Perspectives on Ethics: Joe Halpern

Seminar Talk

Joe Halpern
Cornell University
Computer Science Department

“Moral Responsibility, Blameworthiness, and Intention: In Search of Formal Definitions”
The need for judging moral responsibility arises both in ethics and in
law.  In an era of autonomous vehicles and, more generally, autonomous
AI agents, the issue has now become relevant to AI as well.  Although
hundreds of books and thousands of papers have been written on moral
responsibility, blameworthiness, and intention, there is surprisingly
little work on defining these notions formally.  But we will need
formal definitions in order for AI agents to apply these notions.  In
this talk, I take some preliminary steps towards defining these
notions.

This is joint work with Max Kleiman-Weiner.

Mon, Sep 11, 2017
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
Rm 200, Larkin Building