Artificial intelligence is the theme of the Provost ethics conference on November 28


Editor’s Note: This message was sent to the CSU community on November 9 by Acting Provost Janice Nerger and Distinguished Scholar Matt Hickey.

Dear Ram Community:

We are delighted to announce the relaunch of the Provost Ethics Colloquium* and encourage you to attend this important series of lectures presented for the university community. Please mark your calendar for Monday November 28, 4-6 p.m., Lory Student Center Theater. The subject of the colloquium will be The ethics of artificial intelligence with a keynote address and a panel discussion.

Keynote speaker

Matthew DeCamp, MD, Ph.D.
Center for Bioethics and Human Sciences
Anschutz Medical Center

The panel discussion following Dr. DeCamp’s presentation will provide an opportunity to showcase the range of CSU scholarly work that leverages AI approaches to study issues that have a broad impact on people and communities. We hope the discussion will encourage conversations about the promise of AI, the range of ethical concerns that accompany its application, and how these ethical concerns may vary from discipline to discipline.


Jude Bayham, Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Colorado School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology
Data Science Research Institute

Elizabeth Barnes, teacher
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Data Science Research Institute

Chris Becker, Clinical Professor
Accounting department
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Ethics and Human Rights

Nikhil Krishnaswamy, Assistant Professor
Computer Science department
Data Science Research Institute

Michael Kirby, teacher
Mathematics department
Computer Science department
Director, Data Science Research Institute

Pre-registration is not required, but places will be limited. A live stream will be available and a viewing link will be posted a few days before the event on: This session is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairsthe Center for Ethics and Human Rights at Colorado State Universityand the Data Science Research Institute.

We hope you’ll join us in person or via the livestream.



Janice L. Nerger, PhD
Acting Vice-Rector and Vice-President for Academic Affairs


Matt Hickey, PhD
Emeritus Professor and University Researcher
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
College of Health and Human Sciences


*About the Provost Ethics Colloquium Series

The Provost’s Ethics Colloquium was launched in 2016 promote interdisciplinary and inter-university conversations on ethics-related issues. By highlighting existing ethics seminars and activities, encouraging additional events, and providing virtual resources, the symposium fosters increased interaction and collaboration among faculty and staff working with an ethical perspective on virtually all the issues facing the community. The colloquium resumes in the fall of 2022 after being temporarily interrupted during the pandemic.


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