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Wednesday, May 16 • 12:00 - 13:15
Machines That Learn: Can They Also Be Taught Human Values?

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Artificial Intelligence and machine learning promise transformational benefits, but also raise concerns about unexpected or undesirable outcomes, especially where data-enabled decisions have consequences for people’s lives. The Congressional AI Caucus held a session on Capitol Hill on November 7, 2017 on how industry, academic and technical groups are addressing these ethical challenges. Members of Congress and their staff heard about the development of ethical standards that can promote the development and use of these technologies, while aligning outcomes to our moral values and ethical principles. Come hear how policymakers and stakeholders can encourage the responsible advancement of Artificial Intelligence to benefit society as this transformational technology becomes a critical element in all aspects of our daily lives.

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Mark MacCarthy

Senior Vice President for Public Policy, Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)

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Ansgar Koene

Senior Research Fellow: UnBIAS, CaSMa & Horizon Policy Impact - Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, University of Nottingham; Working Group Chair - IEEE Standard on Algorithm Bias Considerations
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Alex London

Clara L. West Professor of Philosophy and Director, Center for Ethics and Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Alex John London is the Clara L. West Professor of Ethics and Philosophy and Director of the Center for Ethics and Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Professor London is an elected Fellow of the Hastings Center whose work focuses on ethical and policy issues surrounding the development... Read More →
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Jeanna Matthews

Clarkson Universoty/Data and Society
Jeanna N. Matthews is an associate professor of Computer Science at Clarkson University (Potsdam, New York). She is currently a member of the Executive Committee of US-ACM, the U.S. Public Policy Committee of ACM. She is the co-chair of US-ACM's subcommittee of Algorithmic Transparency... Read More →
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Gawain Morrison

CEO, Sensum
Gawain Morrison is the CEO and Co-Founder of Sensum, builders of empathic technology for smart mobility, people & places. He has led the company to become world-leaders at measuring & understanding emotions 'in the wild', where people live their lives. Sensum has worked with some... Read More →

Wednesday May 16, 2018 12:00 - 13:15 EDT