Zaragoza Declaration: For a deontology in design and interaction with intelligent systems - Lecture WinterLAB 2019
WinterLAB 2019, will focus on the confluence between Art and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Zaragoza Declaration: For a deontology in design and interaction with intelligent systems - Lecture

Artificial Intelligence is not just another technology or an activity that affects only the academic and scientific field. It is a critical technology for socio-economic transformation that will lay the foundation for new digital economies, so its availability will be a key factor in the development of the digital economy. Its development or lack will affect well-being, prosperity and equality in future societies.

13:45 to 14:35

The impact of these devices is undeniable, but so is the concern about their potential for premature or malicious use. This socially obliges us to constitute mechanisms of collective action with which to control and prevent the inappropriate use of these technologies, from their conception and development to their scope and mode of exploitation and use.

In the context of the "Hybrid Knowledge" Summer School held in Zaragoza in early July 2019, a debate and a shared reflection was held, formed by scientists, professionals in this field, engineers and humanists on how to increase awareness about the benefits and risks involved in the development of artificial intelligence. Similar initiatives have been disseminated, such as the Toronto Declaration of 2018 or the Barcelona Declaration of 2017, but the Zaragoza Declaration has become more deeply interested in the notion of the social responsibility of the computer engineer.

This talk will explore the relevant points of the declaration that warn us about what all artificial intelligence technology should look like: socially responsible and environmentally sustainable, that traceability and testing are essential axes of its design, that it must be explainable and reproducible, that it must be approached from transdisciplinary teams and that its creators follow a code of ethics on social responsibility which respects the above points.

Given by: Manuel González Bedia

Manuel González Bedia is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Zaragoza. Bachelor of Science in Physics, Master of Science in Technological Innovation Management and PhD in Computer Science (Extraordinary Prize) from the University of Salamanca. For several years he worked in the field of business R&D (in England and Spain) and in the field of technology management as a consultant.

For more than a decade his research and academic activity has focused on understanding the mechanisms, organization and adaptive principles in natural or artificial systems and using this knowledge in the design of applications by expanding their current application areas and operating ranges.

He has been a professor/researcher at the universities of Salamanca, Complutense in Madrid and Carlos III in Madrid, and a postdoctoral researcher at the universities of Edinburgh and Sussex (Brighton).

He is a co-founder of the "Spanish Network of Cognitive Sciences" (ReteCog), a thematic network that constitutes an interdisciplinary research framework in the field of natural and artificial cognitive systems.

Since 2019 he is an "Advisor on Science and the University" in the Cabinet of the Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities.

Aimed at: General public

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