Runya ‘Agnes’ Liu, an undergraduate at Duke Kunshan University, and Daniel Lim interview Paul Scharre, Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security and award-winning author of Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War, on Lethal Autonomous Weapons.
by Runya Liu
As a member of the Planetary Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (PETAL) I had the privilege of attending a conference on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Society with Duke Kunshan University Professor Daniel Lim in Hawai’i from January 27-28. The invited talks and presentations were wonderful opportunities to learn how people from different fields see the ethical issues related to AI. People majoring in law, engineering, computer science, philosophy, etc., were all here to discuss the future development of AI. People gathered because they want to contribute to problems that the whole human race is going to face. The hot discussion triggered by questions in talks and presentations created an sincere academic atmosphere. Continue reading “Attending the 2019 Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Society Conference”
On Saturday December 1st, the Petal fellows and their advisor, Dr. James Miller, traveled to Shanghai to meet artists Fito Segrera and Benjamin Bacon. The students first went to the M50 art district, near the French concession in Shanghai, and had lunch with Fito. After lunch, Fito showed the students around the Chronus Art Center, and later, his personal workshop. Continue reading “New Media Art in Shanghai”
Daniel Seng is Associate Professor of Law at the School of Computing, at the National University of Singapore. He graduate from Stanford University’s doctorak program in Empirical Sciences and the Law (JSD). His areas of expertise are intellectual property, information technology, law, machine learning, NLP and quantitative legal analysis. Continue reading “A Discussion with Daniel Seng on Artifical Intelligence and Law”
The PETAL lab mainly focuses on the ethical issues related to Planetary Science and Artificial intelligence. As part of our exploration of these concepts, we interview famous authors, scientists, and researchers who do work related to these fields. We share the audio and a brief description of the interviews online, so that everyone can have the opportunity to listen. Continue reading “Discussion with Astrobiologist and Author David Grinspoon”
By Anisha Joshi
In a world where a deep fear of incumbent malice and malevolence runs within the hearts of most who have pondered the rapid pace of development in artificial intelligence, Fito Segrera sees a possibility for an exceedingly more positive future with benevolent AI. With a practical sense of optimism, he has considered a future with AI that might guide our way to better decision-making, ultimately resulting in an ending that doesn’t result in the destruction of humanity with the rise of AI. Continue reading “Fito Segrera: Redefining the Boundaries Between Art and Artificial Intelligence”