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COVID-19 + AI: The Road Ahead conference recording and resources

This live virtual event focused on how we come out of the health crisis, economically, socially, and medically.

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Facial Recognition Technology, Measurement & Regulation Workshop
The workshop convened leading academics, computer vision experts, and representatives from civil society, government, and industry to discuss critical questions and develop a whitepaper that makes recommendations related to assessing the performance of facial recognition technology. Core questions included: What needs to be improved about how we benchmark...
8:30AM - 2:30PM
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AI and Labor Markets Roundtable
HAI Faculty Associate Director Susan Athey and new incoming HAI senior fellow Erik Brynjolfsson are inviting researchers working on AI and labor markets across the Stanford community to come together in a virtual event on May 18th, to present and discuss ongoing research and build ties for future collaborations.
11AM - 1PM
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HAI Weekly Seminar with Kate Vredenburgh - Against Rationale Explanations
Watch Video Abstract: In this talk, I will argue against one popular socio-technical solution to the problem of opacity: rationale explanations. Such explanations are taken to achieve many important political values enabled by explanations, such as trust, recourse, respect, and accountability, as well as to enable decision-makers to comply with GDPR....
11AM - 12PM
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HAI Virtual Community - The Impact of Robots on Staffing in Nursing Homes
Watch Video Abstract: Most studies of automation focus on manufacturing or use aggregate data. In one of the first studies of the service sector using establishment-level data, we examine the impact of robot adoption on staffing in nursing homes. This setting is important, because robots are increasingly being adopted in many countries to address the...
4PM - 5PM

2019 Fall Conference

2019 HAI Symposium

Directors' Conversations

Directors’ conversations are curated discussions between HAI Denning Co-directors Fei-Fei Li and John Etchemendy and AI thought leaders working in academia, industry and civil society.

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The mission of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI) is to advance AI research, education, policy and practice to improve the human condition. With this in mind, we are inviting the HAI community to “self-organize” small workshops to explore research themes in areas related to various aspects of human-centered AI. Our goal is to foster more interdisciplinary collaborations across campus and identify important research questions that advance HAI’s broad mission.

The faculty leader(s) are responsible for defining the workshop topic and inviting a suggestion of approximately 20 faculty and researchers to attend. If desired, HAI may provide nominal staff support and funding. The workshops themselves should require minimal preparation, as they are brainstorming sessions whose aim is to surface the major research questions and issues in the chosen area.

If you are a Stanford faculty member and interested in leading a workshop, please complete our workshop application. We will read and respond to your proposal expeditiously after submission. If you have questions, please contact HAI Events Manager, Celia Clark, at

Submit a workshop application