Friday, 14 June 2024

BCCP Conference and Policy Forum

AI: Prospects, Challenges, and Regulation

Recent developments in AI, such as the much-discussed capabilities and limitations of generative language models like GPT-4, and their policy implications for competition and regulation are the focus of this year's conference. The EU's AI Act could be one of the first steps towards global regulation of AI technologies. On the one hand, task-based predictive systems and new generative tools can improve the allocation and use of resources, enable innovation, and increase welfare. On the other hand, uncontrolled deployment and concentration of power could lead to disruption and societal harm, not only in high-risk use cases of AI. In this conference, we will discuss recent developments and regulatory initiatives and provide an outlook on future challenges.

Confirmed speakers include
Joanna Bryson (Hertie School Berlin)
Joshua Gans (University of Toronto)
Oren Bar-Gill (Harvard University)
Emilio Calvano (Luiss University)
Brando Benifei (European Parliament)
Francesca Bria (Italian National Innovation Fund)
Alena Buyx (Chair of German Ethics Council)
Amba Kak (AI Now Institute)

Updated information about the event is available at the BCCP Conference website.

We look forward to welcoming you to the BCCP Conference and Policy Forum 2024.


Barrier-free WZB: The venue is wheelchair accessible. Please let Friederike Theilen-Kosch (friederike.theilen-kosch [at] know if you require special assistance.

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