Events Data Innovation Day - 2016 - US

Published on October 19th, 2016 | by Daniel Castro


Data Innovation Day 2016: Algorithms, Automation, and Public Policy

The steady advancement of artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming our world with a host of emerging innovations such as self-driving cars, automated financial advisers, and expert medical systems. Developers are producing data-intensive computer systems designed to observe, learn, and solve complex problems faster and more accurately than their human counterparts. As these technologies become increasingly mainstream, they promise enormous public benefits including higher productivity, improved health and safety, and fairer decision making. While these technologies have incredible potential to generate economic and social good, these breakthroughs may not occur unless the public and private sectors work in partnership to promote the development and adoption of artificial intelligence, address new regulatory questions, and integrate the technology into agencies at all levels of government.

Join the Center for Data Innovation for a conversation with leading experts on the state of artificial intelligence and machine learning, the efforts by the public and private sectors to support related research and development, and the important policy steps that regulators and lawmakers should make to unlock these new opportunities.

Speakers include: Greg Corrado (co-lead of Google’s deep neural networks project), Ashley J. Llorens (Chief of the Intelligent Systems Center at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory), Fernando Diaz (Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research), Dennis Mortensen (CEO,, FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny, Terah Lyons (Policy Advisor, Office of Science and Technology Policy, White House), Hilary Cain (Director, Tech and Innovation Policy, Toyota), and David Moschella (Director of Research, Computer Sciences Corp).

For more information, download the agenda.

Date and Time:

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016, from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM (doors open at 8:30 AM)


  • Reserve Officers Association, 1 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC

Follow @datainnovation during the event, and join the conversation using #datainnovation. 

Welcome: Daniel Castro, Director, Center for Data Innovation

Impact of AI: Greg Corrado, Senior Research Scientist, Google

Impact of AI: Ashley Llorens, Chief of the Intelligent Systems Center, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Impact of AI: Fernando Diaz, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research

Impact of AI: Dennis Mortensen, CEO,

Public Policy Considerations: Terrell McSweeny, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Public Policy Considerations: Hilary Cain, Director, Technology and Innovation Policy, Toyota; Daniel Castro, Director, Center for Data Innovation; Terah Lyons, Policy Advisor, Office of Science and Technology Policy; David Moschella, Research Fellow, CSC’s Leading Edge Forum

About the Author

Daniel Castro is the director of the Center for Data Innovation and vice president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Mr. Castro writes and speaks on a variety of issues related to information technology and internet policy, including data, privacy, security, intellectual property, internet governance, e-government, and accessibility for people with disabilities. His work has been quoted and cited in numerous media outlets, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, USA Today, Bloomberg News, and Businessweek. In 2013, Mr. Castro was named to FedScoop’s list of “Top 25 most influential people under 40 in government and tech.” In 2015, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker appointed Mr. Castro to the Commerce Data Advisory Council. Mr. Castro previously worked as an IT analyst at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) where he audited IT security and management controls at various government agencies. He contributed to GAO reports on the state of information security at a variety of federal agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). In addition, Mr. Castro was a Visiting Scientist at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he developed virtual training simulations to provide clients with hands-on training of the latest information security tools. He has a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an M.S. in Information Security Technology and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Rafig Gurbanzada: looking forward to taking part in the event.

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