July 28th, 5 pm CEST (Paris) time – 11 am EDT (NY) time
Abstract: The purpose of this PDW is to discuss new approaches to studying the recent ethical challenges that new technologies – Artificial Intelligence (AI) in particular – present for technology firms. Although in the past few years, after prioritized technology investment on AI and growing public concerns on the consequences of it, responsible innovation has also started to interest scholars, academic studies have been sparse so far. However, an emerging stream of research has started to discuss how technology firms navigate this emerging dynamic, and we aim to showcase this research and encourage research by other scholars in this PDW. For example, scholars have recently begun to discuss the potential links between corporate social responsibility efforts and AI accountability. In addition, research on ethical product design, leveraging on what we know about environmental sustainability as well as new business models which support a responsible capitalism have been emerging. In this PDW we will discuss the current state of corporate AI accountability and the exciting variety of new avenues for fruitful inquiry in this realm. The PDW will begin with a panel discussion of senior scholars and an industry practitioner followed by a moderated discussion and open Q&A to discuss current research interests by other interested scholars and industry leaders.
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