Transformers: Artificial Intelligence
On Tuesday, March 20, The Washington Post brought together pioneering researchers, business leaders and elected officials for Transformers: Artificial Intelligence, a live news event focused on technological advances that are poised to reshape the way we live and work. Speakers discussed the future of artificial intelligence and the implications of AI for public policy, business and society.
A View From the Hill: Regulating AI
How leaders on Capitol Hill are working with the business community to pave the way for this new technology and address potential regulatory issues.
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) discuss how leaders on Capitol Hill are working with the business community to address potential regulatory issues associated with the development of artificial intelligence technology.
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) discuss the news that Cambridge Analytica improperly collected data from Facebook users.
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) describe what future AI regulation might look like.
Sen. Maria Cantwell
(D-Wash.), Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) currently serves as a United States Senator for the State of Washington. She was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000, 2006 and again in 2012. In 2017, Sen. Cantwell introduced a bipartisan bill to further understand and promote development of artificial intelligence.
Sen. Todd Young
(R-Ind.), Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) represents the state of Indiana. He currently serves on the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations; Health, Education, Labor & Pensions; Commerce, Science & Transportation; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. In 2017, Young introduced a bipartisan bill to promote and understand the future of artificial intelligence technology.
Moderated by Tony Romm
Tony Romm is a technology policy reporter for The Washington Post.
Humans and Machines: A Partnership for the Future
How innovators at technology companies are working to create natural interactions between humans and machines that benefit society.
Peggy Johnson, executive vice president of business development at Microsoft, discusses how innovators at technology companies are working to create natural interactions between humans and machines that benefit society.
Peggy Johnson, executive vice president of business development at Microsoft, urges companies to have both human and machine learning to protect against biased and unethical algorithms in data science.
Peggy Johnson
Executive Vice President, Business Development, Microsoft
As executive vice president of business development, Peggy Johnson is responsible for driving strategic partnerships and transactions to accelerate growth for Microsoft and its customers. In this capacity, she also manages Microsoft’s relationship with the venture capital community and oversees strategic investments through the company’s corporate venture fund, Microsoft Ventures.
Interviewed by Drew Harwell
Drew Harwell is a national technology reporter for The Washington Post.
The Future of Work: AI and Automation
A look at how AI is likely to affect the job market and how key sectors will evolve to meet the new realities of these technological advances.
Peter Schwartz, senior vice president of strategic planning at Salesforce, Douglas Terrier, acting chief technologist at NASA, and Mona Vernon, chief technology officer at Thomson Reuters Labs, discuss how artificial intelligence is likely to affect the job market and how key sectors will evolve to meet the new realities of these technological advances.
Peter Schwartz, senior vice president of strategic planning at Salesforce, Douglas Terrier, acting chief technologist at NASA and Mona Vernon, chief technology officer at Thomson Reuters Labs, define what artificial intelligence means in their particular industries.
Peter Schwartz, senior vice president of strategic planning at Salesforce, Douglas Terrier, acting chief technologist at NASA, and Mona Vernon, chief technology officer at Thomson Reuters Labs, describe how to prevent bias in data algorithms and why companies should improve their transparency as technology evolves.
Peter Schwartz
Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Salesforce
Peter Schwartz is an acclaimed futurist and Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning at Salesforce. In this role, he oversees the company’s ongoing strategic conversation and focuses on the future trends impacting the business. Peter leads the Salesforce Futures LAB – a collaboration between strategic thinkers at Salesforce and its customers around provocative ideas on the future of business.
Douglas Terrier
Acting Chief Technologist, NASA
Dr. Douglas Terrier, PhD, serves as acting chief technologist and is the senior leader of the office. In this role, Terrier is the agency's principal adviser and advocate on NASA technology policy and programs, helping plot the strategic direction of the agency's space technology program.
Mona Vernon
Chief Technology Officer, Thomson Reuters Labs
Mona Vernon is the Chief Technology Officer, Thomson Reuters Labs. She leads Thomson Reuters network of global innovation labs, its research & development function, the Center for Cognitive Computing, blockchain engineering, and the design resources for the customer digital experience transformation. She also manages the start-up investment fund.
Moderated by Anna Rothschild
The Washington Post
Anna Rothschild is an on-air science reporter for The Washington Post.
Cracking the Code: Using AI Responsibly
A leading technologist examines the idea of responsibility and AI, including efforts to mitigate bias as the technology evolves.
Dario Gil, vice president of AI and IBM Q at IBM, examines the ideas of responsibility and artificial intelligence, including efforts to mitigate bias as the technology evolves.
Dario Gil, vice president of AI and IBM Q at IBM, says we're entering the phase of broad artificial intelligence, which he says will have the ability to do and solve more tasks.
Dario Gil
Vice President, AI and IBM Q, IBM
Dr. Dario Gil, PhD, is a leading technologist and senior executive at IBM. As Vice President of AI and IBM Q, Dr. Gil is responsible for IBM's artificial intelligence research efforts and for IBM's commercial quantum computing program (IBM Q). Prior to his current position Dr. Gil was the VP of Science and Solutions.
Interviewed by Drew Harwell
Drew Harwell is a national technology reporter for The Washington Post.
AI and Ethics: People, Robots and Society
A deep dive into the ethical and societal implications of AI and how the technology is poised to reshape our daily lives.
Jack Clark, strategy and communications director at OpenAI, Milind Tambe, founding co-director of the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society at the University of Southern California and Meredith Whittaker, co-founder and executive director of AI Now Institute, take a deep dive into the ethical and societal implications of AI and look at how the technology is poised to reshape our daily lives.
Jack Clark, strategy and communications director at OpenAI, Milind Tambe, founding co-director of the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society at the University of Southern California and Meredith Whittaker, co-founder and executive director of AI Now Institute, discuss transparency and fairness between technology companies and their consumers.
Jack Clark, strategy and communications director at OpenAI, Milind Tambe, founding co-director of the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society at the University of Southern California and Meredith Whittaker, co-founder and executive director of AI Now Institute, respond to societal fears that new technology and machines could eventually replace human careers and tasks.
Jack Clark
Strategy and Communications Director, OpenAI
Jack Clark is the strategy and communications director for OpenAI, where he focuses on policy, safety, strategy, and communications. He also helps to run the AI Index, an initiative from the Stanford One Hundred Year Study on AI to track and analyze AI progress. In his spare time he writes a weekly newsletter about cutting-edge AI research and applications called Import AI.
Milind Tambe
Founding Co-Director, Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society, University of Southern California
Milind Tambe, PhD, is Helen N. and Emmett H. Jones Professor in Engineering at the University of Southern California(USC) and the Founding Co-Director of CAIS, the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society, where his research focuses on "AI for Social Good".
Meredith Whittaker
Co-Founder and Executive Director, AI Now Institute
Meredith Whittaker is a Distinguished Research Scientist at New York University, and the founder of Google’s Open Research group. She has over a decade of experience working in industry, leading product and engineering teams. She co-founded M-Lab, a globally distributed network measurement system that provides the world’s largest source of open data on internet performance.
Moderated by Jeremy Gilbert
The Washington Post
Jeremy Gilbert is the director of strategic initiatives for The Washington Post.
Content from Software.org: the BSA Foundation
Victoria Espinel, president of Software.org: the BSA Foundation and president and CEO of BSA, The Software Alliance, talks with Tammy Haddad, editor-in-chief of White House Correspondents Insider, about how artificial intelligence can be used as a force for good.
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