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Policy, Politics and Ethics of the Coming AI Revolution

Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Virtual Event

How has politics already been shaped and disrupted by technology and artificial intelligence (AI)?

If intelligent machines are going to be a part of our political system, can they make ethical decisions?

Join us for an interactive discussion with leading experts on the enormous changes and considerations of how we can enact policy that supports democracy and an ethical society as AI technology continues to expand.

Moderated by Andrew Ross Sorkin ’99, of CNBC and The New York Times. Register here.

This event is part of the Arts Unplugged series sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences and Alumni Affairs and Development and hosted by Dean Ray Jayawardhana, Harold Tanner Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and a professor of astronomy.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is characterized by the fusion of the digital, biological and physical worlds. Given the enormity and the breathtaking pace of technological change, it is critical to examine the roles of policy, politics and ethics in shaping emerging technology — and vice versa.

Panelists will include:

  • Sarah Kreps, John L. Wetherill Professor of Government
  • Baobao Zhang, Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Government 
  • Shaun Nichols, professor in the Department of Philosophy

Students in the Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity, who are researching the use of artificial intelligence on social media, have created a quiz to test your ability to distinguish AI-generated content from human-generated content. See how you fare by taking the quiz here.

The free virtual event is open to the public and powered by eCornell. Register here.     

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Panel Discussion, Roundtable, Special Event, Presentation, Symposium, Colloquium


Philosophy, Government, Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity

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Public Engagement, Research


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Kathy Hovis


Sarah Kreps, John L. Wetherill Professor of Government; Baobao Zhang, Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Government; Shaun Nichols, Professor in the Department of Philosophy

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