Data Morgana: Our Future with Data Science
Data Morgana is a short lecture series, divided into four parts, about the promises, hype, and misconceptions surrounding data science. Join us at this fourth and final session, where we look at the ethical concerns of living with data science. (English / SG-Certificate*)
Time: 16:00-16:45 hrs.
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Data is the new gold! Does that mean data scientists are the new alchemists? In this short lecture series, we discuss the role of data science in general scientific practice, and in our global society. We look beyond the hype, beyond the mirage of unlimited promises and beyond hollow buzzwords. What have we accomplished with data science; what has it cost us; and what can we actually expect from it in the future? In this fourth and final session, our focus is on our Future with Data Science.
Living with Artificial Intelligence
After our previous sessions, where we largely assessed our current relation to data science and reflected on the effect data science has had on humanity so far, now it is time to look ahead. Because the most pressing question really is: as data science and artificial intelligence are here to stay, how do we live alongside them? Is our future dependent on our understanding and application of ethics? Which ethical problems do we need to face to make sure we can continue to safely coexist with our own creations? Will we even stay in control of ethical decision-making in an increasingly data-driven society?
Prof. dr. Vincent C. Müller is Professor for Philosophy of Technology at the Technical University of Eindhoven - as well as University Fellow at the University of Leeds, Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, London, President of the European Society for Cognitive Systems, and Chair of the euRobotics topics group on 'ethical, legal and socio-economic issues'.
Müller was Professor at Anatolia College/ACT (Thessaloniki) (1998-2019), Stanley J. Seeger Fellow at Princeton University (2005-6) and James Martin Research Fellow at the University of Oxford (2011-15). He studied philosophy with cognitive science, linguistics and history at the universities of Marburg, Hamburg, London and Oxford.
He is known for his research on theory and ethics of disruptive technologies, particularly artificial intelligence (AI). He has published widely on the philosophy of AI and cognitive science, philosophy of computing, philosophy of language, applied ethics, etc.