november, 2018

08nov7:00 pm8:30 pmS&S Dinner Dialogues, with Professor Walter Sinnott-Armstrong - Moral Artificial Intelligence7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Duke Science & Society Dinner DialoguesArtificial intelligence (AI) is beginning to be used for many life-and-death decisions —such as autonomous cars and weapons as well as criminal punishment and distribution of kidneys for transplantation. Is it immoral to leave such decisions to machines? Will AI systems or robots act in immoral or destructive ways? Will computers make morally better decisions than humans do? Can AI improve human moral judgments? We will discuss these and related questions, and I will describe how our Bass Connections research group uses a hybrid method of programming morality into artificial intelligence systems.

Professor Walter Sinnott-Armstrong is Professor of Practical Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and the Kenan Institute for Ethics.

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Selected attendees will be notified via email several days in advance of the dinner with details regarding meeting location. All dinners will be within reasonable driving distance to Duke campus.

Science & Society will also provide a shuttle for those unable to arrange transportation to the dinner dialogue location. Shuttles will depart 30 minutes before the scheduled event from the front entrance of the North Building on West Campus. Click here for a map.

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