All events will be streamed.

Spring 2018 Events:

January 30, 2018 – The Future of AI
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Bannan Hall, Room 142

Ed FeltenSpeaker:
Ed Felten, Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton University and Director of Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy

Edward Felten served as the Federal Trade Commission’s first chief technologist and as Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer. His research interests include computer security and privacy, especially relating to media and consumer products; and technology law and policy. He blogs at the widely-read Freedom to Tinker blog.


February 13, 2018 – Minimizing AI Risks: An Agile Ethical/Legal Model for International and National Governance of AI
7:00pm – 8:00pm
St. Clare Room, Harrington Learning Commons
Santa Clara University

Wendell WallachSpeaker:
Wendell Wallace, Yale University Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics and senior advisor to The Hastings Center

Wendell Wallach is the 2018 SCU Department of Philosophy visiting Austin J. Fagothey, S.J., Chair, a specialist in the ethics of technology, and an expert in the ethics of robotics and AI. In this lecture, he will consider the risks associated with artificial intelligence and consider a framework for governance over this powerful new technology. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy at Santa Clara University and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.


April 16, 2018 – Algorithms for Criminal Justice Reform
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Bannan Hall, Room 139

Camelia-SimoiuSpeaker:
Camelia Simoiu, Computational Policy Law, Stanford University

Camelia Simoiu is a PhD candidate at Stanford in the Management Science & Engineering Department at Stanford University. After collecting traffic stop data from >20 states, she and her team investigated racial disparities on a variety of outcomes (stops, citations, searches, arrests), and the effect of marijuana legalization on traffic stops and vehicle searches. Legalization significantly decreased the fraction of stops that resulted in a search for drivers of all race groups. It therefore decreased absolute racial disparities but not relative disparities. Read her paper.


Fall 2018 Events (dates TBD)

Omoju MillerAI and Talent
Speaker: Omoju Miller, GitHub

DJ PatilAI and Engineering Ethics
Speaker: DJ Patil, former Chief Data Scientist of the US Office of Science and Technology Policy

Susan HelperAI and the Future of Work
Speaker: Sue Helper, Case Western

Curated by Professor Colleen V. Chien