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Overview

Artificial intelligence will be the most consequential technology of the 21st century—augmenting human capabilities, transforming industries and economies, and reshaping societies. Stanford HAI was established to advance AI technology and applications, and to provide leadership in understanding and influencing its impact on the world. It will conduct high-impact research; convene stakeholders from industry, government, academia, and civil society to address critical technical and societal challenges; and educate leaders across all sectors.

Three fundamental beliefs guide HAI: AI technology should be inspired by human intelligence; the development of AI must be guided by its human impact; and applications of AI should enhance and augment humans, not replace them. HAI will permeate and access the entire university, bringing Stanford’s vast array of disciplines and capabilities to bear in an interdisciplinary manner across the basic sciences, engineering, psychology, medicine, business, law, education, and the social sciences.


HAI’s March 18 launch and inaugural Symposium will feature:

  • Welcome remarks by Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
  • Overview of HAI’s vision by Co-Director Fei-Fei Li
  • Multiple panels featuring faculty across Stanford, industry leaders, and luminaries from other academic institutions
  • Keynote remarks by Bill Gates