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Stanford HAI Congressional Boot Camp on Artificial Intelligence

Congressional Bootcamp Attendees

About the Boot Camp

Congressional staff play a key role in shaping and developing policy on critical technology areas such as artificial intelligence (AI). Rapid advancements in AI make it challenging for many, and especially Congressional staff, to keep up with a quickly evolving field. The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI) specifically designed the Congressional Boot Camp on Artificial Intelligence to explore the latest in AI developments, equipping participants with the comprehensive knowledge needed to think critically about regulating and governing this emerging technology.

The Congressional Boot Camp on AI will congressional staff members with VR headsetsconvene staffers from both the House and Senate on Stanford University’s campus in California. The multi-day, bi-partisan boot camp consists of many sessions unpacking what AI means for international security, future of work, healthcare, and includes field trips to Stanford labs for interactive experiences. Each session will feature world-class scholars from Stanford University, leaders from Silicon Valley, and pioneers from civil society organizations.

The boot camp will take place August 7-9, 2023 and is a great opportunity for staffers to learn from leading scholars in AI. Not only will participants have ample opportunity to engage with featured speakers, but also to connect with fellow staffers who are thinking about the same issues. Further, staffers will receive a Stanford University certificate of completion upon the conclusion of the boot camp. We encourage staffers working on technology issues to apply.

Condoleezza Rice, Dan Ho, and Frank Fukiyama
Congressional staff members smiling
Fei Fei and James Manyika

What’s included?

Participants will receive round-trip airfare and ground transportation to Stanford University from Washington, DC, housing near the Stanford campus, and meals that are part of the boot camp. Stanford HAI diligently complies with congressional ethics rules.

Who should apply?

Mid- to senior-level congressional staff with a keen interest in AI and emerging technology policy are encouraged to apply. We currently do not accept applications from congressional fellows, as this program is designed for permanent congressional staff. Please note this program is only open to accepted congressional staff.

congressional staff members asking questions

Contact Us

Please contact Daniel Zhang with any questions regarding the boot camp and application process. Visit the events page for more information on each of the sessions. 

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