Dafna Burema


12. Mai 2023

A sociological perspective of AI ethics

Much is happening within the AI ethics community: in tech, teams of ethics professionals are formed and dismissed; ethics guidelines are built and bashed; and national and international legal regulations and requirements are debated. With that much activity in the AI ethics community, it is rather difficult to determine how to do ethics. Should we completely abandon the development of AI as Elon Musk, Stuart Russell and many others have argued in an open letter?  What exactly is considered unethical AI? Who gets to determine that? And can we see examples of unethical AI already in the real word? In this talk, I draw from examples of my own empirical work to show which contextual information is needed to understand why certain AI could be considered unethical.