Optimization problems are challenging – then consider the smoke, haze and fog deceptions of adversarial inputs which are too subtle to be detected by humans. Can a failure here be simply swept away as artificial stupidity, or is there a dimension of human responsibility in this evolving world of human and machine? The world changes…AI must be algorithmically nimble and cannot stand still. Algorithms require tweaking, and every change presents a potential opening or vulnerability for adversarial deception. This is a realm beyond the vexing challenge of fabricated information and deep fakes.
Dr. Paul Root Wolpe
Director of the Center for Ethics
Dr. Paul Root Wolpe is the Raymond Schinazi Distinguished Research Professor of Jewish Bioethics, Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Biological Behavior, and Sociology, and the Director of the Center for Ethics at Emory University. Dr. Wolpe served for 15 years as the first Senior Bioethicist for NASA. He is Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience, the leading journal in neuroethics, and he sits on the editorial boards of over a dozen professional journals in medicine and ethics. Dr. Wolpe is the President of the Association of Bioethics Program Directors, the past President of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, a Fellow of the Hastings Center, and a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the country’s oldest medical society. He won the 2011 World Technology Network Award in Ethics, has recorded a TED Talk, and was profiled in the November, 2011 Atlantic Magazine as a “Brave Thinker of 2011.” Dr. Wolpe is a frequent contributor and commentator in both the broadcast and print media, having been featured on 60 Minutes and with a personal profile in the Science Times of the New York Times.
Dr. Chaz Lever
Dr. Chaz Lever, TAG DS&A Board Member and member of the Georgia Institute of Technology research faculty . His research focuses on developing data driven solutions at the intersection of data science, systems, networking, and security. Dr. Lever’s work spans many different areas that include mobile security, emerging Internet threats, traditional malware, and the Internet of Things. A common thread throughout his work is the use of data science techniques to derive valuable insights from large, real world datasets. Dr. Lever’s work has appeared at numerous top academic conferences and has also been featured in prominent news outlets including Newsweek, Wirecutter, and The Economist.