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Rodrigo Barbosa e Silva

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:20am
Winter 2019
LC Conference Room

Rodrigo Barbosa e Silva, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

Ethical Implications of Emerging Technologies: Education, Public Policy, Computers, and Society

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning offer great promises, but they also raise important questions that Education must deal with. Data collected from past facts are fundamental to the techniques that enable these technologies. Contradictory, Education has the power/duty to envision the future of any society while transmitting accumulated knowledge.

How to deal with a technology that can “learn” the past to support new futures?

Rodrigo will explain a current trend in computer science at Stanford. There is no natural technology: they all are created, maintained, and expanded by professionals. The average CS professional does not have a strong background in ethics and public policy, thus CS, Law School, Political Science, and other departments are working to offer a “deep learning” also in social aspects of computers. I will show that the current public policy in Brazil does not address these social aspects appropriately. Also, I will show how Academia can collaborate with better employment of tech resources in Education taking into account that, potentially, students will act in a transformed society in the future.