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Ethics and Technology Conference

Will Intelligent Machines Prepare the Next Workforce? Three Perspectives:
Rapidly emerging technologies are already reshaping workforce preparation as artificial agents inform, provoke, influence, and facilitate change. The rise of machine learning raises ethical concerns surrounding the values-laden nature of human-to-human knowledge transfer.

At Seattle University’s 2023 Ethics and Technology Conference we will hear three perspectives, exploring the role of AI in preparing workers for short- and long-term success, the implications for the shifting educational landscape, and the potential impact of intelligent machines on tomorrow’s workforce. Join the thought-provoking discussion as together we tackle the big question: will intelligent machines take over the jobs of the very workers they train?

Meet the Speakers

  • Blaise Agüera y Arcas – VP and Fellow at Google Research, where he leads an organization working on basic research and new products in Artificial Intelligence.
  • Fr. Paolo Benanti – Rome Call for AI Ethics Advisor to Pope Francis Professor, Pontificia Uuniversità Gregoriana, born in Rome (Italy), on 20 July 1973, has been a Franciscan of the Third Order Regular since 1999. His studies have included engineering (La Sapienza), as well as philosophy and theology (Lateran, Gregorian), with special interest in ethics and moral theology; his doctorate was in the area of bioethics.
  • Kate Schmidt – Director of operations, Deloitte AI Institute, is Operations Leader for the Global Deloitte AI Institute. Kate focuses on amplifying Deloitte’s Age of With™ messaging in the market, and connecting Deloitte’s clients to the AI ecosystem.
  • Roundtable Moderator: Daniel Kluttz – Director of Sensitive Uses, Office of Responsible AI at Microsoft. In that role, he has built the Sensitive Uses team that advises engineers, product managers, and legal affairs professionals on Microsoft’s most critical and sensitive AI-driven products

Schedule of Events

  • Registration – 12 p.m. | Pigott Atrium
  • Welcome – 1 p.m. | Pigott Auditorium
  • Perspective 1 – Blaise Agüera y Arcas – 1:15 p.m. | Pigott Auditorium
  • Perspective 2 – Kate Schmidt – 2 p.m. | Pigott Auditorium
  • Networking Break – 2:45 p.m. | Pigott Atrium
  • Perspective 3 – Fr. Paolo Benanti – 3:30 p.m. | Pigott Auditorium
  • Roundtable with Blaise Agüera y Arcas, Kate Schmidt & Fr. Paolo Benanti, Moderated by Daniel Klutzz – 4:15 p.m. | Pigott Auditorium
  • Closing – 5:15 p.m. | Pigott Auditorium
  • Event Close – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Seattle University Sinegal Center for Science & Innovation
901 12th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122
12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Jun 22 2023


12:00 am - 5:30 pm


Seattle University
901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA