AI Ethics Lab

AI Ethics Lab

A Lab for Research + Consulting in AI Ethics

EVENTS

Harvard University, Public Safety Summit – 12-14.4.2019

Harvard University, Public Safety Summit – 12-14.4.2019

Invited Talk: Artificial Intelligence – the Potential in Policing and the Ethical Questions (April 14)

About the summit:

“Around the globe, progressive public safety leaders are moving the needle on innovation – they’re designing new policing services, building new digital operating models, and fostering new organizational cultures. Yet amidst all the innovation and change one element is imperative: Solid results require leaders to sustain transformation.”

SUNY Oneonta, 24th Undergraduate Philosophy Conference – 12-13.4.2019

SUNY Oneonta, 24th Undergraduate Philosophy Conference – 12-13.4.2019

Invited Keynote: IRBs for AI: An Unintelligent Choice (April 13)

About the conference:

SUNY Oneonta Philosophy Department hosts one of the longest running undergraduate philosophy conferences in the United States.For one weekend in April, students from around the U.S. and from outside of the U.S. meet to present and discuss their research in all areas of philosophy.

Harvard Law School, Brazil Legal Symposium – 8-12.4.2019

Harvard Law School, Brazil Legal Symposium – 8-12.4.2019

 

Invited Panel: Law, Ethics, and AI

 

About the event:

“The event will have an unmatched group of scholars, legal practitioners and civil society leaders from Brazil and abroad, dedicated to discuss and propose solutions for the current most challenging issues faced by Law. They could not be meeting elsewhere but Harvard Law School.

 

Panelists:

 

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Illinois Institute of Technology, Informed Experiences+Designing Consent – 6.4.2019

Illinois Institute of Technology, Informed Experiences+Designing Consent – 6.4.2019

Talk: Consent in AI-Coaches

About the event:

“Designs, whether implicitly or explicitly, cite core values that drive their development and marketing. Efficiency and profit are two common principles that push design.Informed Experiences, Designing Consent offers a space to consider centering consent as a core value of design. We invite creative individuals, researchers, ethicists, and designers, especially those with burning questions, critical theories, and insightful projects about design practices and consent.”

Dubai, World Data Science Forum – 24-25.3.2019

Dubai, World Data Science Forum – 24-25.3.2019

Invited Talks:
AI Ethics 101 (March 24)
Integrating Ethics into the AI R&D (March 25)

About the event:

“The World Data Science Forum is [bitgrit’s] effort to foster a culture of open communication and provide a glimpse into the diversity that can be found in the world of data science. This conference-style event brings together speakers spanning across a wealth of different backgrounds to share their insights on the use of data science in the world – coming from the worlds of not only industry and academia, but also local data science movements and more.”

Harvard Business School, Digital Transformation Summit – 28.2.2019

Harvard Business School, Digital Transformation Summit – 28.2.2019

 

Invited Keynote: Integrating Ethics into AI Research and Development

 

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About the event:

“The aim of Digital Transformation Summit is simple: to help leaders gain new and informed perspective on the intersection of technology and business.

This year, we focus on AI, ethics, and the implications for business decision makers.

While the benefits of AI can reduce costs and improve efficiency and even accuracy, many AI tools lack transparency and have inherent biases. So where does this leave business leaders facing unknown consequences? In order to evaluate opportunities and risks, you will likely rely on experts that sit at the intersection of several fields. We’re here to connect you.

 

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, NETSA Summit – 24.2.2019

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, NETSA Summit – 24.2.2019

Panel: The Future of AI

Event:

This event will bring together speakers who are internationally acknowledged due their innovations, initiatives, and new approaches in their respective fields. The event will be composed of 5 sessions.
Speakers include Canan Dağdeviren (MIT), Cansu Canca (AI Ethics Lab), Cüneyt Özdemir (CNN), Erdoğan Çeşmeli (IBM Watson), and Gökhan Hotamışlıgil (Harvard).

TEID, Ethics and Law of AI – 26.12.2018

TEID, Ethics and Law of AI – 26.12.2018

Invited Talk: AI Ethics – The Basics: What? Why? How?
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Popular culture often directs our attention to a future with evil robots and AI that ends the world. But AI systems are already part of our everyday lives and they bring plenty of ethical questions with them. In this talk, organized by Turkish Ethics and Reputation Society (TEID), Cansu Canca (AI Ethics Lab) and Burcu Tuzcu Esin (Moroglu Arseven) will explore the ethical and legal questions in relation to AI systems that we face here and now.

Kyoto University, 11th International Conference on Applied Ethics – 15-16.12.2018

Kyoto University, 11th International Conference on Applied Ethics – 15-16.12.2018

 

Our Talks (December 16):

 

Machine Learning in Healthcare and Its Effects on Clinical Research – by Cansu Canca

A New Viral Epistemology – by Laura Haaber Ihle

 

Event:

The theme of the 11th International Conference on Applied Ethics is “Science, Technology, and Future Generations”.

Invited speakers include:

  • Samuel Scheffler (New York University)
  • Luciano Floridi (University of Oxford)
  • Philip Brey (University of Twente)
  • Michael Davis (Illinois Institute of Technology)
  • Tony Milligan (King’s College London)

Conference will be hosted by the Center for Applied Philosophy and Ethics (CAPE) and co-hosted by Applied Ethics Center for Engineering and Science, Kanazawa Institute of Technology; Center for Applied Ethics and Philosophy, Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University; Hiroshima University Project Research Center for Applied Ethics; Nanzan University Institute for Social Ethics; Project Innovative Ethics, Graduate School of Humanities, Kobe University; the University of Tokyo Center for Biomedical Ethics and Law; and Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University.

 

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Osaka University, Robotics Labs – 10–14.12.2018

Osaka University, Robotics Labs – 10–14.12.2018

Talk: AI-Robots Shaping Human Decisions
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Robots that use AI systems have the capacity to interact with people as intelligent agents. This interaction becomes almost seamless when such robots process and use natural language to converse with individuals and utilize facial and bodily expressions to complement the conversation. As natural language processing, speech synthesis, and robot expressiveness develop further, we should expect AI-robots to ‘blend in’ to our normal course of life as companions and coaches among others. Such AI-robots present novel ethical questions regarding their communication of information. Decisions that determine how AI-robots communicate information will affect individuals’ knowledge formation, decision-making, and goal determination.

Middle East Technical University, 3rd National Applied Ethics Summit – 28-30.11.2018

Middle East Technical University, 3rd National Applied Ethics Summit – 28-30.11.2018

Workshop: Quo Vadis Human, Transhuman, Posthuman? (November 28)

Invited Talk: IRBs for AI: An Unintelligent Choice (November 29)

Event:
“Middle East Technical University Department of Philosophy and Center of Applied Ethics (UEAM) organize the 3rd National Congress of Applied Ethics. With rapid developments in science and technology and transformations in social life, the search for answers to ethical questions has become inevitable. It is the responsibility of all researchers, especially philosophers, to determine and evaluate the ethical dimensions of the impacts of these developments on human and environment. In the 3rd Applied Ethics Congress, we focus on the ethical issues that arise in the fields of science, technology, humanitarian and sustainable development with philosophical dimensions.”

Northeastern University, AI and Data Ethics Working Group – 15.11.2018

Northeastern University, AI and Data Ethics Working Group – 15.11.2018

 

Ethics Chat: AI Ethics and AI Ethics Lab

 

About the “AI and Data Ethics Group”:

 

“The AI and Data Ethics Group provides faculty and students from all disciplines the opportunity to study and discuss emerging issues and current research related to information, data, computing and AI ethics. Topics, readings and speakers are decided upon by members of the group on an ongoing basis. Examples of topics include justice and fairness in machine learning, the form and extent of rights to information and technology access, the appropriate roles of institutions to prevent dissemination of misinformation, the responsible collection and sharing of data, AI research oversight models, and the moral status of artificial intelligences. The group also aims to encourage and develop information ethics research projects and collaborations by its members. Students and faculty from any discipline are encouraged to join. If you are interested in joining this group, or have any questions about it, inquiries should be directed to John Basl, Assistant Professor of Philosophy.”

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Kocaeli University, IT Fest – 7.11.2018

Kocaeli University, IT Fest – 7.11.2018

Invited Talk: AI and Ethical Design
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Recently, we hear about AI and ethics very often. But what do these terms really mean? What is AI ethics and roboethics? In which areas of life, do we already face the issues in AI ethics? What types of ethical problems should we expect to see in the future? From risk assessment tools and text analytics systems to visual recognition system, from the ‘fake news’ problem to the chatbots, ethical issues arise in a great range of AI systems. In this talk, we go through the basics of AI ethics. We use sample cases to flesh out underlying ethical dilemmas.

AI LA, AI and Society – 25.10.2018

AI LA, AI and Society – 25.10.2018

Panel: Bias, Ethics, and Safety
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Event:

“As Artificial Intelligence (AI) begins to percolate into our everyday lives, we must take a step back to think about the effects of such technologies on our lives.

How does AI embody our value system?
Whose interests are advanced by an AI system?
Do AI systems learn humanly intuitive correlations? If not, can we contest the system?

We aim to explore these pressing normative questions to deep dive into AI + Society. Specifically, we will discuss the questions AI raises regarding bias, ethics, and privacy, and we will explore what a fair, accountable, and transparent AI system looks like.”


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Highlights from AI Ethics Lab

Highlights from AI Ethics Lab

READ: RESEARCH AGENDA ON DESIGNING AI HEALTH COACHES

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“A new working paper from participants in the AI-Health Working Group out of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, and the AI Ethics Lab sets forth a research agenda for stakeholders to proactively collaborate and design AI technologies that work with users to improve their health and wellbeing.

 

This research agenda is put forward in hopes of convening a range of stakeholders (researchers, practitioners, entrepreneurs, policy makers, etc.) who seek to deliberate and shape the ethically and technically-intricate digital health field.”

 

 

 

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READ: A NEW MODEL FOR AI ETHICS IN R&D @ FORBES AI

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In this special issue of Forbes AI on building ethical AI, Canca describes AI Ethics Lab‘s approach on integrating ethics into the AI research and development.

“In recent years, the topic of ethics in artificial intelligence (AI) has sparked growing concern in academia, at tech companies, and among policymakers here and abroad. That’s not because society suddenly woke up to the need, but rather because trial and error has brought ethics to center stage.

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One crucial question is often absent in these discussions: What is an effective model for integrating ethics into AI research and development?”