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AI and Ethics Panel

AI and Ethics Panel

Tuesday May 2, 2023
2 - 3 p.m. EDT
Virtual Event

The University of Florida is hosting an AI and Ethics Panel, featuring faculty members with artificial intelligence and ethics expertise.

This panel will provide a unique opportunity for the higher education community to engage in a thought-provoking conversation about the intersection of AI and ethical considerations.



Attendees will leave with a deeper appreciation for the complexities of AI and the important role ethical considerations play in its development and implementation.

Panelists will explore various topics related to the ethical implications of artificial intelligence including:

  • Algorithmic bias
  • ChatGPT
  • Social impact of AI on different communities
Amelia Winger-Bearskin

Amelia Winger-Bearskin

Banks Preeminence Chair and Assistant Professor of AI and the Arts: Digital Worlds Institute at the University of Florida

Amelia Winger-Bearskin is an artist, technologist and researcher, who seeks to interrogate assumptions of artificial intelligence, both within the computer science community and in broader public conversations. She is the inventor of Honor Native Sky, a project for the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture: Honor Native Land Initiative. She founded Wampum.Codes which is both an award-winning podcast and an ethical framework for software development based on indigenous values of co-creation. In 2019 she was an invited presenter to His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, at his world headquarters in Dharamsala for the Summit on Fostering Universal Ethics and Compassion.


Duncan Purves

Duncan Purves

Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Florida

Duncan Purves specializes in ethics, especially ethical issues concerning artificial intelligence and the treatment of non-human animals. His past work was on ethical issues related to so-called 'autonomous weapons systems,' weapons which can target enemies without human oversight. He now has an NSF grant to investigate the ethical dimensions of predictive policing algorithms, which are being used to identify places and people at highest risk of crime. Some of the ethical concerns he is looking at include discriminatory impacts and community distrust. Duncan also has significant work on theoretical issues related to the nature and normative significance of harm.


Tina Tallon

Tina Tallon

Assistant Professor of AI and the Arts – School of Music at the University of Florida

Tina Tallon research focuses on the many ways in which artificial intelligence influences how artists engage with society, with a specific emphasis on equity and algorithmic justice. Her work has been featured by the New Yorker, NPR, Politico, and TheNextWeb, and recent international public speaking appearances include two keynotes at the Iceland Airwaves PRO conference in Reykjavík and the MIT-Grafenegg Forum in Austria. She has also served as an arts and technology entrepreneurship coach for MIT Bootcamps, and is currently a research affiliate in the MIT Department of Biological Engineering, where she is developing an engineering ethics curriculum based on her work with technological bias.


headshot of Sanethia Thomas

Sanethia Thomas

Assistant Instructional Teaching Professor at the University of Florida

Sanethia Thomas is an Assistant Instructional Teaching Professor at the University of Florida. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Computer & Information Science & Engineering, specifically Human-Centered Computing with a certificate in Athlete Development She is a National Science Foundation Fellow and GEM Fellow. Sanethia is chartering research in computer science and athlete development. 

Sanethia has published her work in several journals, conferences, and magazines and received notable awards such as being recognized by Yale University’s Edward Bouchet Honors Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, National Center for Women & Information Technology, and National Academy of Inventors. 


After the Panel – Discounted Offer for AI Professional Development Courses

The University of Florida offers AI professional development courses for anyone interested in learning more about AI and strengthening their portfolio. The courses are open to the general public. 

Panel attendees will receive a 10% discount code applicable towards the four-hour AI course. The discount code will be emailed within a week after the May 2nd panel. 

Learn more about the AI Professional Development courses and AI Micro-credential here.

AI at UF

Artificial intelligence is the centerpiece of a long-term initiative at the University of Florida that is combining world-class research infrastructure, cutting-edge research, and a transformational approach to curriculum. As the first institution to integrate artificial intelligence across the curriculum, UF is equipping students of all disciplines with the skills and expertise they need to be competent in AI and data science.

Equally important, UF is preparing the workforce to use AI technology to solve pressing challenges across every industry. Over the next 20 years, AI has the potential to transform every industry, field of study, and profession. It will play a crucial role in the transformation of Florida’s economy into a diversified, technology-driven, and high-wage economy.

Learn more about the UF’s AI across the curriculum initiative here.