What is Moral Artificial Intelligence?

AITwo of Kenan Institute’s senior fellows, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (MADLab’s director) and Jonathan Wiener (Rethinking Regulation director) along with Vince Conitzer (Kimberly Jenkins Professor of New Technologies) participated in a law school forum to consider the human and societal risks of artificial intelligence. Structural unemployment, unpredictability of autonomous weapons, surveillance biases, and the danger of hacking self-driving vehicles could all pose immediate threats to human society if AI is not properly regulated. 

The forum built upon the Institute’s growing work in the field including a Bass Connections team on moral AI with senior fellows  Jana Schaich Borg and Sinnot-Armstrong, and the work of Rethinking Regulations recent Lamb Fellow, Andrea Renda on the ethics of algorithms. The Institute’s work on moral artificial intelligence will continue in the spring with Kenan visiting professor, Margaret Hu (Law, Washington & Lee), who will convene a campus-wide faculty working group on technology and ethics, and with Sinnott-Armstrong, will collaborate with students in the Ethics & Society Certificate capstone course on a new edited volume on moral AI.