AI Ethics

Tutorial at IJCAI 2019, Macau, Sunday 11th August 2019

As the impact of AI on society is increasing rapidly, a breadth of ethical concerns are surfacing in the current debate on AI, and we are witnessing a transition from speculative explorations of its potential future impact on humanity to concrete ethical challenges encountered by businesses and governments as they are adopting AI technologies in real-world systems. This tutorial will provide an overview of the current landscape in AI ethics covering both philosophical and societal questions as well as the practical methodologies and technical approaches that have been proposed to tackle some of these emerging problems. The tutorial is broken down in two parts: In the first half, we will provide a gentle introduction to ethics and discuss key ethical issues in AI. The second part will focus on how we can apply responsible research and innovation frameworks to AI, and present a number of case studies where recent research has produced novel technical contributions to address ethical issues in AI applications.

More details on the content of the tutorial will appear here in due course.