April 24, 2017

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Convocation Presentations

Keynote — Robotics and Artificial Intelligence: Technology, Society and the Individual — Subra Suresh, D.Sc., President, 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, P.E., Esq., 2016 – 2017 President, National Society of Professional Engineers
  • A System–Level Perspective on Self–Driving Cars and Engineering Ethics 
    • Jason Borenstein, Ph.D., Director, Graduate Research Ethics Programs, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Joseph Herkert, D.Sc., 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, Ph.D., Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • The Traffic Jam of Robots: Implications of Autonomous Vehicles for Trip–Making and Society — Joan Walker, Ph.D., Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Global Metropolitan Studies, University of California, Berkeley
  • Earning Trust and Evaluating Trustworthiness — Bryant Walker Smith, J.D., LL.M., Assistant Professor, School of Law and (by courtesy) School of Engineering, University of South Carolina
2017 Engineering Public Policy Symposium, April 25, 2017

Learn about the 2017 Engineering Public Policy Symposium, chaired by ASME and made possible by a grant from the United Engineering Foundation.