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SVDX Annual Dinner

Artificial Intelligence (AI) – New Opportunities, Risks and Challenges in the Board Room and Beyond. 


Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm - Wine Reception | 6:30pm - 8:30pm - Dinner and Program


Stanford University's Paul Brest Hall | 555 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford, CA 94305


What’s the big deal with AI?  What are the opportunities, risks and challenges for companies, individual citizens and greater society?  What are the novel legal, ethical and policy issues posed by advances in AI?  Drawing upon her multi-faceted experiences as a computer scientist and former AI researcher at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Head of Patents and Patent Strategy at Google, and board member of two companies (each in the AI space), The Honorable Michelle K. Lee will explore these fascinating issues.  She will also share thoughts on how directors can help their companies take advantage of opportunities and prepare for the consequences of such changes, including how to influence the regulatory environment around AI.

Michelle K. Lee is a public company board member, former chief executive of a $3.4 billion organization, a digital transformation strategist, an MIT-trained engineer, a Silicon Valley veteran experienced in scaling fast-growing companies with disruptive technologies, and a foremost intellectual property expert.  Ms. Lee has distinguished herself at the highest levels in technology, law, business and government and has spent most of her professional career advising some of the country’s most innovative companies.  She also has a proven track record deftly managing high-profile risks and crises, and navigating fast-paced corporate environments as well as complex regulatory and legal landscapes.