April 24, 2017
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Keynote — Robotics and Artificial Intelligence: Technology, Society and the Individual — Subra Suresh, President, Carnegie Mellon University
Session I — Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems in Engineering — The Challenges and Opportunities of This Frontier
- Moderator — Alan S. Brown, Associate Editor, Mechanical Engineering, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Autonomous Systems: The Future in Aerospace — Kevin A. Wise, Senior Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company
- The Journey of Using Autonomous Machines in Mining — Michael C. Murphy, Chief Engineer, Surface Mining & Technology Division, Caterpillar, Inc.
- Smart Manufacturing: Advanced Sensing, Controls, Platforms, Modeling, and Next–Generation OT/IT Practices — James F. Davis, CTO/CIO Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
- Ethically Aligned Design: Values–Driven Technology for the Algorithmic Age — John C. Havens, Executive Director, The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems
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
- 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