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Planning for the inevitable AI Techlash: the Public Policy and Regulatory Landscape


Legislators and regulators are beginning to worry about AI and its impacts on privacy, bias, jobs, and a host of other issues. The AI narrative, more than the cloud or internet phenomena that preceded it, needs to address public benefits and potential displacement issues that might otherwise lead to restrictive and/or onerous legislation, policy, or legal outcomes. This presentation will identify key issues and suggest useful approaches to the AI public policy narrative


A former executive with Microsoft and Sun Microsystems, Dr. Williams served as the Dean of the School of Business, Government and Economics at Seattle Pacific University before joining Commerce. His distinguished career in the tech industry, in academia and the public sector includes extensive experience working with angel investing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies and customers on the business models and economics of cloud computing. He has authored three books and dozens of articles related to the ICT industry while he was a professor in the College of Business at Colorado State University in the 1990s. Dr. Williams has degrees from the University of California-Berkley, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Texas-Austin.