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Joint Panel Session between the Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance and the Standing Panel on Technology Leadership

Dec 02, 2020





FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2020 AT 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Subject: Joint Panel Session between the Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance and the Standing Panel on Technology Leadership, on “Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve the Fairness and Equity of Government Decision Making.”  Friday, December 18, 2020, 10:00 – 11:30 AM via Zoom.

Background:  An academic study on the use of artificial intelligence to improve the fairness and equity of government decision making came to the attention of the chairs of the Social Equity and the Technology Leadership standing panels.  The study, by a team of researchers at Princeton University and the Princeton Project for Computational Law, raises important issues about the use of artificial intelligence to augment government decision making in ways that make it fairer. 

The researchers describe how government leaders can build guardrails into government decision making when using AI in order to improve social equity.  They focus specifically on a case study of the use of AI to detect implicit bias in making prosecutorial decisions at the local level, but the principles underlying the design of their research and their recommendations for government leaders can be applied more broadly in other policy areas.

Discussants:

Gary Glickman, chair, Standing Panel on Social Equity (co-moderator)

Alan Shark, chair, Standing Panel on Technology Leadership (co-moderator)

Joseph Avery, Princeton University, Princeton Project for Computational Law

This is a case study not so much of technology, but of its application.  This research can serve as a catalyst for examining the use of AI more broadly to augment government decision making in ways that make it fairer. You can read the working paper now, in advance of the presentation and discussion on December 18th.

Read Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve the Fairness and Equity of Government Decision Making

Logistics: We will meet on Friday, December 18th, from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM (Eastern). Register with the attached Zoom link.

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