Influences of AI on people and society: ethics, law, and safety
John Pletz Moderator
Writer, Crain's Chicago Business
John writes about technology and startups for Crain’s Chicago Business. During the dot-com boom and bust, he was covering tech in Austin. He’s a graduate of the University of Illinois.
Katherine J. Strandburg
Alfred Engelberg Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Information Law Institute, New York University
Katherine J. Strandburg is Alfred Engelberg Professor at NYU School of Law, where she directs the Information Law Institute, convenes the interdisciplinary Privacy Research Group, and is a faculty director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy. Her teaching and research focus on law and technology, information privacy, automated decisionmaking, patents and innovation policy. Recent articles include: Privacy as Commons: Case Evaluation through the Governing Knowledge Commons Framework (with B. Frischmann and M. Sanfilippo); Strategic Games and Algorithmic Secrecy (with I. Cofone); Rulemaking and Inscrutable Automated Decision Tools; Adjudicating with Inscrutable Decision Rules; Generalizability: Machine Learning and Humans-in-the-Loop; and CDA 230 for a Smart Internet (with M. Byrd); Privacy Regulation and Innovation (with Y. Lev-Aretz); and Trade Secrets and Markets for Evidential Forensic Technology (with E. Siems and N. Vincent).
Professor Strandburg received her JD from the University of Chicago in 1995, clerked for the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and spent several years in private practice. Before attending law school, Professor Strandburg was a physicist at Argonne National Laboratory, having received her PhD from Cornell in 1984 and conducted postdoctoral research at Carnegie Mellon.
Professor Rick Stevens is internationally known for work in high-performance computing, collaboration and visualization technology, and for building computational tools and web infrastructures to support large-scale genome and metagenome analysis for basic science and infectious disease research. A current focus is the national initiatives for Exascale computing and Artificial Intelligence (AI). He is the Associate Laboratory Director at Argonne National Laboratory, and a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Chicago. In addition, he is the principle investigator of the NIH-NIAID funded PATRIC Bioinformatics Resource Center, the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Exascale Deep Learning and Simulation Enabled Precision Medicine for Cancer project, and the predicitive models pilot of the DOE-NCI funded Joint Design of Advanced Computing Solutions for Cancer (JDACS4C) project. Over the past twenty years, he and his colleagues have developed the SEED, RAST, MG-RAST, and ModelSEED genome analysis and bacterial modeling servers that have been used by tens of thousands of users to annotate and analyze more than 250,000 microbial genomes and metagenomic samples.
Associate Director and Founding Co-Director of the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society, University of Southern California
Eric Rice is an Associate Professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. He is the founding director of the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society. Since 2002 he has worked with closely with communities to create novel solutions to address problems faced by youth experiencing homelessness. He is the author of more that 150 peer reviewed articles and has just published a book with Cambridge University Press entitled AI and Social Work.