IFE hosts first “Future of AI” dinner at EU residence

Thank you to all who attended and all who were invited to the Institute for Education’s newest program, “The Future of AI”. Stavros Lambrinidis, who serves as Ambassador of the European Union to the United States as well as the Institute for Education’s Diplomatic Steward of Artificial Intelligence, hosted an in-person dinner at his residence, together with Coach Kathy Kemper, CEO and Founder of the Institute for Education, and Dr. R. David Edelman, MIT Scholar and IFE Future of AI Roundtable founder.

The candid, lively, off-the-record dinner discussed the role of artificial intelligence in the new U.S. foreign policy and the future of the transatlantic relationship. A wide-ranging conversation covered how well-targeted regulation could accelerate AI innovation, practical challenges and need for greater explainability, and the geopolitical opportunities created by emerging AI systems that work using smaller datasets.

The evening ended on the terrace with Kentucky’s finest bourbon, where guests expressed their excitement at a return to in-person events and toasted soft diplomacy at its best.

View event photos | Future of AI, 24 June 2021

SPOTTED: Deputy Secretary Don Graves, U.S. Department of Commerce; Under Secretary Carlos Monje Jr., Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation; Dr. Lynne Parker, Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Office of Science & Technology Policy, The White House; Mr. Peter Harrell, Senior Director for International Economics & Competitiveness, National Security Council, The White House; Congressman Ro Khanna, U.S. House of Representatives (CA-17); H.E. Stavros Lambrinidis, Ambassador of the EU Delegation to the U.S. and IFE AI Diplomatic Steward; Mr. Sean Conroy, Chief of Staff for National Security for Microsoft; Mr. Demetri Sevastopulo, Financial Times US-China Correspondent; Minister-Counsellor Peter Fatelnig, Digital Economy Policy, EU Delegation to the U.S.; Coach Kathy Kemper, IFE Founder & CEO; H.E. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Ambassador of Singapore to the U.S.; Dr. R. David Edelman, Director, Project on Technology, Economy, & National Security, MIT, IFE Steward and Founder, Future of AI Roundtable; and Mr. Joshua Di Frances, Technology Innovation & New Ventures Senior Advisor, Technology Transformation Services, GSA.

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