Keynote with Diana Kelley (Microsoft)


9:00 am - 9:45 am


Exploring the Ethics of AI and ML

The old adage: on the Internet no one knows you’re a dog is now – on the Internet no one knows if you’re an AI chatbot. Yes, AI will enable breakthrough advances in areas like healthcare, agriculture, education and transportation; but without proper planning for security and resilience new technology can raise complex questions and even broad societal concerns. AI and algorithms are showing up on many corners of our lives: from the next song Pandora plays for us, to the credit scores used to determine what size mortgage we qualify for, to courts assessing a defendant’s “risk” score during sentencing. If we don’t work to eliminate bias and build diversity in, we could end up with outcomes even worse than racist chatbots like Tay.

Together we need to address hard questions:
• How do we ensure that AI is designed and used responsibly?
• How do we establish ethical principles to protect people?
• How should we govern its use?
• And how will AI impact employment and jobs?

In this talk we’ll share the principle ethics of AI & ML and engage in a discussion about how we can all work together to forward AI and ML use responsibly.