City and Regional Planning Section Head Jennifer Clark will appear as an invited speaker for Consumer Rights and Protections in an Automated Society, a panel on citizen protections in the face of rapidly changing technology like artificial intelligence. The panel is co-hosted by the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy and the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
The Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative is co-hosting the panel on Consumer Rights and Protections, which will explore the opportunities and challenges for individual consumers and communities regarding a growing ecosystem of AI-enabled consumer products, advanced platforms and services, “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices, and smart city products and services. Panelists will explore whether the conveniences, enhanced connections, and efficiencies made available through these products and services are benefiting consumers and communities, the hidden trade-offs for consumers and governments, and the effectiveness of existing regulatory and legal protections. This event is free and open to the public.