Led by session chair Melissa Nobles, Kenan Sahin Dean of the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science at MIT, and moderator Gideon Lichfield, Editor-in-Chief of MIT Technology Review, a panel discussion of the social and ethical consequences of artificial intelligence at the launch event for the MIT Intelligence Quest, an Institute-wide initiative on human and machine intelligence research, its applications, and its bearing on society.. Panelists: K. Daron Acemoglu, Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics; Rodney Brooks, Panasonic Professor of Robotics at MIT (emeritus); Dario Gil, Vice President of AI and Quantum Computing at IBM; Joichi “Joi” Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab; and Megan J. Smith, Founder and CEO of shift7 and Former US Chief Technology Officer.