Automatic Ethics

General Session February 28, 2017 8:30 am - 9:15 am

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Jacob Ward

Keynote by Jacob Ward, Former Editor-in-Chief, Popular Science – Who do you sue when a robot car crashes? Should a commander in the field hand the power of life and death to an automated system? And what happens when voice-recognition software becomes confused by an adult suffering from dementia? Jacob Ward, former editor-in-chief of Popular Science and current television correspondent for Al Jazeera and PBS, will discuss the unseen ethical dilemmas posed by the steady automation of our jobs, our movements, and our relationships.