Talks

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 (April 9)

Panelists:
Dr. Cansu Canca, Founder of the AI Ethics Lab
Prof. Mark Lemley, Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology
Prof. Eduardo Magrani, ITS Rio/FGV/IBMEC/PUC-Rio

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

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.”

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
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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)

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.”

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.”

London, Re-Work Deep Learning Summit – 20-21.9.2018

London, Re-Work Deep Learning Summit – 20-21.9.2018

Mapping Workshop: Biases in Image Search Results (September 20)
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Panel: Ethically Handling Data – What is Your Responsibility and What Should be the Next Step? (September 21)
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“The Mapping workshop, run by Cansu Canca and Laura Haaber Ihle looked at how we can structure ethical problems at hand, delving into the underlying principles before attempting to solve the issues at hand. The engaging workshop involved attendee collaboration and assessment of practical implementation methods, gradually working toward the creation of practical solutions.” (@Re-Work Blog)