Inaugural Tech Policy Summit addresses AI governance, ethical tech

Collage of three photos: A lineup of six speakers on a stage; six people in front of a blue background with the four in the center holding awards; a person in a blue sweater greeting another person in a pink scarf enthusiastically.
Photos by Brittany Hosea-Small.

On March 7, the CITRIS Policy Lab co-hosted the very first UC Berkeley Tech Policy Summit & Awards Ceremony, a daylong exploration of the complex landscape at the intersection of technology and policy.

“The UC Berkeley Tech Policy Summit exemplifies our dedication to harmonizing technology with responsible governance, aiming for a future where innovation benefits society,” said Brandie Nonnecke, founding director of the CITRIS Policy Lab and associate research professor at the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy. “UC Berkeley is a leader in ensuring that technological progress is aligned with societal values.”

The sold-out event drew world-renowned academics, thought leaders, policymakers, industry pioneers and innovators to debate and consider the most pressing issues in the field with a series of panel discussions and keynote talks.

To close out the program, Nonnecke led a ceremony for the Tech Integrity Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations who promote responsible tech innovation and policy.

The UC Berkeley Tech Policy Summit was co-hosted by the Goldman School of Public Policy and the School of Information and co-sponsored by the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (BCLT), CLTC’s AI Policy Hub, and the School of Journalism.

Read a full recap from the UC Berkeley School of Information.

Learn more about the Berkeley Tech Integrity Award winners from the CITRIS Policy Lab.