AI Ethics in the Age of COVID

Hey there! On June 18th at Noon PST, the AI LA Community and Kluge Interactive are hosting a special virtual event, where we will explore: What does it mean to be a good technologist?

The world’s pandemic has accelerated digital trends at a pace previously unimaginable. In times of such drastic change, we also come to realize what is of value to us.

In light of this, we want to focus this event in bringing to light what it takes to build a technologist of good character. In the magnitude of what’s going on, our sense of agency may feel disempowered, and our actions may feel small.

We believe that now more than ever it is important to regain our own sense of agency, understand what it means to be a good technologist for ourselves, define our values, and through our own self-improvements, build better technology.

Unless we can learn to be ethical human beings, we can’t expect to build great technology.


Matthew J. Gaudet, Lecturer of Ethics, School of Engineering, Santa Clara University

Reid Blackman, CEO, Virtue

Arathi Sethumadhavan, Head of User Research, Ethics & Society, Microsoft


Arturo Perez, CEO Kluge Interactive

Educating and collaborating on subjects related to Artificial Intelligence (AI) with a wide range of stakeholders in Los Angeles. #AILA #LongLA #AIforGood

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