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Metaverse Safety Week

December 10, 2023 @ 8:00 - December 15, 2023 @ 17:00 PST

The Metaverse Safety Week is an international community effort, led by the X Reality Safety Intelligence (XRSI), featuring industry leaders from around the world and spanning five days.

MSW 2022 explored the challenges of these brave new worlds in critical areas of the immersive ecosystem.


Metaverse Safety Week 2022

DECEMBER 10 | 13:00 to 16:30 pm PST / 21:00 pm to 00:30 am GMT
Human Rights
International Human Rights Day
Human Rights in the AI-powered immersive worlds

As we honor the 75th Human Rights Day, we delve deep into the intertwining of AI-powered immersive worlds and their profound implications on human rights. In an era marked by rapid technological convergence, the metaverse and AI jointly revolutionize industries, necessitating a fresh perspective on established human rights doctrines. Bringing together global thought leaders, our focus sharpens on the emerging concepts of neurorights and the transformative potential of Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI).

In a dominantly AI-orchestrated metaverse, the pivotal task is to fortify and safeguard human rights. We engage in robust discussions surrounding the multifaceted challenges posed to privacy, autonomy, and the looming risks of algorithmic biases. Drawing insights from the groundbreaking XRSI Neurorights report, we accentuate the urgency for erecting standardized guardrails.

This roundtable serves as a catalyst for profound deliberation and collective action. Together, participants will strive to outline actionable strategies, forge regulatory paradigms, and envisage governance structures that balance the scales of innovation with the unwavering ethos of human rights and dignity in the AI-driven metaverse.

Theme: Human Rights in the AI-powered immersive worlds. As we honor the 75th Human Rights Day, we explore the impact of AI-powered immersive worlds on human rights. The convergence of AI and the metaverse is transforming industries and requires a fresh look at human rights principles in relation to challenges to privacy, autonomy, and algorithmic […]

DECEMBER 11 | 11:00 am to 14:30 pm PST / 19:00 to 22:30 pm GMT
Medical XR and Immersive Healthcare
Immersive Healthcare & AI: Finding the balance between innovation, and shared responsibility

In an era where technological marvels are no longer confined to science fiction, the amalgamation of AI with immersive technologies is sculpting a new frontier in healthcare. The brilliance of AI-powered diagnostics set within virtual realms, coupled with bespoke VR therapeutic regimens, signals a healthcare revolution. Yet, as we stand on the cusp of these advancements, the echoing call for shared responsibility resonates more than ever.

Immersive healthcare, propelled by AI, holds boundless promise. But this very promise mandates a careful equilibrium between groundbreaking innovation and the sacred principles of patient safety, data confidentiality, and overarching ethical paradigms.

This roundtable aims to be a beacon for introspection and collaborative action. By convening healthcare experts, AI trailblazers, and policy thinkers, we set the stage for profound discussions. Together, participants will explore the multifaceted dimensions of AI’s role in immersive healthcare, charting a course that embraces the promise of technology while ensuring unwavering commitment to patient well-being and ethical standards.

Theme: Immersive Healthcare & AI: Finding the balance between innovation, and shared responsibility Co-Hosted by: The fusion of AI and immersive technologies in healthcare is creating a revolutionary landscape. AI-driven diagnostics in virtual environments and personalized VR therapy promise significant advances. However, balancing innovation with patient safety, data privacy, and ethics is essential. This roundtable, […]

DECEMBER 12 | 11:00 am to 14:30 pm PST / 19:00 to 22:30 pm GMT
Child Safety and Children’s Rights
Safeguarding the young generation in the AI augmented worlds

In the dynamic landscape of AI-augmented worlds, safeguarding our young generation becomes a task of paramount importance. These immersive realms promise transformative learning experiences and vibrant recreational avenues. Yet, they also introduce novel challenges: from the preservation of young digital identities to navigating the often-subtle influences on developing minds.

As the metaverse continues its rapid evolution, the urgency for global collaboration intensifies. Crafting new guardrails, rooted in ethics and fortified by technology, is essential to guide and protect the next generation. More than ever, accountability is not just the responsibility of a select few; it’s a collective duty. From technologists to educators, from policymakers to child rights advocates, each plays a vital role in ensuring that AI serves as an instrument of empowerment and not detriment.

This roundtable serves as a nexus for these crucial discussions. Together, we will explore actionable strategies and collaborative initiatives to ensure that our AI-augmented realities prioritize the safety, dignity, and rights of every child.

Theme: Safeguarding the young generation in the AI-augmented worlds In the dynamic AI-augmented world, safeguarding the younger generation is of utmost importance. These immersive spaces offer transformative learning and recreation but pose challenges like digital identity preservation and subtle influences on young minds. With the metaverse’s rapid evolution, global collaboration is crucial. Crafting ethical tech-supported […]

DECEMBER 13 | 11:00 am to 14:30 pm PST / 19:00 to 22:30 pm GMT
Cybersecurity and Data Protection
Navigating the cyber frontier in the AI-powered metaverse

In the rapidly evolving AI-powered metaverse, cybersecurity has ascended to the forefront of global concerns, intertwining national security and the virtual realms in unprecedented ways. With the rise of AI-based cyberattacks, the threats to the metaverse are no longer just digital; they have the potential to reverberate across societies, impacting human lives, economic stability, and national peace. Threat intelligence plays a critical role in understanding and countering these emerging threats, bridging the gap between the virtual and the real, and offering solutions to protect both.

The potential repercussions of unchecked threats in the Metaverse range from data breaches to emerging warfare tactics, making a comprehensive incident response strategy not just advantageous, but essential. Safeguarding the integrity and privacy of the Metaverse citizens requires robust data protection mechanisms, ensuring that as we advance further into this digital realm, we are armed with the awareness and readiness to safeguard ourselves at the cyber frontier. As we navigate this cyber frontier, the onus is on global communities, industry leaders, and policymakers to collaborate, innovating responsibly to protect both individuals and societies at large.

This roundtable is set to be a convergence of diverse insights, all focused on the multifaceted challenges and possibilities of cybersecurity in the AI-powered metaverse. Together, we aspire to define strategies and blueprints that ensure every individual thrives in the digital realm, with their rights, safety, and data integrity upheld as paramount.

DECEMBER 14 | 11:00 am to 14:30 pm PST / 19:00 to 22:30 pm GMT
Global Policy and Regulations
An urgent need for global regulations and governance for AI and emerging technologies

The proliferation of AI and emerging technologies is rapidly reshaping our digital ecosystems, demanding immediate and coordinated regulatory responses on a global scale. While the marriage of AI with the metaverse and other platforms heralds a new age of innovation, it simultaneously introduces complexities that challenge our existing policy frameworks. These complexities, coupled with the borderless nature of the metaverse, underscore the urgent imperative for international governance that ensures user protection and technological growth in tandem.

As we navigate this uncharted terrain, the call for collective global action resonates stronger than ever. Constructing these new regulatory scaffolds isn’t a solitary endeavor; it mandates a harmonized effort, involving policymakers, technologists, legal experts, and users alike. Every stakeholder plays a pivotal role in drafting a future where AI and related technologies are used responsibly, ethically, and to the benefit of humanity at large.

This roundtable is set to be a crucible for meaningful dialogue and collaboration. Together, participants will endeavor to draft actionable strategies, regulatory blueprints, and governance models that prioritize both innovation and the overarching safety and rights of users in the AI-augmented world.


December 10, 2023 @ 8:00 PST
December 15, 2023 @ 17:00 PST
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