SXSW 2019

Averting Disaster by Building Human Ethics into AI


The ethics of AI may be the single most challenging issue for society to confront as the technology advances at an ever-increasing pace. The ethical implications will only get more challenging as AI systems get smarter and more deeply embedded in the fabric of society. Our panel of experts will discuss ethical issues in AI applications ranging from autonomous vehicles to medical diagnostics and military technologies and the impact of AI on privacy, bias, and jobs. We will explore different perspectives and consider tradeoffs between automation and retention of human values. We will discuss different approaches to integrating human ethics into AI systems, considering the most challenging cases, where the biggest threats exist.

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  1. a better understanding of ethical issues facing humanity as we develop AI technologies
  2. a framework for thinking through ethical dilemmas when making AI development decisions
  3. a set of goals for guiding AI development that keeps human values in the process



Mimi Lyons, Director of Grants and Strategic Projects, Unanimous AI

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Intelligent Future
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate

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