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HAI Weekly Seminar with Daniel E. Ho, Jennifer King, Russell Wald, and Chris Wan

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PDT

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Virtual

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Kaci Peel

A Blueprint for a National Research Cloud

The productive interplay between the federal government, research universities, and private enterprise has given rise to an American innovation engine that is the envy of the world. But with respect to artificial intelligence (AI), there are challenges to this innovation ecosystem. AI research is dependent on intensive compute power and large-scale datasets, which are increasingly out of reach for academic and noncommercial researchers. Heeding a call by Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), Congress enacted the National AI Research Resource Task Force Act in January 2020, to recommend a “National Research Cloud” for greater access to high-end computational resources and large-scale government-held datasets for academic researchers.

In this seminar, the authors of HAI’s recent report “Building a National AI Research Resource: A Blueprint for the National Research Cloud” will dive into the complexities of designing, implementing, and maintaining a NRC, from the compute resources needed to the complexity of sharing government data.

Read the full white paper here

Daniel E. Ho

Daniel E. Ho

William Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Director of the Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab (RegLab)

Daniel E. Ho, J.D., Ph.D., is the William Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research at Stanford University. He directs the Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab (RegLab) at Stanford ...
jen king

Jennifer King

HAI Privacy and Data Policy Fellow

Jennifer King, Ph.D., is the Privacy and Data Policy Fellow at the Stanford University Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI). Dr. King completed her doctorate in Information Management and Systems (information science) at the University of California, Berkeley School of Informat ...
Russell Wald

Russell Wald

Director of Policy
Russell C. Wald is the Director of Policy for the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), leading the team that advances HAI’s engagement with governments and civil society organizations. Since 2013, Wald has held various government affair roles representing Stanfo ...
chris wan

Christopher Wan

Research Assistant, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence 

JD/MBA candidate at Stanford University and was Teaching Assistant for the Stanford Policy Practicum: Creating a National Research Cloud. He also serves as a Research Assistant for the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI). He received his B.S. in Computer Science from ...