Date: Wednesday – May 6th
Time: 4:15-6:00 workshop (Snacks and drinks will be served.)
Location: 77 Trumbull St (corner Prospect– Entrance in the new addition on Prospect) - Yale Univ. Institution for Social and Policy Studies – lower level seminar room.
Abstract: In this talk I will give a high-level overview of a number of issues related to the ethics of creating human-level AI, capped off with some reflections on what this topic tells us about “ethics” as a general (and human) notion. Among the issues raised: the ethics of experimenting on engineered minds; the existential and other risks posed by the creation of AI systems more powerful than humans; the ethics of uploading and technology-enabled transcension; and the creation of ethical goal systems for advanced AI’s including those with strong capabilities for self-modification. Each of these issues has its own subtleties, and each raises the broader question of the extent to which “ethics” itself is a human-specific construct versus something with broader applicability. The possibility of ethical principles transcending the particulars of any particular type of intelligence is discussed, including versions of the categorical imperative, and abstracted versions of notions such as joy, growth and choice.
Open to everyone (undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, administration, and community members) whether or not you have participated in previous sessions of the Technology and Ethics Working Group.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
The Technology and Ethics Working Research Group is a project of the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics – Tech & Ethics
Chair: Wendell Wallach