Toward More Ethical and Human-Centric Artificial Intelligence | Overview of Certificate in Ethical Artificial Intelligence

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 6:00 pm
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This seminar provides an overview of issues related to ethics in artificial intelligence: definition, importance and enforcement to detect and correct bias and make systems more explainable and transparent. This event is the first in a series of seminars on AI ethics, as part of SF State's new graduate certificate in Ethical Artificial Intelligence. Refreshments: 5:30 p.m. Free.
Location: 
J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 121
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Sponsor: 
Lam Family College of Business, Philosophy Department, Computer Science Department
Contact: 
Carlos Montemayor
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Artificial intelligence (AI) methods are rapidly gaining in importance in many critical applications in medicine, business, autonomous cars, banking, law, loan approvals, rental approvals and beyond. However, these methods are inherently complex and often difficult to understand and explain, often contain inappropriate biases and hence result in challenges to their adoption and validation and may even cause discrimination. These concerns received increased attention among scientists, but also among the general public and politicians, as evidenced in increased press and public attention to these issues worldwide.

Faculty speakers

  • Denise Kleinrichart, Business
  • Carlos Montemayor, Philosophy
  • Dragutin Petkovic, Computer Science

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