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Fourth Annual Conference on
Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy, and Ethics

May 24-26, 2016 / Tempe, Arizona

The fourth annual conference on the Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics, will be held at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center, in Tempe, Arizona, on May 24-26, 2016

The conference will consist of plenary and session presentations with discussions on regulatory, governance, legal, policy, social and ethical aspects of emerging technologies, including (but not limited to) nanotechnology, synthetic biology, biotechnology, genomics, personalized medicine, stem cell and regenerative medicine, human enhancement technologies, telecommunications, information technologies, surveillance technologies, geoengineering, neuroscience and robotics. The conference is premised on the belief that there is much to be learned and shared from and across the governance experience and proposals for these various emerging technologies.

Keynote Speakers:

Mildred-Z_-Solomon Mildred Z. Solomon, President and CEO of Hastings Center

Dr. Solomon is a bioethicist and social science researcher who conducts both normative and empirical research on a wide range of values questions and topics of moral uncertainty in health, health care, and public health. The primary focus of her scholarship has been on the ethics of end-of-life care for both adults and children, organ transplantation, research ethics, clinician professionalism, and responsible conduct of research.  In terms of her policy work, Dr. Solomon was one of many leaders who worked to create the field of palliative medicine. Read more here

Dan Christensen headshot 2015Dan Christensen, Intel Corporation 

Dan serves as Global Group Counsel of IT, Privacy & Security at Intel, focusing on privacy, security, transactions, IP and M&A. Intel sent Dan overseas for three years to lead an international legal team, and he recently served on a South African humanitarian project for Intel. Dan has helped Intel establish an Arizona pro bono clinic, and serves on the AZ Commission’s Access to Justice board. Prior to Intel, Dan was the chief privacy officer and assistant general counsel for a consortium of private equity groups. He has an MBA (Oxford), a JD (Utah), double bachelors (BYU), and is IAPP CIPM, CIPT and CIPP/US certified. 

Kay Firth-ButterfiledKay Firth-Butterfield, Chief Officer, Ethics Advisory Panel, Lucid Holdings Inc.

Kay Firth-Butterfield is a Barrister and part-time Judge and has worked as a mediator, arbitrator, business owner and professor in the United Kingdom. In the United States, she is Chief Officer, and member, of the Lucid.ai Ethics Advisory Panel (EAP), Chief Values Officer of Lucid.ai and an adjunct Professor. Kay is a humanitarian with a strong sense of social justice and has advanced degrees in Law and International Relations. Kay advises governments, think tanks, businesses, inter-governmental bodies and non-profits about artificial intelligence, law and policy. Her role as Chief Officer of the Lucid EAP goes beyond the traditional ethics and compliance role.  Kay co-founded the Consortium for Law and Policy of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the University of Texas and teaches its first course: Artificial Intelligence and emerging technologies: Law and Policy. She is Vice Chair of the  IEEE Industry Connections Committee “Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in the Design of Autonomous Systems”. She thinks about and works on how AI and other technologies will impact society and business. Kay regularly speaks to international audiences addressing many aspects of these challenging changes.

Special Session: Existential and Catastrophic Risks in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Existential Risk

Keynote Speakers:

  • Marcy Donovsky
  • Charles Kennell
  • Andrew Maynard
  • George Poste
  • Wendell Wallach

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