GW Business Forum to Focus on Advancements and Implications of AI Technologies

The second annual GW Business & Policy Forum will bring leading experts and practitioners in AI to campus.

March 21, 2024


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As Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies become more accessible and continue to advance at rapid speeds, there are increasing concerns from experts about how to use the technology responsibly and the effect it will have on the world. 

The second annual GW Business & Policy Forum will host leading experts and practitioners as well as professionals from the private and public sectors to shine a light on pressing issues relating to this booming field. 

The forum will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 2 at the Jack Morton Auditorium. 

The theme this year is “Imagining the Future with AI.” Attendees can expect robust discussion about issues society must address amid the integration of AI technologies into nearly every industry. 

Panel topics include the future of AI in healthcare, AI empowering the public sector, emerging AI policy issues with housing and financial services, AI at the intersection of cybersecurity and trustworthy AI.

Forum attendees will not only hear from several of the most influential figures in AI but also enjoy networking opportunities to engage with key players, collaborate on integrating new technologies and act to manage AI risks.

David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-chairman of The Carlyle Group, will be delivering the opening keynote address. Jeremy Wacksman, the chief operating officer of the Zillow Group, will deliver the closing keynote address.

The forum is a campus-wide effort that will explore the risks associated with AI and the transformational benefits the technology can have on our economic and social welfare.

Experts from various industries will be present at the forum to provide further insight into the new advancements in this technology and the responsible use and implications of AI.

GW will leverage its position as a preeminent, comprehensive global research university located in the heart of the U.S. capital to bring together policymakers and industry experts from around the world. By hosting this forum, GW hopes to facilitate thought-provoking discussions and foster collaboration that will lead to innovative solutions addressing some of the world’s most pressing issues. 

Attendees will leave the forum with deeper insight and a nuanced understanding of AI's potential to drive economic growth while also confronting the ethical and societal concerns this technology poses. 

GW alumni can attend the forum at a discounted rate and students, faculty and staff can attend free of charge by registering for the event.