Human+ Tech Talk Series to Kick-off With the Topic: Ethical Dimensions of Human-Centric AI

The prestigious HUMAN+ international and interdisciplinary fellowship programme, led by the SFI ADAPT Centre and Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute, is launching Human+ Tech Talks. Human+ Tech Talks is a series of online roundtable discussions that will bring together a distinguished panel of industry and academic experts to explore different dimensions of human-centred AI research. The first of the Tech Talk series focuses on the ethical implications of artificial intelligence technology.

As AI continues to receive widespread acceptance in all walks of life, it is important to consider the biases that may be encoded within them. Even though machines are perceived as fair, they are ultimately created by humans. What kind of human biases can these AI solutions perpetrate? How can these biases affect the lives of communities from minority or marginalised backgrounds? What are the steps scientists need to take to avoid unfairness? What kind of collaborations, questions and considerations do we need to make while creating fair and unbiased AI solutions?

Speakers with highly accomplished academic and scientific backgrounds contemplate such questions with the aim of discussing in-depth both the promises and perils of AI from an ethical standpoint.

Who are the speakers?

Prof Vincent Wade

Professor Vincent Wade is Director of the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology and holds the Professorial Chair of Computer Science (Est. 1990) in School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin as well as a Personal Chair in Artificial Intelligence. His research focuses on intelligent systems, AI and Personalisation, and he has been awarded multiple national and global awards for his work in the area. Read more.

Linda Hogan

Linda Hogan is the Professor of Ecumenics in the School of Religion, Trinity College Dublin. She is an ethicist with extensive experience in research and teaching in pluralist and multi-religious contexts. Her primary research interests lie in the fields of inter-cultural and inter-religious ethics, social and political ethics, human rights and gender. She has been a board member of highly esteemed institutions operating in this field and has also published a body of critically acclaimed work in the area. Read more.

Dave Lewis

Dave Lewis is an Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin and the head of its Artificial Intelligence Discipline. He is also Deputy Director of the ADAPT SFI Research Centre for Digital Content Technology. His research focuses on the use of open semantic models to manage the Data Protection and Data Ethics issues associated with digital content processing. Read more.

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