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Distinguished Lecture Series Artificial Intelligence And Human Bias
16 March 2021

Distinguished Lecture Series: Artificial Intelligence and Human Bias

The lecture will be conducted online via Zoom video conferencing on Tuesday, March 16th at 10 AM (GMT+6, Kyrgyzstan time) at: https://us02web.zoom.us/s/84941707339?pwd=dnBMSkMyNG1vZlNibXRtbFhPWG9RQT09 (Passcode: 706095), or Facebook Live at http://www.facebook.com/ucentralasia.

Date

16 March 2021

Time

10:00-11:00 AM (KGT, GMT+6)

Steve Crown - Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Human Rights, Microsoft Corporation

Join us for UCA's Distinguished Lecture Series with Steve Crown on Creating a More Inclusive Future: Exploiting the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Human Bias on March 16th. Since joining Microsoft in 1997 Steve has led legal and policy teams responsible for the Windows Client, Xbox and Entertainment, and Office businesses, as well as legal strategy for China. This is a rare opportunity to listen to his visionary presentation and interact with him at this live online lecture. The event will be streamed online in English with a simultaneous Russian translation through Zoom and Facebook Live.

About the Speaker:

Steve is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at the Microsoft Corporation. As a member of Microsoft's UN Affairs’ team he works closely with colleagues at Microsoft and with external parties across the globe to advance company, industry, and multi-stakeholder initiatives, including through public-private partnerships. Since joining Microsoft in 1997 Steve has led legal and policy teams responsible for the Windows Client, Xbox and Entertainment, and Office businesses, as well as legal strategy for China. Steve holds degrees from the University of Washington, the University of Oxford, and Yale Law School. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Futures Council on Human Rights and Technology, and the Partnership on AI. He serves in leadership positions at a range of organizations, including the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber (past chair; executive committee), the Global Network Initiative (executive committee), the International Bar Association (Media Law executive committee), the American Society of International Law (executive council), and the US-Russia Business Council (board member).

Abstract

As countries and societies undergo digital transformation, application of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies from one side present opportunities, and from the other – raise numerous concerns.
Steve will start with an explanation how AI works, and during his lecture will address ethical and practical question of bias in AI.
You will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn about ethics in AI, and Steve’s work at Microsoft.

Language

The lecture will be delivered in English with a simultaneous Russian translation. Past online lectures are available on the University of Central Asia's YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/ucentralasia.

*Ideas presented in this lecture reflect the personal opinion of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Central Asia and/or its employees.