Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security

Pitt Cyber Presents: Screening of the Award-Winning Film, "Do You Trust This Computer?"

Artificial intelligence has the power and potential to improve the future but at what cost? What are the risks? What could go wrong? 

do you trust this computer

Join Pitt Cyber for an evening with award-winning director, Chris Paine, and a screening of his documentary the New York Times describes as "...part-scary, part-spellbinding...A sleek and engaging watch." 

Following the screening, Paine, also the director of "Who Killed the Electric Car?" and "Revenge of the Electric Car" will join Pitt Cyber Affiliate Scholars Adam Lee, Michael Madison, and Annette Vee for a wide-ranging conversation about the ethics and impact of artificial intelligence today - and tomorrow. 

Thursday, April 11 | 5:00pm Reception | 6:00pm Film Screening
University of Pittsburgh School of Law | 3900 Forbes Avenue | Teplitz Courtroom

Please RSVP by April 5th

Speaker Information

Chris Paine | Featured Panelist

Chris Paine directed the documentary features "Revenge of the Electric Car" (2011) for Independent Lens and "Who Killed the Electric Car?" which premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival before it's release by Sony Pictures Classics. His work as an executive producer includes the independent documentaries "Bikes vs Cars" (2015) which premiered at SxSW, "Charge", "Faster"and "William Gibson: No Maps for These Territories". Chris studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse and documentary film at Stanford University. He graduated from Colgate University in 1983. Chris has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Nightline, and Science Friday on NPR.

Adam Lee | Panelist

Dr. Adam J. Lee is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh and Pitt Cyber Affiliate Scholar. He joined the Department of Computer Science in the fall of 2008. Dr. Lee's research interests lie at the intersection of the computer security, privacy, and distributed systems fields. He is particularly interested in trust negotiation and distributed proof construction approaches to authorization, which can be used to facilitate secure interactions across multiple security domains while still preserving each individual’s privacy and autonomy. Dr. Lee's research has been supported by the NSF and DARPA, and he is an NSF CAREER award recipient (2012). Dr. Lee received the MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005 and 2008, respectively. Prior to that, he received his BS in Computer Science from Cornell University.

Annette Vee | Panelist

Dr. Annette Vee is an Assistant Professor of Composition at the University of Pittsburgh and Pitt Cyber Affiliate Scholar. Dr. Vee focuses her research and teaching on literacy, composition, and technology. Her research explores digital intellectual property debates as well as intersections between alphabetic and code writing in historical context. She has published on digital games, writing center technology and intellectual property issues in software composition. Her current book project argues that the historical and social perspective of New Literacy Studies can help us understand the technical and social affordances of computer code writing. Dr. Vee currently serves on the CCCC’s Intellectual Property Committee and Pitt’s Curriculum Committee for Composition. She received her PhD in Composition & Rhetoric and her MA in Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of English.

Michael Madison | Moderator

Michael J. Madison is a senior scholar and the academic director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security.  A faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law since 1998, he also serves as the Faculty Director for Pitt Law’s Innovation Practice Institute and is a John E. Murray Faculty Scholar. Professor Madison writes and teaches about intellectual property law and policy as well as questions concerning the production and distribution of knowledge and innovation. Madison’s awards and distinctions include the University of Pittsburgh’s Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award and a fellowship from the Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Project at the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) in Denver. He received his law degree from Stanford Law School and his undergraduate degree from Yale University.