Kol Ami — The Northern Virginia Reconstructionist Community

Is AI Color-Blind (and other ethical issues) (In Person and On Zoom)

March 17, 2024    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

with Jeremy Epstein and Dr. Rebecca Epstein-Levi

The third program in our Science Meets Judaism series brings together Kol Ami member Jeremy Epstein, Assistant Director for Technologies and Privacy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Dr. Rebecca Epstein-Levi, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Vanderbilt University. Their focus will be on ethical issues related to AI.

Artificial Intelligence offers the enormous promise of solving previously unsolvable problems in society, but also numerous risks, particularly when it comes to identifying and selecting people. For example, facial recognition systems frequently work substantially better for men than women and better for light-skinned than dark-skinned people — crucial aspects when used for law enforcement and even for innocuous purposes. We will explore the ethical problems and potential solutions, and how Jewish thought can aid in evaluating the codes of ethics and bill of rights that have been proposed around AI systems. A light reception will follow.

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