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First virtual IEAI Speaker Series

Exceptional times require exceptional solutions. Due to the current lockdown, the IEAI has decided to hold its May Speaker Series with Prof. Dr. Joanna Bryson virtually via Zoom.

With its Speaker Series, the TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence is inviting experts from all over the world to talk about ethics and governance of AI. These events serve as an important platform for sharing new research and exchanging knowledge.

The May session of the TUM IEAI Speaker Series will take place on 14 May 2020, 10am (CEST), virtually via Zoom. We will send out the link to all registered attendees one day prior to the event.

We are pleased to announce that the speaker for this session is Professor Joanna Bryson. The topic for this session is Artificial Intelligence Is Necessarily Irresponsible.

Joanna Bryson recently joined the Hertie School in Berlin as a Professor of Ethics and Technology. Her research focuses on the impact of technology on human cooperation and AI/ICT governance. From 2002-19 she was on the Computer Science faculty at the University of Bath. She has also been affiliated with the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oxford, the School of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim, and the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy. During her PhD she observed the confusion generated by anthropomorphised AI, leading to her first AI ethics publication “Just Another Artifact” in 1998. In 2010, she co-authored the first national-level AI ethics policy, the UK’s Principles of Robotics. She holds degrees in psychology and artificial intelligence from the University of Chicago (BA), the University of Edinburgh (MSc and MPhil), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD).