What we'll do
This month we are so happy to welcome our new Professor at Umeå University speaking at one of our venues.
As Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are increasingly making decisions that directly affect users and society, many questions raise across social, economic, political, technological, legal, ethical and philosophical issues. Can machines make moral decisions? Should artificial systems ever be treated as ethical entities? What are the legal and ethical consequences of human enhancement technologies, or cyber-genetic technologies? How should moral, societal and legal values be part of the design process? In this talk, we look at ways to ensure ethical behaviour by artificial systems. Given that ethics are dependent on the socio-cultural context and are often only implicit in deliberation processes, methodologies are needed to elicit the values held by designers and stakeholders, and to make these explicit leading to better understanding and trust on artificial autonomous systems. We will in particular focus on the ART principles for AI: Accountability, Responsibility, Transparency.
Virginia Dignum, Professor on Social and Ethical Artificial Intelligence at Umeå University. In her work she focuses on value-sensitive design of intelligent systems and multi-agent organisations, in particular on the ethical and societal impact of AI. Recently, she was appointed to be on the EU’s AI High-Level Expert Group. The Group will have, as a general objective, to support the implementation of the European strategy on AI. This will include the elaboration of recommendations on future AI-related policy development and on ethical, legal and societal issues related to AI, including socio-economic challenges.
Thank you Tage Pudas at ITS for organizing the room.
Credit to Mikael Hansson for letting us use the image of Virginia Dignum to this meetup.