MIT AI Policy Forum Virtual Summit Sept. 28 to Explore Challenges Surrounding AI Deployment 

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Cambridge, MA — Sept. 22, 2022 — On Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Time, the MIT AI Policy Forum will host a free, virtual summit convening leading voices from government, business, and academia to explore the global policy challenges surrounding the implementation of AI technologies. The summit will feature a live fireside chat with Gary Gensler, chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and Daniel Huttenlocher, dean of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, on the development of trustworthy AI.

More information on the event and registration can be found here.

Speakers include (in alphabetical order):

  • Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director General
  • Daron Acemoglu, Institute Professor, MIT
  • Mathias Cormann, Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Gary Gensler, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair
  • Kevin Hassett, Hoover Institution Distinguished Visiting Fellow
  • Daniel Huttenlocher, Dean, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing
  • Laurie E. Locascio, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce for Standards and Technology
  • Erie Meyer, Chief Technologist & Senior Advisor, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Martha Minow, Professor and former Harvard Law School Dean
  • L. Rafael Reif, President, MIT
  • Stephen A. Schwarzman, founder and CEO of Blackstone
  • Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO and co-founder Schmidt Futures

Topics will include:

  • Theneed for policy guidance for the development and deployment of AI technologies;
  • The development of responsible and trustworthy AI for everyone;
  • How to make AI technologies in finance work for consumers and ensure AI systems do not lead to discrimination;
  • How to chart a viable path towards social media reform; and
  • The creation of international AI agreements and treaties.

The MIT AI Policy Forum is an initiative of the MIT Schwarzman College.