The Intersection of Ethics and HPC
Science & Beyond Plenary
TimeMonday, 15 November 20215:30pm - 6:30pm CST
DescriptionScience and ethics have always been intertwined, as scientific practices must be unbiased and held to the highest standards of honesty and integrity.
As we look at the many ways HPC expands beyond scientific and academic communities to inform other industries, addressing ethics in the development, application and use of technology has never been more critical. The rapid growth of HPC and the intertwined issues of AI shine a light on new moral issues that shape how academics, researchers and applied scientists conduct their work in building complex multidisciplinary computations.
Five leaders in computational research and technical policy will discuss the ethical responsibilities and obligations that can and must guide the future trajectory of HPC. The issues and challenges are many, such as algorithmic bias in machine learning, scientific validation and reproducibility, and the importance of expanding diversity in the scientific community to avoid unintentional consequences.
The panelists will explore these and other thought-provoking topics intended to broaden the awareness of the role of scientific ethics in our fast-growing field.