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This event is organized by Center for Applied Data Science (CADS) at WSSU and is supported by Responsible Computing Challenge (RCC) award from Mozilla Foundation.

A day-long free scholarly event to engage student, faculty, staff, and local community members and create awareness of AI's ethical and harmful side and the importance of developing and using AI inclusively, ethically, and responsibly.

Location: Cleon F. Thompson Jr. Student Services Center, Room 207, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC

Anthony Graham

Welcome Message
Dr. Anthony Graham,
Interim Chancellor, Winston-Salem State University

Steven Azeka

Welcome Message
Steven Azeka,
Program Lead,
Responsible Computing Challenge,
Mozilla Foundation

Doria Kathy Stitts

Closing remarks
Dr. Doria Kathy Stitts,
Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Winston-Salem State University


Title: Moral AI and How We Get There

Dr. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
Chauncey Stillman Distinguished Professor of Practical Ethics, Duke University

Bio: Walter Sinnott-Armstrong is Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. His research is mainly on moral artificial intelligence, political polarization, free will and moral responsibility, and various topics in moral psychology and neuroscience. He teaches a MOOC, Think Again, on Coursera with over a million students registered. His trade book (with Vincent Conitzer and Jana Schaich Borg) on Moral AI and How We Can Get There was published in 2024.

 Faculty Presentations

  • Accuracy and Bias in ChatGPT & COMPAS, Dr. Bao Anh Maddux, Mathematics, WSSU
  • AI Advancements and Reliability in Organic Pathways Modeling and Protein Folding, Dr. Charles Edward Ebert, Chemistry, WSSU
  • Ethical Use of AI as Writing Tools: ChatGPT and Elicit, Flourice W. Richardson, English, WSSU
  • Analyzing Ethical Implications of AI in International Films using the Montreal Declaration and UNESCO principles, Dr. Jeanine Lino S Couto, World Languages & Cultures, WSSU
  • Human vs. AI Performance in Linear Kinetics, Dr. Michael Jarrett, Exercise Physiology, WSSU
  • Exploring Intellectual Property, Creativity, and Authenticity of AI Art Using Roleplay, Dr. Scott Betz, Arts & Visual Studies, WSSU
  • Ethical Considerations for Business Leaders: AI Case Studies and "Trolly Problems”, Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi, Accounting, Economics, & Finance, WSSU.

 Student Panelists

  • Mikayla Cathcart, Clinical Laboratory Science Major, WSSU
  • Bliss Daodu, Biology Major, WSSU
  • Sierra Agnew, Exercise Science Major, WSSU
  • Sabrina Royal, English Major, WSSU
  • Saniyah Drawhorn, Nursing Major. WSSU
  • Syntel Woodard, Arts major, WSSU 
Bobby F. Kimbrough metin-nafi-gurcan

Sheriff Bobby F. Kimbrough, Jr., Forsyth county, NC

Dr. Metin N. Gurcan,
Director, Center for Artificial Intelligence Research & Professor of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University, NC

Rachel Levy Vanessa Wrenn

Dr. Rachel Levy,
Professor of Mathematics & Executive Director of Data Science Academy, North Carolina State University, NC

Dr. Vanessa Wrenn,
Chief Information Officer, The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), NC

Debzani Deb Greg Taylor danielle

Dr. Debzani Deb,
RJ Reynolds Endowed Professor of Computer Science,Founding Director, Center for Applied Data Science (CADS), WSSU

Dr. Greg Taylor,
Associate Professor of Business Analytics, WSSU

Danielle Casinillo,
Accounting major & Student Research Assistant at CADS, WSSU


9:00 AM to 9:05 AM

Opening Remarks

9:05 AM to 9:15 AM

Welcome Message

9:15 AM to 9:20 AM

Welcome Message

9:15 AM to 9:20 AM

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

9:20 AM to 10:15 AM

Keynote: Moral AI and How We Get There

10:15 AM to 10:30 AM


10:30 AM to 11:45 AM

Faculty Presentations

11:45 AM to 12:00 PM

Engagement Quiz/Gift card

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Lunch will be provided

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Student panel

2:00 PM to 2:15 PM

Engagement Quiz/Gift card

2:15 PM to 2:30 PM


2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Panel: "Role of generative AI on future of education and society"

3:30 PM to 3:45 PM

Closing Remarks

3:45 PM to 4:00 PM

Wrap Up

 Please join us and Register,

Location: Cleon F. Thompson Jr. Student Services Center, Room 207, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC

We would like to thank the Responsible Computing Challenge (RCC) award from Mozilla Foundation. RCC  is a partnership of Omidyar Network, Mozilla, Schmidt Futures, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Mellon Foundation.