Ethics in AI Colloquium – Reflection on the Nature of (Artificial) Intelligence and Creativity

Artists were assumed to be among the hardest jobs to be replaced by AI, yet the newest greatest AI challenges our prior assumption. In this talk, the panel will reflect on the nature of intelligence and creativity, both artificial and natural, and the implications of generative AI on what it means to be creative, artistic, and human.

The Institute for Ethics in AI will bring together world-leading philosophers and other experts in the humanities with the technical developers and users of AI in academia, business and government. The ethics and governance of AI is an exceptionally vibrant area of research at Oxford and the Institute is an opportunity to take a bold leap forward from this platform.

Every day brings more examples of the ethical challenges posed by AI; from face recognition to voter profiling, brain machine interfaces to weaponised drones, and the ongoing discourse about how AI will impact employment on a global scale. This is urgent and important work that we intend to promote internationally as well as embedding in our own research and teaching here at Oxford.