Generating Publics for Your Investment: Punishment, Trust, Inequality, and Polarization

Event Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Event Time: 
12:00 p.m.
012 Bendheim Hall

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will hold a lunch seminar, "Generating Publics for Your Investment: Punishment, Trust, Inequality, and Polarization," on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. in 012 Bendheim Hall. Joanna Bryson, currently a visiting scholar at Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP), will lead the discussion. The lunch is open to Princeton University faculty and students only. To attend, RSVP to Angella Matheney.

Joanna Bryson is a Reader (tenured Associate Professor) at the University of Bath, currently visiting at Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP). She has broad academic interests in the structure and utility of intelligence, both natural and artificial. She is best known for her work in systems AI and AI ethics, both of which she began during her PhD in the 1990s, but she and her colleagues publish broadly, into biology, anthropology, philosophy, cognitive science, and politics. She is currently collaborating on a project funded by Princeton's University Center for Human Values, “Public Goods and Artificial Intelligence,” with Alin Coman of Princeton Psychology and Mark Riedl of Georgia Tech. This project includes both basic research in human sociality and experiments in technological interventions. Other current research includes work on understanding the causality behind the link between wealth inequality and political polarization, work on transparency in AI systems, and work on machine prejudice deriving from human semantics. Bryson holds degrees in Psychology from Chicago and Edinburgh, and in Artificial Intelligence from Edinburgh and MIT. At Bath she founded the Intelligent Systems research group (one of four in the Department of Computer Science) and heads their Artificial Models of Natural Intelligence.