Ethics Happy Hour on March 17th:
“Ethical data science in the context of COVID-19 — What are the most important issues?”
We are excited to host our first ‘Ethics Happy Hour’. Events in this new series provide an opportunity to discuss and meet other people interested in questions of AI ethics and data science ethics more broadly. Taking place in a relaxed and informal setting, our aim for these sessions is to stimulate intellectual exchange and contribute to community building around ethics in the context of data science.
Our first event will take place virtually and focus on COVID-19. We are delighted that the following three experts have agreed to share their thoughts on the ethics of data science in addressing the public health crisis:
- Dr Zachary Lipton (Carnegie Mellon University)
- Dr Anjali Mazumder (RSS Data Science Section Committee / The Alan Turing Institute)
- Dr Nicola Stingelin (RSS Data Ethics and Governance Section Committee)
The hour-long session will take place on March 17th from 5 to 6pm. It will begin with each expert offering an initial take on the topic, drawing on their different areas of experience. This will be followed by an open discussion with the opportunity for all participants to share questions, comments, and contributions.
To sign up for the event, please register here.
As previously announced, the organising team is always looking for submissions of data science-related ethical challenges and dilemmas that community members have encountered in their professional lives and that are suitable to serve as case studies to be discussed in future sessions. If you have a suitable story to share, we look forward to hearing from you with an initial brief summary sent to firstname.lastname@example.org