Research Session with Arden Ali

Arden Ali is the project lead for JFI’s digital ethics initiative. During a Friday research session, he presented on questions around the design of ethical AI. Why is it distinctively hard to design ethical AI? One reason: “The pursuit of ethically-operating AI and ethically-designed AI aren’t the same thing. This puts a distinctive kind of pressure on ethical theory.” His presentation concluded that there’s a need “to establish standards that AI systems should meet in action and distinct standards that we should follow in designing AI systems. Ethical theory tells us how to do the former, but it doesn’t tell us how to do the latter, yet.”