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 convened staffers from both the House and Senate on Stanford University’s campus in California. The multi-day, bi-partisan boot camp consisted of many sessions unpacking what AI means for international security, future of work, healthcare, and included field trips to Stanford labs for interactive experiences. Each session featured world-class scholars from Stanford University, leaders from Silicon Valley, and pioneers from civil society organizations.
The boot camp took place August 8-11, 2022 and was a great opportunity for staffers to learn from leading scholars in AI. Not only did 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 received a Stanford University certificate of completion upon the conclusion of the boot camp.