Ethical AI - Separating the Fact from Fad

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 5:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

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The proliferation of AI has placed increased focus on the thorny topic of ethics: to what extent are engineers responsible for—and to what extent can they encode—the ethical behavior of the AI applications they design?

"In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics" - Earl Warren

From the contrived trolley car problem to real-world scenarios such as autonomous vehicle fatalities, questions of responsibility, autonomy, and trust pervade prevailing discussions around the rapidly advancing capabilities of such systems.

In this talk, DarwinAI CEO Sheldon Fernandez (BASc '01) will draw on his degrees in both engineering and theology to separate fact from fad in ensuring that artificial systems behave ethically.

Join us for what is sure to be a fascinating discussion on an important, multidisciplinary topic.