Sense & Sensibility of AI
Seminar series, 2021
Flemish AI Academy
AI systems carry the risk of creating filter bubbles and polarization. While AI is being rolled out into society, the discussion on how AI-based systems may align with and even affect our values is pushed to the forefront. We gave the computer senses, but how can we give it sensibility?
AI has an increasing influence on our daily lives, examples include automated decision-making for high-stake decisions such as mortgages and loans, automated risk assessments for bail, or recommenders on the internet. But can AI-systems also take into account human values? This debate requires a multi-disciplinary view, where both technical and non-technical perspectives have a prominent place.
In our lecture series ‘Sense & Sensibility of AI’ we aim for researchers to learn about the different aspects of ethics in AI, not only to become aware of them but also to learn about the impact of AI on society and about methodologies to identify, assess and possibly address ethical issues. These monthly seminars tackle subjects such as bias and fairness, privacy, trustworthiness, balancing technical, social, and regulatory perspectives.
The series is targeted towards researchers working in the broad field of AI and data science. To understand the lectures in full, it may be required to have a background in the technical aspects of AI/machine learning.
Sense & Sensilibity of AI is a seminar series developed by Flemish AI Academy in collaboration and with the support of all our partners, all universities in Flanders and Knowledge Center Data & Society.