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March 2024 Luncheon | AI Unveiled: The Road to Equitable and Responsible Innovation

  • March 12, 2024
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Madison Club


Tuesday, March 12 | The Madison Club

Room Change: Atrium (lower level of Madison Club)

New Member Orientation: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

In-person Networking: 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Livestream and Program:  12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Join us on Tuesday, March 12  for a presentation  on Artificial Intelligence (AI) by Dr. Kaiping Chen, Assistant Professor in Computational Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

As a scholar specializing in both democratic theories and data science, Dr. Chen will kick off her presentation by mapping the landscape of AI’s current applications and its pervasive yet often unnoticed presence in our daily lives. She will explore how these applications can enhance human well-being, while also delving into pressing issues of privacy, safety, and equity that accompany AI technologies.

Using her cutting-edge research on Large Language Models as a case study, Dr. Chen will offer illuminating examples of how these models interact with diverse social groups on pivotal matters such as the Black Lives Matter movement and climate change. The empirical findings from her latest work will challenge us to consider what “equity” really means in the context of emerging technologies that purport to benefit society at large.

To conclude, Dr. Chen will introduce a framework for “Responsible Innovation,” which will guide us in contemplating how AI technologies can be developed and assessed to meet the needs of various stakeholders, while also fostering broader societal engagement.

About Dr. Chen:  Dr. Kaiping Chen (PhD, Stanford University; MPA, Columbia University) is currently an Assistant Professor in Computational Communication from the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Chen is also faculty affiliate at the Data Science Institute, Department of Political Science, the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and the Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies.

For information about her works, you can visit: https://www.kaipingchen.com or follow her @Kaiping_Chen on X (Formerly Twitter.)

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In Person Luncheon Choices for March:

  1. Regular Entrée |  Seared Chicken Thigh: Rosemary Roasted Tomato & Spring Onion, Garlic-Bacon Greens, Apple-Celery Chutney
  2. Vegetarian Entrée | Pan Seared Gnocchi. Arugula, Meyer Lemon, Goat Cheese, Tomato Confit, Fines Herbs

You must register by Wednesday, March 6.

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