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The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Robots and Beyond

Speakers: Peter Bock, Paul Cohen, and Andrew McAfee
Presider: Amy Alving

George Washington University's Peter Bock, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Paul Cohen, and MIT's Andrew McAfee join Amy Alving, former chief technology officer of Science Applications International, to discuss recent innovations in artificial intelligence as well as the economic and security implications of these technological advances.

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The Road Ahead for Autonomous Vehicles

Speakers: Erik Brynjolfsson, Jennifer Healey, and Chunka Mui
Presider: James J. Shinn

Once thought of as science fiction, the autonomous vehicle may soon be a reality. Three leading thinkers in the field, MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson, Intel's Jennifer Healey, and Chunka Mui of the Devil's Advocate Group join James Shinn of Princeton University to discuss the future of driverless cars and the economic, legal, and policy questions that they raise.

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Data Protection and Privacy in the United States and the European Union: A Conversation with Julie Brill

Speaker: Julie Brill
Presider: Karen Kornbluh
Commissioner Julie Brill discusses U.S. and EU efforts to enhance consumer privacy and develop globally interoperable solutions in the digital marketplace, as well as her innovative proposals for updating Internet privacy policy and rebuilding the transatlantic consensus on privacy, at this meeting of the Roundtable Series on Digital Privacy.

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Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet

Speakers: John D. Negroponte, Samuel J. Palmisano, and Adam Segal
Introductory Speaker: Anya Schmemann
Presider: Jacob Weisberg

The CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet, finds that as more people and services become interconnected and dependent on the Internet, societies are becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks.

See more in United States; Cybersecurity; Internet Policy

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The Rest Leapfrogging the West: How Rising Incomes and Technological Innovation Are Driving Financial Inclusion in Emerging Markets

Speakers: Robert Annibale and Shamshad Akhtar
Presider: Isobel Coleman

Isobel Coleman hosts Robert Annibale, Global Director of Microfinance, Citigroup, and Shamshad Akhtar, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, for a discussion about how to reach the two billion people who do not have access to formal financial services.

This roundtable was generously supported by the Center for Financial Conclusion at Accion, which is leading the Financial Inclusion 2020 Campaign.

See more in Global; Emerging Markets; Innovation

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The Future of U.S. Space Policy

Speakers: Scott Pace and Robert Walker
Presider: James Fallows

Scott Pace and Robert Walker discuss U.S. space program budget cuts, the indefinite cancellation of U.S.-government-sponsored human space exploration, and the rise of private sector activity in the area.

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Economic Competitiveness and a North American Market

Speaker: Robert A. Pastor

Robert Pastor, professor and founding director of American University's Center for North American Studies, leads a conversation on the findings of his recent CFR Policy Innovation Memorandum, Shortcut to U.S. Economic Competitiveness: A Seamless North American Market, as part of CFR's State and Local Officials Conference Call series.

See more in North America; Competitiveness; Innovation

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A Conversation with Julius Genachowski

Speaker: Julius Genachowski
Presider: Daniel B. Prieto

Julius Genachowski discusses the challenges and opportunities of the Federal Communications Commission's role in international telecommunications policy and its ongoing mission to promote Internet freedom, competition, innovation, and investment in broadband services around the globe.

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ICT for Development: Combating Corruption and Increasing Government Accountability (Audio)

Speaker: Boris Weber
Presider: Isobel Coleman

CFR Senior Fellow Isobel Coleman speaks with Boris Weber, director of ICT4Gov at the World Bank Institute, on how technology is being leveraged to promote good governance and increased transparency in fragile states and emerging markets.

This was a meeting of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Roundtable series.

See more in Global; Corruption and Bribery; Telecommunications

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mDevelopment: Harnessing Mobile Technology for Global Economic Growth (Audio)

Speakers: Ann Mei Chang, Alex Counts, and Scott Ratzan
Introductory Speaker: Cherie Blair
Presider: Isobel Coleman

Ann Mei Chang, Alex Counts, and Scott C. Ratzan discuss innovative ways mobile technology can be leveraged to foster economic growth, empower women, improve public health, and alleviate poverty.

The Women and Technology Roundtable series is made possible thanks to the generous support of ExxonMobil.

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Lessons Learned with Esther Dyson (Audio)

Speaker: Esther Dyson
Presider: Vaughan C. Turekian

Esther Dyson shares perspectives arrived at through career experience as a journalist and Wall Street technology analyst with investment experience in information technology start-ups. Her current areas of interest are private aviation, space, and health care.

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