1st Annual Stanford Responsible Quantum Technology Conference

Quantum-ELSPI: Ethical, Legal, Social, and Policy Implications of Quantum Technology

WHEN May 22, 2023
WHEREStanford, CA

The 21st century is the Quantum Age. Anticipating spectacular advancements in second generation quantum technologies that directly harness quantum mechanical phenomena such as superposition, entanglement, and tunneling, the time is ripe for governments, academia and the market to prepare regulatory and business strategies that balance their societal impact. The potential transformative power of quantum technologies urges us to proceed responsibly.

As with any emerging technology, there are significant interrelated ethical, legal, socio-economic, and policy implications that must be proactively considered while fostering a thriving value-based quantum ecosystem. This conference brings together the quantum community to discuss informed suggestions on how to balance maximizing benefits and mitigating risks of applied quantum technology in state of the art quantum computing, sensing, simulation, communication, and quantum-classical hybrids in diverse multidisciplinary settings, taking a pro-innovation stance.

In addition to conceptualizing what Responsible Quantum Technology amounts to and exploring exciting novel quantum use cases together, this year’s edition intends to deliver insights and actionable recommendations on how, where, and when to address identified opportunities and challenges within the nexus of quantum and AI. These insights can then be refined into plausible, evidence-based policy decisions by stakeholders across the world, steering towards beneficial societal outcomes.

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