Artificial Intelligence and Power
This week’s discussion will focus on the intersection of artificial intelligence and power. What are the social, political, and ethical implications on AI? How do they impact the AI research community and our everyday lives? Join us for a conversation between Luke Stark, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario, and Kirsten Martin, Director of the Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center as we explore these questions and more.
Meet the Faculty: Kirsten Martin
Presented by Kirsten Martin
Director, Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center
William P. and Hazel B. White Center Professor of Technology Ethics; Professor of IT, Analytics, and Operations
Kirsten Martin is the William P. and Hazel B. White Center Professor of Technology Ethics and is Professor of IT, Analytics, and Operations in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. She is the Director of the Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center (ND-TEC).
She researches privacy, technology, and corporate responsibility. She has written about privacy and the ethics of technology in leading academic journals across disciplines (Journal of Business Ethics, BEQ, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Journal of Legal Studies, Washington University Law Review, Journal of Business Research, etc) as well as practitioner publications such as MISQ Executive. She is the Technology and Business Ethics editor for the Journal of Business Ethics and the recipient of three NSF grants for her work on privacy, technology, and ethics. Dr. Martin is also an affiliate of Northeastern University’s Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity and a member of the advisory board for the Future Privacy Forum. She is regularly asked to speak on privacy and the ethics of big data, including her recent Tedx talk. She has a forthcoming book, The Ethics of Data and Analytics (Taylor & Francis).
She earned her B.S. Engineering from the University of Michigan and her MBA and Ph.D from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business.
Meet the Faculty: Elizabeth M. Renieris
Presented by Elizabeth Renieris
Elizabeth M. Renieris
Professor of the Practice
Founding Director, Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab
Elizabeth M. Renieris is the Founding Director of the Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab, the applied research and development arm of the University of Notre Dame’s Technology Ethics Center, where she helps develop and oversee projects to promote human values in technology.
She is also a Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, a Practitioner Fellow at Stanford’s Digital Civil Society Lab, and an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.
Elizabeth’s work is focused on cross-border data governance, as well as the ethical challenges and human rights implications of digital identity, blockchain, and other new and advanced technologies.
As the Founder & CEO of HACKYLAWYER, a consultancy focused on law and policy engineering, Elizabeth has advised the World Bank, the U.K. Parliament, the European Commission, and a variety of international organizations and NGOs on these subjects.
She’s also working on a forthcoming book about the future of data governance through MIT Press. Elizabeth holds a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics, a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College.
Meet the Guest: Luke Stark
Presented by Kirsten Martin
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario
Luke Stark is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. His work interrogating the historical, social, and ethical impacts of computing and AI technologies has appeared in journals including The Information Society, Social Studies of Science, and New Media & Society, and in popular venues like Slate, The Globe and Mail, and The Boston Globe. Luke was previously a postdoctoral researcher in AI ethics at Microsoft Research, and a postdoctoral fellow in sociology at Dartmouth College; he holds a PhD from the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University.
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- Kirsten Martin, Director, Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center; William P. and Hazel B. White Center Professor of Technology Ethics; Professor of IT, Analytics, and Operations
- Elizabeth M. Renieris, Professor of the Practice; Founding Director, Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab
- Luke Stark, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario