SXSW 2017

AI and the Government

Breakthroughs in the emerging technology of artificial intelligence (AI) research have already made computers “smarter” and hold tremendous promise in advancing fields ranging from education, to healthcare, and to transportation. With the potential for profound social, economic, and legal impact, AI presents new, unique policy challenges beyond addressing the innovation itself. It is thus imperative for government to consider how best to integrate AI into both the public and private sectors. In this session, experts explore the relationship between government and AI, seeking a variety of opinions in navigating AI’s uncharted territory.

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  1. Given the promises and perils of any new technology, how can artificial intelligence (AI) be used for the public good?
  2. What are the social, economic, legal, and governance implications of AI?
  3. In what ways can the government prepare for the future of AI, including funding, research, and training?


Zeyi Lin, Technology Dir, Journal of Law and Technology at Texas

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