Stuart Russell: Next Steps on AI Safety

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May 10, 2024 9:00 am to 10:00 am EDT (UTC-5)  in Washington DC and Online




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Next Steps on AI Safety




Last year, Professor Stuart Russell, one of the world's leading experts on Artificial Intelligence, testified before the US Senate on the benefits and risks of AI. He warned that many AI systems are opaque, raising severe problems for AI fairness and safety. He emphasized the need for regulations to address present and future risks. He proposed strong safety requirements and a prohibition on the release of unsafe AI systems.


In the past year, both AI deployment and AI regulations have accelerated. GPT-4 now has multimodal capabilities. There is mounting evidence on the risks to democratic processes, public safety, and human rights. There is also new legislation, such as the EU AI Act, and new efforts to address AI safety, including the Bletchley Declaration and the Hiroshima AI Process.



We will have an exciting hour with Prof. Russell to take stock of where we are now since his testimony and the importance of fairness and safety in AI governance.

Marc Rotenberg

Founder and Executive Director, CAIDP


Marc Rotenberg is Executive Director and Founder of the Center for AI and Digital Policy. He is a leading expert in data protection, open government, and AI policy. He has served on many international advisory panels, including the OECD AI Group of Experts. Marc helped draft the Universal Guidelines for AI, a widely endorsed human rights framework for the regulation of Artificial Intelligence. Marc is the author of several textbooks including The  AI Policy Sourcebook and Privacy and Society (West Academic 2016). He teaches privacy law and the GDPR at Georgetown Law. Marc has spoken frequently before the US Congress, the European Parliament, the OECD, UNESCO, judicial conferences, and international organizations. Marc has directed international comparative law studies on Privacy and Human Rights, Cryptography and Liberty, and Artificial Intelligence and Democratic Values. Marc is a graduate of Harvard College, Stanford Law School, and Georgetown Law.