CAIDP launched the Global Academic Network (GAN) in 2021. The Global Academic Network builds on the expertise of the CAIDP Team members, the work of the CAIDP Research Group, and the opportunity to collaborate with AI Policy research institutions around the world.
The GAN is established to:
The Global Academic Network was launched in the context of the CAIDP mission and other related CAIDP programs. Benefits provided to the members of the Global Academic Network are described in a separate section. General information about the CAIDP includes:
We are seeking advice from our academic partners about the activities that would be most helpful. The The CAIDP Global Academic Network Survey examines:
Your Institutional Interest
CAIDP Activities (your evaluation of value to your Institution)
We also welcome your additional suggestions and comments. Please complete the survey.
On May 17, 2021, CAIDP awarded certificates to several individuals who "successfully completed a comprehensive program, including research, writing, and policy analysis, in ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE POLICY."
The CAIDP AI Policy Certification requires completion of a detailed multiple-choice test in Ai History, AI Issues and Institutions, AI Regulation, and Research Methods. Candidates are also required to complete a Statement of Professional Ethics for AI Policy and a policy analysis assignment.
The recipients of the CAIDP 2021 AI Policy Certificate will be known as the Giovanni Buttarelli Inaugural Class, in memory of the former European Data Protection Supervisor. In Il futuro della privacy e la vivacità della democrazia in Privacy 2030: Una nuova visione per l’Europa (in English), Giovanni warned that a digital underclass has emerged. "These groups are unable or not allowed to understand the logic of the decisions that affect them." He called for algorithms governed by "ethical due process" across the public and private sectors.
Christian D'Cunha, responsible for cybersecurity and digital policy with the European Commission and former aide to Giovanni Buttarelli, delivered concluding remarks.
The CAIDP AI Policy Certification program is now open to institutions affiliated with the Global Academic Network.
For further information about the CAIDP Global Academic Network, please contact Karine Caunes.
The CAIDP AI Policy Certificate
The Center has launched a comprehensive certification program for AI Policy. The certification program is an outgrowth of the work of the Research Group, and includes requirements for research, writing, and policy analysis. Receipt of the CAIDP AI Policy Certification requires completion of a detailed multi-part test. The subjects are: Ai History, AI Issues and Institutions, AI Regulation, and Research Methods. Candidates are also required to sign a Statement of Professional Ethics for AI Policy.
Statement of Professional Ethics for AI Policy
CAIDP has also launched the first code of professional ethics for the field of AI policy. The goal is to ensure that those who provide advice regarding AI policy commit themselves to a high level of professional conduct. The CAIDP Statement of Professional Ethics recognizes that AI systems impact the rights and opportunities of others, may pose a risk to public safety, and that bias is an ongoing challenge. Among other obligations, the Statement requires individuals to ensure that AI systems are fair, accountable, and transparent.
Endorsement of the Statement of Professional Ethics is a necessary requirement to receive the CAIDP AI Policy Certificate.
CAIDP Research Group
The Research Group provides the basis for the Center's policy work. The Research Group met twice a week during the Spring 2021 semester. The Research Group members identified Significant AI Policy News, drafted statements on AI policy for national governments and international organizations, and examined emerging trends in AI Policy. CAIDP will continue the Research Group in the Fall 2021. Global Academic Network partners are invited to recommend students, at the graduate and post-graduate level for participation.
(Please contact CAIDP Research Director Merve Hickok if you would like more information about the Research Group)
The AI Policy Clinic (forthcoming)
In 2014, Marc Rotenberg and his colleagues published a landmark article on The Open Government Clinic, based on their experience teaching law school students the theory and practice of litigation under the federal Freedom of Information Act.
Marc and colleagues at the Center are now preparing an article about the experience of developing the first AI policy clinic. The article provides an overview of the AI policy field, a description of key resources, recommended activities, and techniques for evaluation. The AI Policy Clinic article will also include a model syllabus and detailed recommendations for those developing curricula for AI policy.
The Center for AI and Digital Policy provides weekly updates about developments in AI policy. A summary news item is accompanied by prominent links to primary sources to enable further research and analysis. All CAIDP Updates are archived on the CAIDP website under the News tab.
The Center for AI and Digital Policy hosts monthly Conversations with leading thinkers, artists, and policy makers in the AI realm. Recent CAIDP Conversations featured Shalini Kantayya (the director of Coded Bias), Cade Metz (the author of Genius Makers), and Gregor Strojin (the chair of the CAHAI, the Council of Europe Expert Group on AI).
AI Policy Events
The Center for AI and Digital Policy is pleased to promote AI policy events involving our Team members and Global Academic Network partners.
The Public Voice
The Center for AI and Digital Policy routinely identifies opportunities for public comment on AI policy posted by government agencies around the world. We strongly encourage AI policy programs to participate in these opportunities and we will assist in the drafting of effective comments.
The Center for AI and Digital Policy makes freely available to members of the Global Academic Network CAIDP publications, including The AI Policy Sourcebook and Artificial Intelligence and Democratic Values. The Center also promotes the publications of menbers of the Global Academic Network.
Universal Guidelines for AI
Members of the Global Academic Network helped draft and promote the Universal Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence, the first human rights framework for AI. More the 300 experts and 60 organizations across 40 countries have endorsed the UGAI.
The UGAI remains open for signature by experts and scientific and educational organizations in the AI field.
The CAIDP Global Academic Network is exploring other opportunities for Global Academic Network partners. For the 2021-2022 academic year, these could include: