Workshops

Re-Work Deep Learning Summit London – 20-21.9.2018

Re-Work Deep Learning Summit London – 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)

Workshop: Black Mirror and Philosophy – 7.8.2018

Workshop: Black Mirror and Philosophy – 7.8.2018

In this workshop, we will watch and discuss the Black Mirror episode called the “White Christmas”.

The “White Christmas” episode weaves together several stories and two main technologies: the Z-Eye that allows blocking others (as well as taking pictures, zooming in, etc.) and cookies that are like an extreme form of personalized AI assistants. Both of these technologies raise a variety of philosophical questions. In this workshop, we will focus on the Z-Eye technology and specifically its function in blocking people.

Istanbul, Mapping Workshop: Biases in Image Search Results – 6.8.2018

Istanbul, Mapping Workshop: Biases in Image Search Results – 6.8.2018

When searching for “professor” or “CEO” on Google images, the results show overwhelmingly white male pictures. While these jobs are held by white male professionals more often, the image search results present an extreme bias against representing women and people of color. This has been pointed out as an ethical problem in various outlets; however the problem persists.
In this workshop, we use this case as an example on how to structure the ethical problem at hand and its underlying principles before moving on to try solving it. Through the game-like structure of the Mapping method, the workshop will engage participants and help them develop essential tools to decide on ethical solutions that are technically feasible.

Meetup: Corporate Law and AI Ethics in Tech World – 16.7.2018

Meetup: Corporate Law and AI Ethics in Tech World – 16.7.2018

Discussions on ethical AI often lead to questions regarding the responsibilities and obligations of tech companies. What was, for example, legally problematic in Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal and what was ethically wrong? What does it mean for a company to be ethically wrong if it operates within the legal limits? What are the legal limits of corporations when it comes to systems that rely on user consent and/or that form a de facto monopoly? In this discussion session, we will focus on corporate law in relation to AI ethics. In a “coffee meet-up” style, AI Ethics Lab will host Professor Holger Spamann from Harvard Law School to discuss these questions.

Workshop: AI and Shaping the Future of Knowledge – 2-3.6.2018

Workshop: AI and Shaping the Future of Knowledge – 2-3.6.2018

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Often we access information that is presented to us through an AI system. Search engine results, Google Scholar pages, social media posts and tweets are prioritized and made available to us through an algorithm. Voice assistants respond to our inquiries. The world as we know it is at this point largely shaped by the AI systems that surround us and this trend will continue to increase. What does this entail about what we can know, what it means to know and how we know it?

Boston, Mapping Workshop: Biases in Image Search Results – 21.5.2018

Boston, Mapping Workshop: Biases in Image Search Results – 21.5.2018

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Searching for “professor” or “CEO” on Google images, the results show overwhelmingly white male pictures. While these jobs are held by white male professionals more often, the image search results present an extreme bias against representing women and people of color. This has been pointed out as an ethical problem in various outlets; however the problem persists. In this workshop, we use this case as an example on how to structure the ethical problem at hand and its underlying principles before moving on to try solving it.

Workshop: Ethical Design in AI – 12.3.2018

Workshop: Ethical Design in AI – 12.3.2018

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What kind of ethical issues do we face in AI systems and how can we solve them? 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. This workshop aims to focus on different methods to integrate ethical analysis and ethical design into the development of AI systems. By the end of this workshop, we will also choose specific topics to focus on and form working groups to work on thorough analyses of such topics from ethical, technical, and legal perspectives.

TRAI AI Summit: AI and Ethics Workshop – 14.2.2018

TRAI AI Summit: AI and Ethics Workshop – 14.2.2018

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The goal of the workshop is to incorporate ethical design into AI systems. The workshop aims to bring basic concepts in ethics into practical application. Through cases, we will illustrate how ethical concerns and value judgements are integral to AI systems. Participants will take part in identifying ethical issues in existing and developing technologies and brainstorm about possible design solutions. In this interactive workshop we will analyze and evaluate design ideas for their ethical and social impact as well as for their effectiveness and efficiency.

Workshop: AI Ethics in Transportation – 12.2.2018

Workshop: AI Ethics in Transportation – 12.2.2018

Transportation is an area where adoption of AI systems has become widespread. As the use of AI technologies in transportation becomes more common, its effects on our lives will be significant and various. While the most popular topic of discussion in this area has been the autonomous car version of “the trolley question”, where we must decide how the algorithm should react when faced with an inevitable crash killing pedestrians or passengers, this is not the most crucial ethical issue regarding AI systems and transportation. The effects of autonomous vehicles on the city planning and on disadvantaged areas, on jobs in transportation and based on transportation (such as roadside restaurants and accommodations), and on the security of data collected within and around the vehicle are just some of the ethical questions that arise. In this workshop, we will discuss ethics of AI and transportation, and we will take the first steps to form working groups focusing on this domain.

TRAI Workshop: AI and Ethics – 17.1.2018

TRAI Workshop: AI and Ethics – 17.1.2018

We had our first Istanbul working group meeting on “AI Ethics” in collaboration with TRAI, where, together with lawyers and engineers, we focused on the existing and expected ethical issues in AI technologies.
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Turkiye Yapay Zeka Inisiyatifi (TRAI) Calistay: Yapay Zeka ve Etik
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TRAI is birligi ile Istanbul’da yaptigimiz ilk “Yapay Zeka ve Etik” calistayinda hukukcular ve muhendislerle yapay zeka alaninda karsilastigimiz ve karsilasmayi bekledigimiz etik sorunlara egildik.