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February 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
@12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
Sherrerd Hall, 3rd Floor Open Space
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CITP Luncheon Speaker Series: Kelvin Chen – (The Early Days of) Artificial Intelligence in the Banking Sector

This discussion will describe how banks are beginning to explore the use of artificial intelligence tools, highlighting use cases that are perceived to have the most promise. It will provide background regarding banking-specific policy and regulatory issues that create impediments (some real, some perceived) to the broader adoption of artificial intelligence tools by banks. The presentation will close with an overview of the policy frameworks that banking regulators are beginning to use when evaluating the use of AI tools by…

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
@12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
Sherrerd Hall, 3rd Floor Open Space
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CITP Luncheon Speaker Series: Nicki Dell – The Role of Technology in Intimate Partner Violence

Digital technologies, including mobile devices, cloud computing services, and social networks, play a nuanced role in intimate partner violence (IPV) settings, including domestic abuse, stalking, and surveillance of victims by abusive partners. In this talk our recent and ongoing work on understanding technology’s role in IPV, improving the privacy and security of current technologies, and designing new tools and systems that increase privacy and safety for victims will be discussed.

March 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
@12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
Sherrerd Hall, 3rd Floor Open Space
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CITP Luncheon Speaker Series: Timothy B. Lee – The Way We Regulate Self-driving Cars Is Broken

Regulation of auto safety today is based on an assumption that cars will be sold to end customers. But the first driverless cars are likely to be rented, not owned. That has big implications for the way they should be regulated. This presentation will describe the technological and economic forces that are pushing the industry toward an on-demand rental model for the first generation of driverless cars. Then it will explain how the current legal framework for self-driving cars is not well suited for regulating these services. Specific suggestions will be presented for steps that policymakers could take to improve oversight of self driving cars, without slowing the development of this potentially life-saving technology.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
@12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
Sherrerd Hall, 3rd floor open space
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CITP Luncheon Speaker Series: Kevin Werbach – The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust

Trust in established institutions is collapsing. Is blockchain the solution, a symptom that will make the problem worse, a fantasy, or something else entirely? Wharton professor Kevin Werbach, author of The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust, offers a balanced analysis of blockchain’s potential, as well as its limitations and what it will take to overcome them. He explains how law, regulation, and governance are, surprisingly, essential for blockchain to reach its potential.

April 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
@12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
Sherrerd Hall, 3rd floor open space
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CITP Luncheon Speaker Series: Mutale Nkonde – Four Months into the Pelosi Tech Accountability Agenda

This talk discusses how the midterm election changed the appetite for tech accountability proposals within the House. Ms. Nkonde has been working with the office of Congresswoman Clarke on issues around algorithmic bias since 2013. However Clarke, who was voted as vice chair of the House Energy and Commerce, did not have the political capital to introduce bills which seek to reduce the harm by technological systems inflicted on women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community. Nkonde is working with Clarke, media scholar Safiya Noble, sociologists Joan Donovan and Jessie Daniels and First Amendment scholar Mary Anne Franks, director of policy at the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative to introduce the Deepfake Accountability Bill at the end June.