Ai and Democratic Values Roundtable

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Date and Time


April 4, 2024 8:30 am to 4:30 pm EDT (UTC-5)  in Washington DC and Online




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CAIDP: Artificial Intelligence & Democratic Values - AI Policy Leader Awards - AI Policy Roundtable - CAIDP Graduation 




The Center for AI and Digital Policy (CAIDP.ORG) brings together AI policymakers, researchers and advocates to discuss the current and future state of global AI policy.




Thursday, April 4


08:30 Breakfast


09:00 Welcome – Merve Hickok, CAIDP President


09:15 Keynote - Commissioner Guido Scorza, Italian Data Protection Agency


09:30 Panel – The 2023 AI and Democratic Values Index, moderator: Dr. Karine Caunes, AIDV Editor-in-chief. 4th edition of CAIDP flagship report AI & Democratic Values Index, followed by panel discussion


Professor Joanna Bryson, Professor of Ethics and Technology, The Hertie School of Governance

Professor Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem, University of Pretoria; Member, UN AI Advisory Body

Ayca Ariyoruk, CAIDP Research Fellow

Darren Grayson Chng, Regional Data Protection Director & DPO, Singapore (CAIDP '22)

Armando Guio Espanol, Research Affiliate, Berkman Klein Center, Harvard University

Nidhi Sinha, CAIDP Research Fellow

Grace Thomson, CAIDP Teaching Fellow


10:45 Coffee


11:00 Panel – CAIDP AI Policy Leaders Awards  for Academics Business, Civil Society, and Government with CAIDP Chair Dr. Lorraine Kisselburgh


Keynote: Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO (introduction by Marc Rotenberg)

Professor Anu Bradford, author of Digital Empires (introduction by Len Kennedy with Ivan Fong)

Linda Bonyo, Founder of the Lawyers Hub,  a digital law organization focused on Artificial Intelligence Policy in Africa (introduction by Ursula Pachl with Pablo Molina)

Amba Kak and Sarah Myers West, The AI Now Institute (introduction by Merve Hickok)


12:00 Lunch


1:30 Keynote - Elham Tabassi - U.S. AI Safety Institute Chief Technology Officer & NIST Chief AI Advisor


2:00 Report - Prof. Ellen Goodman - former Senior Advisor for Algorithmic Justice at NTIA, U.S. Department of Commerce


Overview of NTIA AI Accountability Report


2:15 Presentation - Katherine He -  Yale Policy Institute Tech Policy Project 


The Public Voice in US AI Policy:  Evaluating the Response of Federal Agencies to Requests for Information (student project)


2:30 Roundtable (preliminary list of Participants) discussion with high level policymakers from US and EU on the latest developments in AI governance and regulations with Ivan Fong and Dr. Pablo Molina


Nicole Alvarez, Center for American Progress

Okezue Bell, Fidutam

Franesca Bignami, George Washington School of Law

Karishma Brahmbhatt, Allen & Overy

Steve Bunnell, Department of Homeland  Security

Remaya Campbell, 

Camille Carlton, Center for Human Technology

Brian Chen, Data & Society

Adam Conner, Center for American Progress

Professor Renée Cumming, UVa School of Data Science

Rebecca Distler, Patrick J.McGovern Foundation 

Jake Effoduh, Africa-Canada Artificial Intelligence and Data Innovation Consortium

Adam Eisgrau, Association for Computing Machinery

Susan Fridy, OECD Washington Office

Professor Ellen P. Goodman, Rutgers Law

Sam Gregory, Witness

Matthew Grimshaw, Lakota AI Code Camp

August Gweon, Covington & Burling

Karen Hao, The Atlantic

David Evan Harris, US Berkeley

Wafa Ben Hassine, Omidyar Network

Justin Hendrix, Tech Policy Press

Professor Margaret Hu, William and Mary Law School

Elizabeth Irwin, Center for Humane Technology

Burcu Kilic, Centre for International Governance Innovation

Amanda Leal, The Future Society

Laura MacCleery, UnidosUS

Bertrand Du Marais, CNIL

Gary Marcus, New York University

Drew Mitnick

Mutale Nkonde, AI for the People

Tawana Petty, Social Science Research Council

Benjamin Prud'hommeMila – Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute

Lee Rainie, Pew Research Center

Sushma Raman, Heising-Simons Foundation

Sneha Revanur, Encode Justice

Ibrahim Sabra, Stimson Center

Bruce Schneier, Harvard Kennedy School

Marietje Schaake, Stanford University

Jill A. Schuker, OECD

Erin Simpson, Ford Foundation

Keith Sonderling, EEOC

David Stern, Former CEO, Equal Justice Works

Arjun Subramonian, Queer in AI

Tayaka Terakawa, Technica Zen

Lee Tiedrich, Duke Law School

Rebecca Tweed, All Tech is Human

Kian Vesteinsson, Freedom House

Gelyn Watkins, Black in AI

Robert Weissman, Public Citizen

Lloyd Whitman, Atlantic Council

Fallon Wilson, #BlackTechFutures Research Institute

Alina Younge, Center on Race and Digital Justice


  Questions to consider:


What are the key developments in AI policy over the past year?
What are the new challenges ahead?  
What do polls show about American attitudes toward AI?
How do we elevate communities in the AI policy process?
What are the significant AI policy initiatives in the US and the EU?
How do we promote innovations and safeguard democratic values, the rule of law, and fundamental rights
Are there areas of convergence, particularly for the EU and the US? 


4:00 Concluding Remarks - Marc Rotenberg, CAIDP Executive Director


4:30 Reception