Ethics for autonomous systems/AI
Project: Research › Interdisciplinary research
Even if technology is universal, morality is not. Ethical theories are already driving the debate regarding what AI should and should not do.
In this project, researchers will carry out a consequence analysis of various ethical theories to describe the mechanisms required for autonomous AI systems to act morally. The work will be based in modern theory of learning, which assumes that the AI systems can learn about consequences based on experience and on observations of human behaviour and emotions.
Central concepts are utility, equality and superiority over human beings. The ability of robots to take over simple tasks and execute them at a lower cost, with better accuracy and without rest makes the utility obvious. The ability of robots and AI systems to take over more complex tasks and execute them as if they were almost human illustrates the concept of equality. The next leap in AI development, when they become autodidactic but without human faults and shortcomings and when they will perhaps be able to make better decisions than humans, can make them superior to humans. But how will they act when faced with ethical dilemmas? Should the benefit of the many be at the expense of the few? What consideration should be given to human rights and integrity? What algorithms should be in control? What does a state, or a society, hold as good? Who decides? This is an interdisciplinary project conducted by researchers in robotics, philosophy and cognitive science.
|Effective start/end date||2020/01/01 → 2024/12/31|
- Christian Balkenius - Cognitive Science - Cognitive modeling - eSSENCE: The e-Science Collaboration (Researcher)
- Ylva von Gerber - Lund University Information Quality Research Group (LUIQ) - Theoretical Philosophy - Administration - Practical Philosophy (Researcher)
- Birger Johansson - eSSENCE: The e-Science Collaboration - Cognitive modeling - Cognitive Science (Researcher)
- Frank Zenker - Lund University Information Quality Research Group (LUIQ) - Theoretical Philosophy (Researcher)
2019/06/03 → …
Project: Research › National collaboration
Kalle Åström, Jacek Malec, Stefan Larsson, Mattias Ohlsson, Christian Balkenius, Anamaria Dutceac Segesten, Jutta Haider, Robert Willim, Jonas Ledendal, Sonja Aits, Maria Hedlund, Jonas Wisbrant, Einar Heiberg, Elin Anna Topp, Jörn Janneck, Marcus Klang, Ingar Brinck & Olof Sundin
2018/01/01 → …
Project: Network › Interdisciplinary research, Internal collaboration (LU)