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Artificial intelligence experts discuss legal implications on ABA Presidential Speaker Series

“A panel of experts on artificial intelligence and how it will affect the legal landscape are featured in the next installment of the ABA Presidential Speaker Series. The program, titled “A.I. – The New Frontier,” will feature a panel of special advisers to the ABA Task Force on the Law and Artificial Intelligence. The program will be available at 3 p.m. EST on Thursday, Nov. 9. No advance registration is required. The program can be viewed here. In addition to exploring how AI has the potential to transform all aspects of society, including the practice of law, the panel will discuss the new AI Executive Order that President Biden announced on Oct. 30 — one of the first in-depth discussions by national experts examining the executive order and its ramifications. Panelists include:

  • Daniel Ho, member of the National AI Advisory Committee, William Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and associate director of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. Ho serves on the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Commission, advising the White House on AI policy; as senior advisor on Responsible AI at the U.S. Department of Labor; on the Committee on National Statistics of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine; as a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States; and as special advisor to the ABA Task Force on Law and Artificial Intelligence. He specializes in administrative law, regulatory policy and antidiscrimination law.
  • Michelle Lee, former undersecretary of commerce for intellectual property and director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and CEO and founder of Obsidian Strategies. Lee was vice president of AI at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where she led the Machine Learning Solutions Lab, a global team of business consultants and data scientists who helped companies identify and implement their highest-value machine learning opportunities, AWS’ computer vision business and its responsible AI efforts. She has testified multiple times before Congress on her various areas of expertise.
  • Trooper Sanders, member of the National AI Advisory Committee and CEO of Benefits Data Trust. Sanders was a Rockefeller Foundation fellow and worked on the social and economic implications of the global rise of artificial intelligence. For eight years, he ran Wise Whisper, a strategic advisory practice to financial technology startups, philanthropic initiatives and business leaders. He has also held White House policy staff positions during two administrations.
  • Miriam Vogel, chair of the National AI Advisory Committee and president and CEO of EqualAI.  Vogel, as chair of the National AI Advisory Committee, is mandated by Congress to advise the president and White House on AI policy.
  •  Seth Waxman, former U.S. solicitor general and partner at WilmerHale.”

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