Jan 22, 2024 Press Release

Robin Hood Announces Speaker Lineup for February AI Summit

Showcasing Tech Leaders and Solutions Driving the AI Revolution and Paving the Way for Opportunity and Innovation; speakers include Daniela Amodei, Scott Belsky, Sal Khan, Alexis Ohanian, Zachariah Reitano, Kate Ryder, Reshma Saujani, Deena Shakir, Hemant Taneja, and others.

Contact: Crystal Cooper, cooper@robinhood.org

NEW YORK, NY – January 22, 2024 – Robin Hood, New York’s largest local poverty-fighting philanthropy, announces the speaker lineup for its exclusive Robin Hood Opportunity x AI Summit, a one-day, invitation-only, action-oriented event convening leaders from technology, finance, data science, policy, academia, and impact to hear field-defining leaders share their ideas on the AI revolution and how AI could support opportunity and upward economic mobility. In addition to a day of content from experts, Robin Hood will share its early vision for using AI to bring scale to the poverty fight.

The Robin Hood Opportunity x AI Summit will be held on February 6, 2024, at The Glasshouse, 660 12th Avenue in Manhattan from 8:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. This event was made possible with the support of the Overdeck Family Foundation. Additional event sponsors and partners include Apollo Opportunity Foundation, Balyasny Asset Management, the GitLab Foundation, Tech:NYC and others.

“Throughout our 35-year history, Robin Hood has consistently invested in high-potential, big bets to defeat poverty in New York City, including launching new charter school networks and college completion models, providing technology education for all students, and creating transformative partnerships with city government,” said Robin Hood founder, Paul Tudor Jones II. “The Robin Hood Opportunity x AI Summit is a call to action to introduce these powerful new technologies into the fight against poverty. We need to lock arms with the best and brightest minds in technology to benefit all New Yorkers.”

Like Robin Hood’s signature annual Investors Conference, this event will bring together renowned, visionary leaders representing a variety of sectors. The conference will explore the potential and future of AI, from the cloud to the classroom, as we consider the incentives needed to support humanitarian development and showcase exemplary applications.

The day’s proceedings will begin with Alexis OhanianSeven Seven Six, followed by a series of sessions exploring the government and policy backdrop, AI for Impact, and featuring leading private-sector technologists and investors Speakers and sessions include Drew ConwayTwo SigmaScott BelskyAdobe in conversation with Michael MignanoLightspeed; and a lightning round featuring impactful AI with Rui Maki of Truffle HealthReshma Saujani from Moms FirstRui Maki from Truffle Health; and Dave Levin of Array Education moderated by Peter Boyce II of Stellation CapitalJens Ludwig, Distinguished Service Professor at The University of Chicago, will explore how AI can scale the fight against poverty. Kaya Henderson of Reconstruction will join Sal Khan of Khan Academy to explore how we can harness AI to benefit all students.

Afternoon sessions feature leading private-sector technologists and investors including: Todd FisherCHIPS; Michael IntratorCoreWeave; Lee S. Ainslie IIIMaverick Capital; Yasmin GreenJigsaw; Michael KratsiosScale AINeil BlumenthalWarby ParkerHemant TanejaGeneral Catalyst; Cleo AbramHuge If True; Zachariah ReitanoRo; Kate RyderMaven ClinicToyin AjayiCityblockDeena ShakirLux CapitalDaniela AmodeiAnthropic in conversation with Alexis OhanianSeven Seven Six; and Robin Hood founder; Paul Tudor Jones IITudor Investment Corporation.

Host Committee members for the Robin Hood Opportunity x AI Summit include Cleo Abram, Huge If True, Neil BlumenthalWarby Parker Peter A. Boyce IIStellation Capital, Charlie FlanaganBalyasny Asset Management, Andrew JanianCitadel, Philip KrimMontauk Climate, Christine MoyApollo, Ali-Milan NekmoucheTwo Sigma Investments, Alexis OhanianSeven Seven Six, Zachariah ReitanoRo, Kate RyderMaven Clinic, Julie SamuelsTech:NYC, and Matt Turck, FirstMark.

“We know that AI will have a transformative impact across all sectors, and the speed of adoption of generative AI tools demonstrates that this transformation is coming quickly. Massive technological change always brings opportunities and challenges, and we know that those living in poverty are more likely to bear the brunt of those challenges while being shut out of opportunity. But it does not have to be that way. We must come together – as businesspeople, civic leaders, innovators, and philanthropists, to ensure that AI becomes a tool for opportunity and to foster responsible uses of AI in service of expanding upward mobility from poverty,” said Richard R. Buery, Jr., CEO of Robin Hood. 

Please visit our website to make an inquiry about attending this event. Conference proceedings are closed to press but Robin Hood will host a press availability following the final session of the conference. Interested reporters should contact Crystal Cooper at cooper@robinhood.org.

About Robin Hood:

Last year, Robin Hood celebrated its 35th year of funding, supporting, and connecting New York’s most impactful community organizations at the forefront in the battle against poverty. We are NYC’s largest local poverty-fighting philanthropy and since 1988, we have invested nearly $3 billion to elevate and fuel the permanent escape of New Yorkers from poverty. In 2022, through grantmaking with 300+ community partners, we created pathways to opportunities out of poverty for more than 325,000 New Yorkers, and through our strategic partnerships on child care, child poverty, jobs, and living wages, we are scaling impact at a population level for the more than 1.5 million New Yorkers living in poverty. At Robin Hood, we believe your starting point in life should not define where you end up. To learn more about our work and impact, follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) @RobinHoodNYC or go to robinhood.org.