AI Policy Forum Summit
About this event
Hosted by the MIT AI Policy Forum — an initiative of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing to move the global conversation about the impact of AI from principles to practical policy implementation — leaders from government, business, and academia convened for a day-long dialogue focusing on the global policy challenges surrounding the deployment of AI in key areas such as development of truly trustworthy AI, the challenge of making AI work for consumers in finance, and charting a viable path towards social media reform.
There is, of course, no shortage of discussion about AI at different venues, but we believe that the current public discourse would greatly benefit from a deeper and more focused inquiry. To this end, the AI Policy Forum Summit involved exploration and in-depth discussions of critical questions and issues in this space, as well as consideration of possible future developments and concrete guidance for governments and companies on implementing AI-related policies.
- Dan Huttenlocher, Dean, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing; Chair, AI Policy Forum
CONVERSATION ON AI POLICY 1
- Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General, OECD
- Georgia Perakis, William F. Pounds Professor of Management, MIT; Associate Dean of Social & Ethical Responsibilities of Computing, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing; moderator
CONVERSATION ON AI POLICY 2
- Eric Schmidt, Co-founder, Schmidt Futures
- Aleksander Madry, Professor of Computer Science, MIT; Co-chair, AI Policy Task Force on Finance; moderator
PANEL 1: AI RULES BEYOND NATIONAL BORDERS
AI laws are proliferating around the world. But, given the global nature of AI technology, there is a pressing need for creating a framework that would help navigate the inevitable jurisdictional conflicts and international disputes arising in this context. What is the space for potential international AI agreements or treaties? How should we go about building consensus here?
- Angela Kane, Senior Advisor, Nuclear Threat Initiative
- Dr. Hiroaki Kitano, Senior Executive Vice President & CTO, Sony Group Corporation; Chair, Japan’s AI Strategy Implementation Council
- Elham Tabassi, Chief of Staff of Information Technology Laboratory, NIST
- Jeremias Adams-Prassl, Professor of Law, Oxford University; moderator
FIRESIDE CONVERSATION: DEPLOYING TRUSTWORTHY AI INTO THE WORLD
As AI is poised to transform just about every aspect of our lives, we need to confront the emerging question: how should we think about the trustworthiness of AI deployment? How can and should the necessary technology developments interface with and be complemented by policy solutions?
- Gary Gensler, Chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
- Dan Huttenlocher, Dean, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing; Chair, AI Policy Forum; moderator
INTERLUDE: AI IN EDUCATION AND BUSINESS
- L. Rafael Reif, President, MIT
- Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO, & Co-founder, Blackstone
PANEL 2: MAKING AI WORK FOR CONSUMERS IN FINANCE
There is a lot of interest in using AI in consumer finance, in general and in consumer lending, in particular. This is in large part motivated by the promise of increasing access to credit and, overall, financial inclusion. How should we ensure though that this AI deployment is truly beneficial for consumers and does not lead to discrimination? In particular, how should the policy regulate consumer lending decisions made (or suggested) by a computer?
- Shweta Aprameya, CEO, ARTH
- Kevin Hassett, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution
- Laura Kornhauser, CEO, Stratyfy
- Erie Meyer, Chief Technologist & Senior Advisor, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- Jonathan Parker, Department Head, MIT Sloan Finance; moderator
PANEL 3: SOCIAL MEDIA REFORM
There is a growing consensus that social media not only has a major impact on our lives and society but also constitutes a domain that needs careful change and regulation. How should we go about such reform though? How to navigate here the complex interplay of technological, legal and policy aspects?
- Daron Acemoglu, Institute Professor, MIT
- Martha Minow, 300th Anniversary University Professor, Harvard University
- Alejandro Poiré, Dean, School of Government & Public Policy, Monterrey TEC
- Asu Ozdaglar, Deputy Dean of Academics, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing; Department Head, EECS; moderator