Starr Forum: From Principles to Implementation: The Challenge of AI Policy Around the World

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Building E25, 111
45 CARLETON ST, Cambridge, MA 02142

A conversation with Luis Videgaray, director of MIT AI Policy for the World Project and former foreign minister of Mexico

About the speaker:
Luis Videgaray is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the director of MIT AI Policy for the World Project. Prior to coming to MIT, he served as the foreign minister and finance minister of Mexico. As foreign minister (2017-18) he led Mexico’s relationship with the Trump White House, including the successful renegotiation of the NAFTA (now USMCA). He is one of the founders of the Lima Group, created to promote regional diplomatic efforts towards restoring democracy in Venezuela, and conducted Mexico’s leading role in the UN towards an inclusive debate on AI and other new technologies. He holds a PhD in Economics from MIT.

Kenneth Oye is a professor of political science (School of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences) and data systems and society (School of Engineering) and director of the Program on Emerging Technologies (PoET) at the Center for International Studies. His work focuses on on international relations, political economy and technology policy. He is a faculty affiliate of the MIT Synthetic Biology Center, the Center for Biomedical Innovation, and the Internet Policy Research Initiative. He chairs biosafety committees for iGEM and the Broad Institute Biofoundry and has served as an invited expert to the UN BWC, WHO, PCAST and NRC. 

Co-sponsors:  MIT Center for International Studies (CIS), MIT Mexico Program


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