6th Annual Governance of Emerging Technologies and Science Conference

May 16-18, 2018

Day 1: Wednesday, May 16

8:00-8:30 am  /   Breakfast

8:30-8:45  /  Welcome


Keynote:  Eight Simple Rules for Regulating My Disruptive Innovation

Larry Downes, Author and Project Director at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy


Plenary Session 1:  Success Stories in International Coordination
Moderator: David Winickoff, OECD and SciencesPo Law School (Neurotechnology)

Charlotte Stanton, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Artificial Intelligence)

Chris Mondini, ICANN (Internet Domain Names)

Megan Brown, Wiley Rein (Internet of Things)

11:15-12:45 pm

Concurrent Session 1.1: Neurotechnology

Guiding Principles for Responsible Innovation in Neurothechnology for Health
David Winickoff, OECD (Neuroscience)

Brain-Computer Interfaces: Guidelines for Responsible Robotic-Humanism
Jeff Ward &  EunYoung Song, Duke School of Law

Race on the Brain: Behavioral Realism and its Technical Fix for Racism
Jonathan Kahn, Mitchell Hamline School of Law 

Exploring some Legal Implications of Neuroscience Research Finding Sex Differences in the Brain
Betsy Grey, Arizona State University

Concurrent Session 1.2: AI & Values

Safe-By-Design: Principled Methods of Embedding Values in Transformative Technologies
Steven Umbrello, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Artificial Intelligence and Public Policy: A Systematic Review
Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Immoral Software: How Artificial Intelligence Embeds Human Bias and Distorts Our Decision-Making
Antony Haynes, Albany Law School

In Algorithms We Trust: the Death of the Second Opinion
Nizan Geslevich Packin, Baruch College – CUNY

Concurrent Session 1.3: Privacy and Surveillance

What Does May 26 Look Like? The GDPR Impact
K Royal, TrustArc

The Civilian use of Drones at EU Borders: Legal Issues, the Impact on Privacy and a Privacy by Design Approach
Panagiotis Loukinas, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom

Transcending Cyber/Privacy/Compliance Silos with a Corporate Compliance Framework
Paul Flanagan, Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Drexel University

Native Nations and Identity: an Exercise in Balancing Security and Privacy
Richard Monette, University of Wisconsin School of Law

Concurrent Session 1.4: Gene Editing and Synthetic Biology

The Challenges of Synthetic Biology and Digital Sequence Information for the Principles and Structures of the International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Todd Kuiken, North Carolina State University

How Gene Editing Reveals Regulatory Loopholes in the New GMO Labeling Law
Paul Enriquez, North Carolina State University

Biosecurity in the Age of Genome Editing: Exploring the Risks, Benefits, and Governance Options
Sarah Welch Denton, George Mason University

Enhancing Biosafety and Biosecurity across International Borders
Irene Mendoza, Arizona State University

Synthetic Biology Regulation and the Assurance Timeline
Justin Firestone, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

12:45-1:45 / Lunch


Concurrent Session 2.1: Blockchain, IoT and Personal Data

Incorporating Blockchain into the Biosciences: What are we waiting for?
Dov Greenbaum, IDC, Herzliya

Privacy, Anonymity, and the Myth of Decentralization: Challenges of Blockchain Technology in Light of EU Data Protection Law
Martinho Lucas Pires, Nova Law School Lisbon, Portugal

Who Owns the Health Data on the Blockchain?
Patricia Velarde Burnett, Weiss Brown, Gary Marchant, Arizona State University

Decentralized Governance and Reputation in Multi-Agent Systems: Hyper-Transparency, Social Impact Platforms, Tokenized Capitalism and Alternative Economic Models on the Blockchain
Tomas Vrba, Arizona State University

Concurrent Session 2.2: Autonomous Weapons Systems

The Privatization of Expertise: Analyzing the Role of the Private Sector in the Governance of Autonomous Weapons Systems
Sophie-Charlotte Fischer, ETH Zurich

Autonomous Weapons Systems and the Search for New Forms of Public Accountability
Laura A. Dickinson, George Washington University Law School

Lethal Robotics and Autonomous Systems – Predicting Proliferation
Margaret E. Kosal, Georgia Institute of Technology

Autonomous Weapons Systems: An Incoherent Category
Brad Allenby, Arizona State University

Concurrent Session 2.3: Medical Internet of Things

The Food and Drug Administration and the Regulation of the Internet of Therapeutic Things (IoTT)
David Feigal, Arizona State University

Securing the “Internet of Persons”: Critical Infrastructure Protection
Janine S. Hiller, Virginia Tech

Artificial Intelligence in Geriatric Medicine and Caregiving: Legal and Ethical Challenges of Advancing Technologies
Timothy S. Hall, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law; University of Louisville

Concurrent Session 2.4: Biotechnology and Public Engagement

Biotechnology: The Need for Acknowledging Disagreement
Ruth Mampuys, The Netherlands Commission on Genetic Modification

Engaging the Public: Understanding Consumer Perceptions of Risk in Various Areas of Biotechnology
Joanna K. Sax, California Western School of Law

Synthesizing Engagement for Synthetic Biology Governance
Adam Kokotovich, North Carolina State University

Public Outreach and Community Engagement for Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes: Lessons from Oxitec and Mosquito Mate
Cynthia E. Schairer, University of California, San Diego


Plenary Session 2: Success Stories in Public Engagement – A Frankenstein Case Study
Moderator: David Guston, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, ASU

Ed Finn, Center for Science and the Imagination, ASU

Ruth Wylie, Center for Science and the Imagination, ASU

Judith Guston, Rosenbach Museum and Library

Travis Rich, MIT Media Lab


Keynote:  How the EU is Dictating Online Speech Norms and What Silicon Valley Can Do About It

Danielle Keats Citron, Morton & Sophia Macht Professor of Law, University of Maryland Carey School of Law

Day 2: Thursday, May 17

8:00-8:30  /  Breakfast 


Plenary Session 3: Success Stories in “Soft Law”
Moderator: Craig Shank, Microsoft

Diana Bowman , Center for Law Science & Innovation/School for the Future of Innovation in Society, ASU

Ryan Hagemann, Niskanen Center

Gary Marchant, Center for Law, Science & Innovation, ASU

Marc Saner, University of Ottawa


Concurrent Session 3.1: Algorithmic Decision-Making

Regulatory Architectures for Disruptive Technologies: Algorithmic Citizenship, Datafication and the Tyranny of Scoring
David Levi-Faur, Hebrew University

Artificial Intelligence in the Court: Black Box, Due Process, and the Need for Greater Algorithmic Accountability
Ching-Fu Lin, National Tsing Hua University

Self-Driving Cars and Responsible Innovation
Miklos Lukovics, University of Szeged Hungary

Public Shaming in the Global Village
Jeremy Weissman, University of South Carolina

Concurrent Session 3.2: Healthcare and Technology

Development of a Genomic Orientation Scale: Is a Healthy Amount of Skepticism Necessary for Good Biobank Governance?
Caroline Horrow, Mayo Clinic

Smartphone Applications as Adjuncts to Medical Devices: A Case Study in Health Regulation
Ibrahim Garba, University of Arizona

The Dark Side of Patient Advocacy? Does the Role Expansion of Disease Advocacy Organizations Warrant Greater Governance?
Christina Nyquist & Caroline Horrow, Mayo Clinic

Recreational Genetic Testing – Legal and Ethical Issues
Carol D. Scott, Law Offices of Carol D Scott & Vanessa Nurock, Paris 8 University and Epidapo CNRS-UCLA

Concurrent Session 3.3: Soft Law

Law Cannot Be Soft, Only Vague
Joseph D’Agostino, Savannah Law School

Evolving Evidence Standards for Rare Diseases in Precision Medicine: The Role of Soft Law, Regulation and Governance
Amalia M. Issa, USP

Global Governance Artificial Intelligence: Soft Law Solutions for a Technology in Flux 
Lucy Tournas, Arizona State University

Enforcing Soft Law
Gary Marchant, Arizona State University

Concurrent Session 3.4: Technology and New Divisions at National Security

2050 Strategic Security: Future Imperfect
Ina Wanca, NYU

Who Should Control Attempts to Message Alien Worlds?
Kelly C. Smith, Clemson University

Identity as Design Platform and Battlespace
Brad Allenby, Arizona State University

Emerging Technologies and the Weapons Review Process
Eric Talbot Jensen, Brigham Young University Law School

11:45-12-45   /  Lunch


Keynote:  Machine Learning In a Global Context, Whose Rights Are At Risk?

Erica Kochi, Co Founder, UNICEF Innovation


Plenary Session 4: The Most Important Emerging Technology Is ….
Moderator: Brad Allenby, Fulton School of Engineering, ASU

Gillian K. Hadfield, USC Gould School of Law (AI)

Caterina Rindi, Blockchain Educator, Consultant, Public Speaker

Genya Dana, World Economic Forum (synthetic biology)

Justin (Gus) Hurwitz, University of Nebraska College of Law (IoT)


Concurrent Session 4.1: AI and Law

The Robot Koseki – Using Japanese Family Law as a Model for Regulating Robots
Colin P.A. Jones, Doshisha University Law School (Kyoto, Japan)

The impact of foreseeability factor when creating law of Artificial Intelligence
Tjasa Zapusek, University of Copenhagen

Incomplete Contracting and AI Alignment
Gillian K. Hadfield, University of Southern California

2018 A Legal Research Odyssey
Jamie Baker, Texas Tech University School of Law

Concurrent Session 4.2: Big Data & Privacy

Fog Computing in the Field: the Development of IoT Governance
Mark Perry, University of New England

Regulating Technological Resistance to Government Surveillance
Alan Z. Rozenshtein, University of Minnesota Law School

Internet of Things and Challenges to Insurance Sector
Rujitha Shenoy, Cochin University, luciprs, India

Social Impact of Emerging Technologies; the Smart City Context
Luciano C. Oviedo, Warwick Business School, & Sarma Vrudhula, Arizona State University

Concurrent Session 4.3: Human Gene Editing & Enhancement

Governance Challenges Raised by Germline Gene-Editing: A Canadian Case Study
Vardit Ravitsky, University of Montreal

The New Era of Gene Therapy and the Challenges of Equitable Access and Diversity
Bob Bohrer, California Western School of Law

Cyborgs — Should we be better than we are?
Victoria Sutton, Texas Tech University School of Law

AI and Democratization of Genomics for the Regenerative Generation
Natasha Vita-More, Humanity+, Inc.

Concurrent Session 4.4: Risk Governance

Regulating IOT Nutrition Devices
Richard Williams, Independent Consultant

Emerging Risk Governance for Solar Radiation Management
Tyler Felgenhauer, Duke University

Using Humane Cost-Benefit Analysis to Pick Emerging-Technology “Winners
Adam M. Finkel, University of Michigan School of Public Health

The Case for Robust Climate Policy
Leslie Paul Thiele, University of Florida


Poster Presentation Reception

Day 3: Friday, May 18

8:00-8:30  /   Breakfast


Keynote: Artificial Intelligence to Collective Intelligence: Open Governance and New Technologies

Beth Simone Noveck, Governance Lab (GovLab) & Professor in Technology, Culture, and Society at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering


Concurrent Session 5.1: Blockchain and Governance

Banking on Blockchain: Distribution, Democratization or Disruption
Kristin N. Johnson, Tulane University Law School

The Arc of the Moral Universe is Long, but it Bends Towards – the Block Chain or a Wilderness of Mirrors?
Greg Garvey, Quinnipiac University

Corporate Governance Guideposts for Distributed Ledger Technology
Carla L. Reyes, Stetson University College of Law

No Gods, No Masters, No Coders? The Future of Sovereignty in a Blockchain World
Sarah Manski, University of California Santa Barbara

Concurrent Session 5.2: The Pacing Problems

DELTA: The Law of Technological Change
Joshua A.T. Fairfield, Washington and Lee University School of Law

The Pacing Problem Revisited: Why do Regulations Lag Behind?
Marc Saner, University of Ottawa

Liberalism in the Digital Age—How to Safeguard Democracy in the Age of Big Tech
Scott Nuzum, Van Ness Feldman LLP 

Accelerating Technological Evolution and The Death of Institutions
Brad Allenby, Arizona State University

Concurrent Session 5.3: Accountability of Autonomous Systems

How to Sue a Robot
Roger Michalski, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Compensation at the Crossroads: Autonomous Vehicles and Alternative Victim Compensation Schemes
Tracy Pearl, Texas Tech University School of Law 

Navigating an Uncertain Legal and Regulatory Path Forward for Automated and Connected Vehicles
Gregory Rodriguez, Best Best  & Krieger

Responsibility Sensitive Safety: Towards a Meaningful Definition of Safety for Autonomous Vehicles 
Rida Bazzi, Computer Science, Arizona State University

Concurrent Session 5.4: International Governance and Data

The Openness of the Internet
Olli Honkkila, University of Helsinki

Cross-Border Growth of Data-Centric Technologies & Intellectual Property Law Responses
Tabrez Ebrahim, California Western School of Law

The Internet of Doing Things

The Internet of Bodies
Andrea M. Matwyshyn, Northeastern University


Plenary Session 5: Innovations in Health Technology
Moderator: Jason Robert, Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, ASU

Making Precision Medicine A Reality: Molecular Diagnostics, Remote Health Status Monitoring and the Big Data Challenge
George Poste, Center for Complex Adaptive Systems, ASU
Your body and Your Brain “At Risk” – The Business of Recalling Biomedical Implants
Katina Michael, School of Computing and Information Technology, U. of Wollongong
Dr. Robot
Jane Bambauer, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
A case study: Development of a Novel Prosthetic Heart Valve
Geoff D. Moggridge, Cambridge University 

12:30  / Conference Closure

Note: subject to updates and changes