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Machine Ethics Symposium

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Sept 7, 2018, 10 am - 5 pm

A unique symposium on the practical application of ethics in AI, robotics, and blockchain.

“We must put human beings at the centre of the systems we are disrupting and developing.” 

– Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum Geneva

The human-machine interaction is becoming ever more profound and ubiquitous. This makes understanding and implementing of principles that can guide machine behavior in concordance with human ethics—teaching AI how to act in kind ways—a discipline of utmost importance.

The Symposium is led and curated by Nell Watson, one of the foremost machine ethics experts, the co-founder of EthicsNet, a non-profit building a community with the purpose of co-creating a dataset for machine ethics algorithms, and AI Faculty at Singularity University.

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Friday, Sept 7, 2018, 10 am – 5 pm

Learn from the masterminds of machine ethics and deep-dive into the practical solutions of implementing them.

Machine Ethics Symposium

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About Machine Ethics Symposium

The term Machine Ethics describes a variety of techniques designed to help machines such as computers and robots to make decisions that are more in line with the cultural and moral expectations of society.  Machine Ethics has the potential to become as significant to global society as the World Wide Web has been. Machines that understand human values can enable a profound shift in social welfare, economics, and mass psychology in the coming decade. This new sector of the economy will be as exciting and impactful in the 2020s as Blockchain and AI have been in recent years.

The participants in this symposium will have a unique opportunity to get in on the ground level, as luminaries in this space work together on technology strategy, community-building, and coordinating different resources, to ensure that this new technology domain is maximally sophisticated, evolutionary, inclusive, and as safe as possible.

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