Ethics in Emerging Technologies

ETHICS IN EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES: EET

Emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain come with several promises but also pose ethical challenges, several of which may become known only in the future. In the context of innovation, research, and education linked with such technologies, the legal landscape remains underdeveloped, and therefore, inadequate. Beyond complex regulations, therefore, it is necessary to develop novel curriculums to educate scientists about ethics in emerging technologies and how best to identify ethical issues and opportunities in early stages of their research.

We conduct state-of-the-art research and develop novel educational curriculums aimed at helping scientists understand and apply abstract ethical principles, concretely in their everyday research.  For this, we work within short and long term funded research teams/projects and welcome collaboration with interested governmental, corporate, and non-governmental partners.

Recent/Forthcoming Publications linked to the EEI Concept: 

– Kochupillai M.*, M. Kahl, M. Schmitt, H. Taubenböck, X. Zhu (2022). Earth Observation and Artificial Intelligence: Understanding Emerging Ethical Issues and Opportunities. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine 2022 (Accepted, forthcoming).

Kochupillai M. (2021) Outline of a Novel Approach for Identifying Ethical Issues in Early Stages of AI4EO Research, Conference paper for the IEEE’s International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), July 2021.

Kochupillai M.*, C. Lütge and F. Poszler. 2020. Programming Away Human Rights and Responsibilities? The Moral Machine Experiment and the Need for a More Humane AVs Future. Nanoethics 14:285-299.

Kochupillai, M.* and J. Köninger. 2022. “Creating a Digital Marketplace for Agrobiodiversity and Plant Genetic Sequence Data: Legal and Ethical Considerations of an AI and Blockchain Based Solution.” In H. Williamson and S. Leonelli Eds. Towards Responsible Plant Data Linkage: Global Challenges for Food Security and Governance. Forthcoming with Springer Nature.

Kochupillai, M. 2020. Blockchain for Equitable and Sustainable Agriculture: What is Blockchain, its Benefits and Common Uses. EuropeanSeed (April 2020)

Kochupillai, M. “Blockchain for Biodiversity: The Benefits for the Environment and for Farmers.” EuropeanSeed (April 2020)

 

Recent/Forthcoming Presentations linked to the EEI Concept

Kochupillai, Invited Panelist, Panel: Fairness, Bias, Law and Trustworthiness in AI, Helmholz AI Conference 2022, 2 June 2022

Kochupillai, Invited Panel Chair, Session: Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Alexander von Humboldt’s 12th Brazil-German Frontiers of Science and Technology Symposium, Maceo, Brazil, 29 June – 2 July 2022.

Kochupillai, Invited Panel Chair and Speaker, AI in Agriculture: Ethical Concerns and Responsible Solutions, George Mason University and the Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence, Technical University of Munich, 22 June 2022

Kochupillai, Outline of a Novel Approach for Identifying Ethical Issues in Early Stages of AI4EO Research, IEEE’s International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 15 July 2021.

Kochupillai, Ethics and AI Enabled Decision Making: Towards more affirmative-action and “care” oriented data labelling, The Responsible AI Forum Preview, IEAI, TUM (Online), 13 November, 2020

Kochupillai, Ethics in Artificial Intelligence, Panel Discussion, Big Data World Conference, Frankfurt, Germany, 14 November 2019. • Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work, Panel Discussion, Big Data World Conference, Frankfurt, Germany, 14 November 2019.