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The Future of Human-Centered AI

Governance Innovations and Protection of Human Rights

April 16, 2019, Stanford CA

Thank you to our speakers, moderators, co-sponsors, and all who joined us at our second annual Human-Centered AI conference in person and online. Video of our conference will be available on GDPi's website soon!

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Program and Agenda

Explore the event program for "The Future of Human-Centered AI" by clicking the corresponding links to sessions in the program below.

    HCAI2019 Program
  • HCAI2019 Program
  • Welcome, 10:00 - 10:15 AM
  • Keynote Conversation: AI & Universal Human Rights, 10:15 - 11:30 AM
  • Mini-Keynotes, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  • AI & The Information Sphere: Lightening Talks, 1:00 - 1:30 PM
  • Panel: Protecting Privacy, Free Expression & Democracy, 1:30 - 2:45 PM
  • Human Rights by Design: Private Sector Responsibilities, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Closing Panel: Government Regulation, National Strategies & Geopolitics of AI , 4:00 - 5:30 PM

HCAI2019 Program

"The Future of Human Centered AI: Governance Innovation and Protection of Human Rights" 

Date: April 16, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Registration Opens at 9:00am

Location: McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA 94305

 

Registration, 9:00-9:50am 

 

Welcome, 10:00-10:15am 

-Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator 

 

Keynote Conversation: AI & Universal Human Rights, 10:15-11:30am                                        

-Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

-Brad Smith, President & Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft

 

Moderator:  Eileen Donahoe, Stanford Global Digital Policy Incubator 

                                                                                                    

Mini-Keynotes, 11:30-12:15pm  

 

Gendered Innovations: Addressing Gender and Ethnic Biases in AI

--Londa Schiebinger, John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science; Director, Gendered

Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering and Environment Project,

Stanford University.

 

The Dangers of Unfair and Unintelligent AI

--Julia Dressel, Software Engineer, Recidiviz      

 

Friction, Progress and Human Rights

--Judy Estrin, Silicon Valley pioneer, CEO, JLabs       

 

Moderator: Jessie Brunner, Senior Program Manager, WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice

 

 

Lunch Break, 12:15-1:00pm

 

 

AI & The Information Sphere, 1:00-1:30pm

Lightning Talks:     

AI to Combat Deepfakes

--Marc Warner, CEO, Faculty AI

 

Using NLP to Detect Cyberbullying

-- Karina Halevy, Stanford AI4ALL 2016 Alumni, Founder, LingHacks 

 

PegaBots Disrupting Bots 

--Fabro Steibel, Executive Director, Institute for Technology & Society (ITS Rio) Brazil

 

Moderator: Kip Wainscott, Senior Advisor, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs

 

 

Panel:  Protecting Privacy, Free Expression & Democracy1:30-2:45pm

--Jovan Kurbalija, Executive Director & Co-Lead, United Nations High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation

--Peter Micek, General Counsel, Access Now

--Andy O’Connell, Director, Head of Content Distribution and Algorithm Policy, Facebook

-- Kit Walsh, Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

 

Moderator:  Lorna McGregor, Professor of Law; Director of the Human Rights Center; Director of the Project on Big Data, Human Rights and Technology, University of Essex.  

 

 

Break, 2:45pm-3:00pm

 

 

Human Rights by Design:  Private Sector Responsibilities,  3:00pm-4:00pm 

Responsible AI in Practice       

--Kathy Baxter, Architect of Ethical AI, Salesforce

 

AI & Human Rights Impact Assessments 

--Steve Crown, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel for Human Rights, Microsoft

--Chloe Poynton, Principal, Article One Advisors

 

Operationalizing Human Rights Principles 

--Jamila Smith-LoudUser Researcher, Trust & Safety team, Google

 

Defining and Protecting Universal Human Rights Values        

--Ebele Okobi, Director of Public Policy for Africa, Facebook

 

Moderator: Jason Pielemeier, Policy Director, Global Network Initiative (GNI)

 

 

Closing Panel:  Government Regulation, National Strategies & Geopolitics of AI, 4:00- 5:30pm 

--Michael Brown, Director, Defense Innovation Unit, U.S. Department of Defense  

--Casper Klynge, Tech Ambassador to Silicon Valley, Denmark

--Dunja Mijiatovic, Human Rights Commissioner, Council of Europe

--Lynne Parker, Assistant Director for Artificial Intelligence, U.S. White House Office Science & Technology

--Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner, Australia

--Henri Verdier, Ambassador for Digital Affairs, France

 

Moderator: Honorable Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Justice, Supreme Court of California and Professor, Stanford Law School

 

Reception:  In the Garden, 5:30pm                                  

 

 

Welcome, 10:00 - 10:15 AM

-Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator 

Keynote Conversation: AI & Universal Human Rights, 10:15 - 11:30 AM

-Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

-Brad Smith, President & Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft

Moderator:  Eileen Donahoe, Stanford Global Digital Policy Incubator

Mini-Keynotes, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Gendered Innovations: Addressing Gender and Ethnic Biases in AI

--Londa Schiebinger, John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science; Director, Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering and Environment Project, Stanford University.

The Dangers of Unfair and Unintelligent AI 

--Julia Dressel, Software Engineer, Recidiviz      

Friction, Progress and Human Rights

--Judy Estrin, Silicon Valley pioneer, CEO, JLabs       

 

Lunch Break, 12:15 - 1:30 PM

AI & The Information Sphere: Lightening Talks, 1:00 - 1:30 PM

AI to Combat Deepfakes

--Marc Warner, CEO, Faculty AI

 

PegaBots Disrupting Bots 

--Fabro Steibel, Executive Director, Institute for Technology & Society (ITS Rio) Brazil

 

Moderator: Kip Wainscott, Senior Advisor, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs

 

Panel: Protecting Privacy, Free Expression & Democracy, 1:30 - 2:45 PM

--Jovan Kurbalija, Executive Director & Co-Lead, United Nations High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation

-- Andy O'Connell, Director, Head of Content Distribution and Algorithm Policy, Facebook

--Peter Micek, General Counsel, Access Now

-- Kit Walsh, Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

Moderator:  Lorna McGregor, Professor of Law; Director of the Human Rights Center; Director of the Project on Big Data, Human Rights and Technology, University of Essex.  

 

Networking Break, 2:30 - 2:45 PM

Human Rights by Design: Private Sector Responsibilities, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Responsible AI in Practice       

--Kathy Baxter, Architect of Ethical AI, Salesforce

 

AI & Human Rights Impact Assessments 

--Steve Crown, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel for Human Rights, Microsoft

--Chloe Poynton, Principal, Article One Advisors

 

Operationalizing Human Rights Principles 

--Jamila Smith-Loud, User Researcher, Trust & Safety team, Google

 

Defining and Protecting Universal Human Rights Values       

--Ebele Okobi, Director of Public Policy for Africa, Facebook

 

Moderator: Jason Pielemeier, Policy Director, Global Network Initiative (GNI)

 

Closing Panel: Government Regulation, National Strategies & Geopolitics of AI , 4:00 - 5:30 PM

--Michael Brown, Director, Defense Innovation Unit, U.S. Department of Defense  

 --Casper Klynge, Tech Ambassador to Silicon Valley, Denmark

--Dunja Mijiatovic, Human Rights Commissioner, Council of Europe

--Lynne Parker, Assistant Director for Artificial Intelligence, US White House Office Science & Technology

--Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner, Australia

 --Henri Verdier, Ambassador for Digital Affairs, France

 

Moderator: Honorable Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Justice, Supreme Court of California and Professor, Stanford Law School

 

Reception in Ford Garden, 5:30 PM

 

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A look at Human-Centered AI, 2018

On June 11, GDPi and XPRIZE hosted a series of cross-sector conversations aimed at developing policy, product and action plans to build trust, democracy and human rights by design in AI. Watch the conference sessions and read the event overview below!

Event Hosts

Human-Centered AI is an annual event hosted by Stanford's Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPi)
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Eileen Donahoe

Executive Director, GDPi
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Eileen Donahoe

Executive Director, GDPi
Eileen Donahoe is the Executive Director of GDPi. She served as US Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva during the Obama Administration, and then as Director of Global Affairs at Human Rights Watch. She is a member of Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy; the University of Essex Advisory Board on Human Rights, Big Data and Technology and the Freedom Online Coalition Advisory Network. She is Adjunct Professor at Stanford's CDDRL and a Distinguished Fellow at the Center for International Governance Innovation.
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Larry Diamond

Principal Investigator, GDPi
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Larry Diamond

Principal Investigator, GDPi
Larry Diamond serves as the Principal Investigator at GDPi. He is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. For more than six years, he directed FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, and he continues to lead its programs on Arab Reform and Democracy and Democracy in Taiwan. He is the founding co-editor of the Journal of Democracy and also serves as Senior Consultant at the International Forum for Democratic Studies of the National Endowment for Democracy.