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AI Ethics: How to achieve ethically good artificial intelligence research and development?


​​Welcome to a seminar under the theme: AI ETHICS at Chalmers, with the speaker Jim Tørresen, University of Oslo, Norway.

Arranged by: 
CHAIR Chalmers AI Research Center

An interdisciplinary committee consisting of NENT members (the Norwegian/National Research Ethics Committee for Science and Technology) has during the past year worked to identify and describe the ethical challenges that arise in research on and with artificial intelligence (AI). Input from universities and research institutes involved in artificial intelligence research in Norway has been collected, and international and national reports and guidelines have been reviewed. The aim has been to facilitate ethical good and responsible AI research in Norway. This talk will summarize the findings in the report and also include relevant examples from own and others work.

On November 11, the committee, represented by Tørresen, presented its report, which was commented on by a number of key players in artificial intelligence research in Norway. The nine considerations in the report are intended to serve as a starting point for reflection, guidance and discussion in the research communities. They are also prepared for actors who finance and facilitate AI research, or who use AI. The talk will present the described considerations and how they are relevant in research and development. Tørresen has been central to the work since he himself is an active researcher within the KI.

Jim Tørresen is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Oslo, Norway where he leads the Robotics and Intelligent System research group.  He has worked with artificial intelligence for over 20 years through teaching, research and had responsibility for a number of externally funded research projects. He is currently project manager or principal investigator in three Research Council of Norway projects and the RITMO Centre of Excellence for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion. He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Technology and is also a member of the National Research Ethics Committee for Science and Technology (NENT) and their working group which has investigated research ethics aspects of AI.

About AI ETHICS at Chalmers
A  series of seminars highlighting ethical perspectives of artificial intelligence. The series will feature invited speakers and Chalmers researchers with the aim of cultivating an informed discussion on ethical issues. The seminars are organised by the AI Ethics Committee , within Chalmers AI Research Centre (CHAIR).

Day & time: Tuesday January 7, 13:15-13:45
Place: TBD

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