DPhil Seminar (Wednesday - Week 7, HT23)

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Discussions of artificial moral agency seem to take something for granted: to be a moral agent, an entity must be an agent in the first place. But it’s not immediately clear that artificial systems have the capacity for action, let alone moral action. In this talk, I will present a minimal account of moral agency (“simple moral agency”), according to which being a source of moral action requires the capacity for action as well as the possession of moral concepts. I will then consider the extent to which AI might qualify for simple moral agency.  

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DPhil Seminar Convenor: Mariona Miyata - Sturm