The Royal Society and the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a public symposium entitled Artificial Intelligence: An International Dialogue
on May 24, 2019, in Washington, DC. View Agenda | View Recorded Webcast
Organized by a committee led by Angela McLean of the University of Oxford and Ajay Agrawal of the University of Toronto, this public event was the capstone of a broader symposium that drew together an international group of government, industry, academic, and stakeholder interest groups to discuss and identify key areas of national and international policy on artificial intelligence and autonomous systems where international collaboration would be most beneficial.
Among the topics discussed were:
· the impacts of AI on the global economy and social cohesion;
· ethical and privacy considerations surrounding its development;
· the public and private institutional responses to the development of this rapidly changing technology;
· what role governments, companies, and international institutions can play in its careful stewardship; and
· what is needed in order to foster international cooperation.
The event featured a panel discussion and audience Q&A, and was webcast live. View Recorded Webcast
This symposium was sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.