David Ryan Polgar is a pioneering tech ethicist who paved the way for the hotly-debated issues around Facebook, AI ethics, unintended consequences, digital wellbeing, and what it means to be human in the digital age. He has appeared on CBS This Morning, BBC World News, Fast Company, SiriusXM, Associated Press, the Washington Post's "Can He Do That?" podcast, and many others. An international speaker with rare insight into building a better future with technology, David has been on stage at Harvard Business School, Princeton University, The School of the New York Times, TechChill (Latvia), The Next Web (Netherlands), FutureNow (Slovakia), and the Future Health Summit (Ireland). David is the founder of All Tech Is Human, an organization that is shifting the process of how technology is developed and deployed to one that is more inclusive, multidisciplinary, and participatory. The organization unites a broad range of technologists, academics, artists, advocates, policymakers, and students to co-create a more thoughtful future towards technology. He is a frequent consultant, co-host of the podcast Funny as Tech, and an advisor for Hack Mental Health, the Technology and Adolescent Mental Wellness (TAM) program, and #ICANHELP--all committed to using tech for good.
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Amplify Consortium Member, Michael Patton, welcomes everyone to the Amplify Oshkosh Ethical IT Conference.
With great power comes great responsibility. Has Big Tech stepped up to the challenge? Technology is developing at a much faster rate than our ability to create necessary safeguards, best practices, and proactive policies. In order to ensure a bright tech future, now is the time to engage a broad range of stakeholders in considering how we design and deploy technologies. This presentation will offer attendees a better sense of the overall landscape and the hurdles we face, along with actionable ways of moving towards a better tech future. How can we ensure that Big Tech, which has often been accused of being ethically-challenged and focused on profits over people, is capable of handling this immense power with integrity? Will the process of how these emerging technologies are developed and deployed be transparent to the public? What is the role of policymakers and the general public? Led by pioneering tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar (founder of All Tech Is Human), this timely discussion will look at how we arrived at the juncture, the current status of Big Tech's ethical responsibilities, and where we are likely headed in the future.
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Rules of Engagement | with Tina Schuelke - Business owners and IT professionals are the frontline decision makers when it comes to Information Technology Ethics. Now more than ever, IT professionals have access to confidential data and knowledge about individuals' and companies' networks, systems, and secrets. That access can be abused, either deliberately or inadvertently. Standard training and licensing to assure ethical conduct and security are not required for IT professionals. IT associations and organizations are beginning to address the ethical side of the job, but again, there is no requirement to belong to those organizations. Are ethical guidelines needed? Who determines what guidelines affect your business? Let’s hear from our panel.
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Ask the Experts | with David Ryan Polgar - Bring your questions, and explore ethics in IT with David Ryan Polgar and a panel of IT experts. Ask pointed questions and dive into paradoxical ideas that face IT professionals, uses and consumers.
Now that you have heard from our keynote, IT professionals, and ethicists, sign in to our secure online polling system to test your ideas and new knowledge. Host, David Ryan Polgar, asks how you would respond to some common and some not-so-common Ethical IT challenges. Together we’ll learn how ordinary people behave when they are confronted with dilemmas that require them either to take action or stop action in real life digital interactions. Various scenarios are created that force people to make split-second -- and often surprising – decisions. There really are no wrong answers in this: the goal is to grow awareness and intentionality while we observe each other’s responses to Ethical IT situations.
M. Ahmad Shahzad will share the ethical twist of responsible usage of Artificial Intelligence and the challenges when implementing this type of technology.