AI Policy Forum Symposium

ABOUT THIS EVENT

On May 6–7, 2021, the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing hosted the inaugural AI Policy Forum Symposium, two days of agenda-setting virtual sessions on pressing policy issues regarding artificial intelligence in our economies and societies.

The symposium was the first public event of the AI Policy Forum (AIPF), a new global effort launched in 2020 designed to connect high-level principles of AI policy with the practice and trade-offs of governing — taking next steps in designing public policies that will shape the specific uses of AI in our lives, and ensuring that AI systems deliver a more equitable, just, sustainable, and innovative future.

Over two half-day sessions, the AIPF Symposium brought together leading AI and public policy scholars; government officials and regulators from cities, states, countries, and international organizations; and civil society leaders and advocates — all focused on presenting and debating the work of three Task Forces that are developing the future of AI in Finance, Mobility, and Health Care.

The AI Policy Forum Symposium was generously supported by the Siegel Family Endowment


Missed the live stream or interested in watching again?
Videos from the symposium are now available.

AGENDA

WELCOME

  • Martin A. Schmidt, Provost, MIT
  • Daniel Huttenlocher, AIPF Chair and Dean, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing

AI POLICY IN PRACTICE: PRIORITIES FOR PUBLIC POLICYMAKERS

  • Julie Bishop, Chancellor, Australian National University
    Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament, Australia
  • Luis Videgaray, Director of AI Policy for the World Project, MIT; Former Foreign Minister, Finance Minister and Member of Congress, Mexico
  • Andrew Wyckoff, Director for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD
  • Daniel Huttenlocher, AIPF Chair and Dean, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing (moderator)

TECHNICAL DEEPDIVE: HOW SMARTER SYSTEM DESIGN CAN PRODUCE MORE TRUSTWORTHY AI

  • Aleksander Madry, Professor of Computer Science, MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)

TASK FORCE ON MOBILITY

Co-chairs:

  • R. David Edelman, Director, IPRI Project on Technology, Economy and National Security, MIT
  • Julie Shah, Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Associate Dean of Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing, Schwarzman College of Computing, MIT

Task Force members:

  • Darran Anderson, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Texas Department of Transportation
  • Nat Beuse, Vice President of Safety, Aurora
  • Laura Major, CTO, Motional

TASK FORCE ON FINANCE

Co-chairs:

  • Andrew Lo, Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Aleksander Madry, Professor of Computer Science, MIT EECS

Task Force members:

  • Stephanie Lee, Managing Director, BlackRock Systematic Active Equities Emerging Markets
  • Manuela Veloso, Head of AI Research, JP Morgan Chase
  • Luis Videgaray, Director of AI Policy for the World Project, MIT; Former Foreign Minister, Finance Minister and Member of Congress, Mexico

OVERVIEW OF DAY 2

  • Daniel Huttenlocher, AIPF Chair and Dean, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing

TASK FORCE ON HEALTH CARE

Co-chairs:

  • Regina Barzilay, School of Engineering Distinguished Professor of AI and Health; AI Faculty Lead for Jameel Clinic, MIT
  • Daniel Weitzner, Founding Director, MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative

Technical Deepdive: Learning the Langauge of Viral Evolution and Escape

  • Bryan Bryson, Assistant Professor of Biological Engineering, MIT

Previewing the Task Force’s Work

  • Regina Barzilay
  • Marzyeh Ghassemi, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto in Computer Science and Medicine

CAPSTONE PANEL: BRINGING PRINCIPLES TO PRACTICE: ENHANCING EQUITY THROUGH AI POLICY

  • Martha Minow, Professor and Former Dean, Harvard Law School
  • Alejandro Poiré, Dean, School of Government & Public Policy, Monterrey TEC
  • Ngaire Woods, Dean, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
  • Daniel Huttenlocher, AIPF Chair and Dean, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing (moderator)

SPEAKERS

Darran Anderson

Director of Strategy & Innovation, Texas Department of Transportation

Regina Barzilay

School of Engineering Distinguished Professor for AI & Health AI Faculty Lead, MIT Jameel Clinic Co-chair, AI Policy Task Force on Healthcare

Nat Beuse

Vice President of Safety, Aurora

Julie Bishop

Chancellor, Australian National University

Bryan Bryson

Assistant Professor of Biological Engineering, MIT

R. David Edelman

Director, IPRI Project on Technology, Economy & National Security, MIT Co-chair, AI Policy Task Force on Mobility

Marzyeh Ghassemi

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science & Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, MIT

Daniel Huttenlocher

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

Stephanie Lee

Managing Director, BlackRock Systematic Active Equities Emerging Markets

Andrew Lo

Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management Co-chair, AI Policy Task Force on Finance

Aleksander Madry

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

Laura Major

Chief Technology Officer, Motional

Martha Minow

Professor, Harvard Law School

Alejandro Poiré

Dean, School of Government & Public Policy, Monterrey TEC

Martin A. Schmidt

Provost, MIT AIPF Leadership Group

Julie Shah

Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics Associate Dean, Social & Ethical Responsibilities of Computing, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing Co-chair, AI Policy Task Force on Mobility

Clyde Vanel

Assemblyman, NY State Subcommittee on Internet & New Technology Chair

Manuela Veloso

Head of AI Research, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Luis Videgaray

Director, MIT AI Policy for the World Project AIPF Leadership Group

Daniel J. Weitzner

3Com Founders Principal Research Scientist Founding Director, MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative Co-chair, AI Policy Task Force on Healthcare AIPF Leadership Group

Ngaire Woods

Dean, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford

Andrew W. Wyckoff

Director, Science, Technology & Innovation, OECD

Listen to the conversation

WATCH THE SYMPOSIUM