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For the I School Community

Dinner & Data: Privacy, Security, and Fairness: the Challenges of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Discussion leaders:

  • Colleen Chien, law professor and former White House Senior Advisor on Intellectual Property and Innovation

  • Terah Lyons, Founding Executive Director; Partnership on AI; former Policy Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Discussion themes:

  • What are the opportunities and challenges of Big Data and AI? What is the role of tech v. the role of policymakers?

  • What are the specific opportunities for machine learning and computational approaches in the social and public sectors, for example in the area of criminal justice?

  • Addressing security in non-tech organizations: making a CISO, securing a network.

  • Policy-making and encryption

Dinner will be served.


Advance registration required. Space is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is restricted to School of Information students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars. Participation is by invitation only. To make sure space is available to all interested students and faculty, we ask that guests only sign up for one session.

Registration deadline: Friday, November 2, 12:00 pm.

Colleen Chien is a Santa Clara University law professor and former Senior Advisor on Intellectual Property and Innovation in the Obama White House, where she worked on a broad range of patent, copyright, technology transfer, open innovation, and educational innovation issues. She is nationally known for her research and publications on domestic and international patent law and policy. Chien has received the American Law Institute’s Early Career Medal and the Vanguard Award for Public Service, and has been named Eric Yamamoto Emerging Scholar, a Tech Law Leader, one of Silicon Valley’s “Women of Influence,” and one of the 50 Most Influential People in Intellectual Property in the world.

Terah Lyons is the Founding Executive Director of the Partnership on AI and formerly was a Mozilla Technology Policy Fellow. Prior to that she served as Policy Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). While at the White House, Terah co-directed the White House Future of Artificial Intelligence Initiative, which engaged industry, the academic and technical community, civil society, and international stakeholders to formulate recommendations for a domestic policy strategy on machine intelligence. As part of this effort, she helped lead a landmark series of reports that explored the benefits and challenges of AI on behalf of the United States government.

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Dinner & Data: Making Technology and Innovation Work for Social Impact

This fall, the I School is hosting a series of five seminar-style conversations, led by experts in technology, data science, and social sector innovation.

We hope that the series will encourage discussion among those working in the field on how the public sector and civil society can leverage data and technology to address critical social issues.

The series will be open to a limited number of I School students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars and invited social innovators.

Dinner will be served.

Last updated:

October 18, 2018