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The full program for “The Ethics of Artificial Intelligenceā€ Conference at NYU, hosted by The NYU Center for Bioethics and the NYU Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness is now available (see below).

The conference is taking place this Friday and Saturday October 14-15 at the NYU Kimmel Center and the Cantor Film Center.

Full details including abstracts can be found here.

Paid registration for the conference is now sold out. Unpaid registration is available at the conference website above. Please note that unpaid registration does not guarantee a seat, and seating for unpaid registrants will be first-come first-served. Our main venues seat 452 people (Friday) and 315 people (Saturday), with around 200 of those seats reserved. There will be overflow space in separate rooms with live video for an additional 200 people.

Live streaming for the entire conference will be available from https://livestream.com/nyu-tv/ethicsofAI. Recordings will also be placed on the web after the conference.

If you have any questions, please email consciousness (at) nyu.edu.

–Ned Block, David Chalmers, S. Matthew Liao.
Co-organizers, Ethics of AI.

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THE ETHICS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

FRIDAY OCTOBER 14

Eisner/Lubin Auditorium, 4th Floor, NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square
South.
Overflow Rooms (with live stream): Kimmel 405/406, Kimmel 905/907

8:30 – 9:40 am: REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

9:40 am: CONFERENCE OPENING

Thomas J. Carew, Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences, NYU

10:00 am – 12:00 noon: ETHICS OF AI: GENERAL ISSUES

Chair: David Chalmers

Nick Bostrom (Oxford University, Future of Humanity Institute)
Cooperation, Legitimacy, and Governance in AI Development

Virginia Dignum (Delft University of Technology, Technology, Policy and Management)
On Moral Decisions by Autonomous Systems

Yann LeCun (NYU, Data Science; Facebook)
Should We Fear Future AI Systems?

12:00 – 1:30 pm: LUNCH BREAK

1:30 – 3:30 pm: ETHICS OF SPECIFIC TECHNOLOGIES

Chair: Ned Block

Peter Asaro (New School, Media Studies)
Killer Robots and the Ethics of Autonomous Weapons

Kate Devlin (Goldsmiths College, University of London, Computing)
The Ethics of Artificial Sexuality

Vasant Dhar (NYU, Data Science)
Equity, Safety and Privacy in the Autonomous Vehicle Era

Adam Kolber (Brooklyn Law School)
Code is Not the Law: Blockchain Contracts and Artificial Intelligence

3:30 – 4:00 pm: COFFEE BREAK

4:00 – 6:00 pm: BUILDING MORALITY INTO MACHINES

Chair: S. Matthew Liao

Stephen Wolfram (Wolfram Research)
How to Tell AIs What to Do (and What to Tell Them)

Francesca Rossi (IBM; University of Padova)
Ethical Embodied Decision Making

Peter Railton (University of Michigan, Philosophy)
Machine Morality: Building or Learning?

SATURDAY OCTOBER 15

NYU Cantor Film Center (36 East 8th St) , Room 200.
Overflow Room (with live stream): Cantor Room 101

8:30 – 9:00 am: REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

9:00 am – 12:00 noon: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND HUMAN VALUES

Chair: David Chalmers

Stuart Russell (UC Berkeley, Computer Science)
Provably Beneficial AI

Eliezer Yudkowsky (Machine Intelligence Research Institute)
Difficulties of AGI Alignment

Meia Chita-Tegmark (Future of Life Institute) and Max Tegmark (MIT, Future of Life Institute)
What We Should Want: Physics and Psychology Perspectives

Wendell Wallach (Yale, Bioethics)
Moral Machines: From Machine Ethics to Value Alignment

Steve Petersen (Niagara University, Philosophy)
Superintelligence as Superethical

12:00 – 1:30 pm: LUNCH BREAK

1:30 – 3:30 pm: MORAL STATUS OF AI SYSTEMS

Chair: Ned Block

S. Matthew Liao (NYU, Bioethics)
Artificial Intelligence and Moral Status

Eric Schwitzgebel (UC Riverside, Philosophy) and Mara Garza (UC Riverside, Philosophy)
The Rights of Artificial Intelligences

John Basl (Northeastern, Philosophy) and Ronald Sandler (Northeastern, Philosophy)
The Case for AI Research Subjects Oversight Committees

3:30 – 4:00 pm: COFFEE BREAK

4:00 – 6:00 pm: PANEL DISCUSSION

Panelists: Daniel Kahneman, Gary Marcus, Susan Schneider, Jaan Tallinn, and others.


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