Krea Data Science Talk: A Talk on Navigating the Ethical Horizon: A Journey into Responsible AI by Dr Vishnu S Pendyala
About the Talk:
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly becoming general-purpose, pervading our day-to-day lives. The ubiquitous integration of AI into various facets of society necessitates a comprehensive examination of the ethical dimensions inherent in its development, deployment, and impact. The talk will navigate through key ethical challenges, such as bias, privacy, environment, and societal implications, providing insights into the evolving ethical horizon of AI, where innovation meets responsibility. It synthesises current research, governance initiatives, and future prospects, offering insights into the responsible evolution of AI and presenting a vision to shape a future where AI technologies align with human values and contribute positively to the well-being of individuals and societies. The talk will draw from the speaker’s recent OpEds on related topics published in reputable news sources such as Newsweek and Apple News.
About the Speaker:
Dr Vishnu S Pendyala is a faculty member in Applied Data Science and an Academic Senator at San Jose State University. He serves as the Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Santa Clara Valley Chapter and is recognised as an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Contributor. During his recent three-year term as an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Distinguished Speaker, and prior to that as an industry expert and researcher, he was invited to speak at over 60 engagements, including conferences, faculty development programs, and other forums, some of which are available on YouTube and IEEE.tv.
As a senior member of the IEEE, Dr Pendyala has over two decades of experience in the software industry in the Silicon Valley. His book, Veracity of Big Data, and some of his other edited books on machine learning and software development are available in major libraries in US, including those of the US Congress, MIT, and Stanford University, as well as internationally.
In 2017, Dr Pendyala taught a one-week course sponsored by the Government of India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) under the GIAN program to Computer Science faculty from across the country. Additionally, he delivered the keynote in a similar program sponsored by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India, in 2022. Recently, he served on a National Science Foundation (NSF) proposal review panel.
Dr Pendyala received the Ramanujan Memorial Gold Medal and a shield for his college at the State Math Olympiad in Andhra Pradesh, India. He played an active role in the Computer Society of India and served as the Program Secretary for its annual national convention. Furthermore, he has served as an Area Governor with Toastmasters International and has received the Distinguished Toastmaster, Area Governor of the Year, and Silver Scribe awards.
End Date - 25-02-2024
Time - 12:00 AM