Lunedì 25 marzo, alle ore 11:30, presso la Sala Conferenze del Dipartimento di Ingegneria si terrà il seminario “Artificial Intelligence: Challenges and Opportunities“, relatori:
Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, 1 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JS, United Kingdom;
The Alan Turing Institute, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB, United Kingdom.
Corresponding email: firstname.lastname@example.org
L’evento è gratuito ma per partecipare è obbligatoria la registrazione.
In this talk, I shall discuss some challenges and opportunities offered by our increasing success in engineering Artificial Intelligence (AI, smart and autonomous agents able to learn), and some of the most significant, international initiatives concerning the ethics of AI. I shall argue that: (a) AI’s challenges and opportunities are best understood if we interpret AI not as a marriage but as a divorce between the ability to solve problems and the necessity of being intelligent in doing so; (b) AI does not lead to any fanciful realization of science fiction scenarios (e.g., Singularity), which are at best distracting and at worst irresponsible; (c) human intelligent behaviour is confronted by artificial smart behaviour, which can be adaptively more successful in the infosphere; (d) human free behaviour is confronted by its predictability and manipulability by AI, and by the development of artificial autonomy; and (e) human sociable behaviour is confronted by its artificial counterpart, which can be both attractive for humans and indistinguishable by them. In the conclusion, I shall suggest that all this invites us to reflect more seriously and less complacently about who we are, could be, and would like to become, and therefore about our self-understanding and our ethical responsibilities towards the world and each other. And that this calls for ethical design and foresight analysis of AI and of the information societies in which we would like to live.