ECCE Speaker Series - "Ethical Artificial Intelligence: An Industry Perspective" (April 12, 2023)
From Cody Pope
Artificial Intelligence (AI) represents an enormous opportunity to advance human well-being. It also, however, represents a sea-change in how decisions are made, who is making those decisions, and who is liable for outcomes. Today this very topic is being tackled by an odd admixture of ethicists, attorneys, statisticians, computer scientists, and regulators.
In this talk we will discuss different conceptions of Ethical AI from the perspective of these parties. In particular, we will look at risks associated with algorithmic decision making, the practical tradeoffs between performance and explainability, and how those risks and tradeoffs impact people as we work towards understanding ethical AI as a stochastic process.
Presenter Doug Hamilton was a Math major and graduated from UIS in 2012. He went on to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to complete his MS in Engineering & Management. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force (Senior Airman). Mr. Hamilton is currently Associate Vice President, Managing Director and Head of AI Research at Nasdaq.
This presentation will serve as the keynote address for the 2023 Student Technology, Arts, & Research Symposium (STARS).
Co-sponsored by Department of Mathematical Sciences & Philosophy, College of Business & Management, College of Health, Science, & Technology, Edmund L. Kowalczyk Fund*, Innovate Springfield, and Student Technology, Arts, & Research Symposium (STARS)
*Edmund L. Kowalczyk, Rozanne Robertson’s late husband, worked for Johnson & Johnson for a number of years and was a highly respected and effective businessman and leader who excelled at presenting seminars. Prior to her death, Rozanne “Posy” Robertson established the Edmund L. Kowalczyk Fund for Leadership at UIS in his honor. She was a former member of the World Affairs Council of Central Illinois and a volunteer at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Posy’s intent for the Kowalczyk Fund was to present lectures on leadership at UIS.