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Arnie Rowland -- The Challenge of Ethical AI/ML

  • In-Person @ Salem, Oregon, United States (map)
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Pacific Daylight Time
  • Language: English

SalemSQL Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, October 9th, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Event Sponsored by TEKSystems
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Public Service Building 
(across the street from the state Capitol, the SE building on the Capitol Mall) 
255 Capitol St NE, Salem, Oregon 97310
Basement Room A

Featured Presentation:

The Challenge of Ethical AI/ML

Arnie Rowland

As more and more Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) impacts our lives, some voices are raising valid questions regarding Ethics and these technologies. Both AI and ML are initially created by humans, and reflect the predilections, biases, preferences, and even goals of the creators, and of the organizations that employ them. Often critical algorithms are deeply obfuscated, sometimes under the guise of ‘Trade Secrets’. What are the decision points that guide data acquisition and impact outcomes? How do we, as a society, ensure that software, and products controlled by software, have our, and societies’ best interest at a high enough level of concern? How do we, as creators, designers, abettors, and enablers of AI/ML ensure that our self-interest is aligned with the goals of society? How do we prevent ourselves from being unwitting dupes in unleashing products with intended or accidental nefarious impacts? This discussion should leave you with many questions to explore, both for your own edification as a data professional, and many questions to engage with in your organization as AI/ML projects are considered.

About Arnie:
Arnie is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, has been a Subject Matter Expert (SME) working on SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2012 training courses and the development of the Microsoft Certification Exams. Arnie was a Microsoft Certified Trainer for over a decade, and has served as a technical editor for several publishers, including multiple SQL Server titles in the Microsoft Official Curriculum. Arnie has served as adjunct faculty at both University and Community College. Clients include Fortune 500 and Multi-National companies, Federal and State agencies, foreign governments, nationally recognized training facilities, and local enterprises –both public and private. Arnie is a Senior Moderator on the MSDN and TechNet SQL Server related Forums, a founding member of the TechNet Wiki Governing Council, founder of the Oregon SQL User group, and has been the lead facilitator for SQLSaturday Oregon events for the past ten years.



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