HT23 St Cross Seminar: Professor Mark Coeckelbergh
You are welcome to attend this hybrid seminar in-person at St Cross College or online (Zoom). See registration details below.
Is AI bad for democracy? Analyzing AI’s impact on epistemic agency
Cases such as Cambridge Analytica or the use of AI by the Chinese government suggest that the use of artificial intelligence (AI) creates some risks for democracy. This paper analyzes these risks by using the concept of epistemic agency and argues that the use of AI risks to influence the formation and the revision of beliefs in at least three ways: the direct, intended manipulation of beliefs, the type of knowledge offered, and the creation and maintenance of epistemic bubbles. It then suggests some implications for research and policy.
Professor Mark Coeckelbergh (University of Vienna; OUC Academic Visitor)
In-person: The seminar will be held in the St Cross Room, St Cross College (61 St Giles’, Oxford). Registration required – register here https://bookwhen.com/uehiro/e/ev-s5x4-20230309173000
Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities
About the Seminar Series
The New St Cross Special Ethics Seminars are jointly arranged by the Oxford Uehiro Centre and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities.