Steven Kelts

Lecturer in the University Center of Human Values

Steven Kelts is a lecturer in the University Center for Human Values (UCHV).  He is also an ethics advisor to the Responsible A.I. Institute.  His recent research focuses on the special nature of today’s tech firms and their potential for ethical action, including an article in a special issue of IEEE’s Technology and Society Magazine. He is the recipient of a grant from Princeton’s Council on Science and Technology for a program called “Agile Ethics,” teaching undergraduate computer science and engineering majors how to consider ethical issues within their professional workflows. He also received a seed grant from Google to apply findings from this program in corporate environments, looking specifically at the uses and misuses of utilitarian logic by engineers on Agile teams (incl. Scrum, Kanban, MLOps, etc.). Kelts also has led the GradFutures initiative on Ethics of AI for the Graduate School, with the objective of encouraging Ph.D. candidates in all disciplines to apply their expertise in the field of tech ethics, at universities or in corporations.

Kelts can be reached at , 3-N-23 Green Hall.