I am excited to announce the NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology will launch in conjunction with an international conference I am chairing on tech ethics. As an original founder of the Alliance and a member of the steering committee, I worked hard with other faculty for nearly two years to make this happen.
The NYU Alliance will launch Friday February 6.
The third annual Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and Society (AIES) conference will be held in New York City February 7 – 8 2020. We invited 300 global scholars to New York City for a wide-ranging scientific program. The conference is sponsored by AAAI, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and ACM, Association for Computing Machinery. Furthermore, I will host an NSF event on government data literacy on February 9.
We started the Alliance in 2018 as a small band of NYU faculty experts who taught and researched technology ethics: from my Ethics of Data Science course at NYU Steinhardt, to social entrepreneurship in the Stern School of Business, and additional curriculum in the NYU Center for Data Science and NYU Tandon School of Engineering. We formally joined the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) in 2020.