Responsible Artificial Intelligence - Monash Prato Dialogue

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Responsible Artificial Intelligence – From principles to action

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 will discuss the need to work towards technical and socio-legal solutions that help AI practitioners in 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). Her current research focus is on the specification, verification and monitoring of ethical and societal principles for intelligent autonomous systems. 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, lead for UNICEF's guidance for AI and children, the Executive Committee of the IEEE Initiative on Ethically Aligned Design, and as 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.

She studied at the University of Lisbon and the Free University of Amsterdam and has a PHD in Artificial Intelligence from Utrecht University in 2004. In 2006 she was awarded the prestigious Veni grant by the NWO (Dutch Organization for Scientific Research). She is a well-known speaker on the social and ethical impacts of Artificial Intelligence, is a member of the reviewing boards for all major journals and conferences in AI ,and has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers.

Abstract

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.

Monash Prato Dialogue - Fostering Global Dialogue & Discovery in AI and Data Science

The Monash Data Futures Institute Prato Dialogue Distinguished Lecture Series aims to explore the evolving impact of data science and AI in society by fostering a global dialogue.

The lecture series takes its name from Monash University's Centre in Prato, Italy. Located in the heart of Tuscany, our Prato Centre represents a European base for international research and education, intellectual and cultural exchanges and brings people together to meet, learn and collaborate with peers and colleagues from around the world.

Schedule of lectures:

  • Professor Stuart Russell - Provably Beneficial Artificial Intelligence (5 August 2021)
  • Professor Huw Price - The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Academia’s Role in Getting it Right (09 September 2021)
  • Professor Virginia Dignum - Responsible AI: From Principles to Action (21 October 2021)
  • Professor Rayid Ghani - Doing Good with AI: Fairly and Equitably (18 November 2021)

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21 October 2021 at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Responsible Artificial Intelligence – From principles to action

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 will discuss the need to work towards technical and socio-legal solutions that help AI practitioners in 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). Her current research focus is on the specification, verification and monitoring of ethical and societal principles for intelligent autonomous systems. 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, lead for UNICEF's guidance for AI and children, the Executive Committee of the IEEE Initiative on Ethically Aligned Design, and as 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.

She studied at the University of Lisbon and the Free University of Amsterdam and has a PHD in Artificial Intelligence from Utrecht University in 2004. In 2006 she was awarded the prestigious Veni grant by the NWO (Dutch Organization for Scientific Research). She is a well-known speaker on the social and ethical impacts of Artificial Intelligence, is a member of the reviewing boards for all major journals and conferences in AI ,and has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers.

Abstract

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.

Monash Prato Dialogue - Fostering Global Dialogue & Discovery in AI and Data Science

The Monash Data Futures Institute Prato Dialogue Distinguished Lecture Series aims to explore the evolving impact of data science and AI in society by fostering a global dialogue.

The lecture series takes its name from Monash University's Centre in Prato, Italy. Located in the heart of Tuscany, our Prato Centre represents a European base for international research and education, intellectual and cultural exchanges and brings people together to meet, learn and collaborate with peers and colleagues from around the world.

Schedule of lectures:

  • Professor Stuart Russell - Provably Beneficial Artificial Intelligence (5 August 2021)
  • Professor Huw Price - The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Academia’s Role in Getting it Right (09 September 2021)
  • Professor Virginia Dignum - Responsible AI: From Principles to Action (21 October 2021)
  • Professor Rayid Ghani - Doing Good with AI: Fairly and Equitably (18 November 2021)

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