Selected Seminars


AI & Society: Seminar with Joi Ito @ Harvard Law School

AI technologies have the potential to vastly enhance the performance of many systems and institutions, from making transportation safer, to enhancing the accuracy of medical diagnosis, to improving the efficiency of food safety inspections. However, AI systems can also create moral hazards, by potentially diminishing human accountability, perpetuating biases that are inherent to the AI’s training data, or optimizing for one performance measure at the expense of others. These challenges require new kinds of “user interfaces” between machines and society. We will explore these issues, and how they would interface with existing institutions.

The Social Dilemma of Autonomous Vehicles @ tedx cambridge

Talk at TEDxCambridge on the Social Dilemma of Driverless Cars, describing my recent research with Azim Shariff and Jean-Francois Bonnefon, as well as the Moral Machine Web site built by my students Edmond Awad and Sohan Dsouza.

Making social networks work: Seminar @ ATLAS Institute, UC Boulder

How is social media changing the way social networks solve complex tasks? And what are the physical and cognitive limits of these networks? This seminar summarizes my work on this topic at the University of Colorado, Boulder's ATLAS Institute.