Dissonance Event: Understanding the Social Implications of A.I.

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 6:00pm

Michigan Room, Michigan League

Through mobile phones, the Internet of Things, and web computing, every single day around the globe we create a quintillion bytes of data. Pairing that trove of data with enormous computational power, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making strides into every aspect of everyday living, from emails and targeted advertising, to healthcare and education. But with great power comes great responsibility. This Dissonance Event Series discussion will take a multidisciplinary look at the social implications of artificial intelligence and consider the promises and potential pitfalls we may look forward to

Panelists will include:

  • Ella Atkins, Professor, Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Kentaro Toyama, W.K. Kellogg Professor of Community Information, School of Information; Fellow of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values, MIT
  • Ram Vasudevan, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Michael Wellman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Lynn A. Conway Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering (Moderator)

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing (ESC).

About the Dissonance Event Series

Dissonance is a faculty-led, U-M event series that explores timely topics at the confluence of technology, policy, privacy, security, and law. It seeks to increase universitywide, multidisciplinary discourse and support university initiatives, including those related to data science. All events are free and open to the public.