February 13 | Policy for Foundation Models

February 13 | Policy for Foundation Models

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Michel Oksenberg Conference Room
Encina Hall, Third Floor, Central, S350
616 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305
Rishi Bommasani

Join the Cyber Policy Center on Tuesday, February 13th from 12 Noon–1 PM Pacific, for Policy for Foundation Models with Rishi Bommasani, the Society Lead at Stanford's Center for Research on Foundation Models. The session will be moderated by Nate Persily, co director of the Stanford Cyber Policy Center, and is part of the Winter Seminar Series, a series spanning January through March hosted at the Cyber Policy Center. Sessions are in-person and virtual, via Zoom and streamed via YouTube, with in-person attendance offered to Stanford affiliates only. Lunch is provided for in-person attendance and registration is required. This session will take place in Encina Hall, on the 3rd floor in the Oksenberg Conference Room.

Foundation models (GPT-4, Gemini, Stable Diffusion XL, Llama 2) are transforming society: remarkable capabilities, serious risks, rampant deployment, unprecedented adoption, overflowing funding, and unending controversy. In this talk, Bommasani will center our attention on policy, with a focus on the matters of transparency and openness, linking both to concurrent policy developments. 

About the Speaker

Rishi Bommasani is the Society Lead at Stanford's Center for Research on Foundation Models while completing his PhD in Computer Science (advisers: Percy Liang, Dan Jurafsky; funding: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship). His work broadly focuses on the societal impact of AI, often by leading large-scale collaborations and building interdisciplinary teams. More specifically, he studies foundation models in relation to concepts such as evaluation, systemic harm, governance, policy, and power. Prior to Stanford, Rishi completed his bachelor’s degree at Cornell University, advised by Claire Cardie.