‘Will the Rise of Artificial Intelligence Change Our Moral Culture?’ – Dr John Danaher
Date- Thu May 18th, 8pm-9.30pm
Location- King’s College Conference Centre
Details- We are delighted to welcome Dr John Danaher, Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at NUI Galway, to deliver the lecture ‘Will the Rise of Artificial Intelligence Change Our Moral Culture?’
Human societies are grounded in a moral culture: a prevailing set of orthodox beliefs about what is good and what is right. Will the increased use of robotics and AI change our moral culture? This lecture argues that it can and will do so. Specifically, it will argue that the diffusion of robots and AIs into our political, social and economic lives will cause us to shift away from a moral culture based on dignity, responsibility and the virtue of hard work, towards a moral culture based on well-being, patiency (or passivity) and the virtue of play.
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Bio- Dr John Danaher is Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at NUI Galway. His research interests are in the areas of legal philosophy, emerging technologies and the future of human society. He is the author of Automation and Utopia: Human Flourishing in a World Without Work (Harvard University Press, 2019) and the coeditor of Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications (MIT Press 2017). He has published over fifty papers on different topics, including the risks of advanced AI, the ethics of social robotics, meaning of life and the future of work, and the ethics of human enhancement, His work has appeared in The Atlantic, VICE: Motherboard, The Guardian, The Irish Times, The Sunday Times, Aeon, and The Philosophers’ Magazine. He also maintains an active research interest in moral philosophy and the philosophy of religion.