The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Policy Circle Briefing Series

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December 14, 2016


6:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Program


RAND Corporation
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

Complimentary parking at RAND

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In the 1960s, most research on computers centered on how to ease daily tasks, but RAND was also exploring how to develop both hardware and software capable of self-direction and of learning. Today, Artificial Intelligence (AI) represents an exciting area of technology development that has promise to fundamentally change the way that humans live, work, and interact with one another.

RAND welcomes Policy Circle and RANDNext members to a conversation about the role AI is playing in society, including the incredible promise and pressing concerns. Bill Welser and Osonde Osoba will discuss unintentional biases due to data and design practices affecting AI systems in use today and why caution must be used in designing AI systems for the future.

Osonde Osoba

Osonde Osoba

Associate Engineer, RAND Corporation; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School

William (Bill) Welser IV

Director, Engineering and Applied Sciences Department, RAND Corporation; Faculty Member, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Dave Baiocchi

Dave Baiocchi

Senior Engineer; Director of Design, Pardee RAND Graduate School

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