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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.

Speakers

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

M.Sc. (LSE) Charlotte STIX

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

2009-2012 BA (Hons), Philosophy, University College London
2012-2013 M.Sc., Cognitive Sciences and Philosophy, London School of Economics and Political Science, London
2012-2015 Editor-in-Chief, Quill Magazine, London
2016-2017 Policy Officer, Emerging Technologies and Future Generations, World Future Council, London
since 2017 Co-Founder, The Consciousness Lab, London
2017-2018 Programme Officer, AI and Robotics Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission, Luxembourg
since 2018 Policy Advisor, ElementAI, Montreal
since 2018 Research Associate and AI Policy Officer, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge

Dr. Maria Angela FERRARIO

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

1995 BA, Philosophy, Universita´Cattolica di Milano
1995 MA, Social Psychology, Universita´Cattolica di Milano
1997 MsC, System Design, Trinity College, Dubling
2002 PhD, online Intelligent Applications, University College, Dublin
2002-2006 IT Project manager, ERNACT, Donegal
2006-2009 Senior Research Associate, Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages, University of Ulster, Derry
2009-2016 Research Fellow, School of Computings and Communications, Lancaster; Team leader of large multidisciplinary digital innovation projects
since 2016 Lecturer in Digital Technology and Environmental Change, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University; Visiting Professor, Digital Sustainability, iSchool, University of Toronto

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

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

2001 MA, Theology and Judaism, University of Lucerne
2002 Course, Entrepreneurship, Babson College, Wellesley
2003 MA, Philosophy, Religious Studies and Political Science, University of Zurich
2000-2008 Member, Swiss Study Foundation, Zurich
2005-2006 Research Stay, Divinity School, University of Chicago
2004-2008 PhD with a research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, University of Zurich
2008 PhD, Faculty of Theology, University of Zurich
2011-2015 Chair ad interim, Chur University of Theology, Chur
2012 Habilitation, Theological Ethics with focus on Social Ethics, Faculty of Theology, University of Fribourg
2013 Visiting Scholar, University of Technology, Sydney
2013-2014 Guest Professor, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven
2013-2015 Dean of Research, Chur University of Theology, Chur
since 2014 Research Fellow, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein
2003-2015 Co-Founder; Co-Director, Internation Human Rights Forum Lucerne
2007-2015 Lecturer; Co-Founder and Co-Director, Centre of Human Rights Education, University of Teacher Education, Lucerne
2011-2015 Board Member, Swiss Centre of Expertise in Human Rights, Bern
since 2015 Guest Lecturer, Leuphana University, Lueneburg
2013-2017 Fellow, Raol Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, University of Lund
2015-2017 Research Fellow, Faculty of Theology, University of Lucerne
2015-2017 Visiting Fellow, Yale University, New Haven
since 2017 Professor, Theological Ethics; Director, ISE - Institute of Social Ethics, Faculty of Theology, University of Lucerne

Seminar Week

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15.08.2018

17:00 - 18:15Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2018Plenary
18:15 - 18:30The Last Days of Mankind - OpeningPlenary
19:00 - 21:00Presentation of the seminarsPlenary
21:00 - 22:30Bread and WineSocial

16.08.-21.08.2018

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

16.08.2018

19:00 - 20:00Online Disinformation: A guest lecture on journalismPlenary

21.08.2018

18:00 - 21:00FAN ReceptionSocial
19:00 - 21:00ReceptionSocial