Is the Biggest Challenge Facing AI an Ethical One?

Simon Mueller, Co-founder and Vice President at The Future Society

Simon Mueller is Co-founder and Vice President of The Future Society, Inc (TFS). A former student organization at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, The Future Society has since evolved into a “think-and-do-tank” run out of Paris, Dubai, London and Boston. The Society’s goal is to design tech policy that serves humanity, and it does so by sponsoring cutting-edge research and organizing summits to foster best-practice sharing between policy makers and practitioners.

Cansu Canca, Founder/Director at AI Ethics Lab

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.

Kathy Pham, Fellow at Harvard Berkman Klein Center

Kathy Pham is a computer scientist, software engineer, and product manager who has spent over 12 years building products at Google, IBM, and the government at the United States Digital Service where she was a founding product and engineering member. Kathy is currently researching the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center and MIT Media Lab. She leads the Ethical Tech working group, where she explores topics across computer science ethics curricula, industry norms and ethics, user and community voices in product development, and how to infuse tech back into other disciplines like law, policy, and social science. Kathy holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Supelec in Metz, France.

Gabriele Fariello, Harvard University / University of Rhode Island at Instructor in ML & AI / CIO

Gabriele Fariello is a Harvard instructor in ML and IA, researcher in Neuroinformatics, and Chief Information Officer at University or Rhode Island. He is the former Head of Neuroinformatics at Harvard's Center for Brain Science, Assistant Dean for Computing and CIO at Harvard's engineering School, and Director of Clinical Research Informatics at Massachusetts General Hospital. Gabriele first implemented a Neural Network in 1991 and has been doing computational science including Bioinformatics and Neuroinformatics including the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence for several decades. He consults for businesses interested in ML and AI.

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