Innovating AI Procurement
How can we innovate public procurement in order to account for the unique risks posed by artificial intelligence (AI) systems? This event launches the Innovating AI Procurement Primer which builds on the conversations held as part of the AI Procurement Roundtables Project, hosted at New York University (Principal Investigator Mona Sloane) in partnership with Dr. Rumman Chowdhury (Twitter, Parity) and John C. Havens (IEEE). These conversations brought together leading experts in the public sector, data science, civil society, policy, social science, and the law to generate a structured understanding of existing public procurement processes and identify how they can best mitigate risk and support community needs.
The primer sets out to equip individuals, teams, and organizations with the knowledge and tools they need to kick-off procurement innovation as it is relevant to their field and circumstances. To do so, it sets the scene by examining the histories and current issues related to procurement and AI, to then outline six tension points, five narrative traps, and four calls for action.
During the event, invited panelists will discuss the material and talk about practical ways forward.
Speakers: Mona Sloane (NYU R/AI), Rumman Chowdhury (Twitter, Parity), Alpesh Shah (IEEE)
Invited Panelists: Deirdre Mulligan, Fabian Rogers, Adrianna Tan
This project is funded by the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub Seed Fund program.