Reflecting on Professor Edna Dias Canedo’s Visit: A Cross-Continental Exchange on AI Ethics.

Professor Edna Dias Canedo at LPT-Lab’s AI Workshop on 30.05.2024.
📷 Vaishnavi Bankhele.

The University of Tampere’s SEIntS Research Group Hosts Professor Edna Dias Canedo

The University of Tampere’s SEIntS research group, operating at the Pori University Center, recently hosted Professor Edna Dias Canedo from the University of Brasilia. From May 27 to June 5, 2024, Professor Canedo visited our facilities to explore the innovative work conducted at our GPT laboratory and to engage with our research group on the utilization of artificial intelligence (AI) and its expansive language models.

Bridging Continents Through AI Research

Professor Edna Dias Canedo, a tenure track professor at the University of Brasilia, is renowned for her pioneering research in the ethics of AI. Her work primarily focuses on providing practical guidance to developers on implementing ethical principles in AI development. This visit marked a significant step in fostering international collaboration, sharing insights, and advancing the field of AI ethics.

A Highlight of the Visit: Public Lecture on AI Ethics

One of the key highlights of Professor Canedo’s visit was her public lecture on the ethics of artificial intelligence. Held on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, from 13:00 to 14:00 at the Pori University Center, the lecture offered invaluable perspectives on the ethical considerations surrounding AI.

Lecture Details:

  • Topic: The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and Its Meaning
  • Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024
  • Time: 13:00 – 14:00
  • Venue: Pori University Center
  • Admission: Free and open to all

The lecture, conducted in English, engaged a wide audience, from AI enthusiasts to seasoned professionals. Attendees gained a deeper understanding of the ethical challenges and responsibilities in AI development and deployment.

Exploring the GPT Lab

During her visit, Professor Canedo immersed herself in the GPT laboratory’s cutting-edge research. The GPT lab at the University of Tampere is at the forefront of AI and large language model research, exploring innovative applications and pushing the boundaries of what AI can achieve. This visit facilitated an exchange of ideas and methodologies, enriching the research endeavors of both institutions.

About Professor Edna Dias Canedo

Professor Canedo is a distinguished researcher at the LES, Software Engineering Lab of the Computer Science Department at the University of Brasilia. Her expertise spans AI ethics, software engineering, and practical implementations of ethical AI principles. More about her work can be found on her official page.

Connecting Globally

This visit underscored the global nature of AI research and the importance of cross-continental collaborations. The University of Tampere, through its SEIntS research group and GPT lab, remains committed to advancing AI research and fostering international partnerships.

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Professor Canedo’s visit was a productive and enlightening experience that enriched our research community and beyond. We reflect on this successful exchange and look forward to future collaborations that continue to push the boundaries of AI and its ethical applications.

Fun fact: this blog post was assisted by an AI. Here’s to the wonders of technology!

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