The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence


Abeba Birhane, a specialist in the ethics of artificial intelligence, walks us through some of her latest research on the ethical and social considerations behind artificial intelligence (AI) as it is used the world over. Because human experience is fundamentally complex, ambiguous, and indeterminable, AI very often fails to accurately capture and predict human behavior. What is more, because of its attempts to generalize, we are learning that AI negatively affects marginalized people and communities to a disproportionate degree. Her talk illustrates this with a myriad of recent examples and challenge us to develop a healthy skepticism with regard to the widespread use of AI, all in hopes of creating a more just foundation for its future use.

  • Conversation 2
    6 sessions
  • October 13, 2022
    Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Abeba Birhane

Abeba Birhane is a cognitive scientist researching human behavior, social systems, and responsible and ethical Artificial Intelligence (AI). She is a Senior Fellow in Trustworthy AI at Mozilla Foundation and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University College Dublin. Her interdisciplinary research explores various broad themes in cognitive science, AI, complexity science, and theories of decoloniality. Dr. Birhane examines the challenges and pitfalls of computational models (and datasets) from a conceptual, empirical, and critical perspective.