AI & the Creator Economy: Dark Age or Digital Renaissance?

Join the Foundation for American Innovation for a conversation on a pro-human approach to AI.



Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center 901 K Street Northwest #12th floor Washington, DC 20001


Listen to a recording of this event here.


Remarkable improvements in artificial intelligence are forcing us to reassess our government, our economy, and ourselves. Boosters see an opportunity to empower individual creators and circumvent sclerotic industry gatekeepers. Many creators are already using AI to hone their craft, test new concepts, and reach new audiences.

But skeptics see another possibility: that AI will stifle creativity by strengthening the most powerful corporations. Artists’ work is being used without license to teach AI models. AI platforms have produced works inspired by human creators without attribution. And as the recent writers strike shows, many fear that media companies will use AI to replace human creators altogether.

How can we channel AI so that it strengthens individual agency? What are potential artistic and public interest applications of AI, and what policies and incentives do we need to make those applications succeed?

Join the Foundation for American Innovation in Washington, DC on Wednesday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m., as we develop a pro-human approach to AI.


Sy Damle

Partner at Latham & Watkins, Former General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights, U.S. Copyright Office

Laurent Crenshaw

Senior Director of Policy and External Affairs, Patreon; board member, Foundation for American Innovation

Ashken Kazaryan

Senior Fellow, Free Speech and Peace, Stand Together

Patrick Blumenthal

New Frontiers Ventures


5:30 p.m. // Registration

6:00 p.m. // Panel

7:00 p.m. // Reception