Event /  16 Nov 2022

Artificial Intelligence and Conservation: Ethics

Many examples of unethical AI exist - including resume filters that are biased against women and facial recognition systems which perform worse when identifying people with darker skin. Conservation must be ethical to be effective, and the application of AI to the conservation space has its own challenges.

Online Event
16 Nov 2022
11:00 am ~ 12:00 pm America/New_York

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Series Overview

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has left the lab and now affects many aspects of our lives - from our smart phones automatically categorizing the photos we take to automated resume readers which sort us into viable and non-viable job candidates. Conservation organizations like WWF have long used AI to monitor the health of wildlife, forests, and other ecosystems, and just like everywhere else, new applications of AI are accelerating our ability to understand the world around us.

The series will focus on how AI is being used to support conservation efforts. The series will discuss the past, present and future of how these technologies advance sustainability, with a focus on the future, and an eye on both the upsides and the risks of these technologies in a conservation context.

Seminar 3
Artificial Intelligence and Conservation: Ethics

November 16, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Many examples of unethical AI exist - including resume filters that are biased against women and facial recognition systems which perform worse when identifying people with darker skin. Conservation must be ethical to be effective, and the application of AI to the conservation space has its own challenges.

Speaker: Dr. Renee Sieber, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, McGill University

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