Governance of Emerging Technologies – Phoenix, AZ

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University (ASU)

The Center for Law, Science & Innovation at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (Arizona State University) presents The Fifth Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics held at the new Beus Center for Law & Society in Phoenix, AZ, May 17-19, 2017. Abstracts are due Jan. 31, 2017.  Cosponsors are the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University, the Hastings Center, the Genetic Engineering and Society Center at North Carolina State University, the Institute for Science, Society, and Policy (ISSP) (University of Ottawa),  ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and ASU’s Virtual Institute for Responsible Innovation.

The conference will consist of plenary and session presentations and discussions on regulatory, governance, legal, policy, social and ethical aspects of emerging technologies, including (but not limited to) nanotechnology, synthetic biology, gene editing, biotechnology, genomics, personalized medicine, human enhancement technologies, telecommunications, information technologies, surveillance technologies, geoengineering, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and robotics. The conference is premised on the belief that there is much to be learned and shared from and across the governance experience and proposals for these various emerging technologies.

Some particular themes that will be emphasized at this year’s conference include cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, drones, CRISPR/gene editing, big data, data analytics, transnational coordination, technology unemployment, internet of things, neuroscience, privacy, longevity, bitcoin/blockchain, and digital health.

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