CITP on the Road:
Initiative on Artificial Intelligence and Policy

CITP on the Road

Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
Time: 12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Informal Roundtable Discussions with Speakers
Location: The National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Fourth Estate Room, Washington DC 20045
Twitter hashtag: #AIPolicy

This event in Washington, DC describes the launch of CITP’s initiative on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and public policy. The initiative will examine a range of policy issues raised by artificial intelligence, including how to ensure the application of AI is fair and governable; the impact of AI on the economy and jobs; how AI will affect free expression and human rights; how to increase the diversity of the AI workforce; effects of AI on security and privacy; and so on. This event will include introductions to these policy areas from Princeton University experts, and discussion.

This event is sponsored by the Jerome C. Blum Memorial Fund

Lunch will be served at noon and our program begins at 12:15 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Informal Roundtable Discussion with Speakers

Welcome and Introduction – Ed Felten

Nick Feamster: Free Expression
Chloe Bakalar: Ethics
Olga Russakovsky: Workforce Diversity
Arvind Narayanan: Fairness

Chloe Bakalar

Chloé was a 2015-2017 Values and Public Policy Postdoctoral Research Associate with an appointment in the Woodrow Wilson School/Center for the Study of Democratic Politics and the University Center for Human Values. Bakalar is a political and legal theorist with an empirical background in American politics. Her research focuses on questions of democratic theory, the history of modern political thought and public law. She is currently working on a book manuscript, Small Talk? The Impact of Social Speech on Liberal Democratic Citizenship, that considers and maps the positive and negative effects of everyday talk on liberal democratic citizenship and political outcomes. Bakalar holds an A.M. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree in politics from New York University.

Nick Feamster

Twitter: @feamster

Nick is the deputy director of CITP and a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University. Before joining the faculty at Princeton, he was a professor in the School of Computer Science at Georgia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from MIT in 2005, and his S.B. and M.Eng. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT in 2000 and 2001, respectively. He received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the Technology Review “TR35” award, a Sloan Fellowship, and the SIGCOMM Rising Star Award for his contributions to cybersecurity, notably spam filtering. His research focuses on many aspects of computer networking and networked systems, with a focus on network operations, network security, and censorship-resistant communication systems. His research interests overlap with technology policy in the areas of censorship, broadband access networks, and network security and privacy.

Edward W. Felten

Twitter: @EdFelten

Ed is the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs, the director of the Center for Information Technology Policy and the director of the Program in Technology and Society, Information Technology Track. Ed served at the White House as the Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer from June 2015 to January 2017. He was also the first chief technologist for the Federal Trade Commission from January 2011 until September 2012. His research interests include computer security and privacy, and public policy issues relating to information technology. Specific topics include software security, Internet security, electronic voting, cybersecurity policy, technology for government transparency, network neutrality and Internet policy.

Ed often blogs about technology and policy at Freedom to Tinker.

Arvind Narayanan

Twitter: @random_walker

Arvind is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University. He leads the Princeton Web Transparency and Accountability Project to uncover how companies collect and use our personal information. Narayanan also leads a research team investigating the security, anonymity, and stability of cryptocurrencies as well as novel applications of blockchains. He co-created a Massive Open Online Course as well as a textbook on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies. His doctoral research showed the fundamental limits of de-identification, for which he received the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Award. Narayanan is an affiliated faculty member at the CITP and an affiliate scholar at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society.

Olga Russakovsky

Olga is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University. Her research is in computer vision, closely integrated with machine learning and human-computer interaction. She completed her Ph.D. at Stanford University and her postdoctoral fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University. She was awarded the PAMI Everingham Prize as one of the leaders of the ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge, the NSF Graduate Fellowship and the MIT Technology Review 35-under-35 Innovator award. In addition to her research, she co-founded the Stanford AI Laboratory’s outreach camp SAILORS to educate high school girls about AI. She then co-founded and continues to serve as a board member of the AI4ALL foundation dedicated to educating a diverse group of future AI leaders.