Cansu Canca, Ph.D.

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Founder + Director

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Cansu is a philosopher and the founder+director of the AI Ethics Lab, where she leads teams of computer scientists, philosophers, and legal scholars to provide ethics analysis and guidance to researchers and practitioners. She has a Ph.D. in philosophy specializing in applied ethics. She primarily works on ethics of technology, having previously worked on ethics and health. Prior to the AI Ethics Lab, she was a lecturer at the University of Hong Kong, and a researcher at the Harvard Law School, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, National University of Singapore, Osaka University, and the World Health Organization. She tweets @ccansu.

For more detailed information, you can download her CV or contact her at cansu@aiethicslab.com.

(Listen to the podcast “All About AI Ethics with AI Ethics Lab Founder, Cansu Canca” to learn more about how it all started.)

 

Selected Talks:

Upcoming: Ethics of AI Research with Human Subjects | Bogazici University | Online, 8 August 2020

The Role of AI in Post-Pandemic Era | Harvard Global Health Institute + MIT Critical Data + Novartis Foundation | Online, July 2020

Artificial Intelligence & Human Subject Protection | CITI Program | Online, May 2020

The Ethics of Contact Tracing for COVID-19 | All Tech is Human | Online, April 2020

AI Ethics: Applying Theories to Ethical Design | MIT Sloan Business School | Cambridge, January 2020

How to Solve AI’s Ethical Puzzles | TEDxCambridge | Boston, November 2019

A Practical Guide to Integrating AI Ethics | MIT Technology Review | Singapore, November 2019

IRBs for AI: An Unintelligent Choice | University of Oxford, Future of Humanity Institute | Oxford, November 2019

AI, Ethics, and Public Safety | U.S. Department of Justice | Memphis, September 2019

Law, Ethics, and AI | Harvard Law School | Cambridge, April 2019

Integrating Ethics into AI Research & Development | Harvard Business School | Boston, February 2019

Machine Learning in Healthcare & Its Effects on Clinical Research | International Conference on Applied Ethics | Kyoto, December 2018

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For further information and booking, please see Cansu’s WSB page.

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Selected Writings:

Operationalizing AI Ethics Principles | Communications of the ACM | forthcoming

AI & Ethics in Human Subject Research | CITI Program | forthcoming

Why ‘Mandatory Privacy-Preserving Digital Contact Tracing’ is the Ethical Measure against COVID-19 | Medium 

Human Rights and AI Ethics – Why Ethics Cannot be Replaced by the UDHR | United Nations University, Centre for Policy Research

A New Model for AI Ethics in R&D | Forbes AI

A User-Focused Transdisciplinary Research Agenda for AI-Enabled Health Tech Governance | Harvard University Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Machine Learning as the Enemy of Science? Not Really. | Harvard Law School, Bill of Health

Voice Assistants, Health, and Ethical Design | Harvard Law School, Bill of Health

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