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AI expert speaks on its transformative role in democracies

Submitted on Wednesday, April 03, 2024

You’re invited to the 2024 Ian P. Sharp Lecture

With Speaker Beth Simone Noveck

Beth Simone Noveck is the State of New Jersey’s first Chief AI Strategist and a professor at Northeastern University, where she directs the Burnes Center for Social Change and its partner project, the Governance Lab. Her lecture will address AI’s transformative role in democratic societies.

Previously, Dr. Noveck served in the White House as the first United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer, and as director of the White House Open Government Initiative under President Obama. UK Prime Minister David Cameron later appointed her senior advisor for Open Government, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel named her a member of her ten-person digital council.

This year’s Ian P. Sharp lecture is being held in partnership with the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society. The lectureship was established in 1989 through a gift from I.P. Sharp Associates Ltd (a Reuters company). It is intended to bring internationally renowned individuals to the campus to explore the transformative effects of information practice. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

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