In this informative talk, Prof. Dan Siciliano explains how AI is hacking humans and offers practical ways to understand the system.
F. Daniel Siciliano is a Co-Director of Stanford’s Directors’ College, Co-Chair of the We Robot Conference on AI/Robotics, Law, and Policy, and is the immediate past faculty director of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University. Along with Joe Grundfest, Larry Kramer and Rob Daines, he co-founded the Rock Center in 2006 and, as a Professor of the Practice and Associate Dean at Stanford Law School, led the Center until 2017. His teaching includes finance, corporate governance, and the two-part Stanford venture capital series. His work has included expert testimony in front of both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives and for 2009, 2010 and 2011, alongside leading academics and business leaders such as Ben Bernanke, Paul Krugman and Carl Icahn, Professor Siciliano was named to the “Directorship 100”—a list of the most influential people in corporate governance.
Siciliano was also co-founder, CEO and ultimately Executive Chairman of LawLogix Group, Inc.—a global software technology company named nine consecutive times to the Inc. 500/5000, several times ranked as one of the Top 100 fastest growing private software companies in the U.S., and named to the U.S. Hispanic Business 500 (largest) and Hispanic Business 100 (fastest-growing) lists for 2010 and 2011. In 2012 he sold a majority stake of the company to PNC Riverarch Capital, continued as Executive Chairman, and led the sale of the company to Hyland Software/Thoma Bravo in 2015.
Siciliano is a co-founder and board member of the Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange (SVDX), Chairman of the national non-partisan American Immigration Council, past-President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #1057, and an active member of the Latino Corporate Directors’ Association.
Professor Siciliano’s related areas of expertise include executive compensation, corporate compliance, the legal and social impact of autonomous (AI/robotic) systems, and corporate technology strategy and security. He has served as a governance consultant and trainer to the Board of Directors of dozens of Fortune 1000 companies (including Google, Microsoft, Fedex, Disney, Intrexon, Entergy and Applied Materials), is an angel investor and consultant to several firms and companies in Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, India and Latin America, and currently serves as an independent director on the board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. He lives in Los Altos, California.
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