Second Annual Penn-Georgetown Digital Ethics Workshop March 29th – 30th, 2024

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All sessions will take place on the University of Pennsylvania campus in in Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Room F50, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. Registration not required. PhilEvents page


Will Fleisher, Will Fleisher, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University and Core Faculty Member, the Center for Digital Ethics at Georgetown University

Brian Berkey, Associate Professor, Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania


Friday, March 29th
9:45am – 10:00am: Opening Remarks

10:00am – 11:15am: Huzeyfe Demirtas (Chapman University) “AI Responsibility Gap: Not New, Not Inevitable, Unproblematic”
Comments: Chetan Cetty (SUNY-Oswego)

11:15am – 11:30am: Break

11:30am – 12:45pm: Elizabeth Edenberg (CUNY-Baruch), “Consent and Securing Digital Rights”
Comments: Tobey Scharding (Rutgers)

12:45pm – 2:15pm: Lunch

2:15pm – 3:30pm: Björn Lundgren (Erlangen-Nuremberg) & Kritika Maheshwari (Delft), “Fairness of Explanation Process in Algorithmic Decision Support Systems”
Comments: Meica Magnani (Northeastern)

3:30pm – 4:00pm: Break

4:00pm – 5:15pm: Megan Hyska (Northwestern) & Mike Barnes (ANU), “Interrogating Collective Authenticity as a Norm for Online Speech”
Comments: Sophia Wushanley (Michigan)

Saturday, March 30th
10:00am – 11:15am: Chelsea Rosenthal (Simon Fraser), “The Right to Explain”
Comments: A.G. Holdier (Arkansas)

11:15am – 11:30am: Break

11:30am – 12:45pm: Lindsay Brainard (Alabama-Birmingham), “Does AI Make Human Creativity Obsolete?”
Comments: Minji Jang (Georgetown)

12:45pm – 2:15pm: Lunch

2:15pm – 3:30pm: Aaron Gray (Georgetown), “Responsibility for the Use of Opaque Machine Learning Algorithms in Clinical Diagnosis”
Comments: Winnie Ma (Independent Scholar)

3:30pm – 4:00pm: Break

4:00pm – 5:15pm: Charlotte Unruh (Oxford), “Meaningful Work, Achievement, and Automation”
Comments: Christine Susienka (Sacred Heart)