ACUS to Co-Host Symposium on Artificial Intelligence in Federal Agencies

Contact: Harry M. Seidman
Phone: 202. 480. 2085

ACUS to Co-Host Symposium on Artificial Intelligence in Federal Agencies

Washington D.C., June 19, 2020 — The Administrative Conference of the United States is partnering with the Institute for Technology Law and Policy at Georgetown University Law Center to host a symposium on Artificial Intelligence in Federal Agencies

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 uses of AI and their interplay with administrative and constitutional law doctrines.

The first panel, taking place on Thursday, June 25 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. ET, will feature the authors of a report commissioned by ACUS, Government by Algorithm: Artificial Intelligence in Federal Administrative Agencies. Hillary Brill, Interim Executive Director of ITLP, will moderate a panel discussion among the report’s authors:

  • 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 

Attendees must register for the first panel at

Additional panel discussions later this summer will explore:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Administrative Law Doctrines: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Artificial Intelligence “In the Trenches”: A View from Inside the Agencies

  • Bias and Government Artificial Intelligence

ACUS will announce dates and details for these panels soon and post registration information at

For more information about the symposium and to learn more about ACUS’s AI initiatives, please visit

About ACUS

The Administrative Conference of the United States is an independent federal agency dedicated to improving the administrative process through consensus-driven applied research and providing nonpartisan expert advice and recommendations for federal agency procedures. Its membership is composed of senior federal officials, academics, and other experts from the private sector. Except for the Chairman, all Conference Members are unpaid. 

The Conference is committed to promoting effective public participation and efficiency in the rulemaking process by leveraging interactive technologies and encouraging open communication with the public as well as making improvements to the regulatory process by reducing unnecessary litigation, and improving the use of science and the effectiveness of applicable laws. Learn more at

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