Ethical Approaches to Artificial Intelligence


Bring your own ideas to this free-form group discussion on AI, data science and the ethics of how to use these new tools. You’ll discuss when it’s okay to use machine learning and what an ethically deployed AI framework might look like. Led by Peter Haas, Associate Director of Brown University’s Human Centered Robotics Initiative. Hosted at Venture Cafe.

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Peter Haas

Peter Haas is the Associate Director of the Brown University

Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative where he helps in research on AR, VR and MR interfaces for robots, MR shared mental models with robots, social robotics for the elderly, UAV autonomy, Moral norms in AI, and some AI for emerging markets work. He thinks POMDP variants will be the next AI technique to pop the way deep learning did. He was the Co-Founder and COO of XactSense, a UAV manufacturer working on LIDAR mapping. Prior to XactSense, Peter founded AIDG – a small hardware enterprise accelerator in Haiti and Guatemala. AIDG did design for extreme affordability work and provided seed funding to local entrepreneurs. The largest company launched with AIDG support, Kingo Energy, now serves 2.5 million people with solar systems in Central America. Peter received both TED and Echoing Green fellowships. He has been a speaker at TED Global, The World Bank, Harvard University and other venues. He holds a Philosophy B.A. from Yale.