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Stanford Professor Mehran Sahami

Event Details

Thu, October 03, 2019
07:00PM - 09:00PM
WeWork Space, 14th Floor
600 Congress St., Austin TX 78701
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Registration Period:
$20 ($10 for recent alums). Includes wine and cheese and appetizers
Fred Nugen, MS '01

Presentation begins at 7:30 p.m.
An informal happy hour will follow the presentation.

Ethical Dilemmas in Artificial Intelligence and Privacy
Artificial Intelligence has tremendous potential to improve efficiency in a variety of domains through tools for automated decision-making. However, AI also has the potential to lead to outcomes that reinforce human biases, disproportionately impact particular populations, and violate notions of privacy. Come explore some of the promise and perils that arise from AI to understand both some of the ethical issues and competing value trade-offs at stake.

Mehran Sahami, '92, MS '93, PhD '99, professor and associate chair for education in computer science, is the Robert and Ruth Halperin University Fellow in Undergraduate Education. His research interests include artificial intelligence, computer science education, and computer ethics. An award-winning instructor, he teaches a variety of courses in computer science, including CS106A: Programming Methodology, which often has more than 600 students enrolled, and teaches a new interdisciplinary class on computers, ethics, and public policy with colleagues from the Political Science department.


This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Club of Austin and Stanford Engineering.

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