University of Birmingham AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012 - Alan Turing 2012

2-6 July 2012

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Keynote Talk by
BLAY WHITBY

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SGAI Blay is formerly of and is associated with the Department of Informatics, University of Sussex, UK. He is the SGAI Keynote Speaker.

Title

In loco humanae: how we missed and continue to ignore the ethical implications of AI

Abstract

Discussions of the ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) frequently fail to connect with reality. AI is now a mature and ubiquitous technology and yet it remains a technology for which there is no directly relevant legislation and almost no ethical guidance from professional organizations.

The reasons for this oversight are complex and multi-faceted. Philosophical interest in AI has tended mistakenly to focus on the creation of artificial humanity. Technological developments in AI have tended to be driven by disciplines not accustomed to practical engagement with ethics.

It is important to remedy this state of affairs and make concern for ethics in the development and use of AI every bit as normal as it is in engineering or medicine.

Date

Thursday, 5 July 2012, 8:30am