AI offers incredible opportunities – everything from better medical diagnostics and self-driving cars to inidividualised services and efficient warehouse management. The potential for value-creation and efficiency gains in organisations, in society and for individuals is enormous. But increased awareness is needed about the fact that these gains must be weighed against ethical considerations. How can we create an overview and traceability, and steer AI towards more long-term, sustainable ethical principles? How can AI be part of people’s daily lives without the social, ethical and legal consequences getting out of control?
Welcome to a seminar that will address these questions about the ethical aspects of AI. The participants will include:
Max Tegmark, physicist, cosmologist and Professor at MIT, author of books such as Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.
Virginia Dignum, Professor of Social and Ethical Artificial Intelligence at Umeå University, fellow of the European Artificial Intelligence Association (EURAI), member of the European Commission High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, and of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous Systems.
Fredrik Heintz, AI researcher at Linköping University, part of the AI graduate school management at WASP and member of the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence. He wants to see an even broader investment in AI in Europe to really put people at the centre of AI development.
The seminar will be moderated by Paulina Modlitba, who has an engineering background, including from MIT. She has worked for many years driving innovation, change and digitisation in various formats and contexts.