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Robotics and Artificial Intelligence:

Policy Implications for the Next Decade


December 12, 2016


Room 125

National Academy of Sciences

2101 Constitution Avenue, NW

Washington, DC




8:30 – 9:00      Welcome and Overview

Ryan Calo, University of Washington, Planning Committee Chair


9:00 – 9:45      Keynote Address: The Opportunities and Challenges of AI and Robotics

Speaker:  Jason Furman, Council of Economic Advisors (view presentation)


9:45–11:15      Panel 1: Economic Impacts: implications and opportunities for growth, economic mobility, and inequality


Moderator:       Simon Johnson, MIT

Speakers:         Caroline Atkinson, Google (view presentation)

Guru Banavar, IBM (view presentation)

Martin Ford, author and futurist

Milind Tambe, University of Southern California (view presentation) (presentation cont.)



11:15 – 11:30  Coffee break



11:30 – 12:45 Panel 2: Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Considerations: considerations of privacy, discrimination, and international norms



Moderator:         Hank Greely, Stanford University

                        Speakers:           Missy Cummings, Duke University

                                                  Robin Feldman, UC Hastings College of the Law
                                                          Deirdre Mulligan, UC Berkeley (view presentation)

                                                  Laurel Riek, UC San Diego


12:45 – 1:30    Lunch



1:30 – 2:45      Panel 3: Security Implications: implications for public safety and national security



Moderator:       Ryan Calo, University of Washington

Speakers:         Douglas Maughan, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency

Stuart Russell, University of California, Berkeley

                        Gaurav Sukhatme, University of Southern California


2:45 – 3:00      Coffee Break


3:00 – 4:30    Panel 4: International Session: policies around the world


Moderator:       John Zysman, University of California, Berkeley

Speakers:         Robin Mishra, S&T advisor, German Embassy (view presentation)

Kenji Kushida, Stanford University

Dan Breznitz, University of Toronto (view presentation)



4:30 – 5:30      Keynote Address: Powerful But Limited: A DARPA Perspective on AI

Speaker:  Arati Prabhakar, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (view presentation)



5:30 PM           Final Remarks

Hank Greely, Stanford University


5:45 PM           Adjourn