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Stanford HAI is leveraging the university’s strength across all disciplines including: computer science, business, economics, education, law, literature, medicine, neuroscience, philosophy, and more, to create innovative research on AI. This multidisciplinary research is being designed in a way to provide answers to questions in the governance of AI as well as utilization by policymakers.

Policy Briefs

Stanford HAI policy briefs take cutting-edge, policy-relevant AI/ML academic research produced by Stanford faculty and transform it into digestible briefs for time-strained policymakers and staff.

Explainers & Issue Briefs

HAI’s policy explainers take AI/ML relevant legislation or other legal documents and highlight key points so anyone can efficiently find the information needed to make effective decisions.

White Papers

HAI’s white papers take a deeper dive into AI/ML research. Driven by faculty, researchers, students, and staff, these white papers aim to inform policymakers on cutting-edge research related to emerging technologies.

Recent Publications

Promoting Algorithmic Fairness in Clinical Risk Prediction

September 2022Policy Brief
While machine learning applications in healthcare continue to shape patient-care experiences and medical outcomes, discriminatory AI decision-making is concerning. This issue is especially pronounced in a clinical setting, where individuals’ well-being and physical safety are on the line, and where medical professionals face life-or-death decisions every day. Until now, the conversation about measuring algorithmic fairness in healthcare has focused on fairness itself—and has not fully taken into account how fairness techniques could impact clinical predictive models, which are often derived from large clinical datasets. This brief seeks to ground this debate in evidence, and suggests the best way forward in developing fairer ML tools for a clinical setting.

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What The CHIPS and Science Act means for Artificial IntelligenceCHIPS

August 2022
On July 27, 2022, Congress passed the CHIPS and Science Act to spend $280 billion focused on boosting the United States’ scientific research and advanced semiconductor manufacturing capacity to boost U.S. competitiveness against China. This policy explainer describes the CHIPS and Science Act (hereafter, the “CHIPS Act”) and its impact on artificial intelligence (AI), including funding allocated to AI-related research and activities and provisions related to new AI capacity-building and development programs.

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