Kelly Laas
Kelly Laas
http://ethics.iit.edu/
Librarian/Information Researcher Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions
Joined OEC on 12/15/2009
Organizations
Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions http://ethics.iit.edu/ 10 West 35th Street 14th Floor Chicago IL 60616 United States Phone312.567.3017 Emailcsep@iit.edu
Biography
Kelly Laas is the Librarian/Information Researcher at the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (CSEP) at the Illinois Institute of Technology. During her four years at the Center, she has supervised a number of projects relating to the development of online ethics resources and collections, including the management of CSEP's large Ethics Codes Collection and the development of the NanoEthicsBank , a web-based bibliographic database of materials on the social and ethical implications of nanotechnology. Kelly has also been the librarian for two NSF Research Experience for Undergraduate programs at IIT, assisting in the development and teaching of the ethics portion of these summer programs. She is currently working closely with the Online Ethics Center in the development of the Ethics Education Library , an online collection of scholarly literature and best practices in the area of ethics education, as well as a database of ethics case studies available on the web. She also coaches Illinois Tech's Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl team and helps run the Chicago-area High School Ethics Bowl regional competition. Kelly received her MLS in 2005 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a member of the College and Research Libraries division of the American Library Association.
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  • PostedThursday, March 1, 2018 at 11:17 AM
    Please join us on May 10-11th for our workshop, " Workshop: Brain-based and Artificial Intelligence: Socio-ethical Conversations in Computing and Neurotechnology"!
    
    May 10-11, 2018, Chicago, IL
    Organized by the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology
    
    http://ethics.iit.edu/BrainAIWorkshop
    
    Brain-based and Artificial Intelligence: Socio-ethical Conversations in Computing and Neurotechnology | Center For The Study Of Ethics In The Professions
    Call for Abstracts: Workshop: Brain-based and Artificial Intelligence: Socio-ethical Conversations in Computing and Neurotechnology
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  • PostedTuesday, February 6, 2018 at 11:08 AM

    Call for Abstracts

    Workshop – Brain-based and Artificial Intelligence: Socio-ethical Conversations in Computing and Neurotechnology

    May 10-11, 2018, Chicago, IL

    Organized by the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology

    This workshop seeks to explore the convergences and disparities in approaches to intelligence in neuroscience and computer science. It will reflect on how brain-based intelligence is similar to artificial intelligence and also how both can be combined in neurotechnology. Based on this, the workshop will explore the ethical and social implications that arise in AI and neurotechnology. We are using the term ‘brain-based’ intelligence to encompass both human and non-human animal intelligence. The workshop aims to advance an interdisciplinary discussion between scientists, practitioners, and scholars around these questions.

    Invited speakers:

    - Maria Gini, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota
    - Mark Coeckelbergh, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna
    - Mikhail Lebedev, Center for Neuroengineering, Duke University

    Topics for presentations may include but are not limited to:

    • Finding a Common Language: Psychology, Neuroscience, and AI
    • Understanding Intelligence: The Physiological and the Mechanical
    • Ethics of Anthropomorphic Design and Processes in AI
    • Ethical and Social Implications of AI and Neurotechnology
    • Rights in AI and Neurotechnology: Policies, Regulations and Legislation
    • Similarities and Differences of Ethics in AI and Neuroscience
    • Science-fiction: Friend or Foe?
    • Merging of Brains and AI Technology
    • Brain-Computer Interfaces
    • Hybrid Intelligence

    Presentations from the fields of neuroscience, computer science, engineering, psychology, philosophy, ethics, law, political science, and social science are invited. Please submit an abstract of up to 500 words. Abstracts for 20-30 minute presentations are due by March 9, 2018. Please send your abstract to csep@iit.edu. We also welcome your questions or proposals for additional workshop topics at csep@iit.edu.

    The workshop will be held in Chicago at the Illinois Institute of Technology downtown campus.

    For more information, please visit http://ethics.iit.edu/BrainAIWorkshop.

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