Multiple Events

  • Tue, Oct 16, 2018
    Public Lectures
    Ruth Gavison, Israel and the Legacy of World War II

    The lecture will address the question whether it was WWII that in fact enabled the foundation of Israel, and the question whether it is justified that the world make the Palestinians pay for the horrors of the Holocaust. While the Holocaust ‘helped,’ the Jewish national infrastructure built in Palestine from the 1880s was a critical necessary condition for Israel’s foundation in 1948.

    Ruth Gavison
    Hebrew University
    Faculty of Law

    presented by:
    Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies

    co-sponsored by:
    Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures | Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies | Centre for Ethics  | Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (Munk School of Global Affairs)  | Department of History  | Joint Initiative in German and European Studies and the German Academic Exchange Service | Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations | Konstanty Reynert Chair of Polish History | Al and Malka Green Program in Yiddish Studies

    01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    Rm 200, Larkin Building

  • Tue, Oct 16, 2018
    Ethics of AI in Context
    Ethics of AI in Context: Mark Fox

    Accountable AI Systems 

    The most recent advances of AI technology, namely neural networks, and their application to sophisticated pattern recognition tasks, such as image classification in automated vehicles, has led to a plethora of concerns regarding accountability, often couched in terms of the capability of these algorithms to explain their decisions. This presentation will address a different type of accountability: system accountability. We will look at the architecture of intelligent systems that are made of large numbers of intelligent agents and explore the issues and possible solutions to accountability when decisions and actions are the result of large numbers of individual decisions made by interacting intelligent agents.

    ☛ please register here

    Mark S. Fox
    University of Toronto
    Distinguished Professor of Urban Systems Engineering

    04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin