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Assessing the AI Agenda: Policy Opportunities and Challenges in the 117th Congress

Date & Time

Dec. 3, 2020
11:00am – 12:30pm ET
This event will be webcast live

Assessing the AI Agenda: Policy Opportunities and Challenges in the 117th Congress

Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies occupy a growing share of the legislative agenda and pose a number of policy opportunities and challenges. Please join The Wilson Center’s Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) for a conversation with Senate and House staff from the AI Caucuses, as they discuss current policy proposals on artificial intelligence and what to expect -- including oversight measures--in the next Congress.

This event is public and will viewable directly on this page. 


  • Sam Mulopulos, Legislative Assistant, Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)

  • Sean Duggan, Military Legislative Assistant, Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM)

  • Dahlia Sokolov, Staff Director, Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

  • Mike Richards, Deputy Chief of Staff,Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX)

  • Moderator:Meg King, Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program, The Wilson Center

We hope you will join us for this critical conversation. To watch, please RSVP and bookmark this webpage. Tune in at the start of the event (you may need to refresh once the event) begins on December 3.

Questions about this event can be directed to the Science and Technology Program through email at or Twitter @WilsonSTIP using the hashtag #AICaucus. 

Press and media inquiries can be directed to Ryan McKenna at 202/691-4217 or


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