Guest Speaker Ville Vakkuri, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Vakkuri’s research topic molds the AI community’s view towards ethically designed systems in artificial intelligence by embedding ethics to AI with a new practical approach.

Research Interests

  • Ethical design and development of AI systems
  • Practical implementation of ethics
  • Machine ethics
  • Conceptual ethics
  • Philosophical conceptualization

He holds a MSc in Theology with a Social Ethics major from the University of Helsinki. Currently, he is a PhD student in computer science and information technology faculty member at the University of Jyväskylä.Vakkuri brings these research disciplinary areas together serving each other to provide a new level of true multidisciplinary applied research. For example, his unconventional background as an ethics professional in computer science also includes hands-on work experience on ML tools. He is also trained programmer in e.g. Java and C# as well as in Big Data. Vakkuri’s experience also includes advisory work in applied ethics in the OneSea autonomous maritime ecosystem

Event Information:

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 9:00 am – 9:50 am

Oliver Hall Auditorium Room 112

The event is sponsored by the UL Lafayette School of Computing and Informatics and the Center for Visual and Decision Informatics.