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Ethical Implications of AI
Great strides are being made in artificial intelligence across many disciplines, from self-driving cars to smart phones to virtual assistants to robots. AI makes headlines. But should we be worried?
The Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making, in its fifth annual symposium, will take a deeper dive into that question, with scholars from the fields of business, ethics, public policy and technology, Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 from 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. The event is virtual.
The Neely Center is a collaboration of the USC Marshall School of Business, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Now in its sixth year, the Center aims to foster discussions of applied ethics in commerce, public policy, and engineering among the university community and its surrounding neighborhoods, including students, staff, faculty, and community members.
Endowed by Jerry Neely, a University Life Trustee and 1958 business school graduate and his wife, Nancy Neely, the Center seeks to draw on the experience and wisdom of leaders in every field to focus attention on the great need for ethical consciousness among company leaders and professionals of all stripes.
This year's symposium is titled, "The Ethical Implications of Artificial Intelligence," and will explore just some of the many questions surrounding the topic. What is the appropriate application of AI in the professions, and what are the attending ethical considerations? What promise does it hold for elevating ethical consciousness where it is applied? On the other hand, must its presence be safeguarded with a special vigilance? Can technology ever approach the consciousness of humans? If it does, should the status of personhood—with both its rights and responsibilities—be considered for such technology?
With scholars from Marshall, Viterbi, Price, and Dornsife, expect a vibrant discussion of these and other questions. Also speaking is Marian Croak, a Viterbi alumna and vice president of engineering at Google, who is credited as a developer of voice-over IP. She was recently one of two black scientists inducted into the National Inventor's Hall of Fame this year.
Featured Speakers include:
Quoted: Kristen Jaconi in The Wall Street Journal
JACONI, associate professor of the practice of accounting, adds perspective in a piece evaluating the roles and responsibilities of risk management in the wake of recent banking failures.
"Comparing Trained and Untrained Probabilistic Ensemble Forecasts of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in the United States"
In recent work published in the International Journal of Forecasting, Professor Jacob Bien and his co-authors describe their efforts to evaluate the performance of different ensemble models to forecast cases and deaths as part of the US Covid-19 Forecast Hub, which was used by the CDC and various state health officials.
"Increasing Charity Donations: A Bandit Learning Approach"
In recent work, Professor Somya Singhvi and his co-author propose a novel approach to maximizing donations on such platforms by developing a recommendation system that overcomes some of the drawbacks of widely used recommender systems.
"The Value of Personal Data in Internet Commerce: A High-Stake Field Experiment on Data Regulation Policy"
In a recent article forthcoming in Management Science, Professor Tianshu Sun and his co-authors explore the impact of strict data privacy laws on e-commerce by performing a large-scale randomized experiment on Alibaba, the largest e-commerce platform in the world.
Don’t Destroy Entrepreneurship With Poorly Designed Antitrust Legislation
DANIEL SOKOL, Carolyn Craig Franklin Chair in Law and affiliated professor of marketing, pens a piece for THE HILL questioning the efficacy of the recently proposed American Innovation and Choice Online Act (AICOA).