The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Portland

Community Event
Ethical, equitable, and responsible use of artificial intelligence in Portland – A public conversation.
5:00 pm 7:30 pm
Available Online

Connection Instructions

How to register and join in-person or online

  • Register via Zoom to participate in the meeting online
  • Register to attend in person
    • Location: Room 108 at the Portland Building. 1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204.
    • In-person attendance will be limited to 40 people due to room capacity. Confirmation of in-person registration will be done on Fridays May 3 and May 10 and the day before the event.

About the event

The Smart City PDX program and the Office of Equity and Human Rights are opening a space for collective conversation and collaboration, where experts and community members can work together and contribute to the greater social good in Portland. 

We will explore two main questions in this event:

Technology is evolving very quickly, and local governments need to update policies and approaches to technology. Artificial intelligence is offering both great opportunities and risks to organizations and communities. The risk of multiplying social disparities or even creating direct harm to specific groups and communities is a space where we all need to pay attention, collaborate, and talk to each other. 

This is a public call to Portlanders interested in AI, and experts and people interested in ethics, equity, technology, and social issues in using artificial intelligence responsibly and exploring alternatives to reduce its harms and impacts. Our intention is to create a space for conversation, crosspollination, learning, and understanding about technology. 

This is a hybrid event. A light meal will be served at the in-person event. In-person capacity is limited, so register early!

Stay in touch for updates as we are also organizing two pre-session events on May 9 (in English) and May 10 (in Spanish) to introduce attendees to AI and its use in local government. We will also explain the dynamics of this main public event.

Proposed agenda

4:45 p.m. - Doors open 

5 - 5:30 p.m. - Food is served

5:30 - 7 p.m. - Public conversation

7 - 7:30 p.m. - Social time and wrap up

About Smart City PDX

Smart City PDX is a program of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability of the City of Portland, and its mission includes using data and technology responsibly to support a healthy, safe, more affordable, and prosperous Portland for everyone.

About the Office of Equity and Human Rights

The Office of Equity and Human Rights holds the City accountable by providing leadership and developing policies, practices, and procedures that dismantle systems of oppression and build equitable foundations for systemically excluded and institutionally oppressed Portland communities.

Services provided

Please let us know as soon as possible if you need special accommodation, ASL or interpretation services. Email us at about any accommodations needed.