IAPP AI Governance Global Conference




Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport

450 Summer Street

Boston , MA 02210


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IAPP AI Governance Global Conference

Panel: Civil Society and Academia: What We’re Missing

Date: November 3, 2023

Time:  3:15-4:15 pm ET

Success in AI governance depends on listening to the voices that push us to do better. As policymakers and governance professionals alike grapple with the challenges of tailoring guardrails to fit the risks of AI systems, civil society advocates are leading the charge in defining risks—and recommending solutions. From defining harms to mitigating bias to demanding explainability, many policy innovations have originated within the advocacy community. Hear from the advocates themselves as they explain their perspectives on the future of AI policymaking along with their recommendations for how we can build systems that are less biased, fairer, and more privacy protective.

What you will learn:

  • Tips for iterative improvements that can help build toward a responsible AI future.
  • Insights into how discrete policy areas (e.g., housing) hold lessons for broader AI challenges.
  • Perspectives from those on the front lines of consumer protection


  • Ridhi Shetty, Policy Counsel, Privacy & Data Project, Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Michael Akinwumi, Chief Tech Equity Officer, National Fair Housing Alliance
  • Brent Mittelstadt, Director of Research, Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
  • Suresh Venkatasubramanian, Professor of Computer and Data Science, Brown University;, Former Assistant Director for Science and Justice, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy