Imperial College London

Morality, Machines and the Interpretations Problem


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Greg Artus presented his and Cosmin Badea's work at the SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

The 42nd SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI-2022) took place at Cambridge University from 13th -15th December. In attendance was HSS/Philosophy Lecturer Greg Artus, who presented a paper entitled Morality, Machines and the Interpretations Problem.

The paper is a collaboration between Greg and another CLCC colleague, Cosmin Badea, also a member of Imperial's Department of Computing. Cosmin was unfortunately unable to attend the conference due to illness.

Sitting at the interface between Humanities and the Sciences, this work in the field of AI captures the spirit of interdisciplinary that CLCC is known for. The paper grew out of the two colleagues' ongoing collaboration on the pressing issue of how to build morality into AI technology. The exploration had its roots several years back when Cosmin took Greg's philosophy courses and the two began discussing the philosophical issues surrounding his own PhD work. Cosmin now teaches the module Contemporary Philosophy as part of the Horizons programme.

The conference was well attended by the AI research community, and the paper has been published in book form in the Proceedings of the conference.


Ms Cleo Bowen

Ms Cleo Bowen
Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication