AI Now | 2017 Symposium

July 10th, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA

The AI Now Symposium is an annual event designed to address the biggest challenges we face as AI moves further into our everyday lives. The 2017 Symposium brought together over 100 leading experts from industry, academia, civil society, and government to share ideas for technical design, research and policy directions. Discussions this year focused on the application of AI in the near-term across four key themes: Rights and Liberties, Labor and Automation, Bias and Inclusion, and Safety and Ethics.

These experts spent a day in closed-door talks and discussion, then joined an evening program that was free and open to the public. Below you can find themed lightning talks and panel Q&As with our speakers.

The Symposium is hosted by the AI Now Initiative with generous support in 2017 from the AI Ethics and Governance Fund, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the MIT Media Lab.

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2016 Archive

Speakers at the 2016 AI Now Symposium

Peruse our archive of video, topic draft reports, and more from the AI Now | 2016 Symposium, which AI Now co-hosted with NYU and the Obama White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy.