As artificial intelligence and autonomous machines become increasingly important, it is crucial to examine the ethics, morals, and explainability of these systems. To gain better understanding, we are starting an AI and ethics reading group. We will explore both foundational and recent literature on AI and ethics.

The group will be MIT-wide to encourage a community discussion. What are the pressing AI ethics questions of today? How can the MIT community contribute to this field?

If you are interested, please join our mailing list or fill out the interest form.

Next meeting

Our next meeting is Thurs May 9, 2019 from 5pm-6:30pm in (room TBD).

We are excited to have Adrienne Mannov leading this meeting. Adrienne is a social anthropologist who is visiting MIT from her postdoc in Denmark. She will be talking about an interdisciplinary project she has been working to help citizens engage in debate about their data security via virtual reality. This will be a great opportunity to walk through a design process (that involves multiple people of different backgrounds) for a specific project that deals with many of the issues we’ve touched on previously around data privacy, citizen’s rights, and democratizing information. We hope to see you there!

Spring 2019

Our regular meeting time for Spring 2019 will be Thursdays 5pm-7pm, beginning Thurs Feb 21.

For more updated information, join our mailing list.

Our planned meeting dates for this semester are:

  • Thurs Feb 21
  • Thurs Mar 07
  • Thurs Mar 21
  • Thurs Apr 04
  • Thurs Apr 18
  • Thurs May 02
  • Thurs May 09

If you have articles or papers you would like to discuss or are interested in leading a future reading group meeting, please contact ai-ethics-admin [at] mit [dot] edu