- 29. März 2019
- Campus Urstein Urstein Süd 1 A-5412 Puch/ Salzburg Hörsaal 054
Recent technological developments have increased the public awareness on Artificial Intelligence (AI). The promises about what AI can solve are big: it is supposed to cure cancer, find criminals, or become a personal assistant.
However, at the same time, there have also been cascading scandals around AI. From manipulating elections, over accidents with self-driving cars, to racial discrimination, it increasingly seems that AI also creates new social problems.
But, what is actually causing those problems? And who should be held accountable for them? Humans or machines? Big tech companies increasingly use ethics as a response to those questions. In the lecture, Katrin is going to map what AI currently is and which harms the implementation of AI can cause. She is going to discuss whether ethics can be a valuable solution to the current situation.