Conference: The Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence

Tags: Technology Policy

“The next generation of artificial intelligence (AI) promises to have an impact as big as the mobile revolution or the Internet revolution before that,” state Eric Schmidt (Chairman of Google’s parent, Alphabet, Inc.) and Jared Cohen (Director of Google Ideas). Or, as the Economist put it, “the robots are coming. And we will be merging, mating and morphing with them.”

AI is already entering our lives—think Siri, self-driving cars, and programmed stock trading—and this trend will only accelerate. Recognizing AI’s impact, the White House issued a report on AI in the fall of 2016, with two White House officials calling for increased attention on this topic to “develop the positive aspects of the technology, manage its risks and challenges, and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to help in building an AI-enhanced society.”

At this conference, we will bring together futurists, entrepreneurs, academics, and policymakers to consider the social implications of AI. In particular, after introducing AI and its social, legal, and policy implications in a panel format, the conference will discuss AI’s implications for civil rights, law and governance, and the future of the workforce in interactive breakout groups.


Sessions

03/09/17 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Welcome
  • Phil Weiser
    Hatfield Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School; Executive Director and Founder, Silicon Flatirons
03/09/17 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Overview Panel: What Is AI, How Is It Likely to Develop, and What Does It Portend?
  • Phil Weiser — Moderator
    Hatfield Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School; Executive Director and Founder, Silicon Flatirons
  • Edward W. Felten — Panelist
    Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs, Princeton University; Director, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University
  • Dave Heiner — Panelist
    Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft
  • Patty Limerick — Panelist
    Faculty Director and Chair of the Board, Center of the American West, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Jason Mendelson — Panelist
    Senior Fellow, Entrepreneurship Initiative, Silicon Flatirons
03/09/17 2:15pm - 2:30pm
BREAK

03/09/17 2:30pm - 3:30pm
BREAKOUT: AI and Civil Rights (Room 206)
  • Kristelia García — Moderator
    Associate Professor, University of Colorado Law School; Content Initiative Director, Silicon Flatirons
  • Casey Fiesler — Commenter
    Fellow, Telecommunications and Platforms Initiative, Silicon Flatirons
03/09/17 2:30pm - 3:30pm
BREAKOUT: AI and the Future of Law and Governance (Room 207)
  • Blake Reid — Moderator
    Associate Clinical Professor, University of Colorado Law School; Technology Policy Initiative Director, Silicon Flatirons
  • Roxanne Jensen — Commenter
    Founder, EvolveLaw
03/09/17 2:30pm - 3:30pm
BREAKOUT: AI and the Future of Our Workforce (Room 301)
  • Brad Bernthal — Moderator
    Associate Professor, University of Colorado Law School; Entrepreneurship Initiative Director, Silicon Flatirons
  • David Jilk — Commenter
    AI Researcher, eCortex, Inc.
03/09/17 3:30pm - 3:45pm
BREAK

03/09/17 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Wrap-up Panel: Breakout Group Reports and Takeaways
  • Phil Weiser — Moderator
    Hatfield Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School; Executive Director and Founder, Silicon Flatirons
  • Brad Bernthal — Panelist
    Associate Professor, University of Colorado Law School; Entrepreneurship Initiative Director, Silicon Flatirons
  • Kristelia García — Panelist
    Associate Professor, University of Colorado Law School; Content Initiative Director, Silicon Flatirons
  • Blake Reid — Panelist
    Associate Clinical Professor, University of Colorado Law School; Technology Policy Initiative Director, Silicon Flatirons
  • Harry Surden — Panelist
    Associate Professor, University of Colorado Law School
03/09/17 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Reception

Please note: Per university alcohol policy, only registered guests will be admitted to the reception.

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