MASTERCLASS ON  

ETHICS IN AI AND BIG DATA:

DEFINING THE ISSUE, RESOLVING THE PROBLEM

5th August, 2021

18:30-20:00 (IST)

Dr. ANG Peng Hwa

HOW DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IS CHANGING MARKETING

Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, NTU Singapore.

Introduction

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most revolutionary technology of our times. Combined with the increasing prevalence of big data, AI has the potential to influence the way we live, work and even exist in society. The immense scope notwithstanding, it becomes essential to explore the role of ethics while designing AI solutions across the media spectrum including bias in decision making, potential manipulation of data, privacy issues, lack of transparency etc. To some extent, these issues represent not just a moral but also a social responsibility of businesses towards consumers and society as a whole.

 

In order to learn more about these issues, we would like to invite you to this interactive and informative masterclass on:

Ethics in AI and Big Data: Defining the Issue, Resolving the Problem

By Dr. ANG Peng Hwa

The masterclass will argue that ethics in the AI and big data space should aim to resolve ethical dilemmas, which are right vs right issues. Many ethical guidelines do not address ethic problems because they point to clear wrongs, which should be avoided.

Speaker

Dr. ANG Peng Hwa

Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, NTU Singapore.

Professor Ang Peng Hwa teaches and researches media law and ethics at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the author of Ordering Chaos: Regulating the Internet (CEngage, 2005), which argues that the internet can be, is being and should be regulated.

 

He was a member of 40-strong Working Group on Internet Governance that was appointed by then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to prepare a report for the 2005 World Summit on the Information Society. The report led to the establishment of the Internet Governance Forum.

 

 He went on to co-found the Global Internet Governance Academic Network, a community of academics researching internet governance, serving as its inaugural chair. He also kick-started the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum helping to coordinate the earlier meetings.

 

He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard and Oxford universities. In 2008, he spent his sabbatical in Ahmedabad, India, to help start a doctoral programme at the Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad.

 

He was President of the International Communication Association in 2015 and currently editor of the Asian Journal of Communication. He is interviewed regularly by the Singapore media and has also appeared in articles in the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, TIME magazine, and the Economist magazine’s Marketplace. 

 

A lawyer by training, he worked as a journalist before going on to pursue a Master’s in communication management at the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. in the mass media at Michigan State University.

  • Importance of ethics in AI and Big Data

  • Tools and frameworks to differentiate ethical dilemmas from clear wrongs

  • Examples of ethical challenges like lack of transparency

  • How to resolve ethical dilemmas in AI and big data

  • How to factor unpredictable consequences of implementing AI

     

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WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • Technology business leaders

  • Entrepreneurs & Startup leaders

  • Innovation Enthusiasts 

  • Technocrats in Public Service

  • Data Scientists/ Engineers

  • Business Consultants

  • Research and Development Professionals

  • Marketing Professionals

  • Project Managers

  • Architect & Design Professionals

WHO SHOULD ATTEND