The AI Now Symposium on the Social and Economic Impact of Artificial Intelligence Technologies was the first annual AI Now Symposium, produced in collaboration with the Obama White House’s Office of Science and Technology, the National Economic Council, and the Information Law Institute at NYU. The event was part of the White House’s Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence Initiative, which convened four separate workshops exploring the future impact of AI in the near-term.
The 2016 Symposium gathered 100 leading experts to look at AI’s implications across four key areas: Inequality, Labor, Ethics, and Healthcare. These experts spent a day in a closed-door workshop, then joined an evening program that was free and open to the public.
You can watch videos of the talks and panel discussions from both events below.
A series of topic primers were distributed to attendees of the experts workshop before the event. They were created to provide thorough overviews of the opportunities and issues posed by the introduction of AI across the four focus areas of the Symposium.
The AI Now 2016 Report provides an overview of the four focus areas, summarizes key insights that emerged from discussions at the Symposium, and offers high-level recommendations for stakeholders engaged in the production, use, governance, and assessment of AI in the near-term.