A Skeptical Review of Robot Ethics

From artificial consciousness to human public goods: A skeptical review of robot ethics - Dr Joanna Bryson

Academics as well as the lay public often hold that 1) artificial intelligence (AI) has yet to be achieved and 2) were AI to be achieved, we would owe it ethical status as a moral agent and/or patient. In fact, AI is ubiquitous in contemporary society, providing us an excellent opportunity to re-examine our assumptions concerning moral subjectivity, as well as our most basic social values.

Joanna Bryson is a Reader in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Bath, holding degrees in both AI and Psychology.  Her primary topics of research are the design of intelligent systems, and the scientific modelling of biological cognition and culture.  Having published in AI ethics since 1998, she is one of the authors of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's (EPSRC) Principles of Robotics (2011), and was recently named to the editorial board for the journal AI & Society. 

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  • Ataraxia

    I missed this one. Are there any slides online?

    September 15, 2013

  • terence f.

    plenty of challenging views and interpretations - I found some of the claims rather thin but I did not have time to hear out the Q & A session so I may have missed some revelations.

    September 15, 2013

  • alastairlichten

    Sadly I've dropped out of habit of attending the Sunday lectures but am really looking forward to them starting up again.

    September 12, 2013

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