IDEA League Summer School “Responsible Artificial Intelligence”

Scientific director: Dr. Virginia Dignum

Coordinator: Thomas C. King

Recent debates show that society is realising of the potential dangers and negative impact of AI advances, as can be seen for the ongoing discussions on autonomous weapons and killer robots. AI research must be grounded on the awareness of the ethical and moral issues related to advances in AI, intelligent systems and robotics.

Responsible AI is concerned both with the moral behaviour of humans as they design, construct, use and treat artificially intelligent beings, and with the design of moral behaviour of the artificial autonomous entities being developed (agents and robots).

This course will introduce current research on Responsible AI, including, Value-sensitive Design approach that ensures that human moral values are embedded in technology from the early stages of design; and Moral Artificial Reasoning, which considers Ethics thinking as a cognitive pursuit and aims to employ AI deliberation to analyse, reason and evaluate the behaviour of complex intelligent systems.

The summer school is organised in two parts: during the first 2 days, participants will follow courses and work on assignments, followed in the last 2 days by participation in the tutorial program of the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (www.ecai2016.org)