AI Policy Hub hosts inaugural research symposium

AI Policy Hub logo centered on a blue field.

On April 20, the UC Berkeley AI Policy Hub, established in 2022 and co-directed by Brandie Nonnecke, director of the CITRIS Policy Lab, and CITRIS affiliated scholar Jessica Newman, held its inaugural research symposium.

The event featured opening and closing keynotes from CITRIS PI Stuart Russell and Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law at UC Berkeley Pamela Samuelson, in addition to presentations from the first class of six AI Policy Hub fellows: Alexander Asemota, Micah Carroll, Angela Jin, Zoe Kahn, Zhouyan Liu and Cedric Whitney.

“Our mission is to cultivate an interdisciplinary research community to anticipate and address policy opportunities for safe and beneficial AI,” Newman said. “To us, this means we have to investigate what is happening today from a broad perspective, looking at the intersections of the technical, political, societal, legal and ethical dimensions, while also looking over the horizon to ensure policies are not out of date by the time they are enacted.”