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Responsible AI starts with higher education

May 11, 2020

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A guest op-ed co-authored by the dean of Seattle U's College of Science and Engineering and an alumni who works in AI at Microsoft say we need to ensure that those entering careers in technology have studied how technology can impact society.

Written by Michael Quinn, PhD, dean of the College of Science and Engineering; and Scott Hoogerwerf, Principal Group Program Manager, Ethics & Society, Microsoft Cloud & AI, the opinon column in the May 8 online edition of the Puget Sound Business Journal makes the case that "addressing the range of challenges facing contemporary companies also requires an expansion of the talent profile of employees. Specifically, we need to ensure that those entering careers in technology have studied how technology can impact society. Higher educational institutions should take this responsibility seriously. For example, a new initiative in ethics and transformative technologies at Seattle University, supported by Microsoft, is stimulating the development of new undergraduate courses in ethics and technology."

Read the column here.

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