Responsible Artificial Intelligence: From principles to action
Thursday 21 October, 2021at 08:00 - 09:00
AI is changing the way we work, live and solve challenges but concerns about fairness, transparency or privacy are also growing. In this lecture, Professor Virginia Dignum at the Department of Computinc Science, Umeå University, will discuss the need to work towards technical and socio-legal solutions which help AI practitioners in aligning their systems with our societies’ principles and values.
About the series
This is global lecture series in AI, titled Monash Prato Dialogue is hosted by the Monash Data Futures Institute, which is an institute located within Monash University, focused on bringing together all AI and data science research. The series aims to explore the evolving impact of data science and AI in society by fostering a global dialogue.
Every day we see news about advances and the societal impact of Artificial Intelligence. AI is changing the way we work, live and solve challenges but concerns about fairness, transparency or privacy are also growing. Ensuring an ethically aligned purpose is more than designing systems whose result can be trusted. It is about the way we design them, why we design them, and who is involved in designing them. If we are to produce responsible trustworthy AI, we need to work towards technical and socio-legal initiatives and solutions which provide concretise instructions, tools, and other means of dictating, helping, and educating AI practitioners at aligning their systems with our societies’ principles and values.
About the speaker
Professor Virginia Dignum is Professor of Responsible Artificial Intelligence at Umeå University, Sweden and associated with the TU Delft in the Netherlands. She is the director of WASP-HS, the Wallenberg Program on Humanities and Society for AI, Autonomous Systems and Software, the largest Swedish national research program on fundamental multidisciplinary research on the societal and human impact of AI. She is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, and a Fellow of the European Artificial Intelligence Association (EURAI). She is committed to policy and awareness efforts towards the responsible development and use of AI, as member of the European Commission High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, the working group on Responsible AI of the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI), the World Economic Forum’s Global Artificial Intelligence Council, and as a founding member of ALLAI, the Dutch AI Alliance. Her book “Responsible Artificial Intelligence: developing and using AI in a responsible way” was published by Springer-Nature in 2019.
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