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Perceptions of AIs, Humans, and Others (Part 1)

Written by Nicole Gillis (student of UNIV 3275) Note: This post is a modified version of the author’s late-term synthesis exam essay submission. Ted Chiang explores the complicated nature of how humans could both reinforce and blur the perceived distinctions between AIs and humans in his work The Lifecycle of Software Objects.  Within his novella, Chiang…

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in News, The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI)


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Esteemed Writer Ted Chiang visits Vanderbilt (Part 2)

Written by Haerin Shin and Douglas H. Fisher  In our previous post we introduced renowned writer and commentator Ted Chiang’s visit to Vanderbilt with a panel on the Societal Implications of Artificial Intelligence and a dinner with 40 students. These events, and those we describe next, were all full houses. Chiang visited the AI Ethics course…

Posted by on April 17, 2019 in News, The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI)


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Esteemed Writer Ted Chiang visits Vanderbilt (Part 1)

Written by Haerin Shin and Douglas H. Fisher  With the generous support of Warren College, the English Department, the Curb Center, the History Department and the Communication of Science and Technology Program, our University Course on “The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence” organized and co-funded a special series of talks by the renowned literary science fiction writer…

Posted by on April 15, 2019 in News, The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI)


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Sublating Binaries: Smart Vehicles as Defensive Drivers

Written by Douglas H. Fisher and Haerin Shin In our previous post, we began discussing a theme of “binarism,” whereby two scenarios or ideas are framed as two (or a very few) mutually-exclusive choices. Binarism grossly oversimplifies discussions of and actions on technology and ethics. We have split our discussion into two posts, one introducing…

Posted by on April 1, 2019 in News, The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI)


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Sublating Binaries and an Intelligent Vehicles Case Study

Written by Douglas H. Fisher and Haerin Shin We recently passed the halfway mark of our University Course on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, and much has happened since our introductory blog post. In this and the next post, we want to illustrate a theme that we face frequently in class, and that we believe…

Posted by on March 28, 2019 in News, The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI)


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HPV Symposium Set For March 1

Vanderbilt University Medical Center will host an educational symposium on human papillomavirus (HPV) and associated cancers on Friday, March 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center Preston Research Building, 2220 Pierce Ave, in room 898-J. The free symposium for health care practitioners is sponsored by VUMC and the HPV-Associated…

Posted by on January 28, 2019 in News, TIPs 2017


Artificial Intelligence

Introducing The University Course: The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Written by Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering Doug Fisher and Assistant Professor of English Haerin Shin Over the past decade, Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has progressed in leaps and bounds, becoming a key fabric of our everyday lives and oft-mentioned in our popular discourse. Even as tech-enthusiasts such as Ray Kurzweil envision…

Posted by on January 14, 2019 in News, The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI)


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So, you walk your dog every day – does your doctor know?

Written by David Schlundt, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology The more we study physical activity, the more we understand its impact on our health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends 150 minutes of moderate physical activity, or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity each week. If you walk your dog for 10…

Posted by on January 8, 2019 in News, TIPs 2017


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The Strategy & Innovation Session: Where Do We Go Next?

Written by Sarah Ray, Administrative Intern (Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital) Surely you have been curious about the results of last week’s Strategy and Innovation Session. In fact, I’m sure you are quite eager to hear the next steps for addressing the “Vandy Reach: Putting Obesity Science to Work” Initiative! Don’t worry, you can rest…

Posted by on December 7, 2018 in News, TIPs 2017


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Vandy Reach to Host Upcoming Strategy and Innovation Session: A Cultivating Opportunity for Health Systems Collaboration

Written by Sarah Ray, Administrative Intern (Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt) What if told you that a flawless method exists for integrating a clinical decision support system into a healthcare practice? Well, then, I would be lying. A clinical decision support system is an electronic tool used by clinicians, physicians and patients to…

Posted by on November 9, 2018 in News, TIPs 2017


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