Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology can identify a person hiding in a crowd, save lives by detecting sepsis in patients, shape our choices on dating apps, write poetry and pop songs, and drive a great many of our domestic appliances. But what ethical issues does AI give rise to and where do we draw the ethical line?
In this “choose your own adventure” interactive story session, delve into a possible near-future scenario involving machine consciousness and explore the ethical dilemmas it raises. At each fork in the road, an expert panel will give insight on the ethical implications of the decision you are faced with. Employing your critical thinking skills, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and deliberate with your fellow audience members before collectively deciding on the way forward.
With expert speakers from a range of disciplines — including bioethics, feminist technoscience, science fiction studies, indigenous knowledges and artificial intelligence — this experience will encompass diverse perspectives to shed light on the near future of AI and our interactions with it.