AI Forum

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The Notre Dame AI Forum will take place November 13-15, 2023 at the University of Notre Dame's Morris Inn in South Bend, Indiana.  Note: registration is now closed.

This intimate gathering of higher education IT leaders will focus on how IT organizations ought to approach the opportunities and challenges posed by AI, grounded in an understanding of how the technology affects teaching and learning, research, and administration on college campuses. Through presentations, discussions, and facilitated conversations, attendees will strategize together and leave with concrete action items to implement secure, ethical, and equitable AI initiatives at their own institutions.

Who Should Attend

  • CIOs, CISOs, IT directors, and campus decision-makers who are charting a course for responsible use of AI on campus

  • AI practitioners doing innovative work in the field of AI or AI policymaking

  • Campus stakeholders who can discuss how AI is impacting their day-to-day work or the functioning of their organization

Keynote Speakers

Brandie Nonnecke

Brandie Nonnecke

Brandie Nonnecke, PhD is Founding Director of the CITRIS Policy Lab, headquartered at UC Berkeley. She is an Associate Research Professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP) where she directs the Tech Policy Initiative, a collaboration between CITRIS and GSPP to strengthen tech policy education, research, and impact. Brandie is the Director of Our Better Web, a program that supports empirical research, policy analysis, training, and engagement to address the rise of online harms. She is a co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology at Berkeley Law where she leads the Project on Artificial Intelligence, Platforms, and Society. She also co-directs the UC Berkeley AI Policy Hub, an interdisciplinary initiative training researchers to develop effective AI governance and policy frameworks.

Neil Sahota

Neil Sahota

Neil Sahota (萨冠军) is the CEO of ACSI Labs, United Nations (UN) AI Advisor, IBM Master Inventor, part-time Professor at UC Irvine, and author of best seller, Own the A.I. RevolutionWith 20+ years of business experience, he works with organizations to create their core business strategy, enter new markets, and develop next generation products/solutions powered by emerging technology. His experience spans multiple industries including legal services, healthcare, life sciences, retail, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media/communication, and government. Moreover, Neil is one of the few people selected for IBM's Corporate Service Corps leadership program that pairs leaders with NGOs to perform community-driven economic development projects. For his assignment, Neil lived and worked in Ningbo, China where he partnered with Chinese corporate CEOs to create a leadership development program.