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Research and Academic Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence Impact Assessments

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AI impact and assessment language matters in policy, and in the case of AI, there is a lack of consensus for defining the scope and definitions used for impact and risk frameworks. Creating common narratives that define AI impact is critical for mitigating defined risks. Without an intentional effort to create this shared understanding, risks can go unidentified or underestimated. Often there is even disagreement on the meanings and scope of the language used to define AI risks and impacts. Our research has identified over 70 different frameworks around the world. The Bipartisan Policy Center recognizes the need for the US to create a shared understanding of the language used to define impact. We will convene stakeholders to address this issue and work toward shared definitions.

First in Series

This first event will kick off our exploration into the topic by highlighting the latest from the top researchers in the field. Please join us as we launch this initiative to convene stakeholders to discuss the latest in AI and Policy through the lens of understanding the impact of AI systems on sector-specific. Panelists will also discuss critical questions: How can policy catch up to the latest in AI research, what are the pros and cons of impact assessments, how do we define impact in relation to risk, do we even need policies and how can congress respond, and what examples are there that utilize an impact assessment that could translate to AI?

Featured Participants

Introduction by:

Tom Romanoff
Director of the Technology Project, Bipartisan Policy Center

Panel discussion with:

Dr. Fei-Fei Li
Co-Director, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence; Sequoia Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University

Dr. Daniela Rus
Deputy Dean of Research, Schwarzman College of Computing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Martial Hebert
Dean of the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Additional participants to be announced

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