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Tuesday, January 28 • 2:35pm - 3:30pm
Pumping The Brakes On Artificial Intelligence?

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Policymakers are watching carefully at the rate at which tech firms are incorporating AI into all facets of business, infrastructure, and government. There is an inherent policy tension between ensuring American competitiveness in AI technologies and protecting citizens from its misuse. While certainly AI is the future, critics are now calling on lawmakers to pump the brakes on certain AI applications such as affect recognition, racial bias, health-related AI, facial recognition among others. Meanwhile many wants more transparency about these systems and how they make their decisions. Our panel will explore the widening debate.        

Moderators
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Cristiano Lima

Technology Reporter, Politico
Cristiano M. Lima is a technology reporter covering politics and policy on Capitol Hill. He is the former author of the Morning Tech newsletter. Prior, he worked as a breaking news reporter for POLITICO, covering the White House, Congress, the media industry and public policy. Cristiano... Read More →

Speakers
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Lindsay Gorman

Fellow for Emerging Technologies, Alliance for Securing Democracy
Lindsay Gorman is the Fellow for Emerging Technologies at the Alliance for Securing Democracy. Before joining GMF, she ran a technology consulting firm, Politech Advisory, working with start-up companies and venture capital firms in artificial intelligence and FinTech. She was also... Read More →
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Svetlana Matt

Senior Counsel, Congressman Jerry McNerney
Svetlana Matt serves as Senior Counsel in the Office of Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09), where she handles technology and telecommunications policy and the Congressman’s work on the House Energy and Commerce Committee (including his work on the Communications and Technology subcommittee... Read More →
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Ashkhen Kazaryan

Director of Civil Liberties and Legal Research Fellow, TechFreedom
Ashkhen Kazaryan is the Director of Civil Liberties at TechFreedom. She manages and develops policy projects on free speech, artificial intelligence, surveillance reform and sharing economy. Ashkhen also handles outreach and coalition building for the organization. Ashkhen is an Internet... Read More →
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Adam Thierer

Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center
Adam Thierer is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He specializes in innovation, entrepreneurialism, Internet, and free-speech issues, with a particular focus on the public policy concerns surrounding emerging technologies.Thierer has authored... Read More →
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Brenda Leong

Senior Counsel and Director of Artificial Intelligence and Ethics, Future of Privacy Forum
Brenda Leong, CIPP/US, is Senior Counsel and Director of Artificial Intelligence and Ethics at Future of Privacy Forum. She oversees strategic planning of organizational goals, as well as managing the FPF portfolio on biometrics, particularly facial recognition, along with the ethics... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2020 2:35pm - 3:30pm
East Hub at Convene 575 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

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