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Developing Trust in Black Box AI: Explainability and Beyond
Event Summary | Lessons from Europe: Deployment of Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sphere
The application of AI has been largely a private sector phenomenon. The public sector has advanced regulatory questions, especially in Europe, but struggled to find its own role in how to use AI to improve society and well-being of its citizens.
Artificial Intelligence Lab
Artificial intelligence issues occupy a growing share of the Legislative and Executive Branch agendas; every day, Congressional aides advise their Members and Executive Branch staff encounter policy challenges and opportunities posed across sectors—from finance to defense. It is critical that lawmakers and government officials be well-versed in this technology and its most recent advancements.
Games Round Up: Artificial Intelligence
Twitter Space on AI: Where We Are and Where Are We Going
Join us March 28 at 2pm ET for a Twitter Space with Director of the Science and Technology Innovation Program Kellee Wicker and Founder & President of SeedAI's Austin Carson on the future of artificial intelligence.
Wilson Center Technology Labs
The Wilson Center's Technology Labs provide the knowledge foundation for core science and technology policy topics through a six-week seminar themes series.
The things of science–the physical tools that generate data or contribute to scientific processes–are becoming more inexpensive and more open. This promises significant benefits and has the potential to change the way science is done. What are the opportunities and barriers to using these tools for more and better science?
Elizabeth M H Newbury
Peter I. Belk
U.S. Northern Command
Director, Data Analytics & Virtual Currencies at Leidos
Head of North America Inclusive Impact & Sustainability, Visa, Inc.; Adjunct Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Head Of Cybersecurity Strategy for VMware
Partner, Crowell & Moring
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