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 #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.
Webinar #5: Measurementality: Planning for The Planet
Date: 27 May @ 12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET
What does it mean to truly care for the planet? While many people use the word, "sustainability" in the context of business or policy, the concept of long-term stewardship for our ecosystems is often not the top priority for technological or policy oriented planning. How would the world look different, literally, if what counted most was the long term flourishing of our planet as a primary metric of success for all the AI and tech we design and build? And what does "sustainability" look like in practical ways versus just abstract concepts in regards to AI and in various industries and applications?
Join John C. Havens, host of Measurementality and Director, Emerging Technology & Strategic Development at the IEEE Standards Association as he interviews four top thought leaders working in the world of technology, sustainability, and wellbeing, including: Deborah Hagar, President of The Foundation for Sustainable Communities; Sinead Bovell, Founder of WAYE bridging the gap between young entrepreneurs and the digital future; Melodena Stephens, Professor of Innovation Management, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai; and, Benjamin Koo from Tsinghua University currently working as part of Kura Kura Bali's work on Sustainable Development.