Demystifying Artificial Intelligence: Its Impact on Finance and Regulation

Dec 07, 2022

Event Speakers

Brian Knight (Moderator)

Senior Research Fellow, The Mercatus Center

Thomas P. Vartanian (Moderator)

Executive Director of the Financial Technology & Cybersecurity Center

Brad Blower

General Counsel, National Community Reinvestment Coalition

Neil Chilson

Senior Research Fellow, Technology and Innovation at Stand Together

Carol Evans

Deputy Fair Lending Director, CFPB

Dr. Mark Flood

Program Manager, Information Innovation Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Kevin Greenfield

Deputy Comptroller for Operational Risk Policy, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Phillip Hurst

Assistant General Counsel, Card Data Sciences & Machine Learning, Capital One

Tommy Jones

Senior Technology Architect, Enterprise Technologies, In-Q-Tel

Melissa Koide

CEO, FinRegLab

Brenda Leong

Partner, BNH.AI

Matthew Mittelsteadt

Visiting Research Fellow, The Mercatus Center

Weifeng Zhong

Senior Research Fellow, The Mercatus Center

About the Event

President Biden’s recent Executive Memo on Artificial Intelligence, Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights: Making Automated Systems Work for the American People, focuses on the growing influence of AI technologies. While AI can dramatically improve the delivery and regulation of financial services, novel algorithms and the ways that they are used add new complexities to compliance and the potential for inadvertent discrimination. That suggests the early adoption of standards and rules of engagement to ensure that Americans are protected from as much as they are assisted by AI.

Join the Mercatus Center, the Financial Technology & Cybersecurity Center, and a host of experts and regulators for an executive roundtable discussion on AI. Discussion topics include:

  • How AI is and will be deployed in the financial services sector – good and bad
  • The complexities of matching laws and regulations to the evolution of AI

Our faculty will be moderated by financial services and technology experts:

  • Brian Knight, Director of Innovation and Governance and a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University
  • Thomas P. Vartanian, Executive Director of the Financial Technology & Cybersecurity Center.

For questions regarding the program, please contact Mercatus Center Director of Events, Katie Kinderknecht, at [email protected] or FTCC Managing Director, Robert Ledig, at [email protected].


9:00 – 9:10 am | Introduction 

9:10 – 9:30 am | Session 1: How Artificial Intelligence Works

9:30 – 10:15 am | Session 2: Current Use of AI in Financial Services; Visions of the Future

10:15 – 10:25 am | Break

10:25 – 11:10 am | Session 3:   AI & the Law:  Should the Laws Come First

11:10 – 11:50 am | Session 4:   Artificial Intelligence: The Key to Prosperity or the Ultimate Threat

11:50 am – 12:30 pm | Keynote Remarks