07 Jul 2021
11:00 - 12:30
The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: Moral Machines
Presentation by Professor Julian Savulescu, University of Oxford
Large scale data on public preferences is now available quickly and relatively cheaply. How should this data be used to inform policy?
‘Collective Reflective Equilibrium in Practice’ is an approach that enables preference data to be taken into account, while not succumbing to moral relativism or mob rule. Instead, this approach provides a principled way of using some public preferences as an input for policy, while justifiably disregarding others.
Public attitudes functions as an input into a deliberative process that looks for coherence between attitudes, behaviours and competing ethical principles. In cases of reasonable moral disagreement, data on public attitudes should play a much greater role in shaping policies than in areas where ethical theories reach a consensus.
Professor Julian Savulescu will apply this approach to a recent ‘Moral Machine’ study, which generated preference data from millions of people on the programming of Automated Vehicles in a variety of road-accident dilemmas.
Please register for the event on Eventbrite.
Lecture series to mark the 10th anniversary of IBMB
The Institute for Biomedical Ethics of the University of Basel (IBMB) invites you to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a series of events that focus on medical ethics and care ethics. Team members and international experts will present their area of research.
Institute for Biomedical Ethics
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