A conversation on the intersection of art, ethics and engineering
March 28 @ Sidewalk Toronto / 307
In an era where Engineers are tasked with making decisions that affect the future of humanity, how are we giving them the tools to make ethical choices? What codes are they or should they be bound by? How might art and ethics intersect with this need?
Thinking that used to belong to the realm of philosophy and art is now the day-to-day reality of engineers and engineering technologists. Join us for a hearty discussion about engineering education, the role of the arts in informing society about the new realities and engineers who work on projects where their clients are ‘everybody’.
Get a sneak preview of filmaker Pietro Gagliano’s vision for a film in which the audience offers a MacGuffen, an object that changes the storyline, to characters with Artificial Intelligence; thereby forcing them into an interaction.
Using this intersection of art, philosophy, story and engineering, might we teach Engineers & Technologists about the implications of their decisions?
Ruth Silver from Groundswell, the org who runs National Engineering Month Ontario – a festival of over 300 events that celebrate the links between creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and engineering – will moderate a discussion with:
- Pietro Gagliano – AI filmmaker, founder Transitional Forms – ARTIST
- Lyla Garzouzi – Director, Distribution Asset Management – Hydro One – ENGINEER
- Lynsey Kissane – Executive Director, Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Sciences Ryerson – ENGINEERING EDUCATION
- Sasha Suda – Director & CEO of National Gallery Canada – CURATOR
- Deborah Raji – Student of Ethics @ Google AI – ETHICS
The 1 hour conversation will be generously hosted by Sidewalk Labs in the experimental workspace followed by a reception. This in an accessible space.
307 Lake Shore Blvd. East
Toronto, ON M5A 1C1
Contact: Ruth Silver, firstname.lastname@example.org