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AI, Equity and Law, A Local Perspective

April 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker: John Paul Farmer, former CTO, New York City; Former White House Senior Advisor

Moderated by: Professor Colleen V. Chien.

The AI, Equity, and Law series at Santa Clara University School of Law, curated by Professor Colleen Chien, will host John Paul Farmer, former CTO for the City of New York, as he discusses how the city’s recently launched AI Strategy sets the Big Apple on the path to make the most of AI and build a better society for all. Farmer will explore how New York City, through its AI Strategy, is using AI to better serve residents by building AI know-how within government, creating city governance and policy around AI, and promoting equitable access to opportunities. NYC is home to 55% of the world’s population and as an epicenter of innovation, cities play a crucial role in shaping the future of AI.


John Paul FarmerJohn Paul Farmer is the former Chief Technology Officer of the City of New York. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard and his MBA from Columbia University in 2004. Farmer served as the Senior Advisor for Innovation at the White House under President Barack Obama. In this position he managed a portfolio of technology-based reforms and improvements to government operations where he co-founded and led the Presidential Innovation Fellows program.

This event is part of the AI, Equity and Law Series, curated by Professor Colleen V. Chien.

This event is co-sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, the Artificial Intelligence Student Club and the Center for Social Justice and Public Service.

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April 25
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050 United States
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    AI, Equity and Law, A Local Perspective

  • April 25
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Online only