FDS Colloquium: Luciano Floridi, “The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: Challenges and Opportunities”


Yale Institute for Foundations of Data Science, Kline Tower 13th Floor, Room 1327, New Haven, CT 06511

Speaker: Luciano Floridi
Founding Director, Digital Ethics Center at Yale University
Professor in the Practice, Cognitive Science Program
Yale University

“The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: Challenges and Opportunities”

Abstract: In this talk, I shall argue that the ethics of AI can be understood more fruitfully if we interpret AI not as a marriage but as an unprecedented divorce between the ability to solve problems and carry out tasks and the necessity of being intelligent in doing so successfully. Assuming this divorce between agency and intelligence, I shall then focus on some key challenges and opportunities. No previous knowledge of the topic is presupposed.

Speaker Bio: Luciano Floridi is the Founding Director of the Digital Ethics Center and Professor in the Cognitive Science Program at Yale University. He is also a Professor of Sociology of Culture and Communication at the University of Bologna and the Editor in Chief of Philosophy & Technology. His areas of expertise are the philosophy of information, digital ethics, the ethics of AI, and the philosophy of technology. His most recent books are: The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence – Principles, Challenges and Opportunities (OUP, 2023) and The Green and the Blue – Naïve Ideas to Improve Politics in an Information Society (Wiley, 2023).