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Ethical & Societal Implications of Artificial Intelligence
February 15 @ 1:00 pm
IEEE UK and Ireland SSIT Chapter, SSIT IST-Africa SIGHT, UK and Ireland AESS Chapter, UK and Ireland Computer Society Chapter, UK and Ireland Systems, Man and Cybernetics Chapter, UK and Ireland Oceanic Engineering Society Chapter, UK and Ireland Circuits and Systems Chapter, UK and Ireland Women in Engineering and Northern Virginia/Washington/Baltimore SSIT Chapter are cooperating to organise this SSIT Lecture as a joint Webinar.
Prof Ali Hessami (Chair & Technical Editor, IEEE 7000 Standard and Vice Chair and Process Architect, IEEE Ethics Certification Program for Autonomous and Intelligent Systems) will present “Ethical & Societal Implications of Artificial Intelligence“.
This meeting will take place online at 6pm (UTC) on 15 February ’24. Click here to convert to your local time
IEEE and SSIT Members as well as non-IEEE Members are invited to Register and participate. IEEE Members should include their IEEE Membership Number when registering.
Access to online Meeting
Registered participants will be provided with the link prior to the event.
This lecture will cover the emerging threats and advances on technology ethics and will also refer to two IEEE initiatives in this context namely IEEE 7000 suite of standards and the Ethics Certification Programme for Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (ECPAIS).
A number of IEEE standards and publications have been produced lately to promote awareness, recognition of the threats to values and rights and provide guidance to public and private sectors on factoring ethics in their technological solutions, products, services and systems.
The main focus is on Autonomous Decision Making (ADM) and Algorithmic Learning Systems (ALS), the emerging regulatory landscape and approaches to the risk reduction in societal harms and ethical assurance of these technologies.
Prof Ali Hessami is the Director of R&D and Innovation at Vega Systems. He has an extensive track record in systems assurance and safety, security, sustainability, knowledge assessment/management methodologies and has a background in design and development of advanced control systems for business and safety critical industrial applications.
Ali represents UK on CENELEC & IEC safety systems, hardware & software standards committees. He was appointed by CENELEC as convener of a number of Working Groups for review of EN50128 Safety Critical Software Standard. Ali is also a member of Cyber Security Standardisation WG26 Group and started the IEEE SMC and the Systems Council Chapters in the UK and Ireland Section.
During 2017 Ali joined the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) initially as a committee member for the new landmark IEEE 7000 standard focused on “Addressing Ethical Concerns in System Design”. He was subsequently appointed as the Technical Editor and later the Chair of IEEE 7000 standard. In November 2018, he was appointed as the Vice Chair and Process Architect of the IEEE ‘s global Ethics Certification Programme for Autonomous & Intelligent Systems (ECPAIS).
Ali is a Visiting Professor at London City University’s Centre for Systems and Control in the School of Engineering & Mathematics and at Beijing Jiaotong University School of Electronics & Information Engineering. He is also a Fellow of Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Fellow of the UK Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) and a Life Senior Member of IEEE.