April 24, 2017

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Convocation Presentations

Keynote — Robotics and Artificial Intelligence: Technology, Society and the Individual — Subra SureshPresident, Carnegie Mellon University

Session I — Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems in Engineering — The Challenges and Opportunities of This Frontier

Guest Presentation —

Session II — Ethics and Autonomous Vehicles

  • Moderator — Kodi Jean Verhalen, 2016 – 2017 President, National Society of Professional Engineers
  • A System–Level Perspective on Self–Driving Cars and Engineering Ethics 
    • Jason Borenstein, Director, Graduate Research Ethics Programs, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Joseph Herkert, Associate Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology & Society, North Carolina State University, Advisor-NAE Center for Engineering Ethics and Society
  • Moving Beyond the Trolley Problem: Why Engineers Really Need Ethics to Design Automated Vehicles — J. Christian Gerdes, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • The Traffic Jam of Robots: Implications of Autonomous Vehicles for Trip–Making and Society — Joan Walker, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Global Metropolitan Studies, University of California, Berkeley
  • Earning Trust and Evaluating Trustworthiness — Bryant Walker Smith, Assistant Professor, School of Law and (by courtesy) School of Engineering, University of South Carolina