The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Speaker:  Junaid Qadir – Doha, Qatar
Topic(s):  Society and the Computing Profession


AI technology has revolutionized numerous disciplines but it also has significant use of abuse (e.g., deep fakes, social bots, profiling people, social discrimination). We have realized that biases hidden in data and algorithms could lead to more discrimination and AI technology may be used for ulterior anti-social ends. AI has kindled a vigorous debate around the principles and values that should guide the development of AI/ML technology and limit the potential of AI/ML to be weaponized or cause harm while aiming for social good. This had led the community to consider leveraging insights from the field of ethics, an important branch of philosophy that helps guide humans in living the good life, on how to regulate the progress of AI. IEEE has recently launched its global initiative on the Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems ( and published “Ethically Aligned Design (EAD1e): A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.” Several countries (including the prominent examples of Singapore, the US, and the UK) as well as international organizations (such as high-level expert groups established by OECD and the EU) are deliberating over the ethical use of AI. There are also efforts in this direction by many companies, e.g., Facebook, Google, SAP. In this talk, we will take a look at the various ethical challenges that AI poses and the different approaches that are been explored and adopted.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  40
Duration:  90 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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