Poughkeepsie Chapter of the Association For Computing Machinery

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ACM Code of Ethics and Implications for Artificial Intelligence


Rasit O. Topaloglu


Monday,       7:30 PM


Marist College, Hancock Center (Building 14 on map), Room 2023. We thank Marist College for hosting the chapter's meetings. Parking: 1) Lot north of Hancock Center. We are permitted to park there in spite of the signs. 2) Lot on south-east corner of Route 9 and Fulton Street. Take staircase at south-west corner of lot, and tunnel under Route 9.

More Information

This program is free and open to the public. Attendees should RSVP at Meetup.com.

All are welcome to join us beforehand for dinner at the Palace Diner at 6:00 PM.

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About the Topic

Ethics is one of the core differentiators of a profession. It may not get discussed on a regular basis, but can be critical at key times. Thus observation of and adherence to key ethical expectations are crucial. In this talk, we discuss the latest update to the ACM Code of Ethics. The update comes due to various changes in computing since the previous update in 1992, such as number and severity of cybersecurity attacks increasing, artificial intelligence becoming ubiquitous in everyday applications, and the changes in the definition of technical leadership as in an open source community. This is expected to be an interactive session where we discuss the new code. We then go through some case studies on the topic of artificial intelligence. We will discuss ethics for autonomous vehicles and an artificial intelligence-driven small loan appraisal service.

About the Speaker

Rasit Topaloglu obtained his Ph.D. from UCSD in Computer Science and Engineering. He has worked for Qualcomm, AMD, and GlobalFoundries. Rasit is currently a Senior Hardware Developer and Program Manager at IBM, dealing with 7nm technology and Power10 microprocessors that are due 2020. His contributions to IBM’s 14nm technology and Power9 processor design have led to Summit and Sierra supercomputers acquiring the first two spots on the Top500 List. Rasit has over fifty peer-reviewed publications and twenty-five US patents. He serves on IBM’s Internet of Things patent review board. His latest book on Beyond-CMOS Computing is out now. Last year he organized an ACM Workshop on Machine Learning and attracted 100 international attendees. Rasit serves as the Vice Chair of IEEE Mid-Hudson and Secretary of the Poughkeepsie Chapter of ACM.

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