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.
Simone Browne, Trevor Paglen, Rob Sparrow, Kate Darling, Molly Wright Steenson
Karen Levy, Andy Stern, Jonathan Sterne, Stephanie Dick
Kate Crawford, Meredith Whittaker
Nicole Wong, Vanita Gupta, Julie Brill, Terrell McSweeny
George Bemis Professor of International Law
Harvard Law School
Algorithmic Justice League - MIT Media Lab
Professor of Practice / Executive Director
Harvard Law School / Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
With a pre-introduction
A series of short thought-starters, focusing both on critical analysis of AI’s impacts and exploring AI’s current deployments and uses.
A brief Q&A with the speakers.
Talks will be followed by a brief Q&A with the speakers.
Talks will be followed by a brief q&a with the speakers.
Lunch will be provided in the Winter Garden room on the 6th floor.
Moderated by Kate Crawford and Meredith Whittaker
A synthesis of our learnings from the day along with some updates on what’s next.
Joichi Ito, Director, MIT Media Lab
What's at stake?
A panel discussing how we understand bias in AI systems, highlighting the latest research insights and why issues of bias matter in concrete ways to real people.
Trump is in power and Brexit is official. This panel explores how the policy landscape has changed for AI. What are the biggest challenges in these politically uncertain times?
AI systems are already making decisions that fundamentally impact rights and liberties, from healthcare to criminal justice to labor to education and much more. How can we preserve these core values in a time of rapidly increasing automation? We will explore this question in a series of short plenary talks, followed by moderated discussion with a brief audience Q&A (questions submitted and selected via Twitter).
Short plenary talks:
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.