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Don’t Get Spooked by the AI Doomers

Thu, May 23, 2024 9:51 PM – 9:51 PM EDT
Rayburn House Office Building Gold Room

October 30, 2023 @ 12:30 pm

On Monday, October 30 at 12:30 PM, NetChoice will host a panel discussion,Don’t Get Spooked by the AI Doomers: How to Ensure American AI Doesn’t Get Trapped in a Regulatory Web,” in the Rayburn Gold Room. The discussion will be on regulatory frameworks, including some of the more chilling ones, for artificial intelligence and how the U.S. can maintain its position as the global technology leader.

Chick-fil-A will be provided. Register HERE.

This event is free and open to the public. It is compliant with congressional ethics guidelines.

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Event Details:

Monday, October 30, 2023

12:30 PM

Rayburn House Office Building Gold Room

45 Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC 20515

About Our Speakers:

Jessica Melugin is the Director of the Center for Technology & Innovation at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Her research focuses on technology issues including antitrust, online privacy, artificial intelligence, telecommunications, social media content and net neutrality regulation. Her writings have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, Bloomberg Law, National Review and others. She has been cited in The Washington Post, Politico, U.S. News and World Report and Variety. Ms. Melugin is a frequent cable news television and radio guest. She is a 2022 and 2023 Innovators Network Foundation Antitrust and Competition Policy Fellow. Ms. Melugin graduated magna cum laude from Claremont McKenna College, with a degree in government and art history. Her honors thesis explored the development of American antitrust law as it pertains to the Microsoft trial. She lives in Virginia’s horse country with her children.

Adam Thierer is a Senior Fellow for Technology & Innovation at the R Street Institute. He works to make the world safe for innovators and entrepreneurs by pushing for a policy vision that is rooted in the idea of “permissionless innovation.” Prior to R Street, Adam spent 12 years as a senior fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Before the Mercatus Center, he served as the president of the Progress and Freedom Foundation. Adam has also worked for the Adam Smith Institute, the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute. Adam has published 10 books on a wide range of topics, including online child safety, internet governance, intellectual property, telecommunications policy, media regulation and federalism. In 2008, Adam received the Family Online Safety Institute’s “Award for Outstanding Achievement.” Adam has a master’s degree in international business management and a bachelor’s degree with a double major in political science and journalism.

Taylor Barkley is the Director of Technology & Innovation at The Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. His primary research and expertise are at the intersection of culture, technology, and innovation. His writing has been featured and published in outlets including IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Scientific American and USA Today. Fox Business, Marketplace, and various talk radio and podcasts have featured him as a commentator on technology issues. He has extensive experience working with state-based technology policy projects and partners and most major federal technology policy topics. Previously he was the Director of Technology and Innovation at Stand Together Trust and Stand Together. He was also the Government Affairs Manager at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Assistant Director of Outreach for Technology Policy at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is originally from southern California and a graduate of Taylor University in Indiana with a double major in history and political science.

Juan Londoño is a policy analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. His work focuses on augmented and virtual reality. Prior to joining ITIF, Juan worked as a tech & innovation policy analyst at the American Action Forum, where his research focused on antitrust, content moderation, AR/VR, and the gaming economy. Juan holds an M.A. in Economics from George Mason University and a B.A. in Government & International Relations from the Universidad Externado de Colombia.

Zach Lilly (moderator) is the Deputy Director of State and Federal Affairs at NetChoice. He works with NetChoice members and other stakeholders to better understand the policy implications of legislation concerning antitrust, content moderation, and privacy. Zach joined NetChoice after working for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). At NTIA he led the agency’s digital media efforts through the Office of Public Affairs and worked on Internet policy related to the International Telecommunications Union through the Office of International Affairs. He was also a legislative assistant for his hometown member of Congress, Dave Reichert, where he covered technology, telecommunications, labor, education, energy, and natural resources issues. Zach holds a MA in Political Theory from the University of Chicago and a BA in Political Science and Classical Civilization from Gonzaga University.

Rayburn House Office Building Gold Room

45 Independence Avenue Southwest, Gold Room
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