AI Now | 2016 Symposium

July 7th, Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY

The 2016 AI Now Symposium on the Social and Economic Impact of Artificial Intelligence Technologies was the first annual AI Now symposium, co-hosted by AI Now, NYU, and the Obama White House's Office of Science and Technology. The event was part of the White House's Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence Initiative, which convened four separate workshops exploring AI's future impacts. To explore the social and economic implications, AI Now 2016 gathered 100 leading experts on looking at AI's effect on inequality, labor, health, and ethics. These experts spent a day in closed-door talks and discussion, then joined an evening program open to the public.

Summary report and recommendations

Here we offer a summary of AI Now, reviewing its core themes and key insights, and offering high-level recommendations for stakeholders engaged in the production, use, governance, and assessment of AI in the near-term.

Topic Primers

These primers were distributed to attendees of the AI Now Expert Workshop before the event. They were created to provide thorough overviews of the opportunities and issues posed by the introduction of AI across AI Now's four focus areas.


Experts Workshop

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Public Symposium

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Attendees and Speakers

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