Meredith from Simply Secure writes, "Artificial Intelligence is already with us, and the White House and New York University’s Information Law Institute are hosting a major public symposium to face what the social and economic impacts might be. AI Now, happening July 7th in New York City, will address the real world impacts of AI systems in the next next 5-10 years."
The event will feature a range of domain experts on the impact of AI across four key themes: social inequality, labor, healthcare, and ethics.
The event is co-chaired by Kate Crawford (MSR/NYU) and Meredith Whittaker (Google Open Research), and speakers include: Genevieve Bell, Senior Fellow and VP, Intel; Cynthia Breazeal, Founder & Chief Scientist, Jibo Inc.; Yann LeCunn, Director of AI Research, Facebook; Lucy Suchman, Xerox PARC HCI Pioneer and Professor of the Anthropology, Lancaster University; Mustafa Suleyman, Co-founder of Google DeepMind; Latanya Sweeney, Professor of Government and Technology in Residence, Harvard University; Roy L. Austin Jr., Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs, Justice, and Opportunity, Domestic Policy Council, White House; R. David Edelman, Special Assistant to the President for Economic and Technology Policy, National Economic Council; and Nicole Wong, former Deputy U.S Chief Technology Officer for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Tickets are free, but the event was booked solid 3 hours after it was announced. However, you're encouraged to show up, as there will be a limited number of seats on the door, available 20 minutes before showtime (5:10pm).
On March 19, Tor Books will release my next book, Radicalized, whose four novellas are the angry, hopeful stories I wrote as part of my attempt to make sense of life in our current moment.
My most recent essay film, Visual Disturbances, premiered in the open access journal [in]Transition yesterday. This open access journal features peer reviewed academic video essays and showcases a wide variety of film and media analysis. Visual Disturbances uses some cutting-edge eye tracking visualizations to explore how film audiences both perceive and mis-perceive movies.
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