Focus | AI: The Ethical Impact of AI

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT

Presented by Future Labs and Verizon

Artificial intelligence (AI) will continue to exponentially impact each aspect of our daily lives. This technology will produce so many positive results, making our businesses more efficient and our personal lives more productive, but we're equally responsible for its potential negatives.

Join us as we dig into the ethical impacts of AI and what our responsibilities are as builders of and investors in the technology.

Refreshments will be served.

PANELISTS

Julie Samuels - Executive Director at Tech:NYC

Julie Samuels heads up Tech:NYC, which represents New York’s fast-growing, entrepreneurial tech industry. She was formerly the executive director of Engine, a national nonprofit focused on technology entrepreneurship and advocacy, where she remains a board member. Julie is a frequent commentator on technology and policy issues for national media—particularly in the intellectual property space—and she has filed briefs with the Supreme Court and testified before Congressional Committees. She previously worked at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), where she was a senior staff attorney and the Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents. Prior to EFF, Julie litigated IP and entertainment cases, and before becoming a lawyer, she was a legislative assistant at the Media Coalition in New York, as an assistant editor at the National Journal in D.C., and she worked at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) in Champaign, IL. Julie earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University and her B.S. in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

John C. Havens - Executive Director, IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems

As executive director, John creates and drives the strategic vision for The Initiative in conjunction with IEEE SA leadership and its executive committee. Their deliverables include creating a document focused on ethically aligned AI along with creating recommendations for standards designed to help technologists utilize ethical methodologies that increase innovation along with human wellbeing.

The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems is a new IEEE Program whose purpose is to ensure every technologist is educated, trained, and empowered to prioritize ethical considerations in the design and development of autonomous and intelligent systems. The Initiative is global, open, and inclusive, welcoming all individuals or representatives of organizations dedicated to advancing technology for humanity.

MODERATOR

Steven Kuyan - Managing Director at NYU Future Labs

Steven cofounded and is responsible for managing the Data Future Lab, Digital Future Lab, AI NexusLab, and Veterans Future Lab. He develops strategic initiatives to accelerate innovation at NYU Tandon School of Engineering through programs that establish and support student ventures.