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Next Senate AI forum will focus on IP and copyright

Nov 27, 2023

Schumer, Sen. Todd Young, Sen. Martin Heinrich and Sen. Michael Rounds (R-SD) after the Nov. 1 forum. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The next bipartisan Senate AI forum will tackle transparency, intellectual property and copyright, according to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's office.

Driving the news: This week's insight forum is scheduled for Wednesday from 2-5pm ET.

What they're saying: "This Forum will focus on two buckets of AI policy: 1) transparency and explainability and 2) intellectual property and copyright," Schumer's office says.

  • "In the first bucket, the Forum will explore what transparency in AI means, what potential transparency regimes could look like, and the limitations of transparency in fixing every AI problem."
  • "In the second bucket on intellectual property and copyright, the Forum will include a discussion on what AI means for creators and inventors, and what potential pathways look like for AI as a tool, addressing concerns around the use of copyrighted content in training and prompting, among other important issues."

The list of speakers includes:

  • Rick Beato, Musician
  • Ben Brooks, Stability AI
  • Mike Capps, Howso
  • Danielle Coffey, News Media Alliance
  • Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, SAG-AFTRA
  • Ali Farhadi, Allen Institute for AI
  • Zach Graves, Foundation for American Innovation
  • Vanessa Holtgrewe, IATSE
  • Mounir Ibrahim, Truepic
  • Dennis Kooker, Sony Music Entertainment
  • Curtis LeGeyt, National Association of Broadcasters
  • Riley McCormack, DigiMarc
  • Cynthia Rudin, Duke University
  • Jon Schleuss, NewsGuild
  • Ben Sheffner, Motion Picture Association
  • Navrina Singh, Credo AI
  • Ziad Sultan, Spotify
  • Andrew Trask, OpenMined
  • Nicol Turner Lee, Brookings
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