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Invitation: Siri, What’s your advice? On AI and moral judgement – Katleen Gabriels, University of Maastricht

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Invitation: Siri, What’s your advice? On AI and moral judgement – Katleen Gabriels, University of Maastricht  

Third lecture of the seminar series ‘Sense & Sensibility of AI’ 

 

Flemish AI Academy, a collaboration between all the universities in Flanders 

 

AI is outperforming humans in more and more domains – just think of the promising breakthroughs in medical decision-making. To what extent can AI also play a role in moral decision-making? 

 

Giubilini and Savulescu (2018) define humans as “suboptimal information processors.” Due to stress, time constraints and limited mental capabilities, we do not always take into account all the relevant information necessary to arrive at a well-considered moral judgment. Moreover, we often act inconsistently. To make up for these shortcomings, they propose to be assisted by AI in moral decision-making. Unlike humans, AI can collect, analyze and process huge amounts of data in a very short period of time. 

 

To what extent is it realistic that AI will assist our moral judgment in the future? Katleen Gabriels discusses different types of Artificial Moral Agents (AMAs) and the technical, conceptual and ethical challenges of moral judgments made by AI.