BARtalk #3: The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Presented by the Alma Mater Society and the Terry Project.

Hosted monthly in the Gallery Lounge, this informal speaker series brings you UBC’s leading faculty, students, and alumni speaking to the most important issues of the day. All events feature short remarks from our panel members, and then open up to an informal Q&A session

For our third BARtalk, we’ll be discussing the ethics of artificial intelligence and the unique moral dilemmas this technology presents.

Thursday January 31st, 6:00-7:30pm in the Galley Lounge. Tickets available at the door with all proceeds going to the Shinerama campaign. Suggested donation $5.

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David Poole — What values should we program into robots?
Professor of in the Department of Computer Science and director for the Laboratory for Computational Intelligence. Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

Alan Mackworth — How will our professional ethical codes and the broader legal system reckon with these new moral agents?
Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia and Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence.

Peter Danielson — What are the ethical implications of using autonomous cars?
Mary & Maurice Young Professor of Applied Ethics in the Centre for Applied Ethics. Professor in Cognitive Systems.

Machiel Van der Loos — What should a robot do? Should they behave like people?
Associate Professor in Mechanical Enginering, and Associate Director of the Collaborative Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CARIS) Lab, which focuses on human robot-interaction and rehabilitation applications of robotics.

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Gordon Katic (@gordonkatic) has been student coordinator for the Terry Project for over two years, and in that time started BARtalk, and the Terry Project on CiTR 101.9FM. A former Ubyssey columnist, and now a student at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, Gordon is trying to use journalism to tell important stories about global issues.