[CODATA-international] CODATA Connect webinar, ‘Artificial Intelligence for a Better Future – An Ecosystem Perspective on the Ethics of AI and Emerging Digital Technologies’ – recording, slides now available!

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Thu Sep 7 12:24:03 EDT 2023

Bernd Carsten Stahl, Professor of Critical Research in Technology at the
University of Nottingham, England, presented at the latest CODATA Connect
webinar on 22nd August, on the topic, ‘Artificial Intelligence for a Better
Future – An Ecosystem Perspective on the Ethics of AI and Emerging Digital
Technologies’.  The recording and slides are now available:

Smart information systems (SIS) are systems that incorporate artificial
intelligence techniques – in particular, machine learning and big data
analytics. These raise significant hopes: for example, to better understand
and cure diseases, but also to revolutionise transport, to optimise
business processes or reduce carbon emissions. At the same time, they raise
many ethical and social concerns, ranging from worries about biases and
resulting discrimination to the distribution of socio-economic and
political power and their impact on democracy.

Drawing on the findings of the SHERPA project (www.project-sherpa.eu), the
presentation suggests that one perspective to better understand these
systems and their social and ethical consequences is to use the metaphor of
an ecosystem to describe them, a metaphor already widely used in the policy
discourse on AI.

The talk analyses what the use of the ecosystem metaphor means for the
evaluation of ethical issues of smart information systems, which
conclusions can be drawn from it and how these can inform recommendations
for policymakers and other stakeholders.

Bernd Carsten Stahl is Professor of Critical Research in Technology at the
School of Computer Science of the University of Nottingham. His interests
cover philosophical issues arising from the intersections of business,
technology, and information. This includes ethical questions of current and
emerging of ICTs, critical approaches to information systems and issues
related to responsible research and innovation.

We are pleased to share the recording of this presentation, alongside the
slide deck and a link to Prof Stahl’s book.  Please visit the event page
for more information and links:

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