Friday, 14 June 2024

BCCP Conference and Policy Forum

AI: Prospects, Challenges, and Regulation

Recent developments in AI, such as the much-discussed capabilities and limitations of generative language models like GPT-4, and their policy implications for competition and regulation are the focus of this year's conference. The EU's AI Act could be one of the first steps towards global regulation of AI technologies. On the one hand, task-based predictive systems and new generative tools can improve the allocation and use of resources, enable innovation and increase welfare. On the other hand, uncontrolled deployment and concentration of power could lead to disruption and societal harm, not only in high-risk use cases of AI. In this conference, we will discuss recent developments and regulatory initiatives and provide an outlook on future challenges.

Confirmed speakers
Oren Bar-Gill, Professor of Law and Economics, Harvard Law School
Brando Benifei, Member of the European Parliament
Francesca Bria, Innovation Economist and Digital Policy Expert  
Joanna Bryson, Professor of Ethics and Technology, Hertie School of Governance 
Alena Buyx, Professor of Ethics in Medicine and Health Technologies, Technical University of Munich
Emilio Calvano, Professor of Economics, Luiss University 
Flavio Calvino, Team Leader, Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Division, OECD 
Joshua Gans, Professor of Strategic Management, University of Toronto 
Moritz Hardt, Director, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen 
Amba Kak, Executive Director, AI Now Institute
Maximilian Kasy, Professor of Economics, University of Oxford

Updated information about the event is available on the BCCP Conference website.

We look forward to welcoming you to the BCCP Conference and Policy Forum 2024.


Barrier-free WZB: The venue is wheelchair accessible. Please let Friederike Theilen-Kosch (friederike.theilen-kosch [at] know if you need special assistance.

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