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Dean's Symposium - The AI Bill of Rights and the Future of Technology Policy


Alondra Nelson, Shobita Parthasarathy

Date & time

Apr 11, 2024, 3:15 pm EDT


Joan and Sanford Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
735 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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A wide-ranging discussion with technologist Alondra Nelson, reflecting on her time in the White House, her role as a social scientist involved in shaping science and technology (and particularly AI), her insights into the policy process, and specifically her work on the open access and AI Bill of Rights initiatives. 

This event is part of the Dean's Symposium. For more information about the other panels and keynotes, please click here.

From the speakers' bios:

Acclaimed scholar and writer Alondra Nelson is the Harold F. Linder Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study. Dr. Nelson served as deputy assistant to President Joe Biden and acting director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). As a distinguished senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and a science and technology policy advisor, she has provided guidance to local, state, and federal governments, multilateral and intergovernmental organizations, legislators, civil society, and others.

Shobita Parthasarathy is a professor of public policy and director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program. Her research focuses on the comparative and international politics and policy related to science and technology. She is interested in how to develop innovation, and innovation policy, to better achieve public interest and social justice goals. Much of her work has focused on the governance of emerging science and technology, particularly those that have uncertain environmental, social, ethical, political, and health implications.