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2019 Fall Conference: AI Ethics, Policy, and Governance.




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Date and Time
October 28, 2019 - 07:30am–October 29, 2019 - 03:00pm

David and Joan Traitel Building of Hoover Institution
435 Lasuen Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
United States

Celia Clark

37.4288203, -122.1689322



HAI's October 28-29 conference on AI Ethics, Policy, and Governance at Stanford University will convene experts and leaders from academia, industry, civil society, and government to explore critical and emerging issues related to understanding and guiding AI's human and societal impact. Through plenary discussions, breakout sessions, and workshops we will explore the latest research, delve into case studies, illuminate best practices, and build a global community of research, policy, and practice committed to ensuring that AI benefits humanity. 

Questions to be addressed include:

  • What frameworks and structures are companies putting in place to address ethical challenges?
  • How do cultural and policy approaches to AI safety vary across borders?
  • How are governments organizing to harness the benefits of AI for societal benefit?
  • Which metrics are critical to accurately tracking and forecasting the development of AI for policymaking?
  • How will AI affect international security?
  • What is the interplay between AI and civil society?
  • How can we ensure that emerging technologies do not exacerbate racial inequity?

Keynote speakers include:

Ken Denman

Former President and CEO, Emotient, Inc.; Venture Partner, Sway Ventures

DJ Patil

Former Chief Data Scientist of United States; Head of Technology, Devoted Health

Marietje headshot photo
Marietje Schaake

International Policy Director, Cyber Policy Center, Stanford University

Ge Wang

Associate Professor, Department of Music and (by courtesy) Computer Science, Stanford University

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For event related questions, please contact Celia Clark, HAI Events Manager, at