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08: Artificial intelligence and Ethics

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The development of artificial intelligence (AI) is progressing fast and is set to have a determining influence on our society sooner rather than later. Algorithms that make decisions for us or instead of us; machines whose abilities exceed ours – these are just two of the many phenomena that are becoming feasible because of AI. Our society is confronted with a plethora of ethical and legal questions which we must face before the discussion is rendered moot by technological progress.
On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this year, the seminar will elucidate whether or not human rights represent a potential hermeneutical key to digital transformation and the application of artificial intelligence.

Research Associate and Artificial Intelligence Policy Officer, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge
Lecturer, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University; DCI Fellow, Digital Sustainability, iSchool, University of Toronto
Professor of Theological Ethics; Director, Institute of Social Ethics, Faculty of Theology, University of Lucerne

M.Sc. (LSE) Charlotte STIX

Research Associate and Artificial Intelligence Policy Officer, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge

BA (Hons), Philosophy, University College London M.Sc., Cognitive Sciences and Philosophy, London School of Economics and Political Science, London Editor-in-Chief, Quill Magazine, London Policy Officer, Emerging Technologies and Future Generations, World Future Council, London Co-Founder, The Consciousness Lab, London Programme Officer, AI and Robotics Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission, Luxembourg Policy Advisor, ElementAI, Montreal
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Dr. Maria Angela FERRARIO

Lecturer, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University; DCI Fellow, Digital Sustainability, iSchool, University of Toronto

BA, Philosophy, Universita´Cattolica di Milano MA, Social Psychology, Universita´Cattolica di Milano MsC, System Design, Trinity College, Dubling PhD, online Intelligent Applications, University College, Dublin IT Project manager, ERNACT, Donegal Senior Research Associate, Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages, University of Ulster, Derry Research Fellow, School of Computings and Communications, Lancaster; Team leader of large multidisciplinary digital innovation projects
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2009-2016

Prof. Dr. theol. Lic. Phil. Peter G. KIRCHSCHLÄGER

Professor of Theological Ethics; Director, Institute of Social Ethics, Faculty of Theology, University of Lucerne

MA, Theology and Judaism, University of Lucerne Course, Entrepreneurship, Babson College, Wellesley MA, Philosophy, Religious Studies and Political Science, University of Zurich Member, Swiss Study Foundation, Zurich Research Stay, Divinity School, University of Chicago PhD with a research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, University of Zurich PhD, Faculty of Theology, University of Zurich Chair ad interim, Chur University of Theology, Chur Habilitation, Theological Ethics with focus on Social Ethics, Faculty of Theology, University of Fribourg Visiting Scholar, University of Technology, Sydney Guest Professor, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven Dean of Research, Chur University of Theology, Chur Research Fellow, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein Co-Founder; Co-Director, Internation Human Rights Forum Lucerne Lecturer; Co-Founder and Co-Director, Centre of Human Rights Education, University of Teacher Education, Lucerne Board Member, Swiss Centre of Expertise in Human Rights, Bern Guest Lecturer, Leuphana University, Lueneburg Fellow, Raol Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, University of Lund Research Fellow, Faculty of Theology, University of Lucerne Visiting Fellow, Yale University, New Haven
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Seminar Week

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15.08.2018

15:00 - 16:15Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2018Plenary
16:15 - 16:30The Last Days of Mankind – OpeningPlenary
17:00 - 19:00Presentation of the seminarsPlenary
19:00 - 20:30Bread and WineSocial

16.08.-21.08.2018

Seminar 10: The unknown world of microbiomes: from the environment to humansSeminar
Seminar 01: The EU and its eastern and southern neighbours: resilience as a strategic prioritySeminar
Seminar 09: Economic shocksSeminar
Seminar 05: Resilience and development policySeminar
Seminar 06: Precision medicine and its impact on societySeminar
Seminar 03: Gender dynamics in changing societiesSeminar
Seminar 07: Minority politics in a comparative perspectiveSeminar
Seminar 08: Artificial intelligence and EthicsSeminar
Seminar 04: Physics meets economics – climate science and policySeminar
Seminar 02: Digital transformation: Opportunities, risks, sustainability and resilienceSeminar
Seminar 22: European Citizenship – Attitudes and Skills for a Democratic Youth CultureSeminar
Seminar 15: Ethics in Action: Economics and Sustainable DevelopmentSeminar
Seminar 16: Microbiome diversity vs. microbiological controlSeminar
Seminar 12: Urban resilience to environmental challengesSeminar
Seminar 14: Linguistic diversity: A resource for individual and communal resilienceSeminar
Seminar 17: Our work in our futureSeminar
Seminar 21: Why is it called a play?Seminar
Seminar 18: Reproductive RightsSeminar
Seminar 13: Mission to Mars – Education for changeSeminar
Seminar 11: European Security – Moving towards resilience?Seminar
Seminar 20: Spoken word poetry: The power of languageSeminar
Seminar 19: Warrior of the Heart – DojoSeminar

16.08.2018

17:00 - 18:00Online Disinformation: A guest lecture on journalismPlenary

21.08.2018

16:00 - 19:00FAN ReceptionSocial
17:00 - 19:00ReceptionSocial