Notre Dame News | January 27, 2021
Elizabeth M. Renieris, a technology and human rights fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a practitioner fellow at Stanford University’s Digital Civil Society Lab, has been appointed founding director of the Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab at the University of Notre Dame.
Launched in 2020, the Notre Dame-IBM Tech Ethics Lab aims to address ethical questions associated with the development and use of emerging technologies such as AI and machine learning. The lab serves as the applied research arm of Notre Dame’s Technology Ethics Center (ND-TEC), which develops and supports multi- and interdisciplinary research on questions related to the impact of technology on humanity.
“We are thrilled to have Elizabeth join our University as founding director of the Technology Ethics Lab,” said Mark McKenna, the John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law at Notre Dame and director of ND-TEC. “The lab is a critical component of our vision for technology ethics at Notre Dame — the primary vehicle through which we hope to engage industry, policymakers and other thought leaders in the technology ethics space, and to have real, practical effect. To be the kind of force for good that we want to be, we needed the right leader. Elizabeth’s experience and vision for the lab made her the ideal person to lead this ambitious project.”
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