AI Policy Forum Symposium

Online

ABOUT THE EVENT

On May 67, the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing will host 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 is 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 will bring 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 is generously supported by the Siegel Family Endowment.

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AGENDA

11:00am - 11:02am

Convene

11:02am - 11:07am

Welcome

Martin A. Schmidt, Provost, MIT

11:07am - 11:35am

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, MIT AI Policy for the World Project
Former Foreign Minister and Minister of Finance, Mexico

Andrew Wyckoff, Director for Science, Technology and Innovation, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

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

11:35am - 11:55am

Technical Deepdive: (Deployable) AI: Are We There Yet?

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

11:55am - 12:05pm

Break

12:05pm - 12:50pm

Task Force on Mobility

Autonomous vehicles hold tremendous promise to save lives, expand mobility options, and open up new possibilities in urban planning — but technical challenges in the lab, accidents on roads, and changing incentives in the market have clouded that future. Members of the Task Force on Mobility will discuss the state of play, future trajectories, and the concrete steps that the technical community and public policymakers must take to ensure autonomous mobility delivers on its potential not just for innovation but also safety, equity, and public accountability.

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 Security, Aurora
  • Laura Major, Chief Technology Officer, Motional
12:50pm - 1:05pm

Break

1:05pm - 1:50pm

Task Force on Finance

AI is increasingly becoming part of the financial sector’s technology stack, assisting core financial decisions, in credit and insurance underwriting, fraud and regulatory compliance, investing, risk management, trading and user interface. Members of the Task Force on Finance will discuss four critical AI policy concerns: explainability, fairness and alternative data, financial stability, and robustness, with a focus on the specific realms of consumer lending and capital markets.

Co-chairs:

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

Task Force members:

  • Manuela Veloso, Head of AI Research, JP Morgan Chase
  • Stephanie Lee, Managing Director, BlackRock Systematic Active Equities Emerging Markets
  • Patrick Armstrong, Member of Secretariat, Financial Stability Board
1:50pm - 2:00pm

Day 1 Wrap-up

11:00am - 11:05am

Overview of Day 2

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

11:05am - 12:15pm

Task Force on Health Care

Co-chairs:

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

Technical Deepdive: Learning the Language of Viral Evolution and Escape

  • Bryan Bryson, Assistant Professor of Biological Engineering, MIT

Previewing the Task Force’s Work
Learn about the challenges facing policymakers in tackling equity, data access, privacy and safety barriers that stand between us and successful deployment of AI tools in the health care environment.

  • Regina Barzilay, School of Engineering Distinguished Professor of AI and Health; AI Faculty Lead, Jameel Clinic, MIT
  • Marzyeh Ghassemi, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto in Computer Science and Medicine
12:15pm - 12:45pm

Capstone Panel: Combining the Law and Policy of AI to Promote Equity

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

Martha Minow, Professor and Former Dean, Harvard Law School

Alejandro Poiré, Dean, School of Government and Public Policy, Monterrey TEC

Ngaire Woods, Dean, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford

 

12:45pm - 1:00pm

Open Discussion

An opportunity for discussion with the panel and audience.

Speakers

Darran Anderson

Director of Strategy & Innovation, Texas Department of Transportation

Patrick Armstrong

Member of Secretariat, Financial Stability Board

Regina Barzilay

School of Engineering Distinguished Professor for AI & Health AI Faculty Lead, MIT Jameel Clinic

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

Marzyeh Ghassemi

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto in Computer Science & Medicine

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

Aleksander Madry

Professor of Computer Science, MIT EECS, Schwarzman College of Computing 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

Associate Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics Associate Dean, Social & Ethical Responsibilities of Computing, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing

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 AIPF Leadership Group

Ngaire Woods

Dean, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford

Andrew W. Wyckoff

Director, Science, Technology & Innovation, OECD

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