Applications are now closed for the Spring 2024 CAIDP AI Policy Clinic cohort. We received more than 1,200 applications We are currently reviewing the applications and will contact those who applied in mid-December about the outcome.
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:
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 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 US Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights (2022), the EU AI Act (anticipated 2023), and the Council of Europe Convention on AI (anticipated 2023).
CAIDP will offer three AI Policy Clinics for Spring 2024. All Policy Clinic participants are also considered members of the CAIDP Research Group.
AI Policy Clinic
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.
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.
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.
AI Policy Group (Global) and AI Legal Group (US)
The AI Policy Group (Global) and AI Legal Group (US) provides the opportunity to engage with AI political makers and political institutions in real-time. At present, CAIDP is working with a wide range of international organizations, including the Council of Europe, European Union, the OECD, UNESCO. CAIDP continues to engage with the 75+ countries listed in the annual AI and Democratic Values Index, and has recently stepped up engagement with the United States, as the US seeks to develop policy frameworks for the governance of AI. Members of the CAIDP Policy Group (PG) and the CAIDP Legal Group (LG) monitor developments with international organizations and national governments and contribute directly to CAIDP's substantive policy recommendations,
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 the CAIDP Policy Group (PG). US law school students and recent graduates (including JD and LLM) are eligible to participate in the CAIDP Legal Group (LG) upon completing the CAIDP Basic and Advanced policy tests with a score of 90% or above. This is a fast-paced, intensive clinic experience with real-world consequences. Participants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, to pursue assignments diligently, to engage actively in decision making, and to adjust to frequently changing deadlines and priorities are all required. Working with others in a positive, collaborative manner is essential.
Format: The Policy Group and Legal Group meet together Mondays at 9:00 am ET. There is a brief review of recent accomplishments, key priorities, and upcoming events. Participants are expected to actively engage in the review of CAIDP priorities.
Evaluation: Active participation, timely completion of assignments, and the ability to identify new opportunities, and carry forward earlier work of CAIDP are all essential.
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CAIDP received almost 250 applications for the Spring 2023 semester, over 630 applications for the Fall 2023 semester, and over 1,250 applicants for the Spring 2024 semester.
AI Policy Clinic
AI Policy Clinic - Advanced
AI Policy Group (Global) / AI Legal Group (US)
Everyone in the AI policy clinics will be expected to make use of the following services
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