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May 6-7: AI Policy Forum to Present Proposals for Managing Impacts, Building More Equitable Systems

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On Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7, the AI Policy Forum – a global effort convened by researchers from MIT – will present their initial policy recommendations aimed at managing the effects of AI and building AI systems that better reflect society’s values. Recognizing that there is unlikely to be any singular national AI policy, but rather public policies for the distinct ways in which we encounter AI in our lives, Forum leaders will preview their preliminary findings and policy recommendations in three key areas: finance, mobility and health care.

The inaugural AI Policy Forum Symposium, a virtual event hosted by the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, will bring together AI and public policy leaders, government officials from around the world, regulators, and advocates to investigate some of the pressing questions posed by AI in our economies and societies. The Symposium’s program will feature remarks from public policymakers helping shape governments’ approaches to AI; state and federal regulators on the front lines of these issues; designers of self-driving cars and cancer-diagnosing algorithms; faculty examining the systems used in emerging finance companies and associated concerns; and researchers pushing the boundaries of AI.

MIT speakers:

  • Martin A. Schmidt, Provost, MIT
  • Daniel Huttenlocher, AIPF Chair and Dean, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing
  • Regina Barzilay, School of Engineering Distinguished Professor of AI and Health; AI Faculty Lead, Jameel Clinic, MIT
  • Daniel Weitzner, Founding Director, MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative
    Former U.S. Deputy CTO, Office of Science & Technology Policy, The White House
  • Luis Videgaray, Senior Lecturer, Sloan School of Management
    Former Foreign Minister & Minister of Finance, Mexico
  • Aleksander Madry, Professor of Computer Science, MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • R. David Edelman, Director of Public Policy, MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative
    Former Special Assistant to President Obama for Econ. & Tech. Policy, The White House
  • Julie Shah, Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Associate Dean of Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing, Schwarzman College of Computing, MIT
  • Andrew Lo, Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management

Guest speakers and participants:

  • Julie Bishop, Chancellor, Australian National University
  • Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament, Australia
  • Andrew Wyckoff, Director for Science, Technology and Innovation, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • Martha Minow, Professor and Former Dean, Harvard Law School
  • Alejandro Poiré, Dean of the School of Public Policy, Monterrey Tec
  • Former Secretary of the Interior, Mexico
  • Ngaire Woods, Dean, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
  • Darran Anderson, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Texas Department of Transportation
  • Nat Beuse, Vice President of Security, Aurora
  • Former head safety regulator for autonomous vehicles, U.S. Dept. of Transportation
  • Laura Major, Chief Technology Officer, Motional
  • Manuela Veloso, Head of AI Research, JP Morgan Chase
  • Stephanie Lee, Managing Director, BlackRock Systematic Active Equities Emerging Markets

Reporters interested in attending can register here. More information on the AI Policy Forum can be found here.

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