SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – A collaborative project on the culture and culture of artificial intelligence between California Polytechnic State University and Stanford University has received support from the Public Interest Technology University Network.
The $89,000 grant is part of $2.3 million awarded to the 18 universities and colleges that Cal Poly provides additional funding that brings the total amount to more than $103,000 for the project.
The project ‘Learning Across Domains: Creating an Inclusive Pipeline of Global Experts Skills in Assessing the Ethical Risks and Social Impacts of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technologies’ is being carried out through the Global Alliance on Ethics and Impact of Artificial Intelligence, a global research platform.
Deb Donig, assistant professor of English, co-founder of the Cal Poly Ethical Technology Initiative and former PIT-UN grantee represented Cal Poly at the official announcement.
“At Cal Poly, we educate the students who will create the new workforce, and it is important that we create an education that includes diverse perspectives and that promotes the importance of integrating diverse perspectives in thinking,” Donig. he said. “We create our artistic visions from the stories and ideas we know, and we put our preferences and roles—as well as biases and blind spots—into our designs.”
“For this vision to be the best, it must be ethical, it must also be equal, inclusive and sensitive to the diversity of people’s experiences in space and time,” said Donig.