EventOctober 3 2023

Celebrating the Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights

Marking the one-year anniversary, and looking ahead

Since the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released the Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights in October 2022, we have seen its influence across state legislatures, in federal agencies, and through executive actions. To mark the one-year anniversary of this powerful framework, on October 3 Data & Society partnered with William & Mary and the Center for Democracy and Technology for an event examining the Blueprint’s impacts and exploring its potential to shape future policymaking and legislative action.

This special event featured insights from and conversations with Peggy Agouris, provost of William & Mary; Margaret Hu, professor at William & Mary Law School; Gideon Lichfield, former editor-in-chief of Wired and MIT Technology Review; Louis Lopez, chief of the Policy and Strategy Section in the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ; Alondra Nelson, former acting director of OSTP and a distinguished senior fellow at the Center for American Progress; Arati Prabhakar, director of the OSTP; Alexandra Reeve Givens, president and CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology; Lisa Rice, president and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance; and two of the Blueprint’s coauthors (who are, respectively, a Data & Society senior policy fellow and board member): Sorelle Friedler, professor at Haverford College; and Suresh Venkatasubramanian, director of the Center for Tech Responsibility at Brown University.



How to Read the White House’s Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights

When the Blueprint was released last year, D&S Executive Director Janet Haven wrote about how we should understand and use it, offering context that’s useful for thinking about where we are now and how to move forward.