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Discover how Artificial Intelligence will change the way we learn, live and thrive. How can we prepare today?

Join Hogan Lovells, an international law firm, and Iridescent, a global STEM education non-profit, as they convene an AI-Education-Ethics panel and discussion August 15th in Washington, DC.

Panelists from industry, academia, research and education will identify steps organizations and industry leaders can take to address the widening gap between rapidly advancing technology and underserved communities, including:

  • How should AI-powered algorithms be developed and deployed? Who is accountable when things go wrong, and how do we hold accountability?

  • What unintended effects could rapid advances in AI have on people, especially underrepresented groups?

  • What creative strategies (borrowed from healthcare, esports, gaming and applied psychology) can we use to educate and empower underrepresented groups so they see themselves as lifelong learners and creators of technological solutions?

Hear a diverse set of innovative ideas around how to prepare the education sector and society as a whole for the AI revolution through developing relevant curriculum, connecting educators with AI experts from industry, and training adults and children in these new technologies.

The panel will be moderated by Maryam Zaringhalam of The National Institutes of Health and The Story Collider. Maryam is a molecular biologist and AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, who serves on the leadership board of 500 Women Scientist and co-hosts the science policy podcast Science Soapbox.

While the United States remains the global leader in science and technology (S&T), the 2018 NSF’s Science and Engineering Indicators recently found our lead is narrowing. Other nations recognize the impact Artificial Intelligence (AI) will play in all facets of our lives. For example, China has re-oriented its entire education system to lead this change by preparing students from the beginning.

Meanwhile, the U.S. continues to battle widespread fear of AI, fueled by media stories about job displacement and robot uprisings. If the United States is to continue leading technology innovation, we need to implement a large-scale, two-pronged, AI-education initiative that demystifies AI and engages both children and adults - especially girls, women, and underserved communities - to help them innovate future technologies that will impact their lives.

Headline photo courtesy of Lightspring/Shutterstock.

  • When: Wednesday, Aug. 15 - 9:45 pm
    Thursday, Aug. 16 12:00 am

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