Human-Centered AI

Building Trust, Democracy and Human Rights by Design

June 11, 2018

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM | Stanford University

Hosted by Stanford GDPi & XPRIZE

Join us for a series of cross-sector conversations aimed at developing policy, product and action plans to build trust, democracy and human rights by design in artificial intelligence.

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Event Program

What is Human-Centered AI? How can AI rebuild trust in digital information? Can AI optimize for Democracy and Human Rights? Panels, conversations, and workshops at this event will explore these questions and more.

Highlighted Speakers

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Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
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Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein is the current United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, having taken up this post in September 2014. A Jordanian career diplomat, Zeid played a central role in the establishment of the International Criminal Court, elected the first president of the Assembly of State Parties of the International Criminal Court in September 2002. He served as Jordan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2000 until 2007. He was re-appointed Permanent Representative in 2010 and served until 2014, resigning shortly before his selection as High Commissioner.
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Samuel H. Altman

President of Y Combinator, Co-chairman of OpenAI
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Samuel H. Altman

President of Y Combinator, Co-chairman of OpenAI
Sam Altman is the president of Y Combinator and the co-chair of OpenAI. Sam also serves on the board of Boom and Reddit. He was cofounder and CEO of Loopt, which was funded by Y Combinator in 2005 and acquired by Green Dot in 2012. Sam also founded Hydrazine Capital. He studied computer science at Stanford, and while there worked in the AI lab. Prior to taking over as Y Combinator's president, Sam was a part-time partner at Y Combinator since 2011.
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Tim O'Reilly

Founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc
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Tim O'Reilly

Founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc
Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc. O’Reilly Media delivers online learning, publishes books, runs conferences, urges companies to create more value than they capture, and tries to change the world by spreading and amplifying the knowledge of innovators. In 1998, he organized the meeting where the term “open source software” was agreed on, and helped the business world understand its importance. In 2004, with the Web 2.0 Summit, he defined how “Web 2.0” represented not only the resurgence of the web after the dot com bust, but a new model for the computer industry, based on big data, collective intelligence, and the internet as a platform. He has now turned his attention to implications of AI, the on-demand economy, and other technologies that are transforming the nature of work and the future shape of the business world.
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Joy Buolamwini

Founder, Algorithmic Justice League, Poet of Code
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Joy Buolamwini

Founder, Algorithmic Justice League, Poet of Code
Joy Buolamwini founded and leads the Algorithmic Justice League to fight bias in machine learning. She creates learning experiences to develop social impact technology and writes about inclusive code—incoding . Joy is a Rhodes Scholar, a Fulbright Fellow, an Astronaut Scholar, a Google Anita Borg Scholar, and a Carter Center technical consultant recognized as a distinguished volunteer. She piloted the inaugural Rhodes Scholar Service Year to launch Code4Rights which supports youth in creating meaningful technology for their communities in partnership with local organizations.
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Jess Holbrook

UX Manager and UX Researcher in the Research and Machine Intelligence group, Google
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Jess Holbrook

UX Manager and UX Researcher in the Research and Machine Intelligence group, Google
Jess Holbrook is a UX Manager and UX Researcher in the Research and Machine Intelligence group. He and his team take a combined human-centered and technology-inspired approach to building AI-powered products like Google Clips, Google Lens, and AIY Projects. He co-leads the People + AI Research (PAIR) group and is motivated by how democratizing AI can help people solve meaningful problems for themselves and their communities.
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Deb Roy

Co-Founder, Cortico, Director, Laboratory for Social Machines, MIT Media Lab
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Deb Roy

Co-Founder, Cortico, Director, Laboratory for Social Machines, MIT Media Lab
Deb Roy is a co-founder of Cortico, a non-profit that deploys data science and AI for social impact. He is also director of the Laboratory for Social Machines at MIT Media Lab and is an associate professor at MIT and chief media scientist at Twitter. Roy is the co-founder and co-chair of SocialEmergence.org. He leads research at MIT at the intersection of human and machine communication, advises technology start-up companies, and serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Media. He was the co-founder and CEO of Bluefin Labs.
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Rochael Adranly

Partner + General Counsel, IDEO
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Rochael Adranly

Partner + General Counsel, IDEO
For nearly two decades, Rochael Adranly has been walking the line between the rules-based world of law and the non-rules-based world of innovation. In her role as Partner and General Counsel at IDEO, Rochael uses human-centered design to bring fresh approaches to legal problems and processes, working alongside IDEO designers and clients to navigate the complexities and challenges faced at the intersection of innovation and the law. Rochael co-created IDEO’s legal design and innovation practice, and her advocacy for the power of creative competitiveness in the legal profession has helped law firms across the globe embrace design thinking against a rigid legal landscape. Her thought leadership in this space has been published on Modern Counsel, and in 2016, Rochael was a guest speaker at Harvard Law School’s Innovation Colloquium.
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Tessa Lyons

Newsfeed Product Manager, Facebook
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Tessa Lyons

Newsfeed Product Manager, Facebook
Tessa Lyons-Laing is a Product Manager at Facebook. Tessa was previously Business Lead to Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg. Tessa started her career as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, where she focused on technology and media. Prior to Facebook, she worked at LeanIn.Org, a global community committed to empowering all women to achieve their ambitions. Tessa graduated magna cum laude from Harvard.

Why Human-Centered AI?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are game-changing technologies that have the potential to bring enormous benefit to society and enable citizens to tackle many of the world’s greatest challenges. With the right incentives, protections, and leadership, AI and ML have the potential to alleviate suffering by accelerating innovation across sectors such as climate change, criminal justice, poverty, governance, and public health. 
 
The AI XPRIZE is a $5 million AI and cognitive computing competition challenging teams globally to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful AI technologies to tackle the world’s grand challenges. This prize will focus on creating advanced and scalable applications that benefit consumers and businesses across a multitude of disciplines. The solutions will contribute to the enrichment of available tools and data sets for the usage of innovators everywhere. The goal is also to accelerate the understanding and adoption of AI’s most promising breakthroughs.
 
The Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford’s Center for Democracy Development and the Rule of Law is a program designed to inspire policy and governance innovations that reinforce democratic values, universal human rights, and the rule of law in the digital realm. Its purpose is to serve as a collaboration hub for the development of norms, guidelines, and laws that enhance freedom, security, and trust in the global digital ecosystem. The aim is not only to reinforce existing frameworks of international human rights law and international humanitarian law but also to lead in articulation of how to apply these norms and values in a global digital context. GDPi’s goal is to facilitate the development of operational policies and processes that meet the societal challenges that arise from digitization and technological innovation.
 
By sponsoring this event, XPRIZE and GDPi hope to convene leaders in the field of AI, ML, academia, the private sector, and government in order to explore practical solutions that emphasize human rights by design in the field of AI and ML.
 
 

Organizing Hosts

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Eileen Donahoe

Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator
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Eileen Donahoe

Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator
Eileen served as US Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva during the Obama Administration, and then as Director of Global Affairs at Human Rights Watch. She is a member of Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy; the University of Essex Advisory Board on Human Rights, Big Data and Technology and the Freedom Online Coalition Advisory Network. She is Adjunct Professor at Stanford's CDDRL and a Distinguished Fellow at the Center for International Governance Innovation.
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Larry Diamond

Principal Investigator, Global Digital Policy Incubator
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Larry Diamond

Principal Investigator, Global Digital Policy Incubator
Larry Diamond is a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Professor, by courtesy, of Political Science and Sociology. Professor Diamond studies democratic development and regime change; U.S. foreign policy affecting democracy abroad.
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Amir Banifatemi

XPRIZE Group Lead, AI & Frontier Technologies
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Amir Banifatemi

XPRIZE Group Lead, AI & Frontier Technologies
Amir is an entrepreneur, investor, and innovation strategist. He leads the AI and Frontiers Technologies Initiatives with the XPRIZE foundation, is a co-founder the AI Commons Initiative, and co-founder and curator of the AI for Good Global Summit with the ITU and UN Agencies. He has managed two venture capital funds and continues to support and advise companies with a focus on exponential technologies and transformation of humanity and society. He advocates democratic access to innovation for all. Mr. Banifatemi is a regular guest lecturer and adjunct MBA professor at UC Berkeley, Chapman University, Claremont McKenna College, UC Irvine, and HEC Paris.
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Michael Martin

XPRIZE Ambassador; Head of Communities at SignalFire
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Michael Martin

XPRIZE Ambassador; Head of Communities at SignalFire
Michael is the Head of Communities at SignalFire, an AI-driven VC firm focussed on early stage investing. He formerly led global community relations at the XPRIZE Foundation, where he also managed the AI XPRIZE. Additionally, he is Co-Founder and Policy Director at Free Machine, a non-profit developing public policies and creative projects for a post-work future.