Artificial Intelligence for Social Impact Speaker Series

Curated by Professor Colleen V. Chien.

Fall 2019 Events

Facial Recognition and the New Surveillance State
10/28/2019, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Room 205, Charney Hall

Speakers: Matt Cagle, ACLU, and James Leonard, Santa Clara DA Office

This event is part of the AI for Social Impact and Tech & Social Justice Speaker Series and is co-sponsored by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, the Center for Social Justice and Public Service, the SCU ACLU Student Chapter, and the SCU AI Students Club.


AI Ethics, Law, and Human Progress
11/11/2019, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Room 101, Charney Hall

Speaker: Professor Shannon Vallor

This event is part of the AI for Social Impact and Tech & Social Justice Speaker Series and is co-sponsored by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and the SCU AI Students Club.


Del Harvey, VP, Trust and Safety, Twitter
11/18/2019, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Room 101, Charney Hall

The discussion will be an overview of content moderation policy and solutions that tech companies (like Twitter) are exploring in light of current regulatory-panic.

This event is part of the IT, Ethics and Law Lecture Series and the AI for Social Impact Speaker Series and is co-sponsored by the SCU Internet Law Student Organization, the SCU AI Students Club, and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.


Smart Governance for Smart Cities: Rights and Justice in the Age of Civic AI
11/26/2019, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Lucas Hall; Forbes Family Conf Room

This event is part of the IT, Ethics and Law Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.


Past Events – Artificial Intelligence for Social Impact Speaker Series

Who Profits from Industry 4.0? Sue Helper, 11/2018

A Classroom-based Approach for De-biasing Data, Professor Sanjiv Das, and Subramaniam Vincent, 10/2018

How to Do Good AI and Data Science (by living your Ethics), DJ Patil, 9/2018

Algorithms for Criminal Justice Reform, Camelia Simoiu, 4/2018

Beyond Cambridge Analytica: The Business, Technology, and Law of Digital Deceit and Precision Propaganda, Dr. Dipayan Ghosh, 4/2018

The Future of AI, Ed Felten, 1/2018

Minimizing AI Risks: An Agile Ethical/Legal Model for International and National Governance of AI, Wendell Wallace, 2/2018

Curated by Professor Colleen V. Chien