IFIP WG 8.3 : Virtual Panel Discussion: “Ethical Decision Making”

From: 25 Mar 2022 - 13:00 To: 25 Mar 2022 - 14:00

IFIP WG 8.3 : Virtual Panel Discussion: “Ethical Decision Making”

While issues arising from ethics and trust are not new, there is increasing concern about what it means to make ethical decisions particularly in light of the increasing use of emerging technologies such as AI and analytics.

Values are important in decision making, and novel forms of decision support are creating new ethical dilemmas and value issues.

This virtual panel discussion will explore the topic of ethical decision making from both a philosophical and technological perspective.

We will consider questions such as: "just because we can do something, is it the right thing to do?", "what are the ethical implications?", "who will be affected?", and "what does doing this say about us as individuals, organisations, or government agencies?”. 

Date 25th of March 2022
Time 1.00-2.00 PM
Location Online 
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Panellist TBC
Contact Ciara Heavin, email: [email protected]

About the Speakers

Rev. Timothy Brown, S.J., (above, left) is an associate professor of Law and Social Responsibility at Loyola University Maryland. He holds a JD from George Mason University along with degrees in divinity studies that give him a unique perspective on ethical decision making. He has held many senior leadership positions and corporate board memberships. A favourite teacher among students of all ages and friend to many, Fr. Brown leads us to think more deeply. He has published in a variety of subjects including corporate social responsibility, revenue generation at casino resorts, ethical failures in socially responsible businesses, distraction, and consolation. He has been honoured with a number of awards including the University Distinguished Teacher of the Year.

Dr Sara Helen Wilford (above, centre) is a Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, and also works as an ethics evaluator for the European Commission. She was Science Technology Public Policy fellow in the Kennedy School of Government, at Harvard University, and a research fellow at the University of Warwick, where she led a number of research projects. Her areas of interest are computer ethics, surveillance, privacy, responsible research and innovation and public policy. Her background is multi-disciplinary with an extensive experience of qualitative methods. She has a degree in Public Administration and Management, and a PhD in Computing Ethics and Public Policy.

Dr Adrian Byrne (above, right) is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Career-FIT PLUS Fellow at CeADAR and he is also Lead Researcher of the AI Ethics Centre at Idiro Analytics. With qualifications and work experience in economics and statistics, Adrian is a quantitative social scientist with expertise in multilevel modelling investigating inequalities at different levels and examining how these inequalities interact. Adrian has been awarded funding to undertake a research project entitled “Algorithmic auditing for improving model explainability and detecting bias using sociodemographic data”. This project is jointly supported by the CeADAR centre (National Centre for Applied Data Analytics & Machine Intelligence at University College Dublin) and Idiro Analytics.