Stanford University


Reinventing Digital Infrastructure for Civic Empowerment Workshop
May 20, 2024
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The Reinventing Digital Infrastructure for Civic Empowerment workshop will focus on understanding concrete pathways for AI-enhanced digital communications to promote human deliberation and enable productive collective action, all within constraints such as preservation of privacy and autonomy, inclusiveness, and accountability.

This workshop is by invitation only. 

Questions? Please contact Christie Ko or Susan Young.


Bios for panelists below

9:15a PT
Arrivals, breakfast

10:00a PT
Erik Brynjolfsson

10:10a PT
Overview: Framing the Problems; Teeing Up the Solutions
Sandy Pentland

10:20a PT
Session 1: Designing Pro-social Conversations

In this session academics will share research on human behavior in online communities and interventions for encouraging prosocial behavior.

Alia Braley
José Ramón Enríquez
Zivvy Epstein
Jeff Hancock
Robb Willer
Diyi Yang

11:30a PT

12:30p PT
Session 2: Designing Pro-social Infrastructure

In this session, academics will share research on the digital infrastructure that underpins online communities and show data from interventions for mitigating problematic, anti-social behavior.

Wajeeha Ahmad
Matt Gentzkow
Thomas Hardjono
Shayne Longpre
Robert Mahari
Gabriele Mazzinii
Sandy Pentland

1:50p PT

2:00p PT
Session 3: Panel Discussion on AI and Digital Infrastructure: Roles of Government and Industry

Erik Brynjolfsson
James Manyika
Condoleezza Rice
Tomicah Tillemann

3:00p PT

3:30p PT
Fireside Chat: The Digitalist Papers

Lily Tsai
Moderated by Nate Persily

4:00p PT
Closing comments + Reception

5:00p PT


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