You are here

AI, Programming & Ethics: Do Ethical Questions Matter? Guest Presentation by Ville Vakkuri

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00pm

Guest Speaker Ville Vakkuri, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Vakkuri’s research topic molds the AI community’s view towards ethically designed systems in artificial intelligence by embedding ethics to AI with a new practical approach.

Research Interests

  • Ethical design and development of AI systems
  • Practical implementation of ethics
  • Machine ethics
  • Conceptual ethics
  • Philosophical conceptualization

He holds a MSc in Theology with a Social Ethics major from the University of Helsinki. Currently, he is a PhD student in computer science and information technology faculty member at the University of Jyväskylä.Vakkuri brings these research disciplinary areas together serving each other to provide a new level of true multidisciplinary applied research. For example, his unconventional background as an ethics professional in computer science also includes hands-on work experience on ML tools. He is also trained programmer in e.g. Java and C# as well as in Big Data. Vakkuri’s experience also includes advisory work in applied ethics in the OneSea autonomous maritime ecosystem

Event Information

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 9:00 am - 9:50 am

Oliver Hall Auditorium Room 112

The event is sponsored by the UL Lafayette School of Computing and Informatics and the Center for Visual and Decision Informatics.

Primary sponsor: 
Center for Visual and Decision Informatics
School of Computing and Informatics
Speaker/performer name: 
Ville Vakkuri
Oliver Hall
Room name/number: 
Auditorium - Room 112
Event contact email: 
Event contact phone: 
(337) 482-0627
Event target audience: 
General public
Event open to: 
General public
Admission info: 
Free to public