Ethical Issues in AI and Computing Conference

Embedded EthiCS @ Harvard: bringing ethical reasoning into the computer science curriculum.

In partnership with Social & Ethical Responsibilities of Computing at MIT, Embedded EthiCS @ Harvard is excited to announce a workshop on ethical issues in AI and computing (broadly construed). This conference will bring together scholars working from the Greater Boston area and beyond to discuss research, pedagogy, and other topics in these areas.

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Event Dates

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, June 2–3, 2022

Event Host

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Keynote Speakers

Alison Simmons

Alison Simmons, Harvard University

James Mickens

James Mickens, Harvard University


Updates regarding exact times of talks will be coming soon

  • The Role of Imaginative Variation in Ethics by Design by Stacy Doore (Colby) & Fernando Nascimento (Bowdoin)
  • Legitimacy of what? A call for democratic AI design by Jonne Maas (TU Delft)
  • Click Gap isn’t Paternalist, Epistemic or Otherwise—And That’s a Good Thing by Jenna Donohue (Harvard)
  • Autobiographical Thinking as a Pedagogical Tool: Envisioning oneself as a Protagonist of ethics by Omowumi Ogunyemi (Pan - Atlantic)
  • Examining Professional Social Responsibility Development among Computer Science Undergraduates Using the Generalized Professional Responsibility Assessment by Quintin Kreth (Georgia Tech)
  • Biased-by-design: why algorithms are necessarily value-laden by Phillip Kieval (Cambridge)
  • Violence and Cyber Violence by Kiran Bhardwaj (Andover)
  • William Cochran (Harvard)
  • The Right to be an Exception in Data-Driven Decision-Making by Sarah Cen (MIT) & Manish Raghavan (Harvard)
  • Avoiding harms or promoting the good? Two approaches to embedded ethics in computer science education by Avigail Ferdman (Technion)
  • Special Event: Greater Boston Area AI Ethics Lightning Round

Special Events

  • Greater Boston Area AI Ethics Lightning Round: June 2, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
  • Outdoor Reception & Networking: June 2, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Participation Modes

In-person attendance will be limited to speakers on the programme and invited guests.

All others interested in attending the workshop may attend the conference remotely via Zoom. Registration is free-of-charge, but required of all attendees.

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