The School of Design's Molly Wright Steenson has been appointed to new professorships created with funding from the K&L Gates Endowment for Ethics and Computational Technologies at CMU.
This professorship will enable CMU to continue its leadership in the ethical, social and policy issues that arise as artificial intelligence and other computing technologies increasingly reshape society and daily life.
Nourbakhsh and Steenson will be honored at the Carnegie Mellon University - K&L Gates Conference on Ethics and AI, to be held April 9-10. The conference, also supported by the K&L Gates Endowment for Ethics and Computational Technologies, will gather thought leaders from industry, academia, government and the media for panel discussions and lectures addressing issues of equity, trust, policy and governance, and agency and empowerment. Nourbakhsh and David Danks, head of CMU's Philosophy Department and the L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, are serving as event co-chairs.