Ethics and AI – A Fireside Chat with Tolga Kurtoglu and Kara Swisher


Date Thursday December 13th 2018

5:00-6:30pm (5:00-6:00 presentation and Q&A, followed by networking until 6:30)

Venue George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC


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There is a general feeling that technology is inherently neutral even among those developing AI solutions. This misunderstanding presents a growing challenge as artificial intelligence evolves and spreads into virtually every facet of human society.

This Q&A with Tolga Kurtoglu, CEO at PARC and Kara Swisher, award-winning technology journalist and co-founder of Recode, will discuss AI systems that impact individuals, communities, societies and our shared environments and how ethics should steer the future of AI.

This talk should be of interest to anyone who is interested in human machine collaboration, technology, artificial intelligence, ethics and machine learning.


Dr. Tolga Kurtoglu is CEO of PARC, a Xerox company, which is in “the business of breakthroughs.” Practicing open innovation since being incorporated in 2002, PARC provides custom R&D services, technology, specialized expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Xerox’s business groups, Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government. Dr. Kurtoglu oversees PARC’s R&D investments for Xerox and its innovation portfolio for commercial clients and government agencies in a diverse set of focus areas and competencies including human-centered innovation services, intelligent agents and systems, clean energy, smart packaging, machine learning and analytics, security and privacy, printed electronics and digital manufacturing.

Kara Swisher is the executive editor of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast and co-executive producer of the Code Conference. Swisher co-founded former Recode and Code owner Revere Digital and, before that, co-produced and co-hosted The Wall Street Journal’s “D: All Things Digital,” with Walt Mossberg.  She and Mossberg were also the co-executive editors of a tech and media website,

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