June 2018

How can we train AI to be good? (Past Event)

June 13, 2018

The ongoing development and ever-increasing sophistication of artificial intelligence (AI) is giving rise to some fundamental ethical questions: Will machine-made decisions always be transparent and stay within human-defined parameters? To what extent can users retain control over intelligent algorithms? Is it possible to imbue self-learning systems with a sense of morality? And who decides what moral values these systems should to follow anyway?

Protecting the Freedom to Encrypt (Past Event)

June 28, 2018
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Widespread availability of advanced encryption technology has improved security for consumers and businesses. But as digital products and services have become more secure, some in the law enforcement and intelligence communities have voiced concerns that encryption inhibits their ability to prevent terrorism and prosecute crimes. For example, the Department of Justice is exploring a potential legal mandate requiring companies to design their technologies to allow law enforcement to access consumer data during criminal investigations.