September 12, 2023 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Venable LLP

A Virtual Chat on the FCC and Artificial Intelligence

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In this program, we will explore the likely implications of new forms of artificial intelligence for Federal Communications Commission policy and rules.

Artificial intelligence—whatever the form or meaning—has become one of the hottest policy issues in Washington. The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Commerce, among other agencies, have sought public comment and industry input into the development of a potential Federal policy on artificial intelligence, while Congress is exploring potential legislation.

While the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) handles many aspects of America’s Big Tech economy, it is still in learning mode with regard to the potential impact of today’s artificial intelligence on the telecommunications industry and other areas under the agency’s regulatory purview. The agency’s Technology Advisory Council’s Working Group on Artificial Intelligence and Computing presented recommendations in December 2022 on the use of AI by the agency. In July, the agency held its first public Workshop on Artificial Intelligence. And in a new proceeding to understand spectrum use, the agency is seeking comment on the use of AI in this process.

Chairwoman Rosenworcel believes that “AI is a real opportunity for communications to become more efficient, more impactful, and more resilient.” Certainly, the potential for AI includes bridging the digital divide, improving access to the Internet, running communications networks more efficiently, and better spectrum management, among other applications relevant to the FCC.

Join Laura Stefani, a partner in Venable’s Telecommunications Practice, and Heather West, senior director of Venable’s Cybersecurity Services Group, in this interactive discussion.


Monisha Ghosh, Professor, College of Engineering, University of Notre Dame
Laura Stefani, Partner, Venable LLP
Heather West, Senior Director of Cybersecurity and Privacy Services, Venable LLP