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The Intersection of A.I., Authorship, and Ethics
with SF State university Professors Carlos Montemayor, Denise Kleinrichert, and Dragutin Petkovic

Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 6:00pm

Join Mechanics' Institute for a discussion on the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), Authorship, and Ethics. San Francisco State Professors Denise Kleinrichert, Dragutin Petkovic, and Carlos Montemayor will explore Generative A.I., how A.I. works, the ethics of A.I., and the legal and philosophical perspectives of its applications.

Please register for this discussion on Thursday, November 9 at 6:00 pm held onsite at Mechanics' Institute.

Carlos Montemayor is Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University. His research focuses on philosophy of mind and cognitive science. Dr. Montemayor is the author of Minding Time: A Philosophical and Theoretical Approach to the Psychology of Time, and co-author (with Abrol Fairweather) of Knowledge, Dexterity, and Attention: A Theory of Epistemic Agency, among other books including, most recently, his open access book The Prospect of a Humanitarian Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Montemayor received his degree in Philosophy with a Certificate in Cognitive Science from Rutgers University. He joined the faculty at San Francisco State University in the summer of 2009, and is currently Professor of Philosophy. Dr. Montemayor received a JD (Law Degree) from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and his thesis focused on human rights.

Denise Kleinrichert, Ph.D. is a Professor in Management and Ethics at San Francisco State University. She is a former Interim Associate Dean of the Lam Family College of Business, as well as the past Director of the Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business. This Center integrates ethics and sustainable business teaching and service to community and the university, as well as research. She also has served as Chair of the College of Business' annual Business Ethics Week from 2007-2018, is founder of the Ethics & Compliance Workshop series, co-developed the Ethical A.I. Certificate, Business Certificate in Ethics & Compliance, and the MBA Emphasis in Ethics & Compliance. Dr. Kleinrichert has focused her academic career in the areas of business ethics and compliance, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and women social entrepreneurs. She teaches two undergraduate courses: Seminar on Business & Society and Ethics at Work. She also teaches MBA seminar courses: Ethics and Compliance, Political, Social, Legal Environment of Business, and Sustainability and Business Opportunity. Her research publications include numerous peer reviewed journal articles and two book chapters on topics in ethics, risk and corporate boards, CSR, sustainability, and women entrepreneurs. Her education includes: a BA in Economics from Indiana University, and two Master's degrees from the University of South Florida. Her PhD studies were inclusive of coursework in the College of Business and Philosophy Department including: Social Ethical Legal Systems, Contemporary Ethical Theory, Organizational Design/Structure, Politics/Control in Organizations, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Work & Gender, Development Ethics. She defended her dissertation, Responsibility and Practice in Notions of Corporate Social Responsibility and was awarded a Ph.D. in Philosophy (Ethics) from the University of South Florida.

Professor Dragutin Petkovic obtained his Ph.D. at UC Irvine, in the area of biomedical image processing. He spent over 15 years at IBM Almaden Research Center as a scientist and in various management roles. His contributions ranged from use of computer vision for inspection, to multimedia and content management systems. He is the founder of IBM's well-known QBIC (query by image content) project, which significantly influenced the content-based retrieval field. Dr. Petkovic received numerous IBM awards for his work and became an IEEE Fellow in 1998 and IEEE LIFE Fellow in 2018 for leadership in content-based retrieval area. Dr. Petkovic also had various technical management roles in Silicon Valley startups, among them in VMware. In 2003, Dr. Petkovic joined the Computer Science Department as a Chair (from 2003 to 2016) and founded SFSU Center for Computing for Life Sciences in 2005. Currently, Dr. Petkovic is the Professor at the SFSU Department of Computer Science. He led the establishment of SFSU Graduate Certificate in A.I. Ethics, jointly with SFSU Schools of Business and Philosophy. Research and teaching interests of Professor Petkovic include Machine Learning with emphasis on Explainability and Ethics, teaching methods for Global Software Engineering and engineering teamwork, and the design and development of easy to use systems.


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