Ethics in AI Colloquium | Algorethics: Thinking about the Techno-Human Condition
Friday 11 November 2022, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Live from an Oxford venue - livestreamed
Professor Paolo Benanti
Professor Benanti is a Franciscan of the Third Order Regular (TOR). He deals with ethics, bioethics and ethics of technologies. In particular, he studies focus on innovation management: the internet and the impact of the Digital Age, biotechnologies for human improvement and biosecurity, neuroscience and neurotechnology.
Professor Benanti tries to focus on the ethical and anthropological meaning of technology for Homo sapiens: we are a species that for 70,000 years has inhabited the world transforming it, the human condition is a techno-human condition ...
Baroness Onora O'Neill combines writing on political philosophy and ethics with a range of public activities. She comes from Northern Ireland and has worked mainly in Britain and the US. She was Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge from 1992-2006, President of the British Academy from 2005-9, chaired the Nuffield Foundation from 1998-2010, has been a crossbench member of the House of Lords since 2000 (Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve). She has chaired the UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission from 2012-16 and served on of the Medical Research Council and the Banking Standards Board until 2018. In 2017, she was awarded the Holberg Prize and the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture. She lectures and writes on justice and ethics, accountability and trust, justice and borders, as well as on the future of universities, the quality of legislation and the ethics of communication.
Professor John Finnis was born in South Australia in 1940, studied Law at the University of Adelaide, and went to Oxford in 1962 as Rhodes Scholar for South Australia. His D.Phil. under the supervision of HLA Hart was on the Idea of Judicial Power. From 1966 to 2010 he was a Law Fellow at University College, Oxford, and from 1989 to 2010 ad hominem Professor of Law and Legal Philosophy in the University of Oxford. Since 1990 he is a Fellow of the British Academy, in which he is a member of both the Law and the Philosophy Sections. From 1995 to 2020 he was a chaired Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame (Indiana). Oxford University Press published his Natural Law and Natural Rights (1980, 2011), Fundamentals of Ethics (1983), Nuclear Deterrence, Morality & Realism, with Joseph Boyle and Germain Grisez (1987), Aquinas: Moral, Political & Legal Thought (1998), and his five volumes of Collected Essays (2011): I. Reason in Action; II. Intention & Identity; III. Human Rights & Common Good; IV. Philosophy of Law; V. Religion & Public Reasons.
John Tasioulas is the inaugural Director for the Institute for Ethics and AI, and Professor of Ethics and Legal Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford. He was previously the inaugural Chair of Politics, Philosophy & Law and Director of the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law, Kings College London. Professor Tasioulas has degrees in Law and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne, and a D.Phil in Philosophy from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He was previously a Lecturer in Jurisprudence at the University of Glasgow, Reader in Moral and Legal Philosophy at the University of Oxford, where he taught from 1998-2010, and Quain Professor of Jurisprudence at University College London. He has also acted as a consultant on human rights for the World Bank and is a member of the International Advisory Board of the European Parliament's Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA). He has published widely in moral, legal, and political philosophy.
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