Army Heritage Center Foundation Education Programs Recognized by Commonwealth

For the thirteenth year in a row, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has recognized the Army Heritage Center Foundation for excellence in education by designating the Foundation as an Educational Improvement Organization.  This designation authorizes the Foundation to accept charitable donations through the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program (EITC).

Companies that donate to the Foundation through this program are eligible for tax credits worth up to 90% of the value of the contribution.  Funds the Foundation receives through EITC support three Foundation programs: Schools-to-Career High School internships, the Veterans Oral History Project (VOHP), and the National History Day in Pennsylvania (NHD in PA) program.

Schools-to-Career internships help local high-school students develop their academic and workplace skills through meaningful work assignments in a professional environment.  Students in the VOHP program receive training in conducting oral history interviews and meet with local veterans to record and preserve their stories.

NHD in PA engages approximately 12,000 students throughout the Commonwealth in a year-long program of historical research and exploration that culminates in a series of contests to select the state delegation to the national contest at the University of Maryland, College Park.

“The EITC program allows businesses in Pennsylvania to make direct, meaningful contributions to support students in classrooms throughout the Commonwealth,” says Foundation Education Director Jeff Hawks.  “Our donors provide unique opportunities for students to engage, learn, and grow beyond the classroom.  Our interns perform significant tasks, VOHP students preserve historical accounts that would be lost otherwise, and NHD in PA students learn the ins-and-outs of the historical research process from choosing a topic to presenting findings to a panel of experts.”

Students interested in Foundation programs, or veterans interested in participating in an interview, can contact the Army Heritage Center Foundation using the phone number or email below.

For more information or to sign up, contact the Army Heritage Center Foundation at 717-258-1102 or info@armyheritage.org.

Responsible AI as Process, Not Product

Perspectives Lecture Series


Responsible AI as Process, Not Product

By Dr. David Danks

Department Head & L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy and Psychology

Carnegie Mellon University

On February 18, 2021, at 6:30 PM EST, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania will welcome Dr. David Danks, to live-stream a lecture via ZOOM that will explore the critically important topic of military applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the ethical questions that arise with the idea of “responsible AI.”

This ZOOM lecture is made possible by the Army Heritage Center Foundation. Register in advance at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pBR7KoGbQjGhKefxXDuFzQ to receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the lecture.  To submit questions during the lecture, use the Q&A icon on the ZOOM website.

There is increasing focus on ethical & responsible AI, particularly in defense and security contexts. For example, many organizations (including the U.S. Department of Defense) now have principles for ethical & responsible use of AI. In this talk, Dr. Danks will provide a short history of military AI ethics discussions and look carefully at the nature of “responsible AI,” with a particular focus on military uses. He will argue that we should focus on the processes and practices that we use to design, develop, and deploy AI-enabled systems, rather than fine-grained technical details of the systems themselves.

Dr. David Danks is L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy & Psychology, and Head of the Department of Philosophy, at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also the Chief Ethicist of Carnegie Mellon University’s Block Center for Technology & Society; co-director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Informed Democracy and Social Cybersecurity (IDeaS); and SGE for the Ethics Line of Effort of the National Security Commission on AI. Dr. Danks has examined the ethical, psychological, and policy issues around AI and robotics in transportation, healthcare, privacy, and security. He is the recipient of a James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar Award, as well as an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. He received an A.B. in Philosophy from Princeton University, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from University of California, San Diego.

DATE: Thursday, February 18, 2021

TIME: Live Stream begins at 6:30PM EST

REGISTER: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pBR7KoGbQjGhKefxXDuFzQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the lecture.

For updates and any last-minute changes, please check: www.USAHEC.org or call the Information Desk: 717-245-3972.

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