Ethics in AI Lunchtime Research Seminar (Wednesday - Week 5, MT22)

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For centuries, civil society's role has been to advocate for, protect and advance the interests of the vulnerable. This responsibility is of particular importance during periods of deep societal transformation (industrial revolution, armed conflict, political unrest, structural economic adjustment). Today the rift between technological impacts on social, moral and economic relationships and civil society's responsive capacity calls into question whether each of those functions of advocacy, protection and advancement can be effectively performed.

This seminar recaps the structural, strategic, and tactical challenges civil society faces in responding to AI-driven technology transformation. We then identify some early successes in developing systemic responses and lays out a promising path for co-creation of a technological future rooted in human interest.

Hosted by Dr Linda Eggert

Note: The seminar this week is remote only. Please complete the registration form to receive connection details.

The Institute for Ethics in AI brings together world-leading philosophers and other experts in the humanities with the technical developers and users of AI in academia, business and government. The ethics and governance of AI is an exceptionally vibrant area of research at Oxford and the Institute is an opportunity to take a bold leap forward from this platform.

Convenor: Dr Linda Eggert