Taming AI: What’s Next in Setting Standards for Safe, Effective, and Ethical Algorithms?

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW, Suite 610A
Washington , DC 20005

Anything goes when it comes to artificial intelligence—it’s the proverbial Wild West. At least, that’s what concerns many skeptics. They worry companies are rolling out algorithms for everything from life insurance to driverless cars with little review or oversight, and it could put people’s lives and wellbeing at risk if something goes wrong. But the truth is many uses of AI are already covered by existing laws. Moreover, the field of artificial intelligence is rapidly maturing, especially in big companies, which are instituting internal review processes and consulting with external advisory boards, among other measures, to ensure the algorithms they develop are safe, effective, and ethical. More broadly, industry and government are moving to establish robust technical and professional standards for artificial intelligence, much like those already in place in fields such as medicine, law, and civil engineering, to name just a few. Will this standards-making process address skeptics’ concerns, and what are the appropriate roles for government versus industry?

Please join ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation for a conversation about the state of play in developing standards and oversight of AI systems, the need for proper governance of AI in key industries like health care and transportation, and the role that policymakers can play in advancing these efforts.

Speakers to be announced. 

This event will be live streamed here and on the Center’s website, datainnovation.org.

Follow the conversation on Twitter using #datainnovation.

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