DIKU Bits: What's the deal with ethics in computing (and AI)?
Irina Shklovski, Professor of Communication and Computing in the Human-Centered Computing (HCC) section
What's the deal with ethics in computing (and AI)?
There is general agreement that ethical concerns represent important considerations in the development of technical systems, but what does this really mean for computer science? My work focuses on the challenge of translating the ideals of ethics, fairness, privacy, and responsibility into computer science in practice. In this talk I will discuss when and how technical challenges can become ethical concerns and why we can't treat ethics as a "problem to be fixed".
Irina Shklovski is Professor of Communication and Computing in the Human-Centered Computing section. Her projects address AI-driven futures, responsible and ethical technology design, online data leakage, information privacy, creepy technologies and the sense of powerlessness people experience in the face of massive personal data collection.
Which courses do you teach?
Societal Consequences of Information Technology (SoCIT) in Block 1 on the MSc – this is a brand new course that will start up next fall.
Which technology/research/projects/startup are you excited to see the evolution of?
I am rather curious to see what challenges the new EU AI Act will create for computer science (if any).