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EUNIC AI Science Café Series: Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

We are delighted to kick off  our newest project together with the Austrian Cultural Forum and the  Czech Centre London!

The new EUNIC AI Science Café Series aims to present current and timely topics alongside the proposals for innovative, bold and inspirational solutions to tackle key issues. The contributors are experts from the EUNIC member states, many of whom represent international teams and their counterparts from the United Kingdom.

The first talk invites you to learn more about the ethical impact of the use of artificial intelligence with philosophers & AI experts Janina Loh, Charlotte Stix and Dita Malečková. The virtual event will be chaired by Erin Young from The Alan Turing Institute.

Our world increasingly relies on complex automated systems, algorithmic calculations and data. We are surrounded by smart technologies and robots. AI is part of our everyday lives and shapes crucial processes in our society. It recommends us to watch a new television series, provides us with driving instructions, vacuum cleans our floors or decides what grades we get.

But how biased is AI? How can scientist ensure that AI doesn’t disadvantage or negatively impact certain communities or minorities? What legal and ethical framework is necessary to guarantee that the values implemented in robotic systems benefit everyone? And what are the opportunities?

This discussion will look at the ethical dimensions that arise with artificial intelligence and aim to give an insight into current discussions of equity and justice in AI.

Register  here until 4pm to join the Zoom talk. You will receive a link & password via email on the day of the event.

Janina Loh is university assistant (Post-Doc) in the field of philosophy of technology and media at the University of Vienna and researches in the field of trans- and posthumanism, robot ethics and feminist philosophy of technology. She completed her doctorate at the Humboldt University Berlin on the issue of responsibility.

Charlotte Stix is an experienced technology policy expert with a specialisation in AI governance. She currently pursues a PhD at the Eindhoven University of Technology and serves as Fellow to the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (University of Cambridge) and researches the ethics and governance of AI. Most recently, Charlotte was the Coordinator of the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence.

Dita Malečková, studied Philosophy and Information Science at Charles University of Prague, where she is lectures and researches contemporary philosophy, visual culture, art and the new media at the New Media Studies of the Faculty of Arts. Additionally she teaches at the Centre of audiovisual studies of FAMU.

Erin Young is a postdoctoral research fellow on the Women in Data Science and AI project at The Alan Turing Institute, the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. She has a DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford, where she studied the socio-technical practices of interdisciplinary research and development projects. Erin is interested in social and ethical implications of technologies, particularly artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and other data-driven innovations.

EUNIC AI Science Cafe Series 2021:

Artificial Intelligence is the new phenomenon of the 21st century and has evolved out of the realm of science fiction and at best, a few technologically advanced minds and IT professionals, to everyday topics of discussion and one of the key drivers of the future progress of humankind.

The objective of the AI Science Café series, which will consist of presentations and debates by high profile, world acclaimed European and UK experts, is to introduce, present and publicly discuss various topics that impact our professional as well as our personal lives. As AI topics clearly generate more questions than answers, the series will strive to unveil trends and expectations from the inevitable social and technological changes which the future will bring.


April 13
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Austrian Cultural Forum
28 Rutland Gate
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