unctad.org | CSTD Side-Event - Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and the Developing World
CSTD Side-Event - Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and the Developing World
14 May 2019
14:00-15:00 hrs., Room XXVI, Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

Side Event of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)
 

Questions to be addressed:

  • How is the current wave of AI innovation likely to impact poor countries?

  • What policies may improve the capacity of developing countries to benefit from AI innovation?

  • Do you really want a computer to make ethical decisions like you do or should they follow purely logically a set of fixed rules?

  • If human beings have even occasional minor moral weaknesses; from whom should an autonomous artificial intelligence learn its ethics?

 
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Panellists:

  • Mike Hinchey, President of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), Chair of IEEE UK & Ireland and President of the Irish Computer Society.

  • Chrisanthi Avgerou, Professor of Information Systems at the Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science.

  • Don Gotterbarn, Researcher and promoter of professional computing practice, author of the Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.

  • David Kreps, Reader in philosophy of information systems at the University of Salford, UK.

Language(s):English
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Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD)

The United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development is a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Commission on Science and Technology for Development 

CSTD Dialogue

The CSTD Dialogue brings together leaders and experts to address what must be done to ensure that the potential offered by science, technology and innovation towards achieving the SDGs is ultimately realized.

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