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Business in a Digital World Speaker Series

Artificial Intelligence, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

A deep dive into the social and ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

AI is creating innovative opportunities across every imaginable business segment and will continue to offer breakthrough ideas to improve our lives and make things easier, safer, and more efficient. While solving some of the world’s most perplexing problems, these technological advances also raise questions about fairness, discrimination, security, privacy, and surveillance.

At this event, we will take a deep dive into the social and ethical implications of AI, from how these products are developed to their potential for the perpetuation of historical bias.

Hosted by:
Business in a Digital World and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives at the Opus College of Business in partnership with the Organizational Ethics & Compliance program at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

Co-sponsored by:
Business Law and Compliance Club
Computer Science Club
Women in Business Club

Speaker: Elizabeth M. Adams

Moderator: Colleen Dorsey

Event Details
April 7
Noon-1:15 p.m. CT

Hybrid event (In person or on Zoom)

University of St. Thomas
St. Paul campus
MCH 100

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Elizabeth M. Adams

Elizabeth M. Adams is a Forbes "15 AI Ethics Leaders Showing The World The Way Of The Future." Elizabeth is a highly sought-after resource for executives, small business owners, non-profits, educational institutions, and community leaders looking to expand their knowledge of AI Ethics and Leadership of Responsible AI™. For over two decades, she has studied the science of business and technology influences on society while leading large-scale technology initiatives for Fortune 500 companies and various government organizations. As a scholar-practitioner, Elizabeth has developed her expertise working with technical and non-technical leaders, creating alliances with communities that translate theory into results. Elizabeth is pursuing a doctoral degree at Pepperdine University with a research focus on Leadership of Responsible AI™. She serves as the Global Chief AI Culture & Ethics Officer for Women in AI.

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Colleen Dorsey

Colleen is a lawyer turned educator who is heavily involved in the AI/ML space and regularly presents to associations and public and private enterprises on the ethical ramifications of AI/ML. She has also published papers on the subject and participated in the IEEE Working Group, which recently released the P7000 Standard, Model Process for Addressing Ethical Concerns During System Design. She founded and led the Twin Cities AI Roundtable, the only forum in MN that convenes Twin Cities Fortune 500 leaders to talk through issues and potential solutions to the ethical ramifications of AI/ML. In her current role, Colleen leads a joint graduate degree program in ethics and compliance housed at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and run in partnership with Opus College of Business. She is responsible for teaching, recruiting, marketing, advising, and placement of students enrolled in this pioneering graduate degree program, the only one accredited by the AACSB in ethics and compliance in the nation.

About Business in a Digital World
Develop leaders who understand the enormous power and potential of emerging technologies in business and society and responsibly harness that power for the common good.

About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Opus College of Business is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community of principled business leaders adept at honoring and collaborating across differences to drive innovation and sustainable economic growth.