AI Know What You Want

The convening AI Know What You Want, postponed from April 2020 to a yet to be determined future date, will take place at the Convergence Center for  Innovation and Collaboration in West Lafayette, IN. It will explore human social interactions with AI revolving around two key questions:
  1. What ought future business leaders be educated/prepared to do in terms of decision making related to AI and automated work?
  2. What questions/implications of AI tech-related business advances should future business leaders learn to see/anticipate? 

Keynote Speaker & White Paper Author

Vint G. Cerf is Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. He contributes to global policy development and continued spread of the Internet. Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Mr. Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He has served in executive positions at MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and on the faculty of Stanford University. In December 1997, President Bill Clinton presented the US National Medal of Technology to Mr. Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet. In 2004, Mr. Cerf was the recipient of the  Association for Computing Machinery Alan M. Turing award (sometimes called the “Nobel Prize of Computer Science”) and in 2005 he was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush.


Melissa Stapleton Barnes is Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management, and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for Eli Lilly and Company. Ms. Stapleton Barnes leads Lilly’s global ethics and compliance function. She joined Lilly in 1994 and took her current role in 2013. She has held a variety of business and legal roles including General Counsel for Lilly Diabetes and Lilly Oncology. Prior to her current role, she was Deputy General Counsel, responsible for overseeing all global litigation and investigations as well as managing the corporate secretary’s office and specialty legal functions. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree with the highest distinction from Purdue University and a law degree from Harvard Law School. In 2016, Purdue University honored Ms. Stapleton Barnes with the College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumni Award, and she currently serves on the Purdue Liberal Arts Dean’s Advisory Council.

Don Howard, PhD is the former director and a Fellow of the University of Notre Dame’s Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, where he now functions as co-director of the center’s ethics of emerging technologies focus area. He holds a permanent appointment as a Professor in the Department of Philosophy. Howard has been writing and teaching about the ethics of science and technology for many years. Co-editor of the collection, The Challenge of the Social and the Pressure of Practice: Science and Values Revisited (University of Pittsburgh Press), Howard has led National Science Foundation (NSF) funded workshops on science and ethics at Notre Dame for physics Research Experiences for Undergraduates students, is currently the lead Principal Investigator on an NSF Ethics Education in Science and Engineering research ethics grant, and has taught courses on topics ranging from the moral choices of atomic scientists during World War II and the Cold War, to the ethics of emerging weapons technologies and robot ethics.

Mark Bourgeois, PhD is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Technology Ethics Center, Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership, and The Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame. He focuses on the ethical and social impact of science and technology innovation, the ethical formation of scientists and engineers, and the link between these. He developed and implemented the NSF-funded Social Responsibilities of Researchers (SRR) training program for PhD students with Prof. Don Howard. He now leads a new NSF project, Cultivating Foundations for Responsible Innovation, in partnership with the Graduate School and the Notre Dame's IDEA Center. He also supports social responsibilities training for doctoral students in the Leadership Advancing Socially Engaged Research (LASER) program and in the required research ethics workshop. He co-developed and teaches the novel Technology and Innovation Ethics course, a distance-learning course for Notre Dame undergraduates interning in Silicon Valley tech firms that integrates ethical theory, technology ethics, and entrepreneurship ethics.

Nathan Ensmenger, PhD is Associate Professor in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University. He is the leader of IU’s initiative “Ethics, Values, and Technology: Developing Character for a Digital World” supported by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. Professor Ensmenger’s research agenda focuses on the social and cultural history of software and software workers, the history of artificial intelligence, and the organizational dynamics of information technology. His book, The Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise, explores the rise to power of a new group of technical experts in the American corporation. He is one of the co-authors of the third edition of the popular Computer: A History of the Information Machine. He is currently working on a book on the environmental history of computing.

Jeroen van den Hoven, PhD is Professor of Ethics and Technology at Delft University of Technology and Editor in Chief of Ethics and Information Technology. He is currently the scientific director of the Delft Design for Values Institute. He was the founding scientific director of 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology (2007-2013). In 2009, he won the World Technology Award for Ethics as well as the International Federation for Information Processing prize for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Society for his work in Ethics and ICT. Dr. van den Hoven was a founder and until 2016 Programme Chair of the program of the Dutch Research Council on Responsible Innovation. He published Designing in Ethics (Van den Hoven, Miller & Pogge eds., Cambridge University Press, 2017) and Evil Online (Cocking & Van den Hoven, Blackwell, 2018). He is a permanent member of the European Group on Ethics to the European Commission. In 2017 he was knighted in the Order of the Lion of The Netherlands.

Douglas Comer, PhD is Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He is an internationally recognized expert on computer networking and the TCP/IP protocols. He has been working with TCP/IP and the Internet since the late 1970s. Comer established his reputation as a principal investigator on several early Internet research projects. He served as chairman of the Computer Science Network technical committee, chairman of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Distributed Systems Architecture Board, and was a member of the Internet Activities Board (the group of researchers who built the Internet). Dr. Comer is well-known for his series of groundbreaking textbooks on computer networks, the Internet, computer operating systems, and computer architecture. His books have been translated into sixteen languages and are widely used in both industry and academia. Dr. Comer's three-volume series Internetworking With TCP/IP is often cited as an authoritative reference for the Internet protocols. His texts have been used by fifteen of the top sixteen Computer Science Departments listed in the U.S. News and World Report ranking.

Matthew Rotelli, PhD is a Senior Advisor in bioethics at Eli Lilly and Company. Formerly, he was a Director of Global PK/PD and Pharmacometrics for Bio-Medicines at Eli Lilly and Company, and headed the Statistics Divisions for Cardiovascular, Oncology, Bone and Men’s Health Global Product Development, Global Patient Safety, Data Mining, and Global Health Outcomes. Dr. Rotelli is a member of the Defense Intelligence Agency, American Statistical Association (ASA) and International Society of Pharmacometrics (ISoP). He co-chairs the Joint ASA/ISoP Statistics and Pharmacometrics Scientific Interest Group. He received his PhD in Statistics from Virginia Tech in 1996 and BA in Mathematics from Cornell in 1988.



Todd Haugh, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Business Law and Ethics at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.  His scholarship focuses on white collar and corporate crime, business and behavioral ethics, and federal sentencing policy, exploring the decision-making processes of the players most central to the commission and adjudication of economic crime and unethical business conduct.  His work has appeared in top law and business journals, including the Northwestern University Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, Fordham Law Review, Georgia Law Review, and the MIT-Sloan Management Review.  Dr. Haugh’s expertise relating to the burgeoning field of behavioral compliance has led to frequent speaking and consulting engagements with major U.S. companies and ethics organizations.  He is also regularly quoted in national news publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg News, and USA Today, as well as various legal, business, and popular blogs.

Response to Panelists

Gary MacDougal served as CEO of a Fortune 1000 company for 17 years, was a partner of McKinsey & Company, served as General Director of the New York City Ballet, and was Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party. He was also Assistant Campaign Manager and Senior Advisor in the ’88 Bush campaign and was appointed by the President to serve as a US delegate to the United Nations. He is Founder and a Director of the $400 million America for Bulgaria Foundation, Advisory Director of Saratoga Partners LLC, an advisor to governors on state human services reform, and a writer and speaker on government reform and personal development. In recent years Mr. MacDougal has been an active speaker at commencements and other academic and public policy venues. He has written extensively on public policy, business and politics with Op-Eds published in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications. He has written a book Make A Difference - A Spectacular Breakthrough in the Fight Against Poverty (St. Martin’s Press), and continues to be active in a variety of public policy efforts.



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