Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger, Open AI’s Anna Makanju, Senators Mark Warner and Todd Young, and other power players join Washington Post Futurist Summit March 21

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Washington Post Live, The Post’s award-winning live journalism platform, is unveiling its speakers for “The Futurist Summit: The New Age of Tech,” its second recent major convening focused on technology.

An all-star lineup of Post journalists will moderate interviews with influential business leaders and policy-makers about the promise and risks posed by emerging technologies. The event will be held on Thursday, March 21 at The Post Live Center in The Washington Post’s D.C. headquarters.

Notable interviews include:

  • Senators Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) on bipartisan efforts in Congress to regulate new technologies and the national security concerns around TikTok, in conversation with Leigh Ann Caldwell, co-author, The Early 202.
  • Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger on the role of chips in America’s economic and technological development as AI continues to advance, in conversation with Post Business Editor Lori Montgomery.
  • OpenAI VP of Global Affairs Anna Makanju on the impact of recent AI breakthroughs, in conversation with National technology policy reporter Cat Zakrzewski.
  • Stefanie Tompkins, Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), on the organization’s technological innovations, in conversation with Bina Venkataraman, Post’s columnist covering the future.
  • Brian Rolapp, NFL Chief Media and Business Officer, on the future of sports in the streaming era, in conversation with sports and media reporter Ben Strauss.
  • Sarah Herrlinger, Apple Senior Director for Global Accessibility Policy, Mike Buckley, Be My Eyes CEO and Judge David S. Tatel, former judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, on how technology impacts people with disabilities, in conversation with disability reporter Amanda Morris.

The summit will also feature an interactive session about the challenge of deepfakes led by Post technology columnist Geoffrey Fowler and a drone demonstration during an interview with Skydio CEO Adam Bry by associate editor Jonathan Capehart.

“Today’s ever-changing technology presents unlimited opportunities to better co-pilot our lives,” said Vineet Khosla, Chief Technology Officer for The Washington Post. “The conversations at The Post’s tech summit will highlight some of these solutions and explore the pressing questions facing the world.” Khosla, a founding engineer of Siri, joined The Post in 2023 from Uber where he was responsible for its routing engine. He will kick off the summit with opening remarks.

View the program agenda and the full list of speakers here.

The Washington Post’s Futurist Summit is hosted with presenting sponsor Mozilla.

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