AI's Governance and Ethical Dilemmas


AI technology has revolutionized numerous disciplines but it also has significant use of abuse (e.g., deep fakes, social bots, profiling people, social discrimination). We have realized that biases hidden in data and algorithms could lead to more discrimination and AI technology may be used for ulterior anti-social ends. AI has kindled a vigorous debate around the principles and values that should guide the development of AI technology and limit the potential of AI to be weaponized or cause harm while aiming for social good. In this talk, we will discuss the various ethical and design dilemmas that we must contemplate to develop trustworthy and beneficial AI.


Junaid Qadir is the director of the IHSAN Research Lab and a Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department at the Information Technology University (ITU) of Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan. His primary research interests are in the areas of computer systems and networking, applied machine learning, using ICT for development (ICT4D); and engineering education. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles at various high-quality research venues including IEEE Communication Magazine, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communication (JSAC), IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (CST), and IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC). He was awarded the highest national teaching award in Pakistan—the higher education commission’s (HEC) best university teacher award—for the year 2012-2013. He has been appointed as ACM Distinguished Speaker for a three-year term starting from 2020. He is a senior member of IEEE and ACM.