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Workshop: Having Better Policy Conversations About AI

October 29 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The rise of generative AI poses complex challenges that demand multi-disciplinary expertise from policy makers. However, discussions about AI can become fragmented and unproductive, with technical experts and policy makers seemingly speaking different languages and failing to cooperate effectively. This workshop aims to help bridge this divide.

We will start the workshop with a conceptual introduction to different types of AI systems, seeking to cut through jargon and focusing on the most policy-relevant features of the systems. We will then explore how these conceptual insights can be used to evaluate AI governance proposals and identify suitable use cases for specific types of AI systems. We will draw on a broad range of examples, including generative AI in journalism and law, and participants will be encouraged to apply the insights gained to their own industries and areas of interest.

This workshop has been designed to be accessible to participants from all backgrounds and does not assume any coding skills or background in computer science. It will introduce a basic framework for thinking about AI systems more generally but the primary focus will be on generative AI.

With Leonie Beyrle

Ticketed participants may register here



October 29
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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