Ethically Aligned Design: Prioritizing Wellbeing for Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Webinar

Wednesday 11 January 2017 - 11:00 AM EST - Register Now!

The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems released the first version of its document, Ethically Aligned Design (EAD) on 13 December 2016. The document provides insights and recommendations from over one hundred global AI and ethics experts and is intended to provide a key reference for Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems (AI/AS) technologists to help them prioritize values-driven, ethically aligned design in their work.

Key Takeaways for Attendees:
1. The difference between Codes of Conduct and Applied Ethics/Values-Driven Design methodologies and how they work best together
2. How your organization can benefit by prioritizing end-user values for technology design in the algorithmic era ("Ethics is the new Green")
3. Why proactively aligning AI/AS design to human values and ethical principles will redefine innovation
4. How IEEE is prioritizing ethical considerations and how your organization can get involved

Join us on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 at 11:00 A.M. EST to discuss Ethically Aligned Design and The IEEE Global Initiative on a webinar featuring the following guests:
Raja Chatila - IEEE Global Initiative Chair and RAS Past President
Kay Firth-Butterfield - IEEE Global Initiative Vice-Chair
Konstantinos Karachalios - Managing Director, IEEE Standards Association
John C. Havens (Moderator) - IEEE Global Initiative Executive Director

Meet the Speakers

Raja Chatila, IEEE Fellow, is Director of Research at the French National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS), and Director of the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR) at Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, France. He is also Director of the Laboratory of Excellence "SMART" on human-machine interactions.

His work covers several aspects of autonomous and interactive Robotics, in robot navigation and SLAM, motion planning and control, cognitive and control architectures, human-robot interaction, and robot learning, and to applications in the areas of service, field and space robotics. He is author of over 150 international publications on these topics. He is past President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (2014-2015) and member of the French Commission on the Ethics of Research in Digital Sciencesand Technologies (CERNA). IEEE Pioneer Award in Robotics and Automation.


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Kay Firth-Butterfield is a Barrister-at-Law and part-time Judge in the United Kingdom where she has also worked as a mediator, arbitrator, business owner and Professor of Law. In the United States, Kay is Executive Director and founding advocate of AI Austin and an adjunct Professor of Law. She is a humanitarian with a strong sense of social justice and has advanced degrees in Law and International Relations. Kay advises governments, think tanks, businesses and nonprofit organizations about artificial intelligence, law and policy.

Kay co-founded the Consortium for Law and Policy of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the University of Texas and teaches: Artificial Intelligence and emerging tech ologies: Law and Policy. She thinks about how AI and other emerging technologies will impact business and society, including how business can prepare for that impact in its internal planning and external interaction with customers and other stakeholders and how society will be affected by, and should prepare for, these technologies. She has a particular interest in AI and foreign policy and the use of AI to do good globally. Kay speaks regularly to international audiences addressing many aspects of these challenging changes.


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Konstantinos is an internationally recognized leader within the standards development and intellectual property communities and has extensive expertise in public policy, strategic planning, and the not-for-profit sector. His leadership efforts played a crucial role in the successful international cooperation between Germany and France in the areas of coordinated research and scenario simulation pertaining to large-scale nuclear accidents.

Following the success of these cooperative international endeavors, he joined the European Patent Office (EPO). Among the highlights of his career within the EPO are his creation and leadership of the EPO's International Academy, the Department of Technical Assistance to the Middle East and Africa, and the Bureau for Public Policy Issues, and his guidance and insights as the EPO's envoy to a number of United Nations organizations. As member of EPO's core taskforce for the "Scenarios for the Future" project, Konstantinos contributed to repositioning the techno-political stakes, reframing the way in which they are debated in the global arena, and initiating and coordinating strategic responses to the challenges raised by those discussions.

Konstantinos earned his Ph.D. in Energy Engineering (Nuclear Reactor Safety) and his master's degree in Mechanical Engineering for the University of Stuttgart.


John C. Havens is a regular contributor on issues of technology and wellbeing to Mashable, The Guardian, HuffPo and TechCrunch and is author of Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity To Maximize Machines and Hacking Happiness: Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World.

John was an EVP of a Top Ten PR Firm, a VP of a tech startup, and an independent consultant where he has worked with clients such as Gillette, P&G, HP, Wal-Mart, Ford, Allstate, Monster, Gallo Wines, and Merck. He is also the Founder of The Happathon Project, a non-profit utilizing emerging technology and positive psychology to increase human wellbeing.

John has spoken at TEDx, at SXSW Interactive (six times), and as a global keynote speaker for clients like Cisco, Gillette, IEEE, and NXP Semiconductors. John was also a professional actor on Broadway, TV and Film for fifteen years.

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