A Citizen's Guide to Artificial Intelligence

Shannon Vallor and John Zerilli

Artificial intelligence, or AI for short, has generated a staggering amount of hype in the past several years. Is it the game-changer it’s been cracked up to be? If so, how is it changing the game? How is it likely to affect us as customers, tenants, aspiring homeowners, students, educators, patients, clients, prison inmates, members of ethnic and sexual minorities, and voters in liberal democracies? This conversation between two leading philosophers of Artificial Intelligence will be of interest to anyone interested in understanding the moral, legal, political, and economic stakes of the use of AI systems in a connected human world increasingly, though often unwittingly, entangled in such technologies. 

Shannon Vallor is the Baillie Gifford Chair in the Ethics of Data and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh’s Edinburgh Futures Institute, where she was also appointed as Professor in Philosophy. Her research explores the philosophy and ethics of emerging science and technologies. shannonvallor.net / twitter.com/ShannonVallor 

John Zerilli is a philosopher with particular interests in cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and the law. He is currently a Leverhulme Trust Fellow at the University of Oxford. His new book A Citizen’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence is published this year by MIT Press. lcfi.ac.uk/about/team/zerilli / twitter.com/johnzerilli


Tuesday 20th April

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