Speaker "Ravi Iyer" Details Back



Keynote Panel: "Generative AI: Balancing Innovation and Responsibility"


Generative AI systems (ChatGPT, Midjourney, and the like) have led to exciting opportunities for benefits to society, enhancing human productivity, efficiency and creativity. At the same time, there is emerging consensus that their application needs to be regulated, limited, and possibly even prohibited in some cases. How can we stimulate innovation in this space while doing so responsibly? How can we move beyond general statements of principles to specific technical and policy solutions? The panelists will bring their diverse perspectives to bear on these critical questions.


Ravi Iyer is the Managing Director of USC Marshall School's Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making. Before that, he led data science, research, and product teams across Facebook toward improving the societal impact of social media, including work on the AI team. He began that work focused on policy-based content moderation, but shifted focus to core algorithmic and UI design after realizing the limitations of moderation based approaches. Before working at Facebook, he helped co-found and build the initial algorithms for, which is a profitable publisher of crowdsourced lists that serves tens of millions of unique visitors monthly. He has a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Southern California and has co authored of dozens of articles about individual values, political opinions, polarization, and technology. His work across tech and academia has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Atlantic, SXSW and numerous other venues.