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AI Policy Forum Summit | September 28, 2022

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 will convene 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 will involve 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.

View the agenda and confirmed list of speakers below.

AGENDA

9:20am - 9:30am

OPENING REMARKS

  • Dan Huttenlocher, Dean, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing; Chair, AI Policy Forum
9:30am - 9:50am

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
9:55am - 10:25am

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
10:25am - 11:00am

BREAK

11:00am - 12:10pm

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
12:15pm - 1:00pm

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
1:15pm - 2:00pm

INTERLUDE: AI IN EDUCATION AND BUSINESS

  • L. Rafael Reif, President, MIT
  • Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO, & Co-founder, Blackstone
2:00pm - 3:15pm

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
3:25pm - 4:40pm

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

Speakers

Daron Acemoglu

Institute Professor, MIT

Jeremias Adams-Prassl

Professor of Law, Oxford University

Shweta Aprameya

CEO, ARTH

Mathias Cormann

Secretary-General, OECD

Gary Gensler

Chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Kevin Hassett

Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution

Dr. Hiroaki Kitano

Senior Executive Vice President & CTO, Sony Group Corporation Chair, Japan's AI Strategy Implementation Council

Daniel Huttenlocher

Dean, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing Chair, AI Policy Forum

Angela Kane

Senior Advisor, Nuclear Threat Initiative

Laura Kornhauser

CEO, Stratyfy

Aleksander Madry

Professor of Computer Science, MIT Co-chair, AI Policy Task Force on Finance AIPF Leadership Group

Erie Meyer

Chief Technologist & Senior Advisor, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Martha Minow

300th Anniversary University Professor, Harvard University

Asu Ozdaglar

Deputy Dean of Academics, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing Department Head, EECS MathWorks Professor, EECS

Jonathan Parker

Department Head, MIT Sloan Finance

Georgia Perakis

William F. Pounds Professor of Management, MIT Associate Dean of Social & Ethical Responsibilities of Computing, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing

Alejandro Poiré

Dean, School of Government & Public Policy, Monterrey TEC

L. Rafael Reif

President, MIT

Eric Schmidt

Co-founder, Schmidt Futures

Stephen A. Schwarzman

Chairman, CEO & Co-founder, Blackstone

Elham Tabassi

Chief of Staff of Information Technology Laboratory, NIST

Luis Videgaray

Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management Director, MIT AI Policy for the World Project