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Conscientious AI

Machines Learning Morals

Paperback Engels 2020 9789057189562
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Facebook’s timeline, Google’s search engine, Amazon’s Alexa: much of our everyday technology contains artificial intelligence (AI). Vacuum-cleaning and lawn-mowing robots ease household chores. Chatbots conduct therapy sessions and algorithms assist doctors with medical decision-making. We can even delegate moral decisions to algorithms. The combination of robots and AI, together with big data, opens up endless possibilities. However, which decisions should be delegated to machines and which should not? And whom do AI self-learning systems learn from?

The time to ask ethical questions about design is right from the outset: every product made by humans is made with morality. This plea for ethical rules is just as relevant to robots and AI systems, as it is to data scientists, engineers and designers. Innovation is not only about technological progress, but also about recognising and taking a mindful approach to dealing with the moral choices that are an intrinsic part of technology.

Conscientious AI is an accessible must-read for those interested in the relation between morality and technology. Combining scholarly theory with examples drawn from everyday life, it is an excellent introductory textbook for undergraduate students in the fields of ethics and technology, business ethics and digital society. The original Dutch edition Regels voor robots was shortlisted for the Hypatia Prize, awarded by the Society for Women in Philosophy, and longlisted for the prestigious Socrates Cup.

Specificaties

ISBN13:9789057189562
Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:paperback
Aantal pagina's:176
Druk:1
Verschijningsdatum:31-12-2020
Hoofdrubriek:IT-management / ICT

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Over Katleen Gabriels

Katleen Gabriels is doctor in de Wijsbegeerte en Moraalwetenschappen. Momenteel is ze als postdoctoraal onderzoeker verbonden aan de Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), en aan de onderzoekscentra ETHU (Centrum voor Ethiek en Humanisme) en CEMESO (Culture, Emancipation, Media & Society). Ze bestudeert de ethische gevolgen van computertechnologie. Katleen is gespecialiseerd in media­ethiek en computerethiek. Ze schrijft regelmatig opiniestukken en wordt vaak als experte geraadpleegd in de media.

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