IEEE SEM Section 2017 Fall Conference - Ethics in Engineering, Science & Technology (ETHICS 2017)

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IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section


Keynote Speaker:  John C. Havens

Keynote Speech:  "Prioritizing ethical considerations at the front-end of design”

Venue: Burton Manor - Livonia   http://www.burtonmanor.net/

 

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THEME:  We have chosen Ethics in Engineering, Science and Technology (ETHICS 2017), in recognition of the difficulty in a modern world of fulfilling multiple and sometimes conflicting moral obligations to different parties. The emergence of engineering as a distinct profession has been accompanied by a need to clarify the relationship between the self-interest that engineering practitioners have in advancing their careers and business interests, and their moral obligations to society, to their employers and/or clients, and to their profession. As global, social, environmental and business pressures have evolved over the past 150 years, ethical dilemmas have intensified. It has become necessary for all of us to reflect carefully as we traverse an evolving and increasingly challenging ethical landscape.

PROGRAM:  ETHICS 2017 provides an exciting opportunity to consider issues concerning modern engineering ethics and ethical standards, and their impact on our lives, careers, profession and society. Our keynote and invited speakers, panel forum, and dinner reception will facilitate exchange of experience and perspectives on many levels.

SPEAKERS:  ETHICS 2017 will host an impressive range of topics and invited speakers, including:

  • Dinner Keynote: Prioritizing ethical considerations at the front-end of design – John C. Havens, Executive Director of The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems.
  • RFID Implant Technology and Artificial Intelligence: Can We Spell Ethics and Trust? – Cheryl L. Brown, Associate Professor, Political Science and Public Administration, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
  • Youth, Ethics and Technology in a Changing World – Ali Muzzaffar, Senior Consultant at Deloitte, Chair of the Sir Syed Global Scholar Award, and Delegate at the United Nations 2017 Winter Youth Assembly.
  • Intelligent personal digital assistants: new challenges in security, privacy and tech policy - Emily McReynolds - Program Director Tech Policy Lab - University of Washington.
  • 48V Mild Hybrid Vehicle Systems: Modeling, Control and Energy Management Strategy - Yue-Yun Wang - Technical Fellow - Power Train Systems Research Lab - General Motors

 



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  • 27777 Schoolcraft Road
  • Livonia, Michigan
  • United States 48150
  • Building: Burton Manor
  • Room Number: Main Conference Room
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  • Conference Co-Chair: Philip Hall Philip.Hall@ieee.org   734-385-4321

    Conference Co-Chair: Nevi Kaja nkaja@umich.edu    313-587-1268

    Scott Lytle Event Registrar 734-983-6012

     

  • Co-sponsored by Philip Hall
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  Speakers

John C. Havens
John C. Havens of Executive Director of The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems

Topic:

“Prioritizing ethical considerations at the front-end of design”

To fully benefit from the potential of Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems (AI/AS), we need to go beyond perception and beyond the search for more computational power or solving capabilities. We need to make sure that these technologies are aligned to humans in terms of our moral values and ethical principles. AI/AS have to behave in a way that is beneficial to people beyond reaching functional goals and addressing technical problems. This will allow for an elevated level of trust between humans and our technology that is needed for a fruitful pervasive use of AI/AS in our daily lives.


 


Eudaimonia, as elucidated by Aristotle, is a practice that defines human wellbeing as the highest virtue for a society. Translated roughly as “flourishing,” the benefits of eudaimonia begin by conscious contemplation, where ethical considerations help us define how we wish to live. By aligning the creation of AI/AS with the values of its users and society we can prioritize the increase of human wellbeing as our metric for progress in the algorithmic age.

Biography:

John C. Havens is the Executive Director of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems (see https://standards.ieee.org/develop/indconn/ec/autonomous_systems.html). He is also a regular contributor on issues of technology and wellbeing to Mashable, The Guardian, HuffPo and TechCrunch and is author of Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity To Maximize Machines and Hacking Happiness: Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World.

 

John was an EVP of a Top Ten PR Firm, a VP of a tech start-up, and an independent consultant where he has worked with clients such as Gillette, P&G, HP, Wal-Mart, Ford, Allstate, Monster, Gallo Wines, and Merck. He is also the Founder of The Happathon Project, a non-profit utilizing emerging technology and positive psychology to increase human wellbeing.

 John has spoken at TEDx, at SXSW Interactive (six times), and as a global keynote speaker for clients like Cisco, Gillette, IEEE, and NXP Semiconductors. John was also a professional actor on Broadway, TV and Film for fifteen years.

Address:New Jersey, United States

John C. Havens of Executive Director of The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems

Topic:

“Prioritizing ethical considerations at the front-end of design”

Biography:

Address:Michigan, United States

Dr. Wang

Topic:

48V Mild Hybrid Vehicle Systems: Modeling, Control and Energy Management Strategy

Biography:

Address:Pontiac, Michigan, United States

John C. Havens of Executive Director of The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems

Topic:

“Prioritizing ethical considerations at the front-end of design”

Biography:

Address:New Jersey, United States

John C. Havens of Executive Director of The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems

Topic:

“Prioritizing ethical considerations at the front-end of design”

Biography:

Address:Michigan, United States

John C. Havens of Executive Director of The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems

Topic:

“Prioritizing ethical considerations at the front-end of design”

Biography:

Address:New Jersey, United States





Agenda

Registration Fee Schedule:  

Online Registration extended to November 6, 2017 at 11:59 PM.

After November 6, 2017:  Register At The Door - Credit Cards Only  (No Cash or Checks).

 

Conference Attendee Fees:

Students/Retired/Unemployed (Members).........$35

IEEE and ESD Members ..................................$60

Non Members ...............................................$80

Student Table Sponsor(8 students)..................$250

Silver Sponsorship Registration........................$500

Gold Sponsorship Registration..........................$1000

Platinium Sponsorship Registration....................$2000

Diamond Sponsorship Registration....................$3000

 

MEETING AGENDA

TIME

SESSION

1630-1700

Registration / Networking

1700-1705

Welcome & Opening Remarks: PHILIP HALL (Conference Chair)

1705-1735

Speaker #1: YUE-YUN WANG (General Motors)

48V Mild Hybrid Vehicle Systems: Modeling, Control and Energy Management Strategy

1735-1800

Speaker #2: ALI MUZZAFFAR (Deloitte)

Youth, Ethics and Technology in the Changing World

1800-1830

Speaker #3: EMILY McREYNOLDS (University of Washington)

Intelligent personal digital assistants – new challenges in security, privacy and tech policy

1830-1900

Speaker #4: CHERYL L. BROWN (University of North Carolina Charlotte)

RFID Implant Technology and Artificial Intelligence: Can We Spell Ethics and Trust?

1900-1930

Panel & Open Forum Q&A: Ethics in Industry and Innovation

Moderator: JOHN C. HAVENS (IEEE Global AI Ethics Initiative)

Panellists:

CHERYL L. BROWN (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC)

EMILY McREYNOLDS (University of Washington, Seattle WA)

ALI MUZZAFFAR (Deloitte, Orange County CA)

YUE-YUN WANG (General Motors, Warren MI)

BILL MOYLAN (Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti MI)

MANSOOR NASIR (Lawrence Technological University, Southfield MI)

1930-2030

Conference Dinner

2030-2115

Dinner Keynote: JOHN C. HAVENS (IEEE Global AI Ethics Initiative)

Prioritizing ethical considerations at the front-end of design

2115-2130

Closing Remarks: ROBERT NEFF (Chair, IEEE SEM Section)

 

 


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