AI law and policy workshop

2 - 4
AUG
2024
Friday, 7:00 pm -
Sunday, 3:00 pm
Washington,
DC

About

This two-day workshop will create a space for law students, recent law graduates, law professors, and AI policy experts in think tanks and government to network and share insights into the evolving landscape of AI policy. Speakers will cover a range of topics in AI law and policy.

Working groups will give participants the opportunity to dive deeper into select topics, and a career panel will help students prepare for careers in AI policy. For participants based in the US outside of the Washington, DC area, the Vista Institute will cover hotel accommodations and reimburse reasonable travel expenses.

Participate

Law students
Early career law graduates
Law professors
AI policy experts
Policymakers

Speakers

Yonathan Arbel
Yonathan Arbel
Bio
Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Artificial Intelligence Initiative, University of Alabama School of Law
Topic: Systemic regulation of AI and principles for risk regulation for tail events.
Gabriel Weil
Gabriel Weil
Bio
Assistant Professor of Law, Touro Law
Topic: Tort law as a tool for mitigating catastrophic risk from AI.
Kevin Frazier
Kevin Frazier
Bio
Assistant Professor of Law, St. Thomas University College of Law
Topic: What are the implications of the federal structure of the US on enforcing AI safety policy? Can states have different safety standards?
Abigail Olvera
Abigail Olvera
Bio
Senior Fellow at the Council on Strategic Risks and Editorial Fellow for AI at the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
Mackenzie Arnold
Mackenzie Arnold
Bio
Director of US Policy, Institute for Law & AI
Cullen O’Keefe
Cullen O’Keefe
Bio
Director of Research, Institute for Law & AI
Gregory Smith
Gregory Smith
Bio
Policy Analyst, RAND
Lennart Heim
Lennart Heim
Bio
Associate information scientist and compute research lead at the RAND Technology and Security Policy Center
... more speakers to be announced soon!
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Research fellowship

Students who participate in the workshop will have the opportunity to apply for funding to support a part-time research project on a topic in AI law and policy of the fellow’s choosing.

Projects will focus on a topic of the fellow’s choosing. Outputs may be in a variety of formats, including a blog post, law review submission, or policy memo. Fellows will have access to a range of mentorship and support services during the fellowship.

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The Vista Institute for AI Policy is a fiscally sponsored project of Rethink Priorities, EIN 84-3896318.