AI POLICY CLINICS




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.

CAIDP Certificates are available for:

  • Artificial Intelligence Policy
  • Artificial Intelligence Policy - Advanced
  • Artificial Intelligence Policy Seminar

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.


Description


 

CAIDP offers several AI policy clinics. The clinics are intensive, interdisciplinary, semester-long courses, established to teach future leaders in the AI policy field skills in policy analysis, research, evaluation, team management, and policy formation. Topics covered include AI History, AI Issues and Institutions, AI Regulation and Policy Frameworks, and Research Methods. 

 

Particular attention is given to the AI policy frameworks that are shaping international norm for the use of AI. These include the Universal Guidelines for AI (2018), the OECD AI Principles / G20 AI Guidelines (2019), the UNESCO Recommendation on the Ethics of AI (2021), the EU AI Act (anticipated 2023), and the Council of Europe Convention on AI (anticipated 2023).

 

 


Application


Applications for the Fall 2022 AI Policy Clinics are due 1 July 2022. Applications will be reviewed by the Instructors and the Teaching Fellows. Clear interest in AI Policy and regulation is expected. Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance by 1 August 2022.

 

Application Form (for all Policy Clinics)


Fall 2022 AI Policy Clinics


CAIDP will offer three AI Policy Clinics for Fall 2022. All Policy Clinic participants are also considered members of the CAIDP Research Group.

 

 

AI Policy Clinic

 

Learning Objectives

  • Develop analytic skills for AI policy
  • Develop team-based collaborative research and writing expertise
  • Identify Significant AI policy news
  • Identify AI Policy comment opportunities ("Public Voice")
  • Identify significant AI policy events
  • Undertake empirical research on national AI policies and practices
  • Assess AI policy instruments

Structure

 

Twice weekly meetings – Monday and Friday. Typically, Monday is to introduce a new topic and make an assignment. Assignments are presented and reviewed on Friday. 

 

Evaluation

  • Active participation in sessions
  • AI policy research and analysis
  • Completion of written AI policy work
  • Presentation of AI policy work
  • Successful completion of 50-question multiple choice test

Research Group members who fulfill these requirements will be  awarded with the AI Policy Certificate. Candidates are also required to sign a Statement of Professional Ethics for AI Policy.

 

 

 AI Policy Clinic (Advanced)

 

For participants who have completed the AI Policy Certificate and would like to continue their work and earn an advanced certificate there will be an advanced program. In this program you will be asked to be a Team Leader and coordinate the work of a group in the AI Policy Clinic. 

 

Learning Objectives

  • Develop advanced policy assessment skills with “5 Key Points” exercise
  • Develop team coordination skills
  • Coordinate work of research teams for updates to Artificial Intelligence and Democratic Values
  • Draft comments on AI policy for national governments for international organizations

Structure

 

The Advanced Clinic will meet weekly on Friday at 11.00 ET. Team Leaders will meet with their groups on Friday at 10.00 ET. Team Leaders will be expected to be familiar with the material presented on Mondays which will be posted to the Slack.

 

Evaluation

  • Active participation in sessions
  • AI policy research and analysis
  • Completion of written AI policy work
  • Presentation of AI policy work
  • Successful completion of 50-question multiple choice test 

AI Policy Seminar

 

AI policy seminar will critically review key research and policy literature to provide an in-depth examination and discussion of topics and issues around the ethics and governance of artificial intelligence, and how they can inform policy development. The objectives for this seminar are: 1) To strengthen individual research, analysis, writing, and presentational skills; 2) To deepen exposure to literature on topics regarding artificial intelligence technologies, ethics, law, and governance; 3) To further develop critical thinking and analytic skills around AI and digital policy; and 4) To critically identify and relate emerging research findings with policy development needs.

 

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: All students who have completed the CAIDP Advanced AI Policy Certificate, as well as members of CAIDP’s Advisors and Global Academic Network (GAN), are eligible to participate in this seminar.

 

Format: This is an advanced seminar group, intended to be a collaborative and critical inquiry of relevant literature, with active engagement from all participants. Each week, the discussion of the key reading will be led by one participant. The seminar will meet once a week for an hour over 13 weeks. Each session with include a focused discussion of one key reading. The initial 10 minutes provides a quick overview of key points and concepts, then leads to a 45-minute guided discussion led by one participant. Prior to the session, the discussion leader should prepare a brief discussion guide with key points and 3-5 questions to organize the session.

Evaluation: Upon successful completion of the course requirements and attendance in at least 75% of the classes, participants will receive the CAIDP Certification for AI Policy Seminar 2022.

 


AI Policy Clinics: The Numbers


Number of Policy Clinic graduates: 84

Number of Advanced Policy Clinic graduates: 24

Number of Externs: 9

Number of Countries represented in Policy Clinic: 48 countries

 

 


Dates, Times, and Requirements


AI Policy Clinic

  • Start date: 12 September 2022
  • Last meeting: 2 December 2022
  • Weekly meetings (by Zoom): Mondays at 10.00 to 11.00 ET or 13.00 to 14.00 ET (Lectures), Fridays at 10.00 to 11.00 ET (Small group discussion)
  • Weekly assignments
  • Estimated time commitment: 6 hours / week
  • Prerequisite: Completion of Application and acceptance to program
  • Fees: None
  • AI Policy certification upon successful completion

 

AI Policy Clinic - Advanced

  • Start date: 9 September 2022
  • Last meeting: 2 December 2022
  • Weekly meetings (by Zoom): Mondays at 10.00 to 11.00 ET or 13.00 to 14.00 ET (Lectures), Fridays at 10.00 to 11.00 ET (Small group discussion)
  • Team Leaders meeting: Fridays at 11.00 to 12.00 ET
  • Weekly assignments
  • Estimated time commitment: 8 hours / week
  • Prerequisite: Completion of AI Policy Clinic; Completion of Application and acceptance to program
  • Fees: None
  • AI Policy - Advanced certification upon successful completion

 

AI Policy Seminar

  • Start date: 14 September 2022
  • Last meeting: 30 November 2022
  • Weekly meetings (by Zoom): Wednesdays 10.00 to 11.00 ET
  • Weekly reading assignments; One week desinated to lead discussion
  • Estimated time commitment: 8 hours / week
  • Prerequisite: Completion of AI Policy Clinic (Advanced); Completion of Application and acceptance to program
  • Fees: None
  • AI Policy - Seminar certification upon successful completion

Platforms


  • Zoom (Meetings)
  • Slack (Discussion)
  • Moodle (Assignments)

Note on Time Zones


ET = UTC-4 until 6 November 2022

ET = UTC-5 after 6 November 2022.


Questions??


If any questions, please contact the Teaching Fellows Giuliano Borter and Larissa Zutter - teachingfellows@caidp.org.