EVENT: UCL – Ethics, computer systems and the professions

Posted February 15th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This workshop aims to foster robust inter-disciplinary debate on the ethical challenges raised by the professions’ growing reliance on computer systems to replace or assist them with an increasing number of tasks

The workshop will be organised around four key threads for discussion:

1. “Ethics by Design?” To what extent is it possible to design computer systems that not only reduce professionals’ cognitive load but also actively improve their situational (and ethical) awareness? (for more details download ‘Ethics, Computer Systems and the Professions’)
2. “Developing awareness of the limits of computer systems, their (in)ability to explain themselves, and their appropriate use”: Do we need a new “triage” profession?
3. Debunking “learned” biases and prohibited discrimination within computer systems
4. “Learning the trade”: will the acquisition of professional “soft skills” be compromised by the automation of simple, repetitive tasks?’

Date: 15th March 2017, 6.00-7.30pm

Location: Gustave Tuck LT, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.