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Artificial Intelligence: For Whose Social Good?

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual meeting on Zoom
Artificial Intelligence: For Whose Social Good?

Artificial Intelligence: For Whose Social Good?

Presented by the Western University Electro-Governance Group (The EGG)

Dr. Luke Stark, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University

May 26, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online via Zoom

Meeting ID: 985 8301 4395
Passcode: 505522

"Ethical AI" and "AI for social good" are now global buzzwords - but ethical in what ways, and good for whom?

Dr. Stark will provide an overview of his recent work interrogating the contemporary social impacts of articifical intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) systems. Using critical design research and discursive analyses, Dr. Stark explores high-profile values-statements endorsing ethical design for AI/ML and professional ethics codes in data-science to question the grounding normative assumptions shaping our conversations around the social impacts of these computational systems. Guided by insights from science and technology studies, media studes, and the history and philosophy of technology, Dr. Stark advocates for expanding the "moral background" of "ethical" AI/ML, and for broadening how practitioners understand expertise, and evidence, in these fields.

The UWO Electro-Governance Group
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