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Industry 4.0Can AI Ethics be Embedded in the Innovation Lifecycle?

Monday, 9th May 2022, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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This event focuses on manufacturing to understand the potential for an AI ethics framework in the Industry 4.0 (I4) innovation cycle, and what the outcomes are for the workforce.

The event is aligned with newly developed strategies for ethics in AI, including the work by Innovate UK (via Catapult High Value Manufacturing), the Scottish AI Alliance, and the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS). We will engage with the now leading industry framework, Aletheia, an ethics assessment toolkit developed by Rolls Royce with open access for the public.

13.00 – 14.15– AI ethics, work, and Industry 4.0

Welcome: Dr Kendra Briken (Dept of Work, Employment and Organisation, University of Strathclyde)

Keynote: Prof Sabine Pfeiffer (FAU Nueremberg, Germany): Keeping the organisation in the loop: Why ethics is not the only problem when AI hits the shop floor.

Comment: Prof Joern Mehnen (DMEM, Strathclyde University): Is Industry 5.0 the answer?  Human-Centred Smart Manufacturing

Convenor: Dr Emily Rose (Strathclyde Law School) and Prof Dora Scholarios (Dept of Work, Employment and Organisation, University of Strathclyde online)

14.15-14.45 – Coffee break and networking

14.45-16.00  AI ethics in manufacturing - Towards a community of interest

Legal Challenges: Prof Angela Daly (Dundee University): AI in manufacturing and the law.

Business Challenges: Lee Glazier (Head of Service Integrity, Rolls-Royce): Digital governance and AI ethics at organisational level: The Aletheia framework.

Convenor: Prof Andrew Sherlock

In this part of the event, we will discuss legal, ethical, and industry policy consequences. Prof Andrew Sherlock (National Manufacturing Institute Scotland), Prof Dora Scholarios & Dr Kendra Briken (Strathclyde Business School), Dr Emily Rose (Strathclyde Law School) will present their research project and invite attendants to participate in the research. 


Who should attend?

This event is relevant to all industry stakeholders wishing to engage with the shifting landscape of AI ethics, regulatory frameworks, and industry practice. The event will include panellists from industry leaders engaging with AI ethics, policy makers from Scottish AI Alliance, as well as international scholars experienced with Industry 4. We welcome AI and Machine Learning(ML) professionals and encourage interested students to attend.

Benefits of attending

Participants will have the opportunity to become part of a Community of Interest in Manufacturing AI ethics. 

Participants will be invited to actively engage with the research project ‘AI ethics and workplace cultures’ funded by UKRI/AHRC either through attending dedicated focus groups, or expert discussions happening during May and June 2022, to help shape the agenda for Industry 4 and AI ethics.



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