Colloquium with Guest Lecturer Glen Miller | Philosophy & Religion

Colloquium with Guest Lecturer Glen Miller

ENV 341
Event Date: 
Friday, April 12, 2024 - 15:00

Colloquium with Guest Lecturer Glen Miller (3pm-4pm)

Preliminaries for the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Work on the ethics of artificial intelligence is plagued by a lack of clarity about foundational terms. This paper develops a (i) a coherent set of clear definitions of key terms and distinctions encountered in understanding the capabilities of contemporary AI--importantly clarifying ambiguities in terms such as intelligence and learning that are applied to humans as well as computers--and (ii) a synthesis of concerns about risks, responsibility, and governance drawn from work in philosophy, computer science, and other AI-related disciplines, and policy documents.

Glen Miller is Instructional Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Texas A&M University. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of North Texas. His teaching and research help people to understand and navigate their social, technological, and ecological environments. His current research focuses on engineering ethics, cyberethics, and the ethics of AI. His most recent book is Thinking Through Science and Technology: Philosophy, Religion and Politics in an Engineered World (2023, co-edited, with Helena Mateus Jerónimo and Qin Zhu).