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Computer scientists face thorny ethical questions in the course of everyday research: Could my new face detector be misused for racial profiling? Is my web crawler accidentally scooping up sensitive information about people? Inadequate attention to ethics risks undermining public trust; conversely, uncertainty about ethical norms and rules has a chilling effect on science.
This conference will bring together computer scientists and ethics scholars to tackle these questions, acknowledging that traditional research ethics may not easily translate to the new setting. Individual panels will consider ethics in subdisciplines such as data science and computer security, with major themes cutting across panels including how to teach ethics, how to engage with the public and other stakeholders about ethics in research, and what the research community can do to ensure that researchers act ethically.
The reach of today's technologies, and their impact on public life, have intensified debates about the role of technology companies. Companies increasingly find themselves in positions where they have to make judgements that impact large populations. Some commentators argue in favor of more regulatory oversight, while others suggest a more precautionary approach to protect innovation and economic progress. This one day interdisciplinary conference features a range of discussions in the area of competition and open Internet, consumer privacy, online abuse and harassment and the current discussions around technology companies and political campaigns.
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.
Mr. Daniel's keynote address launches the policy conference, Cyber Security and Warfare in the 21st Century, co-sponsored by the Center for International Security Studies and the Center for Information Technology Policy. The conference will take place on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Arthur Lewis Auditorium.
Mr. Daniel’s keynote address launches the policy conference, Cyber Security and Warfare in the 21st Century, co-sponsored by the Center for International Security Studies and the Center for Information Technology Policy. The conference will take place on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Arthur Lewis Auditorium.