In this interview, Laura and Cansu discuss the Ethics Mapping Workshop, an interactive session that took place at the summit.
Cansu is the founder and director of the AI Ethics Lab, where she leads teams of computer scientists and legal scholars to provide ethics analysis and guidance to researchers and practitioners. She has a Ph.D. in philosophy specializing in applied ethics. She works on ethics of technology and population-level bioethics with an interest in policy questions. Prior to the AI Ethics Lab, she was a lecturer at the University of Hong Kong, and a researcher at the Harvard Law School, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Osaka University, and the World Health Organization.
Laura is a research fellow at the Harvard Department of Philosophy, where she focuses on the questions that arise in the intersection between AI, ethics and knowledge production and dissemination. She is particularly interested in examining how AI based technologies impact the concept of knowledge and what the possible social and political consequences of this may be. She also spends a lot of her energy thinking about how ethics can be more strongly integrated into the tech world in a manner that is useful and meaningful for the companies, the end consumers and the broader society as a whole.