Abstract: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has been one of the basic building blocks of technological advances that has led to smart phones, autonomous vehicles, robots, and consumer products. In many developed and developing countries of the world, this “information revolution” has altered, along with other technological advances, many aspects of life like commercial transactions, employment, medicine, security, transportation, entertainment and many other areas have witnessed irrevocable changes in recent years. Consequential effects have been both good and bad impacting community life, private life, education, careers, freedom, and democracy just to name a few.
Comme an join an evening of presentations and discussions of traditional Western ethics theories like utilitarianism, Kantianism, or virtue ethics, to ethical cases that involve ICT and other technological advances. Two distinguished speakers of Silicon Valley –one, a very accomplished technologist Vivek Wadhwa and the other, Prof. Shannon Vallor of SCU will present their views.
Vivek Wadhwa, Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University, Director of Research at Duke University, syndicated columnist for The Washington Post
Title: Our Amazing and Scary Technology Future!
Prof. Shannon Vallor, William J. Rewak, S.J. Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Santa Clara University
Title: AI’s Ethical Imperative: How to Humanize Machine Values
The event is free, 5$ are requested for refreshments.