Conference Program

There will be a standalone workshop on Wednesday, September 14 at the Pacific Science Center.

Thursday, September 15

8:30 – 9:00   Check-in & Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15   Welcome & Introductions

9:15 – 10:15   Humans in the Loop by Margot Kaminski (Colorado Law), Nicholson Price (Michigan Law), and Rebecca Crootof (Richmond Law)

         Discussant: Andrew Selbst (UCLA School of Law)

10:15 – 11:15   Prediction as Defamation: Is Predictive AI Asserting a Fact or Expressing an Opinion? by Hideyuki Matsumi (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) 

         Discussant: Zahr Said (University of Washington)

11:15 – 11:30   Break

11:30 – 12:15   Dual Session: Risk & Safety

         Moderator: Eric Hilgendorf (Universität Würzburg)

  • Regulating the Risks of AI by Margot Kaminski (Colorado Law)
  • Safety Paradoxes: Reimagining “Safety” as a Regulatory Objective for Robotics and AI-System Legislation by Kirsten Thomasen (University of British Columbia, Allard Law)


12:15 – 12:30   Lightning Poster Session

12:30 – 1:30   Lunch / Demos

1:30 – 3:00   Panel: Governance

         Moderator: Anne Washington (New York University)

  • Algorithmic Rulemaking vs. Algorithmic Guidance by Peter Henderson (Stanford University) and Mark Krass (Stanford University)
  • Tales from the Sausage Factory: Three Case Studies on State Legislation Regarding Robots by Daniel Hinkle (American Association for Justice)
  • If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It: Steamboat Accidents and their Lessons for AI Governance by Bhargavi Ganesh (University of Edinburgh), Stuart Anderson (University of Edinburgh), and Shannon Vallor (University of Edinburgh)


3:00 – 3:15   Break

3:15 – 3:30   Organizer Remarks

3:30 – 4:30   Poster Session

  • The Japanese Characteristics of Corporate AI Ethical Principles by Fumio Simpo (Keio University), Kimie Hatakeyama (Keio Research Institute at Shonan Fujisawa Campus), and Hideyuki Matsumi (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
  • Socio-Technical Innovation in Fairness, Accountability and Transparency (FAT): A Systematic Literature Review by Janina Zakrzewski (University of Tübingen)
  • The Legal Implications of Cybernetic Avatars and a Proposed Method of Authenticating Them by Fumio Shimpo (Keio University), Takayuki Kato (Toyo University), and Kimie Hatakeyama (Keio Research Institute at Shonan Fujisawa Campus)
  • Embedding Translation Ethics into Speech Neuroprostheses by Tugba Basaran Akmazoglu (University of Ottawa) and Jennifer A. Chandler (University of Ottawa)
  • Towards sharing mind-scapes: cognitive interfaces for natural and artificial agents by Jesse Parent (Orthogonal Research and Education Lab) and Bradly Alicea (Orthogonal Research and Education Lab)
  • Our Virtual Lives and Hybrid Companionship: Opportunities and Challenges of Shared Experience in an Augmented Century by Jesse Parent (Orthogonal Research and Education Lab), Jenny Liu Zhang (Plot Twisters), Avery Lim (Orthogonal Research and Education Lab), and Erin Higgs (Orthogonal Research and Education Lab)

6:00 – 8:00   Conference Dinner/Drinks at the Mountaineering Club

Friday, September 16

8:30 – 9:00   Check-in & Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00   Understanding AI Ethics as Cultural Practice by Mona Sloane (University of Tübingen, New York University) 

         Discussant: Kirsten Martin (University of Notre Dame)

10:00 – 10:15   Break

10:15 – 11:15   LuLaRobot: Consumer Protection in the Face of Automated Social Marketing by Daniella DiPaola (MIT) and Kate Darling (MIT)

         Discussant: Woodrow Hartzog (Boston University)

11:15 – 11:30   Break

11:30 – 12:30   Towards Equitable Agile Research and Development of AI and Robotics by Andrew Hundt (Johns Hopkins University), William Agnew (oSTEM), Severin Kacianka (Technical University of Munich), and Matthew Gombolay (MIT) 

         Discussant: Christopher Dancy (Penn State)

12:30 – 1:30   Lunch

1:30 – 2:30   K9 Police Robots  Strolling Drones, RoboDogs, or Lethal Weapons? By Carolin Kemper (German Research Institute for Public Administration) and Michael Kolain (German Research Institute for Public Administration) 

         Discussant: Peter Asaro (The New School)

2:30 – 2:45   Break

2:45 – 4:00   Dual Session: This is The End

         Moderator: Meg Leta Jones (Georgetown University)

  • America’s Next “Stop Model!”: Algorithmic Disgorgement by Jevan Hutson (Hintze Law PLLC) and Ben Winters (Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC))
  • Designing for Exit: How to Let Robots Go by Elin Björling (University of Washington) and Laurel Riek (University of California San Diego)


4:00 – 4:15   Closing Remark