Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

The remarkable advances in artificial intelligence (AI) promise unprecedented advantages – in commerce, in medicine, and in our everyday lives. But the development of AI also is fraught with challenges. The Center for Ethics is an emerging leader in the ethics of AI as highlighted by our faculty’s recent scholarship, publications, and presentations.

A particular area of interest for our director, Dr. Paul Root Wolpe, is what he calls Deep Ethics. AI platforms can be deeply biased, misguided, or lack transparency. As they have more and more control over our lives, AI itself will begin making moral decisions with real impact on our lives; we are entering the age of Moral Machines. It is important that we develop ethical guidelines to shape AI as we integrate it into our lives.

In 2019, our most requested speaking topic to date is artificial intelligence. Listed below are some of Dr. Wolpe's recent talks on Ethics and AI: