PSP Free Guest Speaker Talk – John Havens, Executive Director of The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

Thursday, January 18, 2018
11 AM - 12 PM

Ethically Aligned Design - Prioritizing Values Driven Methodologies in AI and Beyond

The PSP Journals Committee will be hearing from guest speaker John Havens, Executive Director of The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems on Thursday, January 18th from 11:00am-12:00pm (ET) at the Wolters Kluwer/NY Office. John will discuss Ethically Aligned Design - Prioritizing Values Driven Methodologies in AI and Beyond: The word "ethics" is not often associated with innovation.  Often synonymous with "compliance," most hear the term and worry their efforts will be scrutinized in a way that will hinder their funding or work.  However, methodologies like Values Driven or Values Based Design (VBD) are being utilized by organizations working to better understand the values of their end users in the products, systems, and services they provide customers.  Beyond issues of professional ethics, these methodologies allow organizations to do deep dives on their key stakeholders to better ask the questions that will allow them to design with their customers' deepest values in mind.  Rather than hindering innovation, these methodologies help reinvent it in the algorithmic age. 

The guest speaker talks are free of charge but you will need to sign up as space is limited.  You can sign up to hear the talks in-person or via teleconference.  If you or a colleague wishes to attend, please contact Sara Pinto at and state whether you would like to attend in person or remotely.