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Are Machines Taking Over? How to Build Moral Artificial Intelligence

by krr5072 Aug 29, 2017
When Oct 05, 2017
from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Where Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library
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The Rock Ethics Institute and Moral Psychology Research Group present:
"Are Machines Taking Over? How to Build Moral Artificial Intelligence"

Computers answer my questions and give me directions as I drive. They decide who gets organs for transplantation and bail in criminal courts. They serve as companions for elderly and disabled, and they guide autonomous cars and weapons of war. Is it dangerous or immoral to leave all of these decisions to machines? Will computers make morally better decisions than humans do? Can artificial intelligence improve on human moral judgments? Will artificial intelligence systems or robots act in destructive ways? We need to face all of these questions in the near future. The solution is to build morality into computers, but how can we do that? We will see.

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University

He holds secondary appointments in Duke’s Law School, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, and Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Sciences. He is a Partner Investigator at the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics and a Research Scientist with The Mind Research Network in New Mexico. He has published widely on ethics, empirical moral psychology and neuroscience, philosophy of law, epistemology, philosophy of religion, and informal logic. His current work focuses on moral psychology and brain science as well as uses of neuroscience in legal systems. He is writing books on scrupulosity, on political polarization, and on freedom and moral responsibility.
Followed By Discussion With Rock Ethic Institute Research Associates:

C.Daryl Cameron
Assistant Professor of Psychology at Penn State
Alan R. Wagner
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Penn State
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