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Artificial intelligence and ethics: Who does the thinking?

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On the 15th November 2016, the IEEE’s AI and Ethics Summit posed the question: “Who does the thinking?” In a series of key-note speeches and lively panel discussions, leading technologists, legal thinkers, philosophers, social scientists, manufacturers and policy makers considered such issues as:

  • The social, technological and philosophical questions orbiting AI.
  • Proposals to program ethical algorithms with human values to machines.
  • The social implications of the applications of AI.

Click here to read the final report, and enjoy a selection of videos from the conference below.

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Welcome: Marko Delimar
Keynote Speaker: Wojciech Wiewiórowski

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Panel 1: Autonomous Systems – Managing Risk and Reward
Panel Members: Raja Chatila, Kay Firth-Butterfield, Juha Heikkilä, Jérôme Perrin

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Panel 2: Programming Human Ethics: Cui Bono?
Panel Members: Joanna Bryson, Mady Delvaux, Sarah Spiekermann, Corrine Cath

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Panel 3: Social Implications – Perils & Promises of AI
Panel Members: Greg Adamson, Nikolaos Mavridis, Paul Nemitz, Aurélie Pols

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Closing Remarks: John C. Havens

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By Alex Kirkpatrick

Alex is a passionate writer and science communicator with a BSc (hons) in Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology from Lancaster University, and an MSc in Science Communication from the University of the West of England.

Alex is currently a PhD candidate in the field of science communication. His research focuses on, among other things, the relationship between science and society, and engaging lay audiences via narrative forms. He is particularly interested in transportation theory and its application in communicating sciences.