Science & Democracy Lecture: "The Limits of Ethical A.I." with Joichi Ito

The Program on Science, Technology & Society at HKS presents the latest installment of the Science & Democracy Lecture Series:

"The Limits of Ethical A.I."

JOICHI ITO, Director, MIT Media Laboratory

Panelists:

Joshua D. Greene, Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

Nicco Mele, Director, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Martha Minow, 300th Anniversary University Professor, Harvard University; Former Dean, Harvard Law School

Moderated by:

Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School

Public discourse on the ethics and governance of AI is increasingly dominated by a particular vision of the solutions: the promotion of voluntary "responsible practices" over enforceable regulations; the reduction of complex epistemological concerns to questions of "bias"; the attempt to settle political disputes with algorithmic formalisms of "fairness." The talk will examine the limits and implications of this vision, and offer an alternative formulation of the key challenges.

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