UHCS Summer Seminar
The Rise of AI: Ethical Challenges for Computer Scientists and Engineers July 30th, 11am CDT

In the presentation, the speaker will provide an overview of ethical complexities that are emerging from the creation and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Among the issues that will be discussed are algorithmic bias, privacy, dual use, and the potential that those interacting with AI might place “too much” trust in the technology. The speaker will also describe efforts that professional organizations and governments have put forward to mitigate AI ethics concerns.

Jason Borenstein, Ph.D., is the Director of Graduate Research Ethics Programs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His appointment is divided between the School of Public Policy and the Office of Graduate Studies. He has directed the Institute's Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Program since 2006 and is part of the leadership team for the Ethics, Technology, and Human Interaction Center (ETHICx). Dr. Borenstein is also Chair of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Research Integrity Scholars and Educators (APPE RISE) Consortium and a member of the IEEE SSIT Technical Committee on Ethics/Human Values. He is an International Editorial Advisory Board member of the Springer journal Science and Engineering Ethics, a Founding Editorial Board member of the Springer journal AI and Ethics, co-editor of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy’s Ethics and Information Technology section, and an editorial board member of the journal Accountability in Research. His teaching and research interests include robot & artificial intelligence ethics, engineering ethics, research ethics/RCR, and bioethics.

Acknowledgement: This project is sponsored by NSF under CNS-1551221 and CCF-1950297. Special thanks to the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics for its financial support. The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.