Avery Slater, The Golem and the Game of Automation (Ethics of AI in Context)

Ethics of AI in Context

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The Golem and the Game of Automation

Norbert Wiener, a foundational force in cybernetics and information theory, often used the allegory of the Golem to represent the ethical complexities inherent in machine learning. Recent advances in the field of reinforcement learning (RL) deal explicitly with problems laid out by Wiener’s earlier writings, including the importance of games as learning environments for the development of AI agents. This talk explores issues from contemporary machine learning that express Wiener’s prescient notion of developing a “significant game” between creator and machine.

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Avery Slater
University of Toronto

Tue, Oct 26, 2021
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
200 Larkin