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    This session currently has a waitlist. Please contact the program director for additional information.

    Program Fee: The program fee includes tuition, housing, curricular materials and most meals.
    Executive Certificate: This program is a core program in the Public Policy concentration. This program can also be used as a third program for any concentration in the Executive Certificate series.
    Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): This program aligns with one or more Executive Core Qualifications.

Program Overview

An executive program created jointly by Harvard’s Kennedy School and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) is expanding into nearly every sector of society—from healthcare and finance to transportation and government services. Yet, most decision makers do not fully understand how these technologies work, nor fully grasp their unintended consequences. Public trust in AI and ML requires that leaders understand and address questions around fairness, privacy, and bias.

The Leading in Artificial Intelligence: Exploring Technology and Policy executive program lies at the critical intersection of policy and technology and provides the tools and resources to better navigate this uncharted territory. Innovative yet practical, this program will strengthen your capacity to lead in AI, including how to mitigate risk without inhibiting innovation.

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

This pioneering program will enhance your knowledge of what AI is and isn’t, help you determine appropriate technologies for your organization, and sharpen your critical thinking around issues such as privacy, security, and fairness.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Through an interactive curriculum, you will:

  • Learn how generative AI works at a conceptual level
  • Use generative AI to work more productively and learn more effectively in your organization or field
  • Identify uses of generative AI that can responsibly and effectively improve your organization and society
  • Engage thoughtfully in current generative AI policy debates around regelation, security, labor, misinformation, and intellectual property

Grounded in the case-method created at Harvard, the curriculum will include small group discussions, stimulating workshops, lectures, and critical peer-to-peer learning.

Application Information

Immerse yourself with a cohort of fellow emerging leaders on Harvard’s historic campus. View the draft program schedule from a previous session. Note that module titles, speakers, and sequence may change.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING

“AI is bigger than the Industrial Revolution. Understanding the technologies involved and their implications is a learning opportunity informed professionals and policy leaders cannot afford to miss.”

STEWIN CAMARGO, TECHNOLOGY & CYBER RISK MANAGEMENT
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Hear from the Faculty Chair

Learn more about Leading in Artificial Intelligence: Exploring Technology and Policy from Faculty Chair Sharad Goel, Professor of Public Policy.

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Faculty & Research

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Sharad Goel

Appointment
Professor of Public Policy

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Finale Doshi-Velez

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Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Edlyn Levine

Edlyn Levine

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Senior Physicist at the MITRE Corporation and Research Associate in the Department of Physics at Harvard University

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Dan Levy

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Senior Lecturer in Public Policy

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Teddy Svoronos

Appointment
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy

ALUMNI PERSPECTIVE

"This program gave me exactly what I was looking for to prepare me for what AI is becoming. I will be able to apply what I learned immediately for the benefit of my Agency"

CAROLE GLOVER DIRECTOR OF IT POLICY AND GOVERNANCE, DHS FEMA DC
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