What's the role of philosophy in artificial intelligence?


Arcus Global and Anglia Ruskin University are running an event together in Digital Leader week - on Thursday 21 June 2018 - to discuss the role of philosophy in the development of products using artificial intelligence.

This event will focus on looking at the moral implications and applications of artificial intelligence. The background of the lead discussants will ensure a stimulating debate as we bring together those developing products using AI (Tim) and a lecturer (Mike) in philosophy:

Tim Lancaster, AWS Practice Director, Arcus Global, will discuss some of the work they have done on AI and share this thoughts on the many impacts this area of technology will have. Tim will discuss his personal concerns about the effect on jobs and the need to both provide a citizen’s income and a changed model for what society expects from people that places less emphasis on what your job is and more on how you contribute to the community.

Michael Wilby, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Philosophy at Anglia Ruskin University, will focus on the ethics of artificial intelligence and pose questions to the group focusing on what we can do vs what we should do.

It's free to attend and promises to be a stimulating evening. The meeting runs from 5pm to 7pm with refreshments. 

To book a place please follow this link.



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