Symposium on Artificial Intelligence in Federal Agencies

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Symposium on Artificial Intelligence in Federal Agencies
  • August 13, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
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Program Sponsors:

  • Administrative Conference of the United States

  • Institute for Technology Law and Policy at Georgetown University Law Center

Symposium Series

Artificial Intelligence plays an increasingly important role in the administration of federal programs. Through four virtual panels this summer, ACUS and ITLP will explore current and future agency uses of AI and their interplay with administrative and constitutional law doctrines.

Background reading materials can be found here

Panel 1: Artificial Intelligence in Federal Agencies

June 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm ET

The first panel featured the authors of a report commissioned by ACUS, Government by Algorithm: Artificial Intelligence in Federal Administrative Agencies.

Panelists:

  • Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Supreme Court of California and Stanford Law School  

  • Professor David Freeman Engstrom, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, Stanford Law School

  • Professor Daniel E. Ho, William Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law, Stanford Law School 

  • Professor Catherine M. Sharkey, Crystal Eastman Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

Moderator:

  • Hillary Brill, Interim Executive Director, Institute for Technology Law and Policy

The flyer for the first panel is available here.

The transcript for the first panel is available here.

Panel 2: Artificial Intelligence and Administrative Law Doctrines: Challenges and Opportunities

July 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm ET

Legal experts discussed the interplay of federal agencies’ use of AI and core administrative law and constitutional doctrines.

Panelists:

  • Cary Coglianese, Edward B. Shils Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School

  • Deirdre Mulligan, Associate Professor, University of California Berkeley School of Information

  • Arti Rai, Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law

Moderator:

  • David Vladeck, A.B. Chettle Chair in Civil Procedure, Georgetown University Law Center

The flyer for the second panel is available here.

The transcript for the second panel is available here.

Panel 3: Bias and Government Artificial Intelligence

July 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm ET

Legal experts discussed how artificial intelligence systems can encode implicit biases and how federal program managers can protect against bias when they rely on AI systems. Panelists also discussed ways the government can use AI to detect and counter biased behavior by regulated entities.

Panelists:

  • David Super, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Economics, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Kristin Johnson, McGlinchey Stafford Professor of Law, Tulane University Law School
  • Alex Givens, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Democracy & Technology

Moderator:

  • Chai Feldblum, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius; former Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Public Member, Administrative Conference of the United States

The flyer for the third panel is available here.

The transcript for the third panel is available here.

Panel 4: Artificial Intelligence In The Trenches: A View From Inside The Agencies

August 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm ET

Current and former agency officials discussed how their agencies currently use or contemplate using AI to support their missions and improve the government’s efficiency and effectiveness.

Panelists:

  • Marco Enriquez, Senior Applied Mathematician, Office of Data Science, Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Kurt Glaze, Program Analyst, Office of Analytics, Review, and Oversight, Social Security Administration
  • Sean Khozin, Global Head of Data Strategy, Janssen R&D; Formerly Associate Director, Oncology Center of Excellence, Food and Drug Administration
  • Krista Kinnard, Director, AI Center of Excellence, General Services Administration

Moderator:

  • Stephen Sanford, Director, Center for Strategic Foresight, Government Accountability Office

The flyer for the fourth panel is available here.

The transcript for the fourth panel is available here.

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