Schwartz Reisman Institute Graduate Workshop: Interdisciplinary Dialogues on AI

When and Where

Monday, May 06, 2024 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Virtual event


How can technology, ethics, and collaboration drive a better future? What steps are required to ensure that the technical systems we design reflect our values as a society?

The Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society’s 2023–24 cohort of graduate fellows present “Interdisciplinary Dialogues on AI, a special one-day workshop that will explore innovative solutions for tough problems at the intersection of technology and society. 

Across four thought-provoking sessions at the graduate workshop, a diverse range of scholars and practitioners will discuss exciting new research directions and address some of the most pivotal issues shaping our world today.

In the morning, two workshop sessions will examine the transformative potential of AI in healthcare delivery and the ethical dimensions of AI safety, navigating the complexities, challenges, and interdisciplinary opportunities that lie ahead for aligning AI systems with human values, real-world applications, and mitigating potential harms.

In the afternoon, we’ll engage in discussions surrounding online safety and content moderation, as our first session explores interventions to combat misinformation, polarization, and online violence in today's digital landscape. The following session will address the urgent need for sustainable urban development amidst climate change, and envision resilient cities through the lenses of technology and interdisciplinary collaboration.


  • Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed
  • Dr. Mamatha Bhat
  • Daniel Buchman
  • Maaz Gardezi
  • Muhammad Mamdani
  • Branka Marijan
  • Bree McEwan
  • M. Reza Najafi
  • Regina Rini
  • Nisarg Shah
  • Leah West