IEEE EMBS Atlanta 2023 Planning Meeting

Room: 119 A/B, Bldg: GTRI Conference Center, 250 14th Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30318

The Atlanta Chapter of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society is having an in-person planning meeting Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 6:30pm EST. Please join the chapter officers in planning chapter events and activities for 2023. Volunteering to support and participate in event planning is a great way to meet chapter officers and learn how chapters plan and run events, as well as a potential route to holding a chapter office in the future. Room: 119 A/B, Bldg: GTRI Conference Center, 250 14th Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30318

How Safe Is Safe Enough for Autonomous Vehicles? – IEEE SSIT Chapter Meeting

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/342577

The most pressing question regarding autonomous vehicles is: will they be safe enough? The usual metric of "at least as safe as a human driver" is more complex than it might seem. Which human driver, under what conditions? And are fewer total fatalities OK even if it means more pedestrians die? Who gets to decide what safe enough really means when billions of dollars are on the line? And how will anyone really know the outcome will be as safe as it needs to be when the technology initially deploys without a safety driver? In this talk Prof. Philip Koopman of Carnegie Mellon University will discuss the factors involved in measuring and predicting autonomous vehicle (AV) safety. This includes risk acceptance frameworks, what people mean by "safe," setting an acceptable safety goal, measuring safety, safety performance indicators, deciding when to deploy, and ethical AV deployment. A framework for making a responsible deployment decision needs to include not just risk, but also deal with inevitable uncertainty, stakeholder inclusion, and an ethical governance model. The talk is a high level overview of the speaker's recently published book: How Safe Is Safe Enough? Measuring and Predicting Autonomous Vehicle Safety. Speaker(s): Prof. Philip Koopman, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/342577