Every day brings more examples of the ethical challenges posed by AI to fields ranging from medicine, technology and government. Some are fairly familiar (e.g. concerning privacy, information security, appropriate rules of automated behaviour) but many are quite new (e.g. concerning algorithmic bias, transparency, and wider impacts).

The Ethics in AI seminars are intended to explore these questions in a truly interdisciplinary way that brings together students and academics from around the University. Initially, a major aim will be to familiarise participants with the landscape of Oxford research, building links and encouraging new connections. Hence early seminars will cover a range of topics with a variety of speakers from different centres, and will, we hope, attract a wide audience from across the University.

This seminar has the following speakers and subjects:

1. AI Governance and Ethics (Allan Dafoe and Carina Prunkl, Future of Humanity Institute, Faculty of Philosophy)

2. AI, Industry and Employment (Carl Frey, Oxford Martin School and Gina Neff, Oxford Internet Institute)

3. AI, Propaganda and Biased Reporting (Vidya Narayanan, Oxford Internet Institute and Rasmus Nielsen, Politics and Reuters Institute)