Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Agriculture: Ethical Concerns & Responsible Solutions

A joint online workshop hosted by AI Institute for Resilient Agriculture (AIIRA) and the Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (IEAI)

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022
2:00-7:00pm CEST

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Expert panels, discussion and dialogue on the use of AI in agriculture, ethical concerns of AI use and implications for responsible innovation and preparation of an ethical workforce.

Questions? Contact workshop host Aditya Johri (


02:00-02:10pm: Introduction
Introduction to the workshop and logistics

02:10 – 03:20pm: Panel 1
Topic: Use of AI in agriculture from multi-disciplinary perspectives

Panelist and Discussant:
Mrinalini Kochupillai, TUM, Germany

Joyce Nakatumba-Nabende, Makerere University, Uganda
M. Ramakrishnan, VP, Gramophone, India
Michelle Segovia, University of Missouri, USA
Arti Singh, Iowa State University, USA

03:25 – 04:35pm: Panel 2
Topic: Ethical perspectives on AI and AI in Agriculture

Panelist and Discussant:

Elisabeth Hildt, IIT, USA

Manuela Gaßner, Munich School of Philosophy, HfPH, Germany
Debasmita Patra, UMD, USA
Mark Ryan, WUR, Netherlands
Monika Sziron, IIT, USA

04:40 – 05:50pm: Panel 3
Topic: Ethics Education for AI and Implications for AI & Ag

Panelist and Discussant:
Aditya Johri, GMU, USA

Gunter Bombaerts, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Jason Borenstein, Georgia Tech, USA
Michael Loui, Purdue/UIUC, USA
Jared Moore, UW, USA

05:55 – 06:35pm: Breakout Groups
Provide topics to discuss and write about; one lead writer, note taker; bring notes from the day before; include sources (ask for sources)

06:35 – 06:55pm: Report Back
Report back from groups


Each panelist does a brief introduction (their expertise, experience, and their topic for 5 minutes) (~25 minutes total) followed by questions from the discussant (~20 minutes) and then audience questions and comments (~20 minutes); each panel ends with recap of the major topics/concerns brought up (~5 minutes).

For each panel there will be a documentation to post comments and notes; note writers will be assigned to each panel; and comments from Zoom will be saved here as well. All major topics, notes etc. from the workshop will be collated and revised/edited in a single document as a reflection of the conversation and discussion that took place.