee involvement and participation.

This gathering of the learning community is a collaboration between the Knowledge Centre Data & Society and the SustAIn.Brussels initiative, which is coordinated by Sirris, Agoria, BeCentral, VUB and ULB. It will be an offline meeting, online participation will not be possible.


  • Date: Tuesday 12-12-2023

  • Location: FARI AI Test & Experience Center, BeCentral, Kantersteen 16, 1000 Brussels

  • Language: English


  • 09h30 - Doors open
  • 10h00 - Welcome
  • 10h10 - Testimonials on social sustainability
  • 10h45 - Peer learning: tackling common challenges on social sustainability
  • 11h50 - Wrap-up
  • 12h00 - 13h00 - Networking Lunch

A Learning Community?

How to deploy technology in a responsible and fair way? Do you know the ethical questions around AI and data-driven applications, but are you unsure how to anticipate them in your AI or data-driven project? You are not alone!

Many organisations are aware of the ethical and legal pitfalls involved in AI and data-related innovation. But in practice, it remains a struggle to make those concerns part of your operations, and how you can address them.

In the Learning Community 'AI and ethics in practice', we stimulate the sharing of knowledge, experiences, best practices and questions between ethics officers, digital ethicists, AI ethics officers, and other professionals who are either directly or indirectly concerned with the subject.

Who is this Learning Community for?

The Learning Community focuses specifically on the application of ethics and social issues in the context of the development, implementation and use of data and AI applications. We therefore focus specifically on professionals who are in practice, in their daily work, dealing with the ethical issues surrounding data & AI.

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