The Social and Personal Impacts of AI: IEEE TechEthics Panel

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About the Talk: AI is driving big changes in the way we live, work and even think. It will affect all business sectors and all aspects of daily life. This panel explores the social and personal impacts of AI as we embark on this journey.

About the Speakers:

Mary Ward-Callan (moderator) is the Staff Executive at the IEEE responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the IEEE Technical Communities within the IEEE and of the Conferences Line of Operations. The 47 Technical Societies and Councils, and numerous emerging technical communities collectively deliver more than 1800 conferences, 192 periodicals, countless technical training seminars, and certificate programs. Mary has been responsible for the programming and visibility of new technology areas within the IEEE, such as Internet of Things, Software Defined Networks, Rebooting Computing, 5G, and Big Data. Mary led the Award winning IEEE Humanitarian Technology Challenge; a project that used solid engineering techniques to provide solutions to pressing world problems such as lighting Haiti/Africa/Nicaragua, providing data communications to healthcare facilities in Peru, and providing RFID patient identification in India.

Sara R Jordan is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Public Administration and Policy at Virginia Tech. Her research touches on issues of ethics in public policy, particularly areas of high technology policy and research policy. Her previous work appears in Accountability in Research, Public Performance and Management Review, and Administration & Society. She is currently working on issues surrounding ethical participation in e-government and public policy responses to high-technology innovations, such as autonomous vehicles and integrated biospecimen repositories.

Terah Lyons is a former Policy Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and a Mozilla Foundation Technology Policy Fellow. Terah most recently led a policy portfolio in the Obama Administration focused on machine intelligence, including AI, robotics, and intelligent transportation systems. In her work at OSTP, she helped establish and direct the White House Future of Artificial Intelligence Initiative, oversaw robotics policy and regulatory matters, led the Administration's work from the White House on civil and commercial unmanned aircraft systems/drone integration into the U.S. airspace system, and advised on Federal automated vehicles policy. She also advised on issues related to diversity and inclusion in the technology industry and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Prior to her work at the White House, Terah was a Fellow with the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences based in Cape Town, South Africa. She is a graduate of Harvard University, where she currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Harvard Alumni Association.

Recorded at the IEEE TechEthics Conference, held on 13 October 2017 at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC. The conference was made possible in part by a grant from the IEEE Foundation. Special thanks to the National Academy of Engineering.

About the Talk: AI is driving big changes in the way we live, work and even think. It will affect all business sectors and all aspects of daily life. This panel explores the social and personal impacts of AI as we embark on this journey.

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