At the end of each month we’ll be hosting a Webinar featuring the same guests who were on the Radical AI Measuremenality podcast. We’ll also invite additional guests who are working in IEEE SA committees, Standards Working Groups, or other programs. That way we can further explore the themes and issues brought up on the podcasts to best grow our work with relevance and specificity.
Webinar #2: Measurementality: Children's Data and Sustainability
Date: 25 February @ 12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET
If we don't honor how we measure and protect children's data or take measures of the environment, we have no sustainable future.
Join host John C. Havens from IEEE SA as he interviews Sandy Pentland of MIT, Baroness Beeban Kidron of the 5Rights Foundation, and Branka Panic, Founder of AI for Peace in our latest installment of Measurementality. Focusing on the key goal of our series, "defining what counts in the algorithmic age," guests will discuss issues like data privacy for children, data agency for all, and how metrics like the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and other human rights oriented metrics are being utilized in the design of Artificial Intelligence Systems (AIS).
Webinar #3: Measurementality: Counting Mental Health and Caregiving
Date: 25 March @ 12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET
What metrics do you trust that guide your efforts to improve your mental health? And how do you value the caregivers in your lives? How does the fact that caregiving metrics aren't a part of GDP/ economic Indicators affect how society and AI Systems design prioritize mental health and caregivers - or not?
Join host John C. Havens from IEEE SA as the Measurementality series continues to define "what counts in the algorithmic age" with guests including Dr. Riane Eisler, president of the Center for Partnership Studies (CPS) and author of The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics, hailed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as “a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking”; Amandeep Gill, Director of the Global Health Centre project on International Digital Health & AI Research Collaborative (I-DAIR), and former Executive Director and co-Lead of the Secretariat of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation; and, Maria Palombini, Director, Emerging Communities & Opportunities Development, Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice Lead at IEEE SA.
Webinar #4: Measurementality: What are We Optimizing For?
Date: 29 April @ 12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET
In this episode we'll be "identifying what counts in the algorithmic age" by analyzing how existing metrics regarding human wellbeing along with environmental flourishing are being globally measured today.
While it's often assumed that human "wellbeing" refers to moods or emotions that can't be measured, the fields of positive psychology and happiness indicators provide multiple objective and subjective ways to measure long term human flourishing that can and should be utilized in the design of AI. Likewise, environmental metrics that often are used solely as ways to minimize harms after a product or service are built are not keeping our planet from deterioration faster than we can address it via normal means of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting. So how can we better understand what we're optimizing for in the AI we create to include people and planet in design measures at the outset of everything we create?
Join John C. Havens of IEEE as he interviews Laura Musikanski, Executive Director of The Happiness Alliance and Chair of IEEE 7010-2020; Jonathan Stray, Visiting Scholar at Center for Human-Compatible AI and former research partner at The Partnership on AI and author of Aligning AI to Human Values means Picking the Right Metrics; Maike Luiken, Past President, IEEE Canada and the founding director of the Bluewater Technology Access Centre; and, Nell Watson, Tech Ethicist and Chair, IEEE ECPAIS Transparency Experts Focus Group on April 29th at noon Eastern to learn more.