Artificial Intelligence

Philosophy class: The threat and promise of artificial intelligence

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The threat and promise of artificial intelligence

  • How do you think an Aristotelian virtue ethicist could approach the issue of artificial intelligence? In particular, how might they contribute to discussions about regulation of AI

  • Martin Wolf writes, “We cannot hope to work out all these effects. They are too complex. It would be like trying to understand the effect of the printing press in the 15th century.” If this is true, how could it pose a problem for consequentialist utilitarians? How could a utilitarian, such as Bentham, respond?

  • Do you think there is a moral case either for or against the direction AI is taking?

Jack Robertson, Queen Elizabeth’s School Barnet


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