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Artificial Intelligence, Biometrics, and Democracy

  10:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.
   The David Brower Center (Off Campus)

Jennifer Bussell

AI and biometrics are at the heart of policy debates on the emergence of big data and related governance tools, and India has been both at the forefront of innovation in these areas and the recipient of substantial critiques. With this event, we plan to bring together a mix of area- and subject-matter experts from both academia and the public sector to engage in thoughtful and creative conversations on the complexities of utilizing advanced technologies in democracies.

This conference will also serve as the inaugural India Policy Forum and a primary launch event for UC Berkeley’s newly created Center on Contemporary India

For details please visit the Conference Homepage

DATE: Fri, September 23, 2022
TIME: 10:15 am Berkeley | Calculate your local time
VENUE: David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Suite 100, Berkeley CA


10:15 – 10:45 – Venue opens

10:45 - 11:00 – Welcome and Introduction to the Center on Contemporary India

11:00 – 12:30 – Panel 1: Technology & Health: Responsibility, Ethics, & Opportunities
Moderator: Geeta Anand, UC Berkeley School of Journalism
 - Radhika Radhakrishnan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
 - Isha Ray, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley
 - Stuart Russell, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley
 - Ramya Chandrasekhar, Berkeley Centre for Law and Technology (BCLT)

12:30 – 1:30 – Break

1:30 – 3:00 – Panel 2: Biometrics and Service Delivery: The Aadhaar Experience
Moderator: Jennifer Bussell, Political Science, UC Berkeley 
- Sumnesh Joshi, Unique Identification Authority of India, Government of India
 - Lawrence Cohen, Anthropology, UC Berkeley
 - Rajesh Veeraraghavan, Science, Tech & International Affairs, Georgetown
 - Solomon Darwin, Haas Business School, UC Berkeley

3:00 – 3:15 – Break

3:15 – 4:45 – Panel 3: International Relations, Human Rights, and Cybersecurity
Moderator: Camille Crittenden, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, UC Berkeley
 - Andrew Reddie, School of Information, UC Berkeley
 - Chris Jay Hoofnagle, School of Law, UC Berkeley
 - Anshu Chatterjee, Naval Postgraduate School
 - Deirdre Mulligan, School of Information, UC Berkeley

4:45 – 5:00 – Concluding Remarks

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The event is FREE and OPEN to the public.