Responsibility and Autonomy in Artificial Intelligence: A two-day conference on philosophical issues about autonomy and responsibility in the area of AI technologies.
New technologies, especially those based on artificial intelligence (AI), develop at rapid speed. In fact, AI increasingly executes tasks that previously only humans could do, such as communicating freely with others (e.g. Alexa), driving cars, performing complicated medical tasks, firing guns as part of autonomous weapon system, or even selecting job applicants. What is more, AI increasingly outperforms humans: on average, AI is the better driver and in some domains of medical diagnosis, drug development, and the execution of treatment and surgery, AI already is, or soon promises to be, better than trained medical professionals. However, despite great promise, there are also risks and costs associated with these new technologies, leading to intricate ethical, social, and political questions. This conference will feature some of these questions, with a particular focus on questions related to autonomy and responsibility.
The conference will take place in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford on 27-28 June. It is an in-person event. Participation is limited to the restricted capacity of the premises.
This conference is organised by Maximilian Kiener, a Leverhulme early career fellow at the University of Oxford. It is sponsored jointly by the Leverhulme Trust and the Roots of Responsibility ERC project.
Now open for registration:
Please note that registering for the conference does not guarantee you a place; further information will be sent to everyone who registers. To make sure we have a full house, we allocate more tickets than there are places. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people. We cannot guarantee entry, and admission is on a first come, first served basis..
Enquiries about the conference can be made to Yuuki Ohta, Deputy Director of Roots of Responsibility.