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MODA Tower

601 SW Second Ave.
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 3 2018
    CHIFOO Event: Ethics In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence

    MODA Tower

    CHIFOO presents "Ethics In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence" with Cennydd Bowles, Cennydd Ltd!

    We mistakenly believe that technology is neutral; that inert objects cannot have moral characteristics. And so we make embarrassing blunders – racist chatbots, manipulative research, privacy violations – that undermine trust and harm those we should help.

    This is a dangerous trajectory. We urgently need a deeper ethical dialogue about emerging technology, and interaction design's role within it. This session, informed by many months of ongoing research, will discuss:

    -Why companies make poor ethical decisions, -The development of ethical thinking in other morally-charged disciplines, -Methods of engaging users in the ethics of emerging technology, -Ways for designers to engage positively and affect ethical outcomes, so that design decisions benefit not only ourselves but our wider communities and the world at large.

    About The Speaker Cennydd Bowles' (@Cennydd) is a London-based designer and writer with fifteen years of experience advising clients including Twitter, Ford, Cisco, and the BBC. His focus today is the ethics of emerging technology. He has lectured on the topic at Carnegie Mellon University, Google, and New York’s School of Visual Arts, and is a sought-after speaker at technology and design events worldwide. His second book, Future Ethics, has just been published.

    CHIFOO is celebrating its 25th anniversary all year long! Come join CHIFOO for our ninth speaker event for 2018's theme "Do the Right Thing- HCI Ethics: Where Do We Start?".


  • Tuesday
    Nov 5 2013
    SEMINAR: The America Invents Act Two Years Later — Lessons Learned, Practical Advice and Emerging Strategies

    MODA Tower

    Join us on November 5 in Portland and on November 7 in Seattle for a breakfast presentation, where Lane Powell Attorneys Priya Sinha Cloutier and John R. Dawson will review the America Invents Act (”AIA”) and its effect on your business’ patents since implementation two years ago.

    The presentation, geared toward inventors, investors and other technical people who have a base knowledge of the patent process, will provide additional insight into the emerging strategies for optimizing your patent portfolios under the AIA.

    CLE credits pending.

    Questions? Contact: Caleb Hall | 503.778.2043 | [email protected]