AiTech Agora

The ancient Greek word Agora refers to a public open space used for assemblies and markets. It captures the informal nature of our weekly meetings, a place where exchange of knowledge, ideas, and an engaging conversation takes place.

  • Due to the COVID-19 situation, we will organize our meetings virtually for the foreseeable future
  • If you wish to join our upcoming meetings, please subscribe to the AiTech Agora mailing list here, or just send an email with a subscription request to aitech@tudelft.nl. You will then start receiving weekly invitations containing the link to the virtual meeting room and the password
  • If you haven't received the invitation through our mailing list and want to join a particular meeting at short notice, please email aitech@tudelft.nl 
  • Presentation slides from our past meetings are available here. We also record some of our online meetings, the past recordings are available here

Next meeting

January 20, 13:00 – 14:00 CEST

Andreia Martins Martinho: Untangling Artificial Intelligence Ethics: Artificial Moral Agents, Autonomous Vehicles & Thought Experiments

 

Abstract

Much has been written about Artificial Intelligence Ethics in recent years. The ongoing discussions reported in the literature have prompted a renewed interest about Ethics across multiple disciplines but such debates are often theoretical and speculative. Here we present an empirical approach to untangle some of the convoluted ethical issues related to Artificial Intelligence. We show the different perspectives about artificial morality and subsequently we focus on the ethics of autonomous vehicles. In particular, we explore the industry’s take on the (in)famous trolley problem thought experiment. By incorporating empirical insights into the ethics debates we expect to mitigate speculation and further engage the technology community in these conversations.

 

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Upcoming meetings

January 20, 2021: Andreia Martinho

January 20, 2021, 13:00 - 14:00 CEST

Andreia Martins Martinho: Untangling Artificial Intelligence Ethics: Artificial Moral Agents, Autonomous Vehicles & Thought Experiments

Abstract

Much has been written about Artificial Intelligence Ethics in recent years. The ongoing discussions reported in the literature have prompted a renewed interest about Ethics across multiple disciplines but such debates are often theoretical and speculative. Here we present an empirical approach to untangle some of the convoluted ethical issues related to Artificial Intelligence. We show the different perspectives about artificial morality and subsequently we focus on the ethics of autonomous vehicles. In particular, we explore the industry’s take on the (in)famous trolley problem thought experiment. By incorporating empirical insights into the ethics debates we expect to mitigate speculation and further engage the technology community in these conversations.

January 27, 2021: Elisa Giaccardi

January 27, 2021, 1300-1400 CEST

February 3: Enrico Liscio and Michiel van der Meer

February 3, 2021, 13:00 – 14:00 CEST

Enrico Liscio and Michiel van der Meer: TBA

Abstract

TBA

February 24: Emily Sullivan

February 24, 13:00 – 14:00 CEST

Emily Sullivan: TBA