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CITP Conference: AI and Ethics

Saturday, March 10, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Friend Center Convocation Room
35 Olden Street
Princeton, 08544 United States
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Video –Introduction and Welcome – Ed Felten and Melissa Lane
Video – Keynote Address – Jack Clark
Video – Panel #1 – International Dimensions on AI Ethics
Video – Panel #2 – Democratic Frontiers of AI Ethics

The University Center for Human Values (UCHV) and the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) at Princeton University are hosting a joint conference on ethics and artificial intelligence technology, which address a range of topics at the intersection of computer science, public policy, political theory and philosophy. This interactive conference will feature speakers and panel discussions, as well as several focused breakout groups in which participants and speakers will engage with one another directly. The major themes of this event will be moral imperialism and the democratic frontiers of artificial intelligence (see the schedule for more information). The aim of this event is to continue and deepen the ongoing conversation about ethics and artificial intelligence, with an eye toward the development of a set of intellectual and reasoning tools that can guide practitioners and policy makers in developing the ethical framework that will ultimately underpin their technical and legislative decisions.


In fall 2017, the University Center for Human Values(UCHV) and the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) launched a joint initiative on AI and Ethics. This interdisciplinary series brings Princeton University faculty from the humanities, social sciences and computer science together with proprietors of AI technologies and others working in the field in order to discuss the intersection of philosophical and technical issues raised by new developments in artificial intelligence technologies. In this project, we encourage a critical and positive approach to set some parameters within which these technologies can be further developed in keeping with human values considerations and engineering feasibilities.

Click here for the conference schedule and here for speaker bios.

This event is sponsored by:
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To request accommodations for a disability, please contact Jean Butcher, , 609-258-9658 at least one week prior to the event.