Ethical Issues in Next-Generation AI Assistive Systems: Dependence, Alignment, and Navigating the Moral World
This is an online only event
Current smart assistants rely almost entirely on users for planning and oversight. To be of use to a wider range of stakeholders, next-generation AI systems will have to take on some of this cognitive load so that they can function more proactively. This talk explores ethical challenges for AI systems that seek to be proactive or anticipatory. These challenges include identifying aspects of human communication that are fundamentally social and that go beyond the semantic content of what is asserted. Commissive speech acts are a key example. They also include tracking obligations, permissions, and prerogatives that are in force for an agent at a time and enabling agents to satisfy their duties and take advantage of their prerogatives. Each of these tasks sheds important light on neglected aspects of AI safety and alignment.
Date: 3 May 2023, 12:30 (Wednesday, 2nd week, Trinity 2023)
Venue: This event is ONLINE ONLY
Speaker: Professor Alex London (Carnegie Mellon)
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Hosts: Dr Charlotte Unruh (University of Oxford), Professor John Tasioulas (University of Oxford)
Part of: Ethics in AI Lunchtime Seminars
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Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editors: Marie Watson, Lauren Czerniawska