Webinar with Congressman Ro Khanna: Challenges in IT Law and Governance

February 22, 2021 | By

On Friday, February 19, the AI Pulse project hosted a web conversation on current issues in IT Governance with Congressman Ro Khanna, a leading progressive thinker on a wide range of law and technology issues in the United States Congress.


Webinar: The Filter Bubble

November 23, 2020 | By

On Friday November 6, the AI Pulse project hosted a web conversation on The Filter Bubble – or maybe it’s The Echo Chamber: the notion that we are living in social worlds that are increasingly narrow, tightly connected, and homogeneous – in the people we interact with, the ideas and values we engage, even what we believe, and the facts we experience about the world.


Webinar: Alternative Payment and Business Models for the Internet

September 21, 2020 | By

The AI Pulse project hosted a web conversation on Friday, September 18, on the topic of alternative payment and business models for the Internet. Panelists included David Brin, Jane Bambauer, Mark Lemley, and Eugene Volokh.


Max – A Thought Experiment: Could AI Run the Economy Better Than Markets?

One of the fundamental critiques against twentieth century experiments in central economic planning, and the main reason for their failures, was the inability of human-directed planning systems to manage the data gathering, analysis, computation, and control necessary to direct the vast complexity of production, allocation, and exchange decisions that make up a modern economy. Rapid recent advances in AI, data, and related technological capabilities have re-opened that old question, and provoked vigorous speculation about the feasibility, benefits, and threats of an AI-directed economy. This paper presents a thought experiment about how this might work, based on assuming a powerful AI agent (whimsically named “Max”) with no binding computational or algorithmic limits on its (his) ability to do the task.


AI & Justice in 2035

February 10, 2020 | By

The AI PULSE Projected hosted the “AI and Justice in 2035” Roundtable at UCLA on February 28, 2020. This event consisted of four panels and a dozen discussion papers that examined how AI will affect the provision of justice, broadly understood, by the year 2035.