When Governments Buy AI Technologies - AI Procurement Policy for State, Regional, and Local Governments Panel

Panel: AI Procurement Policy for State, Regional, and Local Governments 
Wednesday, March 24
1 - 2:30 p.m.
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The World Economic Forum procurement guidelines were designed for national governments. But state, regional, and local governments will also purchase AI technologies. How can procurement guidelines be helpful to local governments as they think about purchasing AI technologies that will help them create smart cities? 

Welcome: Michelle Addington
Dean, School of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin

Panel Chair: Kay Firth-Butterfield
Head of AI & ML, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum

Fellow, Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law, The University of Texas at Austin 

Panelists: Coral Evans (Former Mayor of Flagstaff, AZ), Alex Goldberg (Texas Strategic Engagement Lead, Defense Innovation Unit), Sherri Greenberg (Good Systems Research Director for Future of Work, The University of Texas at Austin), Jeff Merritt (Head of Internet of Things and Urban Transformation and Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum), Kirk Scanlon (Capital Improvement Program Manager, Austin Transportation Department’s Smart Mobility Office)  

Host: Tessa Green
Bridging Barriers Executive Director and Good Systems Program Director, The University of Texas at Austin

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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Policy & Law, Science & Tech


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Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, General Public

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