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Technologist Code of Ethics Roundtable on Dec 5. Looks Ahead

The Technologist Code of Ethics Roundtable Artificial intelligence, quantum computing, bio-medical inventions and more have emergent ethical issues that need to be addressed by society now. Explore the "how" with CSU.

As the new century soldiers on, convergence in technologies and ethics will continue to grow exponentially, as will the implications of how they intersect. It’s all moving at a pace that some might say exceeds the global understanding necessary, which falls somewhere between “with great power comes great responsibility” and “building the plane as we fly it,” to use some corporate phraseology.

One thing is certain: experts across a variety of industries, disciplines and academic backgrounds agree that collaboration will be the key to grounding the success of emerging technologies with responsibility, knowledge sharing and best practices. Cleveland State University understands that this forward-thinking is required to be successful in the future—in terms of faculty, research and more.

The Technologist Code of Ethics Roundtable coming this Monday, December 5 will gather experts from academia and industry to discuss a variety of topics surrounding ethics as it applies to technology. The day-long webinar, powered by the CSU T.E.C.H. Hub, New America and PIT-UN, will begin at 8:30 a.m. and is moderated by Charles McElroy, Ph.D., assistant professor in Information Systems at CSU.

“Our modern economy is founded on the development of new technologies which affect every aspect of our lives,” said Dr. McElroy. “However, some of these new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing and bio-medical inventions to name but a few, have emergent ethical issues that need to be addressed by society as a whole if we are to promote human flourishing.” 

“I am pleased to invite the larger Cleveland Community to join us on Monday as we explore these issues with noted experts in the field,” he added. “We have gathered an all-star group of thought leaders from all over the US who will walk with us as we examine the various issues that we need to consider as we collectively articulate the necessary foundations of a technologist's code of ethics.”

The Technologist Code of Ethics Roundtable panelists include:

Michael X. Delli Carpini, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Director PIT-UN Program

Joseph Carvalko, J.D. Yale University Technology and Ethics Working Research Group, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

Mihir Kshirsagar, J.D., Princeton University, Director PIT-UN Program

Mary L. Gray, Ph.D. Microsoft Research and Sangeeta Panicker, Ph.D., Director of Public Policy, Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R)

Shannon French, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, Inamori Ethics Center

Brian Gran, Ph.D., J.D., Case Western Reserve University Law School

Martin Wolf, Ph.D., Bemidji State University, Director, ACM Ethics and Society Committee

Emmanuel Ayaburi, Ph.D., Cleveland State University, Assistant Professor (In-Person)

Health Partnership AI, Consortium of Technology and University Institutions (Remote)

Further details and registration can be found at the Technologist Code of Ethics Roundtable page.