Event Reminder – Artificial Intelligence: The Economic and Policy Implications

Event Reminder – Artificial Intelligence: The Economic and Policy Implications

Registration and Breakfast: 8:15 am – 8:30 am
Program: 8:30 am – 11 am
Monday, September 12, 2016
First Amendment Lounge
The National Press Club
529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

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Artificial intelligence and machine learning are becoming part of the economy in ways we could only imagine a decade ago. From self-driving cars to robots, the rapid growth of AI creates tremendous potential opportunities to increase productivity and economic growth. Panelists at the event will discuss how computer scientists design and implement AI as well as how it is being incorporated into diverse fields and applications, including the current FCC spectrum auction, the digital humanities and image recognition. Participants will also explore the policy implications of incorporating AI into these activities.


8:15 am – Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am – Keynote: Machine Learning, Government, and Policy Analysis

  • Susan Athey, Economics and Technology Professor, Stanford University Graduate School of Business

9:00 am – Panel: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning 101

  • Colin Allen, Provost Professor of Cognitive Science and History & Philosophy of Science & Medicine, Indiana University and Chair Professor of Philosophy, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China
  • Kris Hammond, Chief Scientist and co-founder, Narrative Science and Professor of Computer Science, Northwestern University
  • Jenn Wortman Vaughan, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research, New York City
  • Alex Tabarrok (moderator), Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics and Professor of Economics, George Mason University

10:00 am – Panel: Artificial Intelligence Policy Implications and Applications

  •  James Hairston, Manager, Global Policy Development, Facebook
  • Tim Hwang, Public Policy and Government Relations Counsel, Google, Inc.
  • Kevin Leyton-Brown, Professor, Computer Science, University of British Columbia
  • Scott Wallsten (moderator), Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

Registration can be performed online here. For more information, please contact Ashley Benjamin at [email protected] or Amy Smorodin at [email protected].


The Technology Policy Institute

The Technology Policy Institute is a non-profit research and educational organization that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. More information is available at https://techpolicyinstitute.org/.

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