Joanna Bryson

Joanna Bryson, University of Bath (UK) Foto: CITEC/Universität BielefeldFor the winter term in 2017 Joanna Bryson, University of Bath (Great Britain) has promised the Visiting Professor for Gender Studies. Can machines have biases? Why is artificial intelligence also a feminist issue? As an expert in artificial intelligence, Bryson pursued questions such as these. She addressed whether machines can have human-like biases, and presented the findings of her research on this topic. Bryson spoke about feminist and ethical perspectives on artificial intelligence. In addition to these two talks, she offered a block seminar on AI for students in which she used a simulation platform. As an American and a professor of psychology, she teaches at the University of Bath and is currently a visiting researcher at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University.

1. Talk: "We Didn’t Prove Prejudice Is True: Why and When Machines Have Human Bias" - 16 November 2017 - CITEC

2. Talk: "Why AI Ethics is a Feminist Issue: The Legal and Moral Lacuna of Machine Rights" - 22 November 2017 - CITEC

The block seminar "Using the Tools of Theoretical Biology and AI social Simulation to understand human Behaviour" took place from 20 to 21 November 2017 and was open to master students and PhD researchers.

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