• Past Event

Markkula Center – The Character of AI – A Technology Ethics Conference

July 21, 2022
9:00am – 4:15pm PST 12:00pm EST5:00pm GMT

Organized by The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics brings the traditions of ethical thinking to bear on real world problems. Beyond a full range of events, grants, and fellowships for the Santa Clara University Community, the Center also serves professionals in fields from business to health care, from government to the social sector, providing innovative approaches to problems from fake news to privacy protection.

Event Overview

This day-long public conference on AI ethics provided a showcase for moral expertise and intelligence as applied to AI. This event was distinct from typical academic conferences: each session brought into conversation academic philosophers, graduate students and early career researchers addressing relevant topics, and technology practitioners. The goal was to feature a variety of stakeholder perspectives that informed and challenged each other to advance the goal of developing morally enriching AI—AI that not only is informed, guided, and challenged by human moral intelligence, but that enables and encourages its further enrichment and cultivation, rather than replacing or degrading it.

PAI’s Dr. Tina Park participated in the 2nd Panel: AI and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, alongside Marion Boulicault (MIT), Matthew Kuan Johnson (Oxford University), Associate Prof. Erick Ramirez, (Santa Clara University), and Irina Raicu (Markkula Center).

PAI Representative

Tina M. Park

Head of Inclusive Research and Design