Date/Time: Thursday, October 4, 3:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Location: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, NW

The FCBA Engineering and Technical and Internet of Things Committees will sponsor a CLE on Thursday, October 4, 3:00 – 5:15 p.m. entitled “The Future of Technology: Legal Issues Associated with Artificial Intelligence and Drones.”  This program will be held at Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, NW.


3:00 ­– 3:05 p.m.         Welcome and Introductions

3:05 – 4:05 p.m.         Artificial Intelligence and the Communications Industry

Artificial Intelligence is already reshaping many industries, including the communications sector.  Customer support, data analysis, and maintenance planning are just some of the potential applications of AI technologies.  But what exactly is AI, and what are the legal implications of using (or not using) it?  Panelists will discuss the basic principles of AI as well as the legal challenges it poses, both inside and outside the communications industry.

Laura Stefani, Of Counsel, Mintz

Austin Carson, NVIDIA
Michael Hayes, Sr. Manager, Government Affairs, Consumer Technology Association
Morgan Reed, Executive Director, ACT – The App Association

 4:05 – 4:15 p.m.         Break

 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.         Scanning the Skies: An Overview of Drones Issues
Numerous industries, including the communications industry, are exploring how to put drones to use.  Panelists will discuss the current legal, regulatory, and legislative developments with respect to drones.  While the FAA regulates the airspace, drones also raise FCC considerations related to meeting demand for spectrum, counter UAS technologies, and how drones can be used to support wireless networks.  The panel will discuss the biggest hurdles facing widespread deployment of commercial drones today and offer predictions for the future of the industry.

Sara Baxenberg, Associate, Wiley Rein LLP

Jackie McCarthy, Assistant Vice President – Regulatory Affairs, CTIA
Ronald Repasi, Deputy Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, FCC
Brent Skorup, Senior Research Fellow at Mercatus Center at George Mason University


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