Inclusive Ai: Technology and Policy for a Diverse Urban Future

Speaker: Camille Crittenden, Deputy Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute; Speaker: Scott Mauvais, Director, Technology & Civic Innovation, Microsoft; Speaker: Professor Fei Fei Li, Associate Professor and Director, Stanford AI Lab; Panelist/Discussant: Mark Bergstrom, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing; Panelist/Discussant: Sharad Goel, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University; Panelist/Discussant: Jessica Saunders, Senior Criminologist, Rand Corporation; Panelist/Discussant: Chris White, Principal Researcher & Partner, Microsoft; Megan Garcia, Senior Fellow & Director, New America; Panelist/Discussant: Kiran Jain, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Oakland; Panelist/Discussant: Roberto Manduchi, Professor, Computer Engineering, UC Santa Cruz; Panelist/Discussant: Claude Yusti, Partner, IBM Global Business Services; Moderator: Ken Goldberg, Professor & Chair, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Dept., UC Berkeley; Panelist/Discussant: Costas Spanos, Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute; Panelist/Discussant: Laura Tyson, Faculty Director, Institute for Business & Social Impact, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley; Panelist/Discussant: John Zysman, Professor Emeritus, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Speaker: Prof. Ryan Calo, Assistant Professor, School of Law, University of Washington

5/10/2017

10:30am - 5:00pm

Location: Sutardja Dai Hall

Artificial Intelligence (AI), algorithms that enable machines and systems to automate decisions and processes, shape our daily lives. These largely hidden systems determine how data is gathered, analyzed, and presented directly to us or used to make decisions on our behalf. With rapid global urbanization, AI promises not only to drive progress and increase efficiencies within critical public service areas but also offers the potential to develop new markets and support economic growth. At the same time, AI can exacerbate negative effects when it reinforces social biases and inequalities–whether by design or unintentionally. Far from remaining a “virtual threat,” the consequences of ill-considered algorithms can have damaging effects in the real world.

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute and Microsoft will host a symposium dedicated to exploring the effects of AI-enabled technologies on labor, law enforcement, and public services. The symposium will highlight AI research and its implementation in the urban environment and will raise questions regarding effects of AI on cultural, social, political and economic inclusion. Leaders from academia, industry, and government will discuss the benefits and risks of AI-enabled technologies for labor markets and urban management, and how to promote development and application of AI while identifying and managing potential risks. CITRIS will present preliminary insights from a study of the role of AI-enabled technologies in urban environments.

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