Ethics of AI in Context: Joe Halpern, Moral Responsibility, Blameworthiness, and Intention: In Search of Formal Definitions

Perspectives on Ethics, Ethics of AI in Context

Moral Responsibility, Blameworthiness, and Intention: In Search of Formal Definitions

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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.

Joe Halpern
Cornell University
Computer Science Department


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