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Duke AI Health Director Pencina Joins Expert Panel for Discussion on AI Ethics

This December, Duke AI Health Director and Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Michael Pencina will join a group of experts for a panel discussion hosted by the Duke Alumni Forever Learning Institute called “Artificial Intelligence: Capabilities, Liabilities, and Responsibilities.”

The discussion, the final installment in a four-part series taking place this fall titled “Artificial Intelligence: Real Ethical Quandaries,” will focus on the expanding role of artificial intelligence in decision-making and the practical and ethical issues that can arise from the use of a technology whose inner workings are often opaque and whose operations can be affected by built-in biases. Panel participants will examine how these technologies are being used in arenas such as medicine and national security and discuss the potential impacts of these tools, both positive and negative, on people’s daily lives.

The session will take place as an online Zoom webinar on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, from 3:00-4:00 PM Eastern time, and will be moderated by Duke Law Professor and Director of the Duke Initiative for Science and Society Nita Farahany. Pencina will be joined by Duke School of Nursing professor Michael Cary, who recently led the university’s first workshop focused on the implementation of artificial intelligence applications in nursing. In addition to Pencina and Cary, other panel participants will include Jeffrey Krolik (Duke Pratt School of Engineering), Jonathan Odom (Georgia Tech Research Institute), Jolynn Dellinger (Duke Law), and Allison Chaney (Fuqua School of Business). The event is open to all Duke alumni, students, faculty and staff, but registration in advance is required.

To learn more about this and other installments in the series, which kicks off on September 29 with a discussion on “Morality in Artificial Intelligence,” visit the events page at the Duke Alumni Forever Learning Institute at this URL: