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CLAS AI Workshop: Ethics & Fairness in AI
September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In light of the University of Florida’s $70 million artificial intelligence partnership with NVIDIA, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences presents the first in a series of virtual workshops focused on machine learning.
On September 22, join Dr. Duncan Purves of the Department of Philosophy, who will use real-world examples to discuss some of the core ethical issues facing data science today.
Dr. Duncan Purves is Assistant Professor of Philosophy. He specializes in ethics, especially ethical issues concerning artificial intelligence and the treatment of non-human animals. His past work was on ethical issues related to so-called ‘autonomous weapons systems,’ weapons which can target enemies without human oversight. He now has an NSF grant to investigate the ethical dimensions of predictive policing algorithms, which are being used to identify places and people at highest risk of crime. Some of the ethical concerns he is looking at include discriminatory impacts and community distrust. He also has significant work on theoretical issues related to the nature and normative significance of harm.