The University of Kentucky Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering invites the public to its annual William and Patricia Stacy Ethics Lecture. The talk "Some Ethical Issues in Computer Technology for COVID-19" will be given by Judy Goldsmith, a professor in the Department of Computer Science on Friday, October 30, 2020, from 2:00-3:00 pm.
Goldsmith's abstract says that "COVID-19 has upended life as we know it in most places in the world. Along with its threats to health, well-being, and the world economy, it has created opportunities for science and engineering. We hear, regularly, about the development and testing of vaccines, for instance, as well as studies about means and the likelihood of contagion. This talk will focus on three applications of technology applied to COVID-19, and some of the ethical and social implications of that technology. First, we will look at contact tracing and the trade-offs between safety and privacy. Next, we will look at the use of machine learning for diagnosis, and the ways that bias can manifest in the development and use of such algorithms. Finally, we will look at the distribution of resources, and the underlying value systems that can drive the allocation of PPE, ventilators, and vaccines."
You can join meeting here: https://uky.zoom.us/j/83014287884
The presentation will be recorded.